New Knives: From Tactical To Outdoor Blades

New Knives: From Tactical To Outdoor Blades

These babies are jaw droppers…

Have a hankering to extend your wish list with a little something new? Look no further as we’ve gathered up a slew of new custom and factory blades fresh on the market and ready to please. This collection has a definite tactical and outdoor tilt to it, with plenty of fixed blades. But, we’ve snuck a few worthy folders in just to keep the balance.

Erik McCright Fighter

New mccright

Fighter Specs
Blade length: 7.5”
Blade material: Old W2 tool steel w/hamon
Handle material: Vintage Micarta® w/a fileworked frame
Bolster: Textured mild steel
Overall length: 12”
Knife to know: Erik McCright is an ABS journeyman smith
Maker: Erik McCright (Jocelyn Frasier image)

Simone Milanesi Lacantina Indy

New Lacantina

Indy Specs
Pattern: Bowie
Blade length: 6.29”
Blade material: Mosaic damascus of K720 tool and 15n20 nickel-alloy steels forged by Spina Gianluca
Blade grind: Full flat
Blade finish: DLC (diamond-like carbon)
Handle material: Rosewood w/carbon pin
Guard & fittings: Fat Carbon
Overall length: 11.6”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $2,000
Knife to know: Simone Milanesi Lacantina’s Indy won The Knifemakers’ Guild Best Bowie Award at BLADE Show 2023
Maker: Simone Milanesi Lacantin (SharpByCoop image)

Paul LeBatard Recurve Bowie

New LeBatard

Recurve Bowie Specs
Blade length: 7”
Blade steel: CPM 154 stainless
Rockwell hardness: 61 HRC
Blade grind: The top false edge and primary bevels are hollow ground on a 10” contact wheel and satin polished; the flats are hand finished to 800 grit
Blade @ thickest: 3/16”
Handle material: California buckeye burl
Lanyard material: Desert camo 550 paracord
Double guard: 7075-T6 aluminum
Overall length: 12”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $750
Maker: Paul LeBatard (Jocelyn Frasier image)

Jim Poling Dagger

New Poling

Dagger Specs
Blade length: 6.5”
Blade material: 5160 carbon steel
Blade grind: Flat/convex
Handle material: Rosewood
Fittings: Mild steel
Overall length: 12”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $600
Maker: Jim Poling (SharpByCoop image)

A.G. Russell Knives Power Ball C2

Russel Knife

Power Ball C2 Specs
Knife type: EDC
Blade length: 33/8”
Blade material: D2 tool steel
Rockwell hardness: 59-60 HRC
Blade finish: Stonewash
Blade pattern: Drop point
Handle: Black G-10 w/blue pivot accent ring
Pocket clip: Reversible, deep carry
Lock: Linerlock
Weight: 3.7 ozs.
Closed length: 4.75”
Knife to know: Also available in a green handle w/orange pivot accent ring
Country of origin: China
MSRP: $67.95
Company: A.G. Russell Knives

Halfbreed Blades CFK-02 (Compact Field Knife)


CFK-02 (Compact Field Knife) Specs
Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 4.01”
Blade steel: N690 stainless
Rockwell hardness: 59-60 HRC
Blade @ thickest: .16”
Blade finish: PVD coated and stonewash options
Blade pattern: Pikal
Handle steel: VG-10 stainless
Weight: 4.87 ozs.
Overall length: 8.07”
Sheath: Injection-molded plastic
Mounting: Ulticlip and DOTS Belt
Countries of origin: Australia and Taiwan
MSRP: $275
Company: Halfbreed Blades

CRKT Redemption

New crkt redemption

Redemption Specs
Designer: BLADE Magazine Cutlery Hall-Of-Fame® member Ken Onion
Blade length: 4.06”
Blade steel: MagnaCut stainless
Blade @ thickest: .15”
Blade finish: Stonewash
Handle material: G-10
Bolster: Stainless steel
Lock: Crossbar
Weight: 4.9 ozs.
Closed length: 5.1”
Knife to know: The Redemption is based on Onion’s Deadman’s Hand custom knife named after the aces-and-eights hand Wild Bill Hickok purportedly held at the time of his death
Country of origin: Made in the USA in collaboration w/Hogue Knives
MSRP: $225
Company: CRKT

Gerber Center Drive

New Gerber CenterDrivePlus

Center Drive Specs
Knife type: Multi-tool
Blade length: 3.25”
Blade steel: 420HC stainless
Implements: Serrated blade, file, awl, pry tool w/nail puller & bottle opener, scissors, fine- & coarse-sided file, pliers, rotatable carbide wire cutters & strippers; magnetic flathead and Phillips bits; in/cm ruler
Weight: 9.5 ozs.
Closed length: 4.7”
Sheath: Fabric
Knife to know: One-thumb opening system; the pliers are spring-loaded; magnetic 3.2” Center-Axis bit driver; tool lock
Country of origin: USA (sheath made in China)
MSRP: $130-$145
Company: Gerber

Winkler Knives WK Hunter Axe LT

New WK Hunter Axe LT

New LeBatard
Head length: 4.75”
Axe material: 80CrV2 carbon steel
Blade @ thickest: .25”
Blade finish: No-glare black oxide
Handle: A wide variety of natural and synthetic options; contact maker for info
Construction: Skeletonized full tang
Overall length: 9”
Sheath: Fast-draw carrier, lined Boltaron®, HD shockcord quick-release retention system, nylon belt straps, multi-carry options
Country of origin: USA
MSRP: $450
Company: Winkler Knives

Jesse Hu Tanto

New Hu

Tanto Specs
Blade length: 12”
Blade material: Twist Damascus of 1084 carbon and 15N20 nickel-alloy steels
Blade grind: Traditionally ground w/a shinogi-zukuri geometry
Handle material: Poplar and leather w/brass spacer
Habaki (collar): Copper
Overall length: 17.5”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $3,000-$4,000
Knife to know: The maker is an ABS apprentice smith
Maker: Jesse Hu (Jocelyn Frasier image)

Pearson Industries MOST


MOST Specs
Knife type: Fixed blade
Blade length: 11.375”
Blade material: 1075 carbon steel
Blade finish: Black Traction powder coat
Blade @ thickest: .196”
Handle material: Black canvas Micarta®
Construction: Full tang
Weight: 24 ozs.
Overall length: 17.125”
Sheath: Kydex
Country of origin: El Salvador
MSRP: $279.95
Company: Pearson Industries

Joseph Bandeko Fixed Blade

New Bandeko

Fixed Blade Specs
Pattern: Double-keyhole dagger
Blade length: 11.28”
Blade material: 15N20 nickel-alloy steel
Blade grind: Flat
Handle material: African blackwood
Handle pins: Argentium silver
Pommel: 416 stainless steel
Overall length: 16.93”
Maker’s price for a similar knife: $4,495
Maker: Joseph Bandeko (SharpByCoop image)

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