In a mission to produce a series of performance-driven “tactical tools” that consistently withstand the harshest conditions encountered, Timberline Knives in conjunction with designer Greg Lightfoot, developed the 18-Delta Series. This series is constructed on a CNC machined rock solid titanium frame and integral “frame lock.” Bead-blasted G-10 scales ensure a secure grip. Blade steel 440 stainless coated with titanium nitride for additional corrosion and glare resistance. For more information and specs, visit www.timberlineknives.com or call 800-548-7427.
SUPERIOR SUPER TOOL
This fall, Leatherman is bringing back its Super Tool with plenty of new and upgraded features! Some of the changes include stronger pliers and locking mechanisms, removable wire cutters and rounded handles that improve user dexterity. Leatherman has also adapted the Super Tool to provide more safety when pulling on either of the two knives: Only the tools with sharp edges will come out when you pull on them. The satin finished Super Tool (ST300) will fetch $84 (black oxide version $97). Visit www.leatherman.com or call 800-847-8665 for more information.
EXTREME LIGHT CARRY KNIFE
Wilson Tactical’s new ELC (Extreme Light Carry) knife is a sturdy 3.8-ounce tactical that features textured G10 handles, a 3.2-inch DLC coated blade and a stainless steel liner-lock. With an overall length of 7.5-inches, the ELC offers a reversible pocket clip, ambidextrous thumb stud and comes with a lanyard for easy carry. MSRP is $129. Visit www.wilsontactical.com or call 870-423-3319 for more information.
Boker’s new Kiridashi knife is a modern interpretation of the traditional Japanese blade. Designed by Todd Begg, the Kiridashi offers tactical applications and features a sharp and polished chisel grind edge. The solid one-piece construction is crafted of 440C stainless steel and comes complete with a Kydex sheath making it an ideal utility necker or back-up blade. MSRP $139. Visit www.bokerusa.com or call 800-835-6433 for more information.
ONTARIO STRAP CUTTER
A new first-responder special! Ontario Knife Company has developed the perfect tool to cut through seatbelts and the like with its new Model 1 Strap Cutter. The powerful Model 1 is 6 1/2-inches long and features a recessed razor-sharp blade that cuts through tough fabrics and materials in one quick motion. MSRP on the Model 1 is $77. Visit www.ontarioknife.com or call 800-222-5233 for more information.
The Manix2 is one of the strongest knives from Spyderco to date. Lock-up on this new folder is rock solid! The mechanism features a hardened free-floating ball bearing housed in a polymer cage. The blade is 154CM and hollow-ground with aggressive thumb serrations above a large 14mm Spyderco round hole. The Manix2 also has a large lanyard pipe to protect various types of cords. For more information please visit www.spyderco.com or call 800-525-7770.
TIMBERLINE 18-DELTA In a mission to produce a series of performance-driven “tactical tools” that consistently…
by Pat Covert / Jan 22, 2010