Cold Steel 39LSF Leatherneck SF
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COLD STEEL LEATHERNECK-SF
The Leatherneck-SF features a hand-honed razor sharp clip point blade. It’s flat ground from top to bottom, creating a shallow “V” shaped cross-section that has proven ideal for cutting slicing, and shearing through a wide variety of materials. To keep the fingers from sliding forward on to its keen edge, the Leatherneck-SF comes with a substantial guard. Made of thick steel with double quillons that are turned slightly forward, it provides excellent protection for the hand, especially in close combat, while offering minimal interference in the use of the knife when performing utility tasks. The handle is made of deeply checkered Kraton, offering unsurpassed gripping power through its palm-hugging oval cross-section and unique finger trough. It’s capped with a thick, machined steel butt cap (not cheap casting like others) so it can also deliver frightful blows with the butt or double in an emergency as a hammer. It comes with a sturdy Secure-Ex sheath complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop. (coldsteel.com; 800-255-4716)

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Tuff-Writer Pen
The Tuff-Writer line of tactical pens—used by military, SWAT, EMT—are not only built to function under the harshest of environmental conditions, but also to serve as a defensive tool. The pens are designed with a screw-on cap so when the pen is closed, it functions as one solid piece, critical as a self-defense tool. Tuff-Writer pens are precision machined to aerospace tolerances in the United States. Made from 6061-T6 aluminum hard anodized to MIL-A-8625 “F” Standards for maximum durability, the pens utilize a pressurized cartridge, which writes at any angle, even upside down. All Tuff-Writer pens are guaranteed against material and workmanship defects for the life of the pen. (tuffwriter.com; 480-329-6105)

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TOPS/BUCK SHORT NIGHTHAWK
The new 655 TOPS/Buck Short Nighthawk fixed-blade meets the old challenge, “Where failure is not an option,” with flying colors. Rugged, reliable and durable, this tactical/survival knife is designed to meet the need when emergency situations arise. It has a 4.88-inch full-tang, modified clip blade, 0.235 inches thick for rugged use. It’s made of 420HC stainless steel, hardened to Rc 58 for maximum performance. The blade has a black-oxide coating and also features an oxygen wrench and utility notches. It comes with a heavy-duty black nylon M.O.L.L.E.-compatible sheath with a front carry pouch. (buckknives.com; 800-326-2825)

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