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3 SPARTAN WARRIORS
By John Larsen
Hardcore battle blades designed and made by a dynamic duo of SF combat veterans!

SEAL GLORY! By Andre Dall’au
Benchmade honors Marc Lee—The first Navy SEAL killed in action in Iraq—with a true fighting blade steeped in U.S. pride and reverence.

2 RATS GO TO GREEN HELL By Reuben Bolieu
“Jungle Jeff” and his Adventure Training Team return to the Amazon to test the RC-6 and Izula necker.

CUTS LIKE A DIAMOND By Steven Dick
Monarch I and P.D.—Diamond Blade’s new generation of friction-forged gems go through the big-game wringer and live up to all of the hype!

SUPER-FINE FILIPINO FIGHTERS By Michael Janich
TFW Company offers true martial artists or collectors the cold steel that truly is bred for battle!

WORKHORSES FOR THE WILD
By Joe Flowers
Emerson CQC-16 and A-100—new folders ready to stake their claim in the adventurer’s backpack.

BLUNT FORCE BLADES
By Terrill Hoffman
CRKT’s new half-razor, half-chisel Razels might look broken, but the truth is they’re ready for dynamic entry!

FIRE IN THE HOLE!
By Tim Stetzer
Law enforcement testfire! Spyderco has finally taken its years of experience in one-hand openers to the highest level—they’ve gone fully automatic!

MAGNUM COMEBACK
By Steven Dick
United Cutlery and Gil Hibben team up to reintroduce Elmer Keith’s 1960’s classic hunter.

NIGHTHAWK TACTICALS
By Terrill Hoffman
From the finest craftsmen in the Ozarks come world-class 1911s, rifles, shotguns and now, custom blades for military and police!

THE MONSTER MAN
By Tim Stetzer
Dan Koster’s curvaceous, 14-inch Nessie has more in common with its lakebound namesake than Sears’ thin-bladed hunter.

THE WHITE SHADOW
By Garrett Lucas
Eddie White has been turning out blades on the “down low” for varsity makers for years. Now he’s goin’ solo!


COLUMNS
ON THE POINT
By Steven Dick

SURVIVAL By Terrill Hoffman

STREET SMARTS By Eric R. Poole

MAKE MINE AUTO
By Steven Dick

COLLECTOR’S CORNER
By Leroy Thompson

KEEN EDGE By Steven Dick

TACTICAL CUSTOMS

HUNTING KNIVES By Durwood Hollis

KITCHEN CUTLERY By Steven Dick

THE STEEL BIN By Durwood Hollis

BOOK & VIDEO REVIEWS
By Steven Dick

NEW & SHARP

IT HAPPENED TO ME By Nick Jacobellis

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