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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.

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.

Joseph Bradley

Buck Knives Introduces Three New Lux® Framelocks

POST FALLS, IDAHO– Buck Knives brings a new blend of slimline elegance and performance features to gentlemen’s knives with their new series of three lightweight Lux framelock folders. All three have a 2-1/2-inch drop-point blade, with a blade flipper for smooth one-hand opening.

The solid frame lock ensures safety in use and results in a sleek, slim handle, with less weight than linerlocks. For carrying options, it has a removable deep-pocket clip. As the newest additions to Buck’s “good-better-best” pricing, the Lux series offers choices of steels and handles.

Top-of-the-line 016 Lux Pro has a titanium-coated S30V stainless steel blade, and the attractive handle is textured stainless steel, coated with carbon fiber and titanium. With its thinner body it has a different look and feel, and weighs only 3.3 oz. MSRP is $125.

With all the same basic features, the 015 Lux Avid has a titanium-coated blade made of 13C26 Sandvik steel, and a titanium-coated stainless steel handle. MSRP, $75. Again providing all the key benefits, the 014 Lux Select has a blade made of Buck’s time-tested 420HC steel, and the handle, with its own distinctive design, is titanium-coated stainless steel. MSRP, $57.50. Both of these weigh just 2.9 oz.

Of course, in keeping with Buck’s American Commitment, all three of the Lux models are made in the USA, and they are backed by Buck’s Forever Warranty.

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® & Johnson Adventure® Blades Announce Two New Designs

OLEAN, NY – KA-BAR Knives is proud to introduce two new folding knives to the Johnson Adventure® Blade (JAB) series.

The “Piggyback™” and “Baconmaker™” have been added to the Johnson Adventure® Blade lineup. The Piggyback™ folder features a 3 3/8″ blade modeled after the Piggyback™ skeleton knife. The Baconmaker™ folder also has a 3 3/8″ blade that mirrors the fixed blade Baconmaker™. Both folders measure 7 7/8″ overall and feature AUS 8A SS blades and GFN-PA66 Adventure Grip™ handles.

The Piggyback™ and Baconmaker™ folders will be available for purchase May1, 2011. Both knives are covered by the KA-BAR limited lifetime warranty.

Joseph Bradley

Browning Introduces New Independence Knives for 2011

Independence Folder Carbon Fiber Handle Model 743

Independence Folder Digital Camo G 10 Model 742

Independence Fixed Black Green G 10 Model 744

Independence Fixed Blaze Model 746

Independence Fixed Olive Drab G 10 Model

Independence Folder Black G 10 Model 741
Contact: Paul Thompson
(801) 876-2711 ext. 3229
January 2011

Morgan, Utah – New in Browning’s knife line-up for 2011 are the Independence knives that are made in the USA and designed by famed knife maker Russ Kommer. All materials are sourced in from American companies and their quality is evident from first glance. Functional designs have been tried and tested in real-world hunting situations to make certain their balance is perfect and their blades stay sharp.

Three folding models and three fixed blade models will be offered in the Independence series with blades made of USA 154 CM stainless steel Handles on fixed blade models are G-10 and folding models are G-10 or carbon fiber. Folder blade length is 3 1/8” and fixed blade model blade length is 3 ¾”. Folder models feature a button lock and include a pocket clip. Fixed blade models are supplied with a made in USA top-grain leather sheath.

The Independence Folder Black G-10 and Digital Camo G-10 models, Suggested Retail, $ 129.95. Independence Folder with Carbon Fiber handle, Suggested Retail, $199.95. Independence Fixed blade models in Black/Green G-10, Olive Drab G-10 and Blaze G-10 handles, Suggested Retail, $99.95.

Sypderco, Stag Arms Announce Knives

New Britain, CT –Stag Arms is proud to partner with Spyderco Knives to produce a limited edition Manix2 with Stag Arms engraving and custom configuration. The Manix2 is a fully ambidextrous knife which allows the opening, carrying, and closing of the knife either right or left-handed. The Manix2 is made in the USA at Spyderco’s Golden, Colorado factory of USA made steel and components. The Spyderco Stag Arms Manix2 is a great knife to show your Stag pride.

The Spyderco Manix2 has enjoyed a welcome reception since its release in early 2010. A new Manix2, exclusive to Stag Arms, an industry leader in rifle manufacturing, features a black-coated blade, black liners, and a black pocket clip complimented with Stag Arms signature dark green G-10 handle scales.

Coated with DLC (diamond-like coating), the non-reflective, plain edge blade is Crucible CPM-S30V steel and is full flat ground with aggressive thumb serrations (jimping) and an oversized 14mm Spyderco Round Hole. Retaining a non-reflective focus, the handle screws, liners, and tip-up, right/left reversible pocket clip are also blackened.

The Stag Arms Manix2 features an exceptionally strong lock called the Ball Bearing Lock. It operates with a free-floating ball bearing contained in a custom-engineered high-tech polymer cage. The spherical ball bearing allows the lock to self adjust across a large surface, smoothly and consistently locking up with solid confidence.

Nested inside the dark green G-10 handle scales are blackened, skeletonized dual steel liners for increased rigidity and strength without unneeded weight. The liners are scalloped, extending slightly beyond the handle scales creating textured jimping around a large portion of the handle’s perimeter.

The Stag Arms Manix2 showcases the commitment to innovation and quality both Spyderco and Stag Arms offer, in an undeniably unique folder collaboration. For more information, see www.stagarms.com or contact Stag Arms at 860-229-9994.

Paul Mattingly 860-229-9994 x226 or sales@stagarms.com

Browning Knives Make A Great Christmas Present

Backtrack Folders. Browning’s Backtrack Folders feature a versatile 7CR stainless steel clip point 3″ blade.  Stainless steel handles are engraved with the tracks of popular game animals.  The ultra-thin construction makes them fit easily in a pocket.  Suggested Retail, $19.95.
Browning Backtrack Series Knive
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Obession Series Knives. Obsession folding lockback knives have been carefully designed to give hunters the perfect tool for dressing and skinning duties.  The main blade is a drop-point design and twin-blade models include the best guthook blade ever.  Not only does the guthook efficiently open body cavities without disturbing the rumen, the back of the blade helps provide secure grip.  Handles are stainless steel with G-10 or wood inserts.  Blades are Sandvik® 12C27 stainless steel with 3 ¼” main blade lengths.  A nylon sheath is included with two blade models and pocket clip comes with single blade models.  Suggested Retail, single blade, $29.95, two-blade, Suggested Retail, $39.95.
Browning Obsession Knive
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Lil’ Bit Knives. New Lil’Bit Series Knives are tried and true drop point design with Swedish Sandvik® 12C27 stainless steel blades to ensure superior edge holding ability.  Four Lil’ Bit fixed blade and two folding models are available with genuine stag or desert ironwood handles.  Fixed blade models are offered in 2 ¾” or 3 ¼” blades with folding models available in a 2 7/8″ blade.  All of the Lil’ Bit knives come with a top grain leather tie and sheath.  Suggested Retail $44.95 – $59.95.
Browning Lil Bit Knife
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J. Wayne Fears to Debut New Knife Series

Master outdoorsman J. Wayne Fears has announced the debut of his new knife series in November 2010 that will be manufactured in collaboration with Pro Tool Industries of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. This new J. Wayne Fears Brand series will include a deer hunter’s knife, an outdoor cook’s knife and a survival knife and serve as a companion pieces to the deer hunting and management, outdoor cooking and survival reference guidebooks currently being published by Pro Tool.

The J. Wayne Fears Ultimate Deer Hunter’s Knife was designed for the deer hunter. A traditional style deer hunter’s knife, this new belt knife is ideal for field dressing and skinning deer, capping a trophy buck and performing general camp chores. It features a strong full tang design with an overall length of 8 ½-inches. It is made from select easy-to-sharpen 1095 high carbon steel. The drop-point blade is a convenient 4-inches long and 1/8-inch thick. The handsome 4 ½-inch handle is made from oil stained ash. The knife includes a high quality leather pouch-style sheath and comes with a leather lanyard on the handle.

Outdoor cooking, whether at hunting camp or in the backyard at home, calls for a multipurpose knife. Dicing, slicing, chopping, peeling, boning, and even spreading mayo are chores the outdoor cook’s knife must do easily. The J. Wayne Fears Ultimate Outdoor Cook’s Knife can do that and more. It is a full tang knife with an overall length of 10 ½-inches. The 5 ¾-inch blade is made from easy-to-sharpen 1095 high carbon steel and is gently curved to make cooking chores go easily. The traditional man-size oil stained ash handle is 4 ¾-inches long. The knife comes with a high quality leather pouch-style sheath with a safety insert, and leather lanyard in the handle.

The J. Wayne Fears Ultimate Survival Knife is strong, easy to re-sharpen and up to the many tasks needed to sustain life in an emergency. This 9 ¾-inch, 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 and para-cord lanyard are orange in color to be easy to locate. It comes with a tough black nylon sheath, with safety insert and a Molle compatible back strap and an adjustable front pack strap. Whether the day calls for digging, shelter making, prying, fire building or cleaning game this knife can do it all.

According to series designer, J. Wayne Fears, “My new knife series was created to provide the outdoorsman and outdoor enthusiast with the ideal knife for deer hunting, outdoor cooking and survival. Each of these knives is designed to function as a highly effective, multipurpose tool that will completely serve the needs of its user.” Pro Tool Industries’ General Manager, Mark G. Scheifley, stated, “Our family and plant are very pleased to be working with Wayne, and we will make this knife series to the same high quality standards as our iconic Woodman’s Pal®. The J. Wayne Fears Brand knives are made in Pennsylvania with all domestic raw materials-nothing imported-and backed by Pro Tool’s 100% satisfaction guarantee. Our customers deserve nothing less.”

For a sneak peek at the knives go to www.protoolindustries.net.

Donna M. Uncapher (484) 686=8760 or donna@astreamarketing.com

Wilson Announces Newes Knife in Custom Alliance: The Snap with IKBS by Kirby Lambert

Wilson Announces Newes Knife in Custom AllianceFor 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 2010 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.

Introducing the Latest Addition to the

“Snap with IKBS” by Kirby Lambert

Limited to 10 serial numbered pieces-complete with Maxpedition razorshell case in O.D.

Steel – CPM 154CM Price – $550.00
Blade Length – 3.5″
Blade Thickness – .160″
Handle Length – 4.6″
Overall Length – 8.2″
Weight – 5.2 oz.
Bolster Material – Carbon Fiber
Handle Material – Olive Drab G10
Hardware Material – Stainless Steel
Liner Material – .080″ 6AL/4V Titanium
Features The IKBS Pivot Bearing System

Designed by Kirby to be the perfect EDC knife, here’s why:

* Small Enough For Comfortable Everyday Carry, But Can Also Take On The Tasks Of A Large Tactical Folder
* Wide Blade Design Gives It A Feel Of A Larger Knife
* CPM 154CM Stainless Steel Blade For Maximum Edge Holding And Corrosion Resistance
* .080″ 6AL/4V Titanium Liners For Maximum Strength And Minimal Weight
* Carbon Fiber Bolsters And G10 Handle Scales For A Lifetime Of Use
* Finger Choil Allows For Added Comfort As Well As A Rock Solid Grip In Both Regular And Reverse Grip
* Fold Over Pocket Clip Allows For Deep Concealed Carry
* Great Ergonomics…
* Positioning Of The Flipper Combined With A Solid Detent And The IKBS Allow It To Fire Open Like Lightning
* Secure Lock-Up In Both The Open And Closed Position

IKBS – Ikoma Korth Bearing System

Rather than the blade rotating against washers, a race is machined into the liner where ball bearings are placed. The blade then rotates on the ball bearings allowing the blade to rotate with minimal resistance while retaining zero side to side blade play. For more information on the IKBS, visit www.ikbsknifetech.com.

“I believe that a knife should not only look good but should be functional as well. That is why I only use top grade materials such as titanium, carbon fiber, G10 and specialty steels such as CPM 154CM.” – Kirby Lambert

For more information on Kirby Lambert, please visit www.lambertknives.com

Wilson Combat
1-800-955-4856 Ext 104
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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