Tactical Knives

FEATURES THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS By Michael Janich Jerry VanCook…

FEATURES
THE DEFENSE NEVER RESTS
By Michael Janich
Jerry VanCook turns his vast experience to a new defensive knife design—the TOPS SAW in two models.

RAPTOR TALON: Quick-Strike Defender By C. J. Songer
And now for something completely different: Richard Ryan and Blade-Tech’s knife and defense system.

FRONTIER TOUGH! Blades of 2 Masters By Dan Shechtman
The legacy of Frontier toughness lives on at Idaho Knife Works and Scott Gossman Custom Knives.

BALISONG BREAKTHROUGH By Ralph Mroz
The Jani-Song is the first new Balisong in centuries—and it won’t cut you!

THE ULTIMATE SWORD: Roman Style  By Steven Dick
We field test the replica Roman Short Sword “Allectus” from Albion Sword Works.

HIDDEN ASSETS By Ralph Mroz
First look at Bud Nealy’s new Pesh-Kabz and its Multi-Concealment Sheath System.

ONE-HANDED MULTI-TOOL By John Larsen
There are lots of multi-tools out there, but this one’s special: a one-hand-opening X-Pediter!

OUT OF AFRICA: Cold Steel’s Kudu By Steven Dick
We wring out the traditional African Okapi knives and their upgrade version, Cold Steel’s Kudu.

A “MINI-RUKUS” STIRS THINGS UP! By Ralph Mroz
There’s new commotion from Neil Blackwood and Benchmade as the little brother of the Rukus takes off.

FROM CONCEPT TO COMBAT: Ontario’s SP16 SPAX By Jeff Randall
Troops in the front line are getting a tool that can chop through any kind of trouble and handle any chore. It’s available to the public as well.

SPECIAL REPORT: SHOT SHOW 2007 By Terrill Hoffman
The Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade Show is where it all happens in the cutlery industry. Here are some highlights of what we saw.

COLUMNS
ON THE POINT
By Steven Dick

COLLECTOR’S CORNER By Leroy Thompson

THE KEEN EDGE By Steven Dick

MAKE MINE AUTOMATIC By Chuck Karwan

SURVIVAL By Dan Shechtman

TACTICAL CUSTOMS

THE STEEL BIN By Durwood Hollis

STREET SMARTS By Jerry VanCook

BOOK & VIDEO REVIEWS By Steven Dick

KITCHEN CUTLERY By Steven Dick

HUNTING KNIVES By Durwood Hollis

NEW & SHARP
Byrdwrench/Scarab Pocketknife/Gentleman’s Tactical/Galco Safekeeper/Dimona

IT HAPPENED TO ME! Icy Death Dive

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