Badass Knife of the Week: Leatherman Sidekick

Like Robin to Batman or Chewbacca to Han Solo, our latest Badass Knife of the Week is the ultimate sidekick. The Leatherman Sidekick is the perfect tool to have at your side when you need a little help.

Unlike some of the larger Leatherman models, the Sidekick stands out from its brethren with a compact and lighter design that still features many of the tools you’ve come to expect from the respected brand.

Billed as an excellent option for first-time users of the iconic Leatherman, the Sidekick features 14 different tools, such as a wire stripper, serrated knife, plain-edged knife, saw, can opener, bottle opener, ruler, can opener, bottle opener, pliers, screwdrivers, and more.

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New 2015 Spyderco Knives

We’re still parsing through the new knives we’re going to see this year now that the SHOT Show is over. Spyderco is releasing an array of new knives this year,  but we’re still expecting new models at the IWA this March.

Here are the new Spyderco knives so far.

Urban Lightweight

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The latest evolution of the Urban, the Urban Lightweight feature the classic clip carry and one-handed opening we’ve come to expect from Spyderco but without the locking mechanism. It does have an index finger choil to prevent unintentional closing.

Rubicon

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As winner of the 2014 imported knife of the year award, the Rubicon is one amazing knife. Based on the design of Peter Carey, the knife is a flipper-style folder with a broad CPM S30V blade. This was released late last year but is considered a 2015 knife. You can pick one up here.

Burch Chubby

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The Burch Chubby is another that was released late last year but is also a 2015 knife. It’s inspired by Michael Burch’s popular custom knives and has a 2.3 inch CPM S30V blade. Grab yours here.

Native 5 Lightweight

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Now in its fifth generation, the Native is a good example of refinement. It’s gone through weight reduction and now features bi-directional texture on the handle that gives a better grip. It also has a four-position clip.

Bradley Bowie

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The Bradley Bowie is really something to look forward to. Designed by Gayle Bradley, the knife has an incredibly tough PSF27 steel fixed blade with polished G-10 handle scales.

Roadie Lightweight

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The Roadie was first seen in 2013 when the TSA said they were going to allow certain knives on planes. Soon after, the plan was withdrawn but not before Spyderco made a new non-locking knife that conformed to those rules.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Kershaw Knockout

The Kershaw Knockout is a real knockout, but the actual reason it has that name is because they’ve knocked out a piece of aluminum frame to get the strong and lightweight handle.

Made in the USA, the Knockout boasts a 3.25-inch blade made of stonewashed Elmax steel with a satin finish. It locks into place with a sub-frame lock that’s extremely secure without unnecessarily weighing down the knife.

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New 2015 Knives from CRKT

It’s January and you know what that means… it’s time to take a look at the new knives coming your way. The SHOT Show (where companies are showcasing new knives) is currently underway, but many companies have already released the new catalogues.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be taking a look at the new knives across various brands. We’re kicking things off with the 22 new knives from CRKT.

BT-70 (Designed by Bob Terzuola)

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If you’re not familiar with Bob Terzuola, the new BT-70 is the perfect way to get acquainted. Terzuola is one of the fathers of tactical knives and this collector’s piece showcases his feel for the tactical folder. It has a stonewash finish, G-10 handle scales with his dragon logo, and a blade length of 4.03 inches.

Argus Black

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The Argus is a spring-assisted knife with the Outburst assisted opening mechanism. Designed by Matthew Lerch, the Argus Black has an aluminum handle and a 3.55-inch blade with black corrosion resistant coating.

No Time Off

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Designed by Flavio Ikoma, the No Time Off is a burly folder that’s aimed at heavy-duty tasks. It has a waffle iron traction grip handle and a 2.99-inch blade that locks into place using the Ikoma Locking System.

Saker

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The Saker is an interesting bushcraft knife by Abe Elias, with its scandi grind and 1075 carbon steel blade that’s about 4.5 inches. The handle is made from Walnut.

G.S.D. (Get S**t Done)

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With a name like G.S.D. (which stands for Get S**t Done), you’d better expect a knife that’s tough, reliable, and functional. Check, check, and check. It has a classic industrial look and can handle heavy-duty tasks.

Hunt’N Fisch

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We’re starting to get to the puns. The Hunt’N Fisch plays off designer Larry Fischer’s name and is a fixed blade hunting knife with tons of jimping and some interesting grooves on the spine.

It’s designed to be an all-around hunting and fishing knife with a blade of 2.99 inches made of 8Cr13MoV steel. It has G-10 scales on the handle. Continue reading

Badass Knife of the Week: Benchmade 175BK Adamas CBK

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When all else has failed and everything has hit the fan, the latest Badass Knife of the Week is all you need. The Benchmade 175BK Adamas Fixed CBK is the perfect last-ditch weapon when things get dicey.

The Adamas Fixed CBK, which stands for Concealed Backup Knife, is designed to be the ultimate defensive push dagger. As part of the Adamas Series at Benchmade, which includes knives made by Shane Sibert to honor the courage and commitment of the military, the dagger was made with input from members of law enforcement. It shows too.

With its 440C stainless steel double-edge spearpoint blade, the 175BK is exceptionally well-balanced and coated in Benchmade’s BK1 matte black finish that offers extra corrosion and scratch resistance.

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Buck Knives Releases Knife Designed by Fallen Navy SEAL

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By all accounts, Special Warfare Operator First Class (SEAL) Matthew J. Leathers was an amazing human being. Not only was he a highly decorated SEAL but he was also someone his friends and family describe as a nice guy who would give others the shirt off his back.

When Leathers was lost at sea during training exercises off the coast of Hawaii in 2013, the military suffered a huge loss.

But thanks to a recent agreement with Buck Knives and Leathers’ father, his legacy will live on in a knife designed by Leathers himself called the 245 Matt Would Go.

LEATHERS-jpgDuring his nine years with the Navy SEALs, Leathers designed a knife that met his high standards and caught the eye of some of his fellow SEALs.

The original knife was made by using steel from a coil spring scrounged out of a scrapped Humvee and tempered using an old mailbox. Still, despite the makeshift nature of its creation, the knife was reliable and undeniably badass.

The new one from Buck is not made of scrapped Humvee but instead uses 5160 steel and custom multi-colored Micarta handles. It also comes with a textured Kydex sheath with a TEK-LOK belt clip.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Schrade SCHF38 Frontier

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The next time you’re exploring parts of the wilderness where no one else has gone before, take along the latest Badass Knife of the Week: the Schrade SCHF38 Frontier. Capable of withstanding the toughest outdoor tasks, the SCHF38 is more than 11 inches of pure power and dependability.

Featuring a powder-coated 1095 high carbon steel blade with a drop point and pronounced finger choil, the SCHF38 is the ultimate budget-friendly survival knife. The game-changing knife boasts a full tang design that’s built for a lifetime.

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Worst Knife Thrower Ever Nearly Kills Assistant (Video)

It doesn’t matter how much you’ve practiced or how skilled you are, there is absolutely no way in hell I’d ever let you throw a knife in the vicinity of my head.

There could be an earthquake at the last second, the knife thrower could get a sudden bout of the hiccups, the knife could slip out of the hand, or, as was the case on a Lithuanian reality show, the person could simply be awful at throwing knives.

Lithuania’s Got Talent featured one of the worst knife-throwing acts around and an assistant nearly met his end. Throwing knives is a fun and respectable hobby, which we love, but that doesn’t mean you should have people near your targets.

You can watch the full, terrifying video below, but let’s break down a few of the highlights (or lowlights, really) in gif form.

The act started off fine as the thrower haphazardly launched some knives at objects close to an assistant, but it wasn’t until the assistant was tasked with holding up a target for the thrower that things started to get dicey.

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You see the assistant getting sliced by the knife and sort of nonchalantly playing it off. He moves on to a card on the other side.

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The thrower fails to get the knife to stick and the assistant looks to see if he still has a hand, likely petrified. Yet the show goes on.

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Here again we have a narrow miss, although it’s possible he was actually nicked. At this point, the assistant is likely rethinking his life choices and would probably run for his life if he wasn’t on TV.

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Man Survives Having a 12-inch Kitchen Knife in the Head

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A motorcycle taxi driver in Brazil was at a party in a local bar drinking a bit and chilling. As one occasionally does, the man happened to get in a fight with someone. One thing led to another and he ended up getting stabbed with a knife four times.

You probably don’t need a reminder, but don’t misuse knives. Not only does it give the tool a bad name but it also has the potential to do harm.

Because one of the stab wounds perforated one of his lungs, Juacelo Nunes de Oliveira went to a hospital for treatment. But there was a slightly bigger problem he needed to worry about: a large kitchen knife was jammed in his head and only the handle was sticking out.

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Court says Knives Protected Under 2nd Amendment

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The U.S. Constitution is an amazing document. The whole thing has been interpreted and studied countless times, but no part of the Constitution has caused more grief and political turmoil than the Second Amendment:

A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.

People over the centuries have read and made countless inferences from the poorly worded amendment, but the Connecticut Supreme Court recently and unequivocally stated that knives are protected under the Second Amendment.

To be clear, it was always assumed that knives are protected under the U.S. Constitution, but as Knife Rights puts it in a press release, “actual court rulings on this issue are always appreciated.”

The Supreme Court of Connecticut reversed the conviction of a man who was transporting his collection of weapons, which included knives, to a new place in Bolton, Mass. As you might guess, Connecticut has pretty stringent knife laws and any weapon inside a motor vehicle is in violation.

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