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5 New Knives (and 1 Survival Ax) for Rugged Use

CRKT Snap-On® RAVE® XL

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From CRKT:

As rugged as the mechanics who use it, this overbuilt pocket knife features a modified drop point blade that’s built from stainless steel. It’s tough enough to cut hose but still precise enough to strip wiring. Meanwhile a black corrosion resistant coating keeps the blade intact no matter what you put it through in the shop.

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CRKT HVAS

Editor’s note: CRKT tell us that the H is silent in “HVAS.” It’s pronounced like “vase” with a long “a.”

From CRKT:

For a minimalist with an appetite for big adventure. Jesper Voxnaes’ Scandinavian backyard is filled with fjords, punctuated by mountains, and sliced by surging rivers. So when he sets out to design an outdoor knife, it’s crafted to perform. Everywhere.

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Benchmade 407 Vallation

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From Benchmade:

A duty knife that can be carried every day, this tactical AXIS® Assist takes its styling cues from our legacy line of automatic knives.

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Benchmade Bugout®

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From Benchmade:

Subtle, yet capable, the latest version of the Bugout® was developed to be easily carried anywhere without drawing attention to itself.

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L.T. Wright (No Name) Knife

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Part of the Vault series. From L.T. Wright Handcrafted Knives:

It is still made with 100% American steel and handcrafted here in Ohio.

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Off Grid Tools Survival Axe

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From Off Grid Tools:

With 31 features, the tool will fully equip you for any situation you might come across.

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Editor’s note: In addition to a good blade, one of the best survival tools you can carry is a .22 pistol. Check out our sister site GunDigest.com for the Top list of best .22 pistol options.


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