The Shrike is an exciting new covert-carry fixed-blade knife designed for personal protection. It’s the result of a collaboration between custom knifemaker Bud Nealy and a veteran Federal agent. Bud needs no introduction. He’s a former professional musician who has become one of the world’s top knifemakers.
The John Ek Commando Knife Company has a long and distinguished history. Since John Ek founded the company in 1941, Ek knives have been battle proven in six major conflicts by American personnel. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, General George S. Patton, Jr. and Captain Clark Gable were among the proud owners of Ek Commando Knives during World War II.
The Gerber® Mark II™ was the iconic combat knife of the Vietnam War, just as the Fairbairn-Sykes (F-S) Fighting Knife (commonly known as the British Commando Knife) was the iconic combat knife of World War II. Like the F-S, the Mark II is a timeless classic. It is one of the best-selling knives of all
The TOPS Knives Covert Anti-Terrorism (C.A.T.) series includes some of the earliest models TOPS ever produced. Military and law enforcement personnel all over the world carry them. Like all TOPS Knives, the C.A.T. is a straightforward, no-frills blade intended for hard use. At the 2015 S.H.O.T. Show, TOPS Knives debuted their new C.A.T. S-series. Developed
In 2011, I wrote a S.W.A.T. article on tomahawks that I would recommend for military usage, though they could also serve other purposes (COUNTING COUP IN THE 21ST CENTURY, March 2011 S.W.A.T.). The emphasis on most of the ones I evaluated was their close-combat utility. Since that time, I’ve received emails asking if I can
Spartan Blades LLC was founded by two retired U.S. Army Special Forces NCOs with the singular mission to “manufacture finely crafted tactical and field knives.” Curtis V. Iovito and Mark Carey, co-founders of Spartan Blades, bring a combined 43 years of infantry and military special operations experience to their innovative, functional knives. Spartan Blades are
Inspired by the designs of Col. Rex Applegate, W.E. Fairbairn and Brent Beshara’s original UK-SFK™ dagger, the MOD® SFK Folder is a new folding combat knife from Blackhawk. Made in Italy, the SFK Folder features a 3.94-inch long, 0.150-inch thick N690Co stainless-steel spear-point blade, hardened to RC 58-60. It has a 3.5-inch edge. The knife
While a firearm may be considered the most effective tool for personal self-defense, there are times and places where firearms are not an option. This may be due to local laws, your local status, or problems with your firearm.
Since Paleolithic times and into the Bronze Age, small axes were one of the most valued tools. A hafted tool stores energy as it is swung, and if it has an edge, that energy transfers to a concentrated spot on the work-piece and can accomplish a lot. As we are wont to do, man usually
I had planned to write this column on Pro-Tech Knives six months ago, but decided to give one of my Pro-Techs another half-year of testing to see if I could overcome one of my prejudices first. I have always felt that Pro-Tech makes quality automatic knives, however, their knives do not have a secondary lock.