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Resolute – Gough Custom

The Resolute from Gough Custom is a study in clean, minimalist design.

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The Resolute is available in 2 sizes: a 4″ blade and a 5″ blade. Both sizes are ground from 5/32″ thick A2 tool steel and are available with a black Cerakote finish or a satin finish. The handles are available a an extensive array of color combinations and they come with a MOLLE compatible, kydex drop sheath.

Check out Gough Custom.

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Jeff White Knives and Robert Jones Sheaths

Jeff White’s hand forged knives have long been one of the best kept secrets on the knife market. Jeff’s knives are known for their frontiersman style and their amazing value (most cost less than $50). Now, sheath maker Robert Jones has teamed up with Jeff White to offer an even better value.

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Robert Jones Hand Sewn Leather is offering packages that include a Jeff White knife with a handmade sheath. There are several packages available ranging in price from around $50 to $90.

One of the most popular of those packages is the Bushcraft knife that Robert designed with Jeff. The knife features a 1/8″ thick, 4 5/8″ long blade that is forged from 1095 steel. It has full tang construction and curly maple handle slabs. The sheath is a fairly straight forward leather pouch design with an available dangler option. It sells for just $90.

Check out all the packages at the Hand Sewn Leather Ebay Store.

Coronado Bowie

This massive chunk of survival steel called the Coronado Bowie comes to us all the way from France. It was designed by Donovan Lagarfeld of Currahee Surplus and is custom made by Gamma.

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The O2 steel┬áCoronado Bowie is 40 cm long (15.748″) and 8mm (.30″) thick! The blade has a massive clip, a massive choil, and a true, full flat grind (no secondary edge). This type of zero bevel grind has proven itself as a real performer in cutting competition and should make short work of survival tasks like fire prep.

The handle thick and well contoured for comfort. It features a large guard and a hooked pommel for chopping performance.

There are customization options that you can discuss with Donovan at the time of purchase. If you don’t speak French, don’t worry. Donovan spoke very good English and he does ship to the US.

Check out the Coronado Bowie.

See it in action…

ProTech Rockeye Fixed

Les George of George knives had a very successful SHOT Show 2014. In addition to the introduction of his dagger collaboration with Spartan Blades, a new fixed blade version of the ProTech Rockeye was introduced. ProTech, though mostly known for autos, makes some great fixed blade knives.

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The Rockeye Fixed is one of those designs that looks like it can do everything pretty well. The drop point blade has a fairly tall, flat primary grind with a false edge. The handle has knurled G-10 slabs, a deep first finger groove paired with a guard, and a heavily jimped thumb ramp.

This knife is 8.5″ overall with a 4″ blade. It is ground from .17″ thick 52100 steel. That’s right, I said 52100 steel. 52100 is a great steel that I rarely see makers working with any more. The Rockeye Fixed is available in a number of different Cerakote options that range from pretty mild to pretty wild. It comes with a nylon sheath with hard insert.

Check out the Rockeye Fixed at BladeHQ.

Skallywag Tactical Spin-Drift

The Steve Reichert designed Spin-Drift that is being produced by Skallywag Tactical is now available.

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The Spin-Drift is CNC machined from a chunk of D2 tools steel and features a distinctive clipped point, tanto design with a false edge. The deep jimping and thumb notch work with the machined black canvas micarta scales to provide grip. The knife is black Ionbond coated for corrosion resistance and durability.

Each Spin-Drift comes with a kydex sheath from Survival Sheath Systems. Check out the Spin-Drift at Skallywag Tactical.

Steve is a U.S. Marine, a trainer, and the founder of Tier 1 Group. See his website for additional information.

Fletcher Knives in CPM154

Fletcher Knives is now working with stainless steel. Several of their models that were previously only available in O1 tool steel (a carbon steel) are now available with CPM154 steel.

Check out FletcherKnives.com. Fletcher Knives does not take orders so check out all the new stainless models in stock at USA Made Blade.

Fletcher Knives Delta-4 MKII

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Spartan Blades Collaborates with Les George

Spartan Blades and Les George, of George Knives, are collaborating on a new dagger design. The design is tentatively being called the V-14 and is reminiscent of a few earlier, military issue dagger designs. Unlike those earlier designs, this one will have full tang construction. Details are still being ironed out but this looks like a thoroughly modern take on a classic design.

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Ontario Knife Company Chimera

Ontario ChimeraWhat happens when Ontario Knife Company (OKC) combines elements from several of their most iconic, military contract knives? You end up with something like the new OKC Chimera.

The Chimera has the 8.25″ long, 1095 steel blade from the OKC3S bayonet. It’s large flat guard comes from the M11 EOD knife. It borrows the Kraton handle from the M9 bayonet. The Chimera is capped off with the pommel from ASEKS survival knife.

Check out Ontario Knife Company.

MT Knives Giveaway

MT Knives is giving away a slick little knife called The General on their website and Facebook Page. The General features an O1 tool steel wharnecliffe blade, a brown camel bone handle with blue vulcanized liners, brass pins and a Sally Martin mosaic pin.

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Photo credit: Elon Gane Photography

KA-BAR Hellfire and Hinderance

Several of you expressed interest in the newly unveiled TDI models that KA-BAR rolled out at SHOT Show. It seems like KA-BAR is all I have talked about on these pages! I was able to get in touch with KA-BAR and gather additional information including the first official pictures that I know of.

The new TDI models, both Rick Hinderer Collaborations will both be made from 1095 Cro-Van right here in the USA. The Hellfire will feature a recurve tanto style blade and the Hinderance will sport a wharnecliffe which should be an excellent blade shape for this style of knife because of how it orients the point. Both knives have the TDI logo on one side and Rick Hinderer’s logo on the other.

Here is the break down…

Hellfire:

  • Blade Length – 3 9/16″
  • Blade – Rick’s Signature Hell Fire Grind
  • Overall Length – 7 1/4″
  • Color – Black
  • Sheath – Locking Hard Plastic / Black Clip

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Hinderance:

  • Blade Length – 3 9/16″
  • Blade – Rick Hinderer’s Signature Wharncliffe Grind
  • Overall Length – 7 1/4″
  • Color – Black
  • Sheath – Locking Hard Plastic / Black Clip

2485_ActualSize2485S_SheathAs you can see, the included sheath features a locking mechanism that appears to lock on the thumb notch/ramp. The retention on the previous TDI sheaths was somewhat lacking so this may be an improvement thought I think there is likely to be a number of kydex benders who can offer an improved sheath.

Previous TDI models were made overseas and their prices reflected that. These will be made here and you can expect their prices to be in line with a US made knife. I have heard that MSRP will be around $110 ($111.56 to be exact).

These knives will be available March 1st. Keep an eye out here and at KA-BAR for details.

These knives are now available at Edge/Equipped.

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