Is it illegal for you to carry a knife concealed? They always say the pen is mightier. Designed to follow the classic lines of the famous V42 Dagger issued to the infamous “Devil’s Brigade,” 1st Special Service Forces Commandos of WWII, Spartan has created a pen that is both a fine writing instrument and a defensive tool for self-defense.


The sleek design is a classic. Made from CNC-machined 6061 aluminum and then coated with the patented PVD SpartaCoat (available in either black or flat dark earth), the 5.75-inch-long, 1.2-ounce pen will take a beating. It also features a stainless steel clip, perfect for formal or casual dress, and has a twist mechanism. It’s a medium point pen, with black ink. (; 910-757-0035)

Heckler & Koch Knives, in a partnership with Benchmade, has released the 14410 Soldat, a duty-bound performer. Most noticeable are the molded Grivory handles, which are textured and contoured so you never lose your grip. The Soldat comes as either a 3.3-inch N680 drop-point or Tanto-style blade and features a handy and stylish thumbhole opener. The black-coated knife also has a manual push-button locking mechanism. The highly corrosion-resistant blade opens the knife to a full 7.70 inches and folds into a compact 4.4 inches with a reversible tip-up pocket clip for concealed carry. Whether on- or off-duty, this is the perfect tactical blade to pair with your HK handgun. All variations of the blade (Tanto or drop point, with either a plain edge or ComboEdge) are only $70. (; 800-800-7427)

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