Tactical Knives

To paraphrase Blade Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame© member Sal Glesser, a tactical knives are knives you have with you and use when you need to cut something. That being said, most ANY knife can be a tactical knife. In today’s age of black ops and other military- and law-enforcement-type pursuits, a tactical knife has come to mean a knife, whether a folder or a fixed blade, sporting a blade with a non-glare finish and a black or dark synthetic handle.

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Winkler II Knives' Contingency offers a variety of handle options.

Factory Friday: Contingency By Winkler Knives II

Contingency by Winkler Knives II is a concealable personal protection knife with a sheath system that allows for inside- or outside-the-waistband carry. (You’ll want to order a left-hand-draw sheath for right-hand IWB draw.) The 3 1/2-inch blade on Contingency is made of 80CrV2 steel and has thumb-grip gimping. The knife has...

Jared Wihongi helped design his signature line of knives with Browning.

Edged-Weapon Expert Talks Knife Fighting

Jared Wihongi is a native New Zealander who began training in martial arts at an early age. As a young man he had the chance to live in the Philippines and study an edged-weapon style of fighting called Pekiti Tirsia Kali. Jared has spent 14 years as a law-enforcement special weapons...

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Southern Grind Marine Pens Poem Of Combat

Johnny Joey Jones, Triple J to his friends and Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician to his Marine Corps brethren, wrote a poem about a particular day, a particular explosion, a particular knife, while on patrol in Afghanistan. Jones, a double amputee and motivational speaker, is the spokesman and more for Zac Brown’s...

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Browning launches Wihongi line of Maori-inspired knives

Jared Wihongi’s life and career is built on the warrior spirit of his Maori ancestors. He has practiced martial arts since he was a 10-year-old living in New Zealand, and the Filipino style of knife fighting, since he was 20, some 20-plus years ago. He also has his own signature line...

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Benchmade Drops HK Knife Line to Refocus on Own Brand

  Over a month ago Benchmade decision makers opted to immediately ramp down production of all Heckler & Koch (HK) knife lines, according to Benchmade Public Relations and Communications Manager Derrick Lau. Benchmade will concentrate efforts on its own brand of sports cutlery and edged tools. The Oregon City designer and...

These Daggers Are Dope!

Not many folks have the skills to fashion symmetrically accurate daggers, those with edge-holding blades, comfortable, non-slip grips and protective yet non-clunky or hand-pinching guards.