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Benchmade Knife Company Takes 2010 Knife of the Year

Benchmade Knife Company Takes 2010 Knife of the YearThe Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence presented its 2010 Knife of the Year Award to Benchmade Knife Company for the model 741 Onslaught™. The awards were presented at the Shooting Industry Masters event on July 23rd in Grand Island, Nebraska.

“Benchmade is honored to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for our American-made products and high-quality manufacturing,” says Les de Asis, CEO and Founder of Benchmade Knife Company.

The 741 Onslaught features Benchmade’s patented AXIS® Locking Mechanism, contoured G10 handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners, and 154CM stainless steel blade. The knife was designed by renowned custom knife maker, Bob Lum. For more information on the 741 Onslaught, please visit: http://www.benchmade.com/products/741

Benchmade has now won Knife of the Year twice in the past two years and ten times since 1998. Previous Benchmade Knife of the Year winners include 585 Mini-Barrage® (2009), 610 Rukus® (2006), 425 Gravitator® (2005), 921 Switchback® (2003), 556 Mini-Griptilian® (2002), 690 Elishewitz (2001), 720 Mel Pardue (2000), 710 McHenry & Williams (1999), and the 910 Stryker® (1998). For more information on previous winners, please visit: http://www.benchmade.com/shooting_industry/recap/

For a recap of all winners at the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, please visit: http://www.shootingindustry.com/10SIAEwin.html

Dealer Contact:
(800) 800-7427

Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2010 Knife of the Year

Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2010 Knife of the YearJuly 26, 2010, OREGON CITY, Ore. – The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence presented its 2010 Knife of the Year Award to Benchmade Knife Company for the model 741 Onslaught™. The awards were presented at the Shooting Industry Masters event on July 23rd in Grand Island, Nebraska.

“Benchmade is honored to receive such a prestigious award and be recognized for our American-made products and high-quality manufacturing,” says Les de Asis, CEO and Founder of Benchmade Knife Company.

The 741 Onslaught features Benchmade’s patented AXIS® Locking Mechanism, contoured G10 handle scales with 420J stainless steel liners, and 154CM stainless steel blade. The knife was designed by renowned custom knife maker, Bob Lum. For more information on the 741 Onslaught, please visit: http://www.benchmade.com/products/741

Benchmade Knife Company Wins 2010 Knife of the Year 2741 OnslaughtBenchmade has now won Knife of the Year twice in the past two years and ten times since 1998. Previous Benchmade Knife of the Year winners include 585 Mini-Barrage® (2009), 610 Rukus® (2006), 425 Gravitator® (2005), 921 Switchback® (2003), 556 Mini-Griptilian® (2002), 690 Elishewitz (2001), 720 Mel Pardue (2000), 710 McHenry & Williams (1999), and the 910 Stryker® (1998). For more information on previous winners, please visit:http://www.benchmade.com/shooting_industry/recap/

For a recap of all winners at the Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence, please visit: http://www.shootingindustry.com/10SIAEwin.html

Media Contact:
Alicia Hunt, Benchmade Knife Co., 503-655-6004; pr@benchmade.com

Browning Expands Knife Line-up for 2010 With Hard Core Hunter Combos

Hard Core Hunter Combo – Black

Hard Core Hunter Combo – Camo

Morgan, UT—Browning continues to expand its diverse line of knives for the avid outdoorsman and demanding hunter with new Hard Core Hunter Series for 2010

The Hard Core Hunter Combos were designed by famous knife maker, Russ Kommer. They give hunters the ultimate three-piece hunting set with two sizes of fixed blade knives and a saw.

The 4 3/4” hand saw features a comfortable handle design that minimizes hand fatigue. The push/pull design of the high carbon steel blade makes fast work of sawing wood or dressing game.

The larger knife has a 3 ½” drop point main blade. The unique handle shape with Browning’s Dura-Touch® Armor Coating gives the user complete comfort and control.

The small caping knife offers the precision for delicate field chores with its 2 3/8” blade.

All blades are German X50CrMoV15 steel. A nylon sheath is supplied that easily holds all three pieces. Available with black handles and black sheath, the Hard Core Hunter combo has a suggested retail price of $69.95.

The combo is also available with a Mossy Oak New Break-up camo handle and sheath with a suggested retail of $79.95.

Schrade Dura-Edge and Advant-Edge Sharpening Systems Released

Schrade Dura-Edge and Advant-Edge Sharpening Systems ReleasedKingsport, Tenessee: . Imperial Schrade (a division of Taylor Brands LLC) has recently released the Dura-Edge and Advant-Edge Sharpening systems.

Both kits feature different grits of sharpening stones which will allow knife users, enthusiasts and sportsmen to put a razor edge on all of their various knives. With our patented honing guides you can choose what angle that you wish to sharpen your knives with, and then have guaranteed repeatability during the sharpening process.

Both sharpening kits come in a durable pocketed canvas tote designed for easy convenient roll up and storage.

The Dura-Edge can be operated either hand-held or it may be mounted on a bench. The Advant-Edge can also be operated hand-held or by simply placing it on a flat surface.

Company President Morgan Taylor says “Our goal on these projects was to create an all-in one, easy to use, functional sharpening set. We have accomplished this with the Dura-Edge and Advant-Edge Sharpening systems.”

The Dura-Edge and Advant-Edge Sharpening Systems are available at many Schrade retailers.

For more information on Schrade knives and/or licensing opportunities, contact 423.247.2406.

About Schrade, Old Timer and Uncle Henry Knives: The Schrade brands have been in existence since 1904. The company was purchased by Taylor Brands in 2004 and is currently headquartered at Taylor’s worldwide distribution facility in Kingsport, Tenn. For more information, visit www.taylorbrandsllc.com

Contact:
Joe Byrd (423) 747-4306

Browning Announces New Backcountry Camp Knife and Camp Saws


Backcountry Camp Knife – Model 975

Camp Saw and Knife Black – Model 923

Camp Saw and Knife Camo – Model 925

Camp Saw Black – Model 922

Camp Saw Camo – Model 924

Morgan, UT—Browning has introduced its new Backcountry Camp Knife and line of new Camp Saws. These new products give the serious outdoorsman the tools they need handle all kinds of chores in camp from chopping or sawing limbs for a fire, clearing brush to making space for a tent.

Backcountry Camp Knife. Browning’s new Backcountry Camp Knife is a handy addition to any outdoorsman’s pack. This fixed blade knife is constructed of Sandvik® 12C27 stainless steel in 6 ½” length. The handle is made of attractive brown linen Micarta® for a durable, attractive appearance. A top-grain leather sheath is supplied with outside pocket that holds a sharpening stone. Suggested Retail, $109.95.

New Folding Camp Saws. Browning’s new Camp Saws are designed by knife designer Russ Kommer and are unmatched in comfort in handling and features. The handle on the Browning Camp Saws is grooved and has a large tail radius to ensure a rock solid grip and comfort in hand. Handles are injection molded composite with rubber inlay. The high-carbon stainless steel push/pull blade maximizes cutting efficiency on both wood and when dressing game. Blades are made of 4116 stainless steel in 5 ¾” lengths. A unique sheath is supplied that can be worn in both horizontal and vertical positions.

The new Browning Camp Saw will be offered in combos that will include a folding knife with secure liner lock and thumbstud. Available with Black handles, New Camp Saw only, Suggested Retail, $19.95. Camp Saw and Knife combo in Black, Suggested Retail, $29.95. Camp Saw with Mossy Oak New Break-Up camo handles, Suggested Retail, $29.95. Camp Saw and Knife combo in Mossy Oak New Break-Up, Suggested Retail, $39.95.

Browning Introduces Model 11 Folding Knives

Browning Introduces Model 11 Folding KnivesMorgan, UT-Browning’s new Model 111 Folding Knives are designed by Russ Kommer and packed with practical features. Kommer took an old design and added his expertise in knife design to make them even more user friendly.

The knives are designed with grooved handles that are constructed from either rugged G-10 or walnut. Handles on the knives are contoured for a comfortable, sure grip. The bolsters add to the beauty and balance of the knives.

Each 3 ¼” blade is made of Sandvik® 12C27 stainless steel. The blades are easy to sharpen and hold an excellent edge. A Browning Buckmark logo is etched into each blade for a unique look only to a Browning knife.

The ultra-thin construction of the Browning 111 knives allow them to slide easily into a pocket without adding excess bulk.

The Model 111D with black G-10 scales has a suggested retail price of $34.95. The Model 111C with walnut scales has a suggested retail price of $39.95.

Contact:
Paul Thompson (801) 876-2711 ext. 3229 or pault@browning.com

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