November 2011

FEATURES SOG-A-HAWK CHOPPERS By Brian Griffin This trio of tactical…

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FEATURES

SOG-A-HAWK CHOPPERS By Brian Griffin
This trio of tactical hack-masters is ready for breaching, throwing or wood-splitting duty!

HIGH DESERT SURVIVOR By Tim Stetzer
Worthy of his school’s name, Arizona bushman John Campbell uses this new TOPS blade to cut through the extremes!

SNEAKY SPARTANS By Terrill Hoffman
Pair of U.S. Spec-Ops-built skeletons that carry small, but are ready to hold the line big time!

BOKER BORN FOR BATTLE By Terrill Hoffman
When custom maker Todd Begg set out to build a blade for his son’s tour of duty, the Ginger Fighter was born!

QUICK FLICK TRIO By Denis Prisbrey
These Colonial Knife Corp. scary-fast one-handers are appropriately named and priced to fly off the shelves!

BENCHMADE WITH BITE By Dave Spaulding
The Optimiser-assisted Harley-Davidson Venom is built to strike with USA-made authority!

CHRIS REEVE’S NEW COMBAT CREATIONS By Steven Dick
Umnumzaan and Star-Benza! Killer pair of lefty Reeve-Wilson Combat folders that are right on!

SUREFIRE’S EDC DART By Tim Stetzer
The new compact utility knife that’s dead on target in price and overall performance!

DANGER ZONE STEEL By Brian Griffin
Robert Young Pelton’s new folding DPx HEST gets put through natural disaster testing.

82 SPANISH SPYDERCO By Steven Dick
Ed Schempp’s new-age Navaja warrior carries hardcore tradition into the 21st century!

DEPARTMENTS

ON THE POINT By Steven Dick
Editorial

SURVIVAL By Len McDougall
Don’t let its small size dupe you, TOPS’ new Tom Brown Jr. Tracker #4 is hardcore clip-on survival at its finest!

HUNTING KNIVES By Durwood Hollis
NY’s Utica Cutlery has flown under the radar for decades, but their new blades are poised to move mountains!

MAKE MINE AUTOMATIC By Anthony Lombardo
Benchmade’s classic Elishewitz 910 Tanto folder gets a tune-up for America’s warriors on the frontlines.

STREET SMARTS By Michael Janich
The sweet science of transitioning from fists, fingers and elbows to cold steel in the heat of close-quarters battle.

TACTICAL CUSTOMS
Oregonian Treasure Hunt!

KEEN EDGE By Joe Flowers
Get ready to bastardize your machete’s edge with the time-saver toothy titans from yesteryear.

BOOK REVIEWS By Steven Dick
The Hammer Still Rings: Ruana Knives By Frank Towsley

IT HAPPENED TO ME By Ron Hopkins
When a cheap, knock-off machete falls short, a trusted Ontario puts a python out of its misery.

COLLECTOR’S CORNER By Leroy Thompson
This WWII machete-bolo hybrid designed by William Fairbairn might just be the most lethal edged weapon never to see action!

KITCHEN CUTLERY By Steven Dick
Time spent at cooking schools in Asia proves that all cutting boards are not created equal. Use these tips to pick a winner for you!

THE STEEL BIN By Durwood Hollis
Sandvik’s 14C28N is turning out to be a steel that’s ready to cut it in even the harshest of places!

NEW & SHARP
An array of new products on the cutting edge.

GUNNY BACK TALK
“If any of you maggots got the brains or nerve to ask me a good question, I’ll answer it right here!”

BLADEMASTER PROFILES By Reuben Bolieu

BUSHCRAFTING MUSKRATS
With strong Finnish and John Ek influence, the Muskrat Man’s Woods Pal, Tuukko and Puukko are built for the bush!

ESSENTIAL EDGES
Omnivore BW’s Razorback, Ferret, Americanas and ETA Hawk are special-purpose blades, and each is downright practical by design!

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