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PHLster Fightworthy Ka-Bar TDI Sheaths

Kydex guru PHLster makes a sheath for the Ka-Bar TDI that is very popular. Demand for the sheath has outpaced his ability to produce them since their introduction. PHLster has been working to streamline production of the sheath in an effort to increase the rate at which they can be created. The good news is that they have succeeded.

PHLster Fightworthy TDI Sheath

The original sheath was foam pressed and had a curved shape to it that made it hand specific. The new version is now vacuum formed and has a flat shape that makes it ambidextrous and more user configurable. the result of these changes is a sheath that has the same level of quality but can be produced more easily. Many users are also reporting that the new flat shape is actually more comfortable too.

Check out PHLster Fightworthy TDI Sheath.

Frontier Belt Knife from BRT Bladeworks

BRT Bladeworks Frontier Belt Knife

Ben Tendick of BRT Bladeworks has developed a distinctive aesthetic and his Frontier Belt Knife shows that well. The sweeping curves of the handle and self guard where the blade meets the handle is unmistakably his work. This particular version is ground from L6 steel and sports some stunning contoured desert ironwood slab grips. The hammered blade finish really completes the frontiersman look.

Check out BRT Bladeworks.

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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Grizzly Outdoors Gransfors Bruks SFA Sheath

Nothing about Gransfors Bruks is inexpensive and that includes the various aftermarket items that you might want to go with your axe. Most of the axe masks that you find are very well crafted and beautiful to look at but very expensive. They are also usually made of leather which certainly works but a hard axe mask/bit cover can be a nice safety item on sharp axe that is carried in a pack. That is why I was so happy to come across Grizzly Outdoors. They offer an axe mask for the Gransfors Bruks Small Forest Axe that is molded from kydex and costs only $15. In that world of Gransfors Bruks, that is a bargain of the highest degree.

Check out Grizzly Outdoors.

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Skeleton Key from L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives

L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives is getting set to roll out their latest creation – the Skeleton Key. This compact neck knife features a drop point, hollow ground blade with a thumb ramp. It will come with a Kydex sheath and Tek-Lok.

LT Wright Skeleton Key

  • D2 steel
  • 1/8″ thick
  • 2 3/4″ blade
  • 6 1/2″ overall
  • $92 + shipping

The Skeleton Key will be available from L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives on Monday. They tend to release knives in limited runs so if you want one, act fast.

Check out L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives.

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.

Wolf Creek Forge Parang

If you could only choose one knife to walk into the woods with the intent to stay a while, you could do a lot worse than a good parang. The large, traditional design excels at tasks like fire prep and shelter building. One of the nicest examples of parangs that I have seen recently was created by Wolf Creek Forge.

Wolf Creek Parang

Their parang features a massive 3/16″ thick O1 blade with an etched finish. The green canvas micarta handle is complimented with black liners, loveless bolts, and a lanyard tube. This was their first parang and they intend to offer a run of these eventually. That run will likely sell out quickly so get in touch with Wolf Creek Forge via their BushcraftUSA forum or their Facebook Page.

Bushmonkey Knives Ulu

I think the ulu, a traditional Inuit design, is an under appreciated knife. They excel at skinning and fleshing tasks while also making short work of many kitchen chores. In spite of their usefulness, the design remains largely unknown except by those who bring them home as souvenirs from Alaska vacations and very few makers in the Continental United States make them. That is why I was so excited to see the Ulu that Bushmonkey Knives has created.

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The Bushmonkey Knives Ulu is fairly traditional in shape but very modern in execution. It is ground from 3/32″ O1 tool steel (or D2 for an additional fee) with a choice of a saber chisel bevel or a convex chisel bevel. The handle is available in a variety of G-10 and micarta options. It is 4″ tall and 4.5″ wide.

This looks like a great rendition of a classic design. Check out Bushmonkey Knives.

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Southern Grind GranDaddy G2

The new GrandDaddy G2 looks a lot like it’s predecessor in its general shape but this short machete has learned some new tricks.

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Like the original GrandDaddy short machete, the G2 is cut from reclaimed saw blades (.95″-.105″ thick 8670M high carbon steel). Both versions are differentially heat treated. Both versions have the same full-tang construction, 10.875″ long deep bellied clip point blades, and curvy handles.

Unlike the original, the G2 features a black powder coat finish and machined G-10 handle slabs. The handle slabs are fitted to site flush with the tang. Finally, while the clip point blades are extremely similar, the G2 adds a short sharpened swedge that serves to create a stronger tip.

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The GrandDaddy G2 comes with a skeletonized kydex sheath. The sheath is available in OD Green or Flat Dark Earth.

Check out the GrandDaddy G2 at Southern Grind. Read more about the incredible back story of Southern Grind at Jerking the Trigger.

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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.

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