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Emerson Knives Tiger

Like most Emerson Knives designs, the Tiger is purpose built as a fighting/self-defense knife. As is typical for production Emerson Knives, it has titanium liners with a liner locking mechanism, 154Cm blade steel, and grippy, black G10 handles.

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The Tiger features an interesting, slightly upswept, clip point blade shape that places the cutting edge low in relation to the handle and the tip centered on the axis of the handle. This was an intentional design element that makes the Tiger perform well with both stabbing and slashing cuts.

Check out the video below to hear Ernest Emerson explain the new design in his own words and check out the Tiger at Emerson Knives.

TOPS Knives Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto

The newest addition to the TOPS Knives Mil-SPIE folder series is now available. The Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto sports, you guessed it, a 3.5″ long tanto blade. The blade is saber ground from 1/8″ thick N690Co steel.

Like the other Mil-SPIE knives, this one boasts a tool steel liner locking mechanism and a machined 6061 T-6 aluminum handle. The liner lock is nested in the handle and the entire package is designed to be thin, light, and strong.

Check out the new Mil-SPIE 3.5 Tanto at TOPS Knives.

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Build Your Own Bad Monkey from Southern Grind

Southern Grind recently introduced several new handle color options for their excellent Bad Monkey series of folders. Now that they have so many available options, they are offering you the chance to customize your own knife. You can choose the blade shape, the blade finish, the handle material and right or left hand carry. Then the website gives you a preview of what the knife will look like and a link to an order form that you can use to make the custom Bad Monkey your own.

Check out the Build Your Own Bad Monkey page at Southern Grind.

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Poltergeist Works LEGEND Folder

Few knives are as recognizable as a Bob Loveless Chute Knife. Poltergeist Works recently reimagined the classic design as a folder and the results are gorgeous.

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The LEGEND features a 3.7″ long, RWL34 steel blade with the distinctive swedge grind that is indicative of a chute knife. The frame lock design features a titanium scale on the lock side and a textured G-10 grip on the opposite side. Like any good chute knife, it also has a double guard and a slim shape.

This knife is packed with details like a sculpted titanium pocket clip and a G-10 thumb stud with a tritium insert.

Check out Poltergeist Works.

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Alan Davis Knives Flipper

This Alan Davis Flipper manages to look both ancient and futuristic at the same time. It has a long, sleek shape and a weather finish that makes it look like it grew out of the ground a thousand years ago. However, with its use of modern materials like titanium liners and carbon fiber scales, you wouldn’t be surprised if it dropped from the mother ship.

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The bearing pivot and strong detent allow this knife to flip with no wrist action. The knife locks via a titanium liner lock. It features a 3″ long, slightly upswept blade that is ground from .145″ thick S30V steel. The pocket clip is set for right side, tip-up carry.

Check out Alan Davis Knives.

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Emerson Knives EDC-2 Multitool

The new Emerson Knives EDC-2 Multitool is now available. This is a streamlined version of the original Emerson EDC-1. Both versions are made in collaboration with Multitasker Tools.

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The EDC-2 is slimmer, lighter, and less expensive than the original EDC-1. It accomplishes all three of those with the removal of hte detachable wrench feature found on the EDC-1. The EDC-2 also features an improved Phillips driver and a thinner slotted driver. The Emerson Commander inspired, 440C blade is still present as is the wicked self-defense implement masquerading as an awl.

The Emerson EDC-2 is available with FDE or OD Green G-10 scales. Check it out at Emerson Knives.

USA Made Blade Modified ZT0700

The Zero Tolerance ZT0700 is one of the best deals on the production folding knife market. It has features like a large S30V blade, G-10 handle slabs, typical overbuilt ZT quality construction, a flipper, and thumb studs. It is a lot of knife for less than $100. The only problem for some people is the blade shape. It has a unique modified tanto blade that some people just don’t like.

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USA Made Blade is offering a version of the ZT0700 that is modified into more of a spear point blade shape. The blades are reground to remove most of the hard angles that are indicative of the so called American tanto blade shape but the over all look and feel of the knife is maintained. When the modification is complete, the knives don’t look perfect and the ZT warranty is voided (but ZT will still send replacement parts) but the knife has a more useable shape.

If you have been love everything about the ZT0700 but the blade shape, check out the Modified ZT0700 at USA Made Blade.

J.A.G. Custom – Buck 110 Frame Lock Conversion

The ubiquitous Buck 110 is a monument to classic American knife design. It has managed to stay relevant in spite of the advent of more advanced materials, pocket clips, and one hand openers. The Buck 110 still stands well on its own but a little help from J.A.G. Custom can’t hurt.

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J.A.G. Custom is known for customizing Buck knives. One of their most recent creations is a 110 that has been converted from the original back lock to a frame lock. The locking scale is cut from 6AL4V Titanium and then bead blasted. The back lock has been replaced by a titanium back spacer and a thumb stud has been added to the blade to aid in opening it with one hand. All of the hardware including the pocket clip is stainless steel and the entire package is topped off with a carbon fiber scale.

The extensive use of Ti and the carbon fiber scale make this knife very light. It should be very easy to carry thanks to its light weight and attention to detail including rounded edges and countersunk screws.

Get in touch with J.A.G. Customs via their forum on BladeForums.com.

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Ray Laconico Fossmine

Ray Laconico’s newest creation isn’t all that new. The Fossmine is a mix of elements from two of his most popular models. It features the blade from the Jasmine and the handle from the Fossa – hence the name Fossmine.

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Specs can vary quite a bit on these since they are completely custom knives. Ray has made both liner lock and frame lock versions of this knife. Handle materials can vary from plain, stone-washed titanium to carbon fiber with Timascus bolsters. The Jasmine blade has a drop point profile with a flipper to open it.

Ray does some amazing work. Check out his forum on Blade Forums or his Facebook Page for more details.

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Combative Edge M1 Auto

The M1 was Combative Edge’s very first production knife offering and continues to be a very popular model for them. The original M1 opened with the press of a flipper or with a thumb stud but Combative Edge’s newest M1 will open with the push of a button.

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Combative Edge has announced that a first run of 100 M1 Autos will be produced. The M1 Auto will retain all of the recognizable elements of the original M1 with its long and lean shape, clip point recurve blade, jimping in the same locations, and deep index finger groove. It will feature a push button opener with sliding safety nested into the all titanium scales. The M1 Auto will also have a contrasting, scalloped backspacer that looks very, very nice.

The M1 Auto is not available yet and Combative Edge will not be offering direct sales on them due to the various laws surrounding automatic knives. They will be available through BladeHQ soon.

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