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Cold Steel Gladius Machete

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Cold Steel offers their own take on the iconic Roman Gladius. Made from 1055 carbon steel, the blade is a full 19″ of hand sharpened wickedness, perfect for both piercing and slashing. This Gladius features an extra wide full tang and the handle is made of high impact Polypropylene, with the classic guard and ball shaped pommel. It also comes with a cordura sheath and belt loop, in case you need your blade at your side, or you happen to be putting together a modern spin on the classic Legionary uniform.

Buy it here.

WASP Injector Knife

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

The WASP Injector Knife carries a cartridge in the handle, which when triggered will deliver a basketball sized freezing cold blast of gas at 800psi nearly instantly via the blade. Marketed as a diving, hunting, and tactical knife, the WASP is made from surgical stainless steel, weighs around 13.5 ounces loaded and features a total length of 11.25 inches. The WASP can be custom ordered with one of four handles and/or a max adapter, which allows for gas cartridges upward of 24g. It also can do quite the number on a hostile watermelon.

WASP Knife

TOPS/Buck CSAR-T Responder

Thursday, May 19th, 2011

From the collaborative efforts of TOPS knives and Buck knives comes the CSAR-T (Combat Search & Rescue Tool) series of knives. This particular model is the Responder. A folding blade, the CSAR-T Responder features a 3 1/2 inch TOPS/Buck blade made of 420HC stainless steel with a Zirblast finish, with a notch for bending wire among other small tasks. The handle, made from textured black G-10, can be used as a glass breaker and includes a seat belt cutter as well as a hex tool. The CSAR-T Responder comes with a heavy-duty nylon sheath, which is M.O.L.L.E compatible, and weighs 7 oz. (9.3 oz with the sheath). It’s an excellent choice for first responders who need a reliable and versatile tool in their line of work.


Wednesday, May 18th, 2011

The 30th annual BLADE Show will be held at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia this year from June 10th to 12th. Hosted by BLADE magazine, BLADE Show is the largest combined show of handmade, factory, and antique knives, with over 700 tables and around 175 factory booths and products. Also available is the first ever Tactical Gear Expo, which features manufactures, dealers and suppliers of tactical firearms, tactical knives, and tactical gear. The best part is you get access to both shows with a single ticket. Combine this with special guest appearances and events and you have the makings of the best BLADE show yet!

Visit bladeshow.com for more information on the upcoming expos, including the event schedule and list of exhibitors.

The Chinese Entrenching Tool

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

This may prove to be the most entertaining 8:46 of your life, or the most terrifying if you consider the Chinese hoard all armed to the teeth with these shovels. It slices, it dices, it juliennes. Truth be told, a couple of the features such as the “scissor” and nail puller are pretty cool, but music and effects make this one worth the price of admission. Make sure you stay long enough to see the entrenching tool museum.

Fanboy note: Where can I get one of these?

This article was originally posted on Soldier Systems Daily.

Mythbusters Season Premiere Tonight

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Just a quick reminder that the new season of Mythbusters premieres tonight, April 6th, at 9pm Eastern on the Discovery Channel. It’s worth a mention if only for all the explosions and firearms that have appeared in the past seasons. Personally, I’m hoping for a lot more of the same!

Machete Slingshot

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

Looking like something out of a action-packed B-movie*, this machete slingshot/crossbow is damn near the coolest, if ‘WTF?’ worthy, DIY project I’ve seen on Youtube. And this is but one of many amazing slingshots from the mind of JoergSprave and his ‘The Slingshot Channel’. But why would he go through the trouble of building something this impractically awesome? It was in response to a challenge from the Youtube community A.K.A. because he could. At least this proves when we run out of bullets, and we want something a bit more intimidating than arrows to launch from our bows, large blades are always an option.

*Attention Robert Rodriguez: Here’s something to consider for the eventual Machete sequel.

Gerber Bear Grylls Parang

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

The Gerber Bear Grylls Parang is a parang machete which features an angled blade made from high carbon steel, full tang construction, a textured rubber grip, and a lanyard cord attached to the grip for additional security. It stores in a nylon sheath which is ‘military-grade’ and mildew resistant. In addition, the sheath also has land to air rescue instructions and SOS sewn to the outside, and you also receive a pocket guide of Bear’s survival essentials.

I bought one yesterday for clearing some vegetation in my yard. Not the original intention for the blade, I’m sure, but I did find it’s not very sharp. Not a good quality for something meant for survival. It might be alright on zombies, though, since their flesh is already starting to decay.

You can check it out at: http://bear.gerbergear.com/gear/parang/

A Creditor You Might Actually Want In Your Wallet

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

You may remember when I wasn’t totally impressed with the CardSharp by Iain Sinclair. Granted, that was in the context of its use against zombies, but even without this handicap I’m still not gaga about it. However, it’s not the only knife that folds into a credit card sized shape, and at least this one looks rugged enough to be somewhat useful. Meet The Creditor. Like the CardSharp, it folds and it’s a knife. But that’s pretty much where the similarities end. To be specific, The Creditor is actually marketed as a money clip that doubles as a knife. It’s also made of carbon fiber, D2 tool steel, and titanium. Not too shabby. Plus, it won knife maker John Kubasek an award for Most Innovative Knife Design, so that must count for something. It’s still too short to be an effective anti-zombie weapon, but you can always throw the $20 bills clipped to its side as a distraction.

You can get yours here.