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How To Select A Universal Knife

Unless you’re a fictional action hero, finding a universal knife suited for a wide variety of applications isn’t as easy as it seems. You have to decide upon the right blade type, the proper type of blade steel, and the right tang, or portion of the blade that is anchored into the handle. But not to worry, we’ll give you the rundown on what type of blade to select for the right job, and we’ll even touch on the pros and cons of fixed vs. folding blade knives to see which suits you better.

If you’re hoping our recommended knife will be a giant action movie knife, you’re going to be sorely disappointed (although we think those are cool, they are just not very functional as a universal knife). However, if you’re in the market for a medium sized blade to carry with you every day, we’ll suggest some great options to help you find that everyday knife you can trust through thick and thin.

Read more about How To Select A Universal Knife now.

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FS: GERBER Applegate Covert Clip Folding Knife (5785), display model, $100.95.
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Closeout Special by Webyshops! Surefire Edge Folding Combat Utility Knife (EW-09) $160

CLOSEOUT SPECIAL!!! Surefire Edge Folding Combat Utility Knife (EW-09) $160 +free standard shipping anywhere in the USA. Please call

Wilson Tactical Announces Iron Wave by Burt Foster

For over a decade, WILSON TACTICAL® the knife and tool division of WILSON COMBAT® has brought the finest in quality edged tactical tools to our discriminating clientele. For 2011 we are raising the bar and will be offering a limited collection of handmade knives by some of today’s premier tactical knife makers without the long wait typically associated with special ordering a custom edged masterpiece.

These newly designed knives featured in the new CUSTOM ALLIANCE will be few in number, and will quickly become a valued centerpiece of your collection. These offerings will typify the WILSON standards of extraordinary quality, classic design and unmatched value.

The “Iron Wave” by Burt Foster

Master Bladesmith Burt Foster of Bristol, VA has been impressing collectors for years with his superb fit and finish, clear artistic vision and use of rare and unusual materials in his high-performance hand forged knives. His latest creation exclusive to the Custom Alliance is the Iron Wave. With this unique bowie, Foster transforms simple materials-carbon and stainless steels along with spalted, stabilized maple into works of practical high art. Burt’s technique of marrying stainless and carbon steel into a heat-fused, razor-sharp laminate renders an almost indestructible, yet intensely unique and beautiful knife. The rock-hard spalted maple develops it’s characteristic black contrasting highlights over many years and every handle will be uniquely beautiful. Each Iron Wave will have a handmade leather sheath by Mr. Foster. This rare item is limited to 10 pieces.

Burt Foster has a life long passion for the outdoors and its activities which has shown him the importance of having a sharp tool. Burt began making knives full-time in 2001 and a few years later he earned the rating of Master Bladesmith in the American Bladesmith Society.

“My laminated steel blades are unique in that they have a single piece of carbon steel forge welded between two pieces of stainless steel. This is also referred to in Japanese blades as “san-mai” or literally “three layers.” There are basically two main advantages to my laminated steel blades. The first is that at the temperatures used to harden the carbon steel core, the stainless sides remain soft and support the hard center. This makes the knife very sharp at the edge, but very tough overall. The second advantage is that because my laminated steel is made with stainless steel on the outside, the knife blade has the performance of carbon steel and the maintenance of a stainless steel. The carbon steel core is exposed only near the edge, so 90% of the blade surface remains very stain resistant. The exposed carbon steel will darken with age, but this darkening adds to the look of the knife, and gives you a knife which when used, improves with age instead of the other way around. This composite blade construction is probably the most practical high performance blade you can have.” – Burt Foster

Specifications: $1195.00

Blade Steel – 420 Stainless with 1095 Core

Blade Length – 8 3/8″

Blade Thickness – .275″

Handle Material – Spalted Maple (Stabilized)

Handle Length – 5″

Overall Length – 13 3/8″

Hardware – Stainless

Weight – 13.6 oz.

Contact:
Tressa Logue
Wilson Combat
800-955-4856 Ext. 104
tressa2@wilsoncombat.com
www.wilsoncombat.com

J Wayne Fears Survival Knife

In uncertain times you can never be too prepared. The best equipped have survival kits that consists of essential items that come in handy during times of crises. One of the most important items in a survival kit is a survival knife. Your survival knife needs to be strong, easy to re-sharpen and small enough to carry. It also needs to be up to the many tasks needed to sustain life in an emergency.

The 9 ¾-inch J. Wayne Fears Survival Knife offers all that and more. This super strong full tang knife is made from powder-coated, easy-to-sharpen 1095 high carbon steel, has a man-size 4 ¾-inch non-slip ergonomically designed G-10 plastic handle, and an all-purpose 5-inch clip blade. The handle is orange in color for easy location. The knife comes with a tough black nylon sheath, with safety insert.

In addition to survival uses, this knife is an ideal tool for hunting, camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Whether the day calls for digging, shelter making, prying, fire building or cleaning game, this knife can do it all.

For more information, check out www.protoolindustries.net.

Contact:
Stephanie Mallory
Mallory Communications, Inc
Website: http://www.mallorycommunicationsinc.com
Email: stephanie@mallorycommunicationsinc.com

Heavy Duty Warthog And Grass Machete Added To KA-BAR Line Up

OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is pleased to introduce the Heavy Duty Warthog and Grass Machete to its Heavy Cutting Tools line.

The Heavy Duty Warthog features a 6 ¾” 1085 carbon blade and measures 12 ¼” overall. The Grass Machete has a 14″ 1085 carbon blade and measures 19 ½” overall. Both have a Kraton handle and cordura sheath.

The Heavy Duty Warthog and Grass Machete will be available June 20, 2011.

Contact:
Joseph Bradley
800-282-0130
jbradley@ka-bar.com

TOPS/Buck CSAR-T Responder Provides Full Range of Essential Tools

When first responders arrive at the scene of an accident, they need to be prepared for fast action with the right tools to get the job done promptly and efficiently. An effective answer to that challenge is the new 091 TOPS/Buck CSAR-T Responder from Buck Knives.

This rugged folder has a very heavy-duty blade — 0.120″ thick. It’s a 3-1/2″ modified tanto blade, made of Buck’s time-tested 420HC stainless steel, with a Zirblast® finish, tough enough to use for prying. It’s 5-1/4″ closed and weighs 7.0 oz. (9.3 oz. carry weight, in its heavy-duty nylon M.O.L.L.E. compatible sheath.) It also has a reversible tip-up clip for optional carry. The handle is textured black G10, which can withstand any type of abuse.

Uses and tools on the Responder go well beyond the great knife blade itself. At the butt-end of the handle there is an integrated glass breaker for tempered glass, and a very efficient seat belt cutter. Both are ready for instant use, with no deployment needed.

Added to that is a hex bit-compatible handle cut-out, and there’s an available hex tool set (not Buck’s and it’s an option) to match. With that, you have it all. MSRP, $140.

Contact:
(800) 326-2825

KA-BAR Knives Introduces The Big Brother

OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is proud to introduce the Big Brother, an enlarged version of the iconic Marine Corps Fighting Utility Knife.

The Big Brother, the largest member in the KA-BAR Fighting/Utility knife family, features a 9 3/8″ blade and measures 14 3/8″ overall. Available in leather or Kraton handle, the Big Brother features a straight bottom edge and a top serrated edge and measures 1 ¾” wide. Both models of the Big Brother come with a leather sheath.

Made in Olean, NY, the Big Brother will be available June 1, 2011.

Contact:
Joseph Bradley
800-282-0130
jbradley@ka-bar.com

TOPS® /Buck CSAR-T® Responder Provides Full Range of Essential Tools

POST FALLS, IDAHO– When first responders arrive at the scene of an accident, they need to be prepared for fast action with the right tools to get the job done promptly and efficiently. An effective answer to that challenge is the new 091 TOPS/Buck CSAR-T Responder from Buck Knives.

This rugged folder has a very heavy-duty blade — 0.120″ thick. It’s a 3-1/2″ modified tanto blade, made of Buck’s time-tested 420HC stainless steel, with a Zirblast® finish, tough enough to use for prying. It’s 5-1/4″ closed and weighs 7.0 oz. (9.3 oz. carry weight, in its heavy-duty nylon M.O.L.L.E. compatible sheath.) It also has a reversible tip-up clip for optional carry. The handle is textured black G10, which can withstand any type of abuse.

Uses and tools on the Responder go well beyond the great knife blade itself. At the butt-end of the handle there is an integrated glass breaker for tempered glass, and a very efficient seat belt cutter. Both are ready for instant use, with no deployment needed.

Added to that is a hex bit-compatible handle cut-out, and there’s an available hex tool set (not Buck’s and it’s an option) to match. With that, you have it all. MSRP, $140.

Contact:
Venture
Tom Ables
Phone: (619) 234-7312
FAX: (619) 234-5159
e-mail: taventur@gmail.com

Buck Knives
660 South Lochsa Street
Post Falls, ID 83854
Phone: 800-326-2825
FAX: 208-262-0482

KA-BAR Knives Introduces The Mark I

OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is proud to introduce the Mark I, a legendary World War II knife redesigned for the 21st Century.

The Mark I features a 5 1/8″ blade and measures 9 3/16″ overall. Offered with a leather or Kraton handle, the Mark I is available with either a straight or serrated edge in 1095 Cro-Van. The Kraton handle Mark I comes with a hard plastic sheath, while the leather handled version features a leather sheath. The leather handle Mark I is available exclusively through Smoky Mountain Knife Works.

Made in Olean, NY, the Mark I will be available May 1, 2011. For additional information please visit KA-BAR on Twitter @KA_BAR and Facebook.

Contact:
Joseph Bradley
800-282-0130
jbradley@ka-bar.com

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