Perfect for the hidden boot pocket in your 5.11 ATAC, XPRT, or Company Boots and engineered by award-winning knife designer Mike Vellekamp of Blade-Tech, the new fixed-blade Side Kick Boot Knife from 5.11 Tactical has an overall length of 5.5 inches, with a 3.5-inch combo-edge modified tanto blade.
November 12, 2009
Buck Knives and TOPS Knives have collaborated to provide the Model TBT-101 liner-lock folder. The TOPS-designed blade is a 3.5-inch modified Tanto blade, made of 0.175-inch thick, high-grade ATS 34 stainless steel.
September 18, 2009
CampCo's Humvee Emergency Rescue Knife and LED Combo features a half-watt ultra-bright white LED light that operates on a single AA alkaline battery and a folding knife outfitted with an emergency seat belt cutter and glass breaker. The four-inch LED light comes with a detachable lanyard.
August 12, 2009
BlackHawk’s Be-Wharned wharncliffe folding knife, designed by edged-weapon trainer Michael Janich, offers both utility and personal defense capability. Featuring an aggressive, satin-finished AUS8A stainless steel blade that provides extreme cutting performance for its size, the Be-Wharned is mated to a handle constructed of hardened 420J stainless steel liners nested into textured black G-10 scales.
June 1, 2009
BlackHawk Blades’ BHB40 and BHB41 knives are both built on a framework of 420J stainless steel liners and fiberglass-reinforced-nylon handle overlays. Both drop-point tanto blades are ground from 9Cr13CoMoV stainless steel and feature a slotted hole for one-handed opening.
October 1, 2007
Benchmade has brought back its Rukus knife and is adding a smaller version, the Mini-Rukus. Both knives are Blackwood designed with Benchmade’s exclusive AXIS system, which provides for a smooth one-handed ambidextrous opening. Just like its big brother, the new Mini-Rukus has a two-part handle assembly with the ability to semi-customize the handle scales as you see fit.
January 1, 2007
Wenger’s “S” series EVO Swiss Army knives have three new features: a safety-enhancing locking blade, a universal wrench, and adjustable pliers. The knives, styled in a concave shape for a firm grip, also include the oldie-but-goodies: screwdriver, scissors, reamer, nail file, double cut wood saw, corkscrew, and others.
July 1, 2006
Buck Knives has expanded its family of high-performance tactical knives with four new models for 2006. All feature dual deployment and have grip ridges at critical pressure points to ensure a secure grip. Blades on all models are 420HC stainless steel, heat treated to Rc 58 for hardness and finished with Buck’s Edge2x technology so they hold an edge longer and are easier to resharpen.
May 1, 2006
The Roll-Lock knife from California Knives is made with a 440c 3.5-inch blade and durable Zytel scales and spine. The automatic mechanism in the knife is a positive roll wheel located in the handle that locks the blade in the open or closed position. The roll wheel is powered by a heavy-duty eight-coil spring. The Roll-Lock knife is in limited production, with only 500 being made.
January 1, 2006
Designed by John Benner, founder of Tactical Defense Institute and a former cop, the TDI Law Enforcement Knife from Ka-Bar was created with law enforcement in mind. The knife is meant to be worn at the off hand and draws like a pistol. If an officer finds himself in close quarters with a suspect attempting to take his handgun, the TDI knife can be available as a last-defense option.
September 1, 2005
Buck’s new Lumina LED knife features a programmed LED bulb placed next to the blade to allow for precise cutting day or night. The light automatically shuts off after five minutes to conserve power and is water resistant as well. The bulb has four programmed functions and an average lifetime of 100,000 hours.
July 1, 2005
The Merlin Professional knife assist from CKRT allows officers to place a folding knife in a variety of positions for easy draw. The sheath body rotates and a locator disk allows for eight customizable carry angles so draws can result in any of the four basic grips.
July 1, 2005
SOG’s Trident folder was designed with a new TigerStripe blade that was released last year. The knife is SAT patented and features the new Arc-Actuator with built-in blade locking safety. The TF-1 is also equipped with a Digi-Grip handle with groove and Hardcased black TiNi-coated, half-serrated blade. The knife also features a reversible and removable pocket clip.
July 1, 2005
For the first time in more than 100 years one of the most well known utility tools in the world is getting a makeover. Wenger’s Swiss Army Knife is instantly recognizable and its new, ergonomic design brings the classic look into the future. The Evolution Series by Wenger incorporates concave and convex scales that conform to the hand into the already useful and space-saving knife design. The new design allows for a more secure grip when cutting or utilizing any of the multiple tools.
April 1, 2005
Emerson Knives, known for their comprehensive line of rugged working knives, has just released the P-S.A.R.K., a police version of their United States Navy search and rescue knife (S.A.R.K.). The top of the blade has the patented Emerson "wave" feature. This allows the knife to open while it is being drawn from the pocket, using the drawing motion to deploy the blade.
August 1, 2001