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Obex Design Pikal Knives

Obex Design recently unveiled two new pikal designs that look very, very nice. They are looking for input on what to name them and if your suggestion is chosen, you just might get something nice.

Check out the Obex Design Facebook Page for more details.

Obex Pikals

Lerman Custom Knives – Nessmuk

Knife makers have been emulating George W. Sears’ , AKA Nessmuk, favored knife design ever since he wrote Woodcraft. The design is traditionally characterized by a distinctive overall “S” curve shape with a bull nose blade. However, many makers like to put their own spin on it.

Lerman Nessmuk

One of the most distinctive versions I have seen lately comes from Lerman Custom Knives. It is obvious at a glance that it is a Nessmuk and yet it has been stretched and modernized in a very attractive way. It is both traditional and modern at the same time and the combination is striking.

Check out Lerman Custom Knives.

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.

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.

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.

Skallywag Tactical Spin-Drift

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

Fletcher Knives Delta-4 MKII

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.

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