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HallMark To Launch Bad Blood Line

     HallMark Cutlery will launch a new brand, Bad Blood, at the 2012 SHOT Show in Las Vegas. The line will consist of a mid-priced offering of tactical folders, fixed blades, and utility pieces.

     The new brand will also include a custom collaboration series from custom maker, Sean Kendrick. His line for HallMark Cutlery will include three folding knife patterns and three fixed blade models, and are expected to be available in the first quarter of 2012.

     Kendrick has been crafting knives professionally since 1998, but knives have been a passion since he was a child. Craft and design come naturally to the self-taught Kendrick. His mother is a talented artist and his father is a master electrician, plumber and mechanic. Sean’s great-grandfather was a blacksmith.

     Kendrick’s style and designs have been inspired by many elements, including music. Sean credits his friends and mentors, knifemakers David Mosier and Mike Franklin, for showing him the “ins and outs” of folding knives. Sean is also a member of the Usual Suspect Network. Kendrick won the award for “Best Tactical Knife” at the 2010 Spirit of Steel Show for his fixed blade “Partisan Hybrid.” His fixed blade version of the “Spiraling Demise” won “Best Tactical / Fighting Knife” at the 2004 Greater Ohio Valley Knife Show.

     For more information contact HallMark Cutlery, PO Box 220, Kodak, Tennessee 37764 866-583-3912


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