Badass Knife of the Week: Kershaw JYD II

Kershaw Junkyard Dog II

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but the Badass Knife of the Week is evidence otherwise.

The Kershaw Junkyard Dog II is an iteration of customer knifemaker Tim Galyean’s popular Junkyard Dog and it pulls out some new tricks.

Like a real junkyard dog, the JYD II is intimidating and packs a big bite. Featuring a hefty 3.6-inch blade that’s built for heavy-duty use, the knife is also just small enough to make a great EDC while handling some of the more nuanced tasks.

One of the first things you’ll notice on the knife is the outstanding composite blade that uses high-carbon high-chromium D2 steel for the edge and a durable Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel for the spine.

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Buck Unveils New Compadre Series for 2015

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Buck Knives is set to debut a new series of knives called the Compadre Series.

The Compadre Series, which goes on sale in 2015, will consist of a camp knife, hatchet, and chopping froe. Designed with the outdoor enthusiast in mind, the products in the series have an instantly noticeable red powder-coated blade made of 5160 steel. The more underrated aspect of the line is the Heritage Walnut Dymondwood handles.

Here’s a little more info about the products in the series, which will make its official debut at the OR Show.

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The Compadre Camp Knife features a full-tang construction and an overall length of 9.5 inches. MSRP $80

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Badass Knife of the Week: Benchmade Griptilian

Benchmade Griptilian

With a strong reputation and a staunch commitment to quality, Benchmade is one of the most respected brands out there. So you shouldn’t be surprised that one of Benchmade’s most popular knives is this week’s Badass Knife of the Week.

The Benchmade 550SBKHG Griptilian features an all-American design that makes even the most hardened knife enthusiast swoon.

This particular iteration of the Griptilian features a partially serrated, black-coated blade that’ll turn heads. A convenient thumb hole allows for quick and comfortable engagement of the 3.45-inch 154CM steel blade.

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Knife Falls From Sky Right Into Man’s Head

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We’ve all heard that expression about how you shouldn’t try to catch a falling knife, but a recent news story takes that saying to a whole new level.

A man in China was taking a stroll around his hometown when all of a sudden his head started feeling heavy and strange, according to Malcolm Moore of the Telegraph.

It wasn’t until someone spotted the man and pointed at his head with incredulity that he realized something was way off. A 5-inch knife was firmly lodged into his head after falling from the eighth-floor balcony of a high-rise building.

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Badass Knife of the Week: Schrade SCHF12

Badass Schrade SCHF12

In honor of our awesome giveaway with Schrade, we bring you the latest Badass Knife of the Week: the Schrade SCHF12 Recurved Tanto Fixed Blade.

The Schrade SCHF12 boasts an array of features that take the knife from great to the greatest. Let’s start with the well-designed blade.

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5 Best-Selling Kershaw Knives at Knife Depot

Since 1974, Kershaw Knives has been making some of the best EDC pocket knives on the market. If you don’t believe me, just look at the numerous awards handed out to Kershaw every year at the BLADE Show.

If you’re not familiar with all the offerings of Kershaw Knives, we decided it’d be useful to serve up the five best-selling Kershaw Knives at Knife Depot. While this isn’t necessarily the all-time best-sellers, it is a good indication of some of the best knives they make.

5. Shuffle

Kershaw Shuffle

You might be curious as to why this little folder is one of our most popular… until you get it in your hands. The Kershaw Shuffle is a shapely knife that conforms to the hand and features a nice stubby 2.4-inch blade made of 8Cr13MoV steel. Part of what makes the Shuffle so appealing is its versatility and compactness. The ability to take this little guy anywhere and do nearly any everyday task you come across is huge.

As a bonus, the Shuffle also has a built-in screwdriver on the butt and a built-in bottle opener.

4. Clash

Kershaw Clash

Like the late Joe Strummer from The Clash, the Kershaw Clash is rebellious, influential, and working class. This assisted opener is a workhorse of a knife that’s known for being an affordable, all-purpose knife. With a blade length of 3.1 inches and a convenient flipper that opens the knife in a pinch, the Clash is a great knife to carry.

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Watch What Happens When Famous Weapons are Mashed Up Into One Weapon

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From the folks who brought you the riveting Man At Arms series comes with next iteration of the series… Man At Arms: Reforged.

Whereas the previous installment saw master bladesmith Tony Swatton recreate weapons found in pop culture (such as Sting from “The Hobbit” and the Lich King Frostmourne from World of Warcraft), this new installment reforges weapons from pop culture to create a new superweapon.

While we’ll definitely miss Tony Swatton and his gang, the new crew from Baltimore Knife and Sword seem more than capable of holding their own.

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Badass Knife of the Week: ESEE Junglas

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They say the lion is the undisputed king of the jungle, but the real king of the jungle is this week’s Badass Knife of the Week: the ESEE Junglas.

The ESEE Junglas (pronounced “hoonglas) has a badass history that only adds to the allure of the knife. Named after Colombia’s Jungla Commandos, which is the country’s premier counternarcotics unit, the knife was designed specifically for use in the dense jungles of Latin America.

With a razor-sharp blade that’s a little longer than 10 inches, the ESEE Junglas is as intimidating as it is functional. Its 22.5-ounce weight gives it enough heft to clear obstructed paths or tackle heavy-duty tasks around camp.

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5 Best-Selling Case Knives at Knife Depot

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Case Cutlery, so in honor of the company’s rich history of manufacturing collectible knives, we decided to bring you a post on the best-selling knives from Case at Knife Depot.

Here they are.

5. American Workman Sod Buster

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Coming in at No. 5 is the Sod Buster from the American Workman family. This Sod Buster is a great knife that’s been in the Case family for decades and constantly gets praise from everyone who owns one. With a closed length of 4.63 inches, the Sod Buster is surprisingly large and dispatches nearly any task with ease. It features a blue synthetic handle and a polished skinner blade.

4. Amber Bone Medium Stockman

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Next up is the Amber Bone Medium Stockman. The jigged Amber Bone on this 3.64-inch (closed) stockman takes center stage, highlighting how handsome these knives are. It comes with a clip, sheepsfoot and spey blade in Tru-Sharp Surgical Steel. Continue reading »

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Badass Knife of the Week: Cold Steel Chaos

Cold Steel Chaos Double Edge

Even though it’s important to strive for the new and innovative, sometimes the best type of knife is one that blends the modern with the classic. That’s perfectly illustrated with this week’s Badass Knife of the Week: the Chaos from Cold Steel.

Taking inspiration from the trench knife used prominently in the two World Wars, the Chaos from Cold Steel is a modern take on the classic combat knife.

Chaos in SheathFeaturing a 7.5-inch carbon steel blade and a unique hand guard made from reinforced 6061 aluminum, the knife is fit for the modern day warrior.

Like the classic trench knife, the knuckle guard on the Chaos protects your fingers from injury during combat and prevents the knife from being knocked out of your hand. But unlike the knives of old, this blade is coated with black Tuff-Ex, which bolsters its corrosion resistance and enhances cutting power.

An asset of the Chaos is that it comes in two different versions: the double-edged model, which you can see in the main image, and the Tanto model.

Both of these Chaos knives excel at piercing and puncturing but also bring their own personality to the table.

The Chaos, which includes a Secure-Ex sheath, also boasts a ferocious carbon steel pommel that’s tapered for additional damage. This is one knife no one will want to mess with.

Find out more about the Badass Knife of the Week by visiting the Cold Steel Chaos Double Edge product page.

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