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New 2015 Knives from Buck

We’re still going through the new knives you’ll see this year. Today, we’ve got some products from Buck Knives, including its first automatic knife.

616 Buck Ops Boot Knife

616 Buck Ops Boot Knife

This boot knife, with its 154 CM steel blade and black G10 handle, is designed for easy accessibility. It comes with a leather sheath that has a plastic liner to be used as a neck knife if desired. The sheath is highly versatile.

Open Season Series

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We’re bundling these knives together because they complement one another. The new series includes a folder, skinner, boning, caping, and small-game knife. The knives have either S30V or 420HC steel blades and a handsome rosewood handle.

PakLite Elite

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This is a set of new knives: a caper and boning knife. Both of them are constructed with S30V steel and boast a minimalist design for lightweight and easy carry. They fit into a nylon sheath.

898 Impact

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One of the biggest additions to Buck is its first automatic knife. It uses S30V steel for the blade, and springs open by sliding a button. The MSRP on the Impact is $220.

294 Momentum

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This and the next knife go together because they’re both made for quick deployment with one hand.

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New 2015 Benchmade Knives

Yes, we’re already two months into the year, but there’s still plenty of new knives to admire and covet. We’ve gone through new Spyderco and CRKT knives, so let’s continue with the new products from Benchmade.

Benchmade separates its knives into different series, such as the Black Class, Gold Class,  Hunt Series, and others. This year they’re only releasing knives from the Blue Class and the Black Class.

The Blue Class is more working class, blue-collar knives that are designed for everyday use but still boast quality construction and materials. The Black Class is aimed at professionals, especially those in the military and public safety fields.

Let’s start with the new knives from the Blue Class.

Benchmade 665 APB Assist

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One of the highlights of the new knives is the 665 XAS, which is a push-button Axis-Assist knife. Basically, it’s an assisted push-button knife that also requires the buttons pushed for the blade to be closed. It’s inching ever so close to a switch blade.

The blade uses 154CM steel and the handle has a blue and black G-10 handle.

Benchmade 761 Ti Monolock

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The real highlight of the 761 is the machined 6AL-4V titanium handle with its titanium tip-down clip. It uses a monolock on the 3.73-inch M390 steel blade.

Benchmade 484-1 Nakamura AXIS

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The original 484 came out last year, but this is a newer and more updated version of the knife. It uses CPM-S90V super premium steel on the 3.08-inch blade (as opposed to M390 on the original). It has an AXIS lock and a contoured carbon fiber handle with stainless steel liners.

Benchmade 153 Jungle Bolo

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Benchmade doesn’t typically venture too far from its folders and AXIS locks, but these two large choppers show the company is willing to explore new territory.

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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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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

Limited Edition Kershaw Ruby Sells Out in 1 minute 3 seconds

For 40 years, Kershaw Knives has been at the top of its game, putting out some of the most respected knives on the market. The Leek, Blur, Clash, Amphibian, Cryo, Shuffle, Blackout, and Knockout have garnered cult followings over the years.

Kershaw is a perennial winner at the annual BLADE Show and remains one of the most respected brands out there. So it’s not surprising that Kershaw pulled no stops with its 40 year anniversary model: the Ruby model 4040.

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The limited edition knife was produced to commemorate the four-decade anniversary and integrated many of Kershaw’s patented designs and features.

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See the Wenger-inspired ‘Delémont Collection’ of Swiss Army Knives from Victorinox

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Last year, we reported that the Wenger brand of Swiss Army knives was no more. After absorbing Wenger, Victorinox decided it was retiring the Wenger name and would only sell knives under Victorinox.

Since many people lamented the loss of the unique Wenger knives, Victorinox decided a selection of Wenger knives would be integrated into the Victorinox collection.

In August, the new Victorinox/Wenger models were introduced. These new models, which undeniably take cues from Wenger, are from the new Delémont Collection. (Delémont is the name of the city that housed the old Wenger factory.)

The Delémont Collection features rebranded Wenger knives with a few modifications and the Victorinox shield. The main things that really set the two Swiss Army knives apart was Wenger’s unique ergonomic handles, blade serrations, a button locking mechanism, and different tools like pliers.

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Case & Harley-Davidson Launch Knife Series

Finally…

Case Knives and Harley Davidson have teamed up to create a series of knives for all the knife nuts and/or chopper riders out there. Each of these companies has more than a century under their belt, so it seems like a long time coming for this series to finally come to fruition.

These officially licensed knives come in five different styles. Here’s a quick breakdown of each.

Silver and Black Layered G-10

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These H-D knives are simple and sleek, which makes for a strong and durable blade. The handles are made from layers of glass cloth laminated with epoxy resin and feature a nickel silver H-D shield.

Tec X

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The Tec X family is a bit more modern with a 440 or AUS-8 stainless steel blade. They have thumb studs for one-handed opening and are highly versatile.

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SOG Unveils the Kiku Series by Kiku Matsuda

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The knife industry is so vast — what with factory knives, custom knives, collaborations, new releases, etc. — that it’s very easy to overlook something.

But I spotted a press release over at Ammoland about the partnership between legendary Japanese knife maker Kiku Matsuda and SOG and, boy, I am sore I didn’t notice this collaboration sooner.

The Kiku Series is the first-ever production series of knives designed by Kiku Matsuda, who is well-known for his skills as an expert knife grinder. Matsuda can create an array of knife grinds free hand.

That’s why the knives in the Kiku Series are so unique and good-looking.

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CRKT Announces the Ken Onion Hi Jinx

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Knifemaker Ken Onion is the mastermind of such iconic and well-received knives as the Kershaw Leek, Kershaw Blur, CRKT Shenanigan, CRKT Onion Skinner and more.

In his latest collaboration with CRKT, Ken Onion has done it again.

The Hi Jinx from CRKT is a high-end folder based on Ken Onion’s Old Scallywag custom design made with quality materials and fine craftsmanship that would leave even casual knife fans drooling. The 3.32-inch blade is made of Böhler Uddholm’s Sleipner steel from award winning manufacturer LionSteel and uses a flipper for quick deployment.

With an overall length of 8.1-inches when engaged and a weighty 6.4 oz., the knife packs a big punch.

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Split Wood Easier with New Ax Redesign

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I can’t imagine certain tools getting any better than they already are. For example, a fork is never going to get better than the stainless steel three-pronged utensil we all know and love (although I can imagine Google or Apple sticking wifi into the fork so you can track what you eat and adding a camera to take selfies inside your mouth).

So when Slate Magazine put one of their usual sexy headlines claiming a brilliant redesign of the ax, I was highly skeptical.

Meet the Vipukirves (which translates to Leverax).

According to Slate, the ax uses a lever action that makes this one much stronger than the traditional ax and features red and yellow coloring to make it easier to spot.

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