SHOT Show 2010

Where else can you get together with 58,000 of your closest friends and act like kids in a candy shop?


9CB: The other pretty neat tool that I saw in the Benchmade booth is obviously a rescue tool designated the "Model 9CB Hook". As you can see in the photo it's available in yellow (a popular "rescue" color) or black (that evil "assault" color). At one end is a spring-loaded clip making it easy to hang on a belt loop or gear loop (if you wear Warrior Wear or 5.11 Tactical pants). The hook blade is large enough to cut up to 1/2" diameter rope which makes it easily big enough to cut through every nylon strap I've ever seen. Made of "premium stainless steel" and weighing less than an ounce, this tool also incorporates the one other absolutely mandatory item for any rescuer: a bottle opener. The two neatest things about it? The carabineer clip and the retractable cover on the cutting edge. If you're going to hang this from your pants you definitely want the cutting edge covered so it doesn't bang against you - or you against it.

Lone Wolf

Double Duty Warrior G10: Shown on top in the above photo The new Double-Duty Warrior automatic is a double-action automatic that can function as a one handed opening locking-liner knife or be instantly fired in the automatic mode. The automatic firing mechanism is hidden under the handle and is activated by sliding the left side handle scale towards the back of the knife. Because there are no apparent buttons on the outside of the handle the fact that this is an automatic is known only to its owner. This makes the knife convenient to carry and use anywhere. The tough clipped point on the Warrior blade is designed to stand up to aggressive use by police and military personel. The full contour cutting edge is ideal for almost any cutting task. The blade is 3.00 inches long and .125 (1/8in.) thick built from CPM-S30V premium stainless steel for great edge retention and toughness. The liners, pocket clip and internal components are stainless steel. The handle is black high-strength checkered G-10. The Warrior is lightning fast, good looking and comfortable in the hand.

Cheyenne G10: The Cheyenne G10, shwon on the bottom, is a one-handed-opening knife was designed to be tough, sleek and comfortable in the hand or pocket. The Cheyenne’s frame and internal components are all manufactured using heat treated stainless steel, making them extremely strong and durable. The blade is 3.3 inches long and .125 (1/8 in.) thick built from CPM-S30V premium stainless steel and heat treated to Rc 60-61 for great edge retention and toughness. The blade is coated with black Titanium Nitride for a great subdued look and tough protection of the blade surface. The handles are diamond pattern checkered G-10 for a rugged, non-slip and comfortible grip. The thumb stud provides easy and abedextrous one handed opeing of the blade. A stainless steel pocket clip positions the knife deep in your pocket for convenient carry and quick access.

Case

Barn Board Jigged: The big news from CASE this year is the number of colors that they are adding to various models. Of course, it's the handles we're talking about. Olive Green, Caramel, Brown, Autumn... the unique colors and texture of Case's Barn Bard Jigged bone handled pocket knives have fueled their rising popularity since they were introduced in 2005. There are eight patterns (designs) available with this new color of handles. Each of the hand-crafted knives is fitted with a Case Traditions shield, stainless steel blades and nickel silver bolsters.

Silver Script Green: Six full-sized knives make up the Hunter Green Silver Script family: TrapperLock, Trapper, Canoe (shown above), Large Stockman, Large Texas Toothpick and Large Swell Centered Jack. Each is fitted with Case's Tru-Sharp surgical steel blades, Hunter Green Bone Handles and nickel-silver bolsters.

BlackHawk

CQD Mark I Type E: The CQD Mark I Type E (shown on top) is functionally identical to the original manual award-winning CQD Mark I. Featuring the same high-strength button-lock mechanism and secondary safety, recessed seatbelt/cord cutter, and carbide glass breaker, the CQD Mark I Type E has all the performance of the original but priced for every budget. The handle is made from precision injection-molded reinforced nylon mounted to a 420J stainless steel frame making the Type E super light weight. Its spear-point AUS8A stainless steel blade boasts improved edge geometry for increased cutting performance with a low-profile black PVD-coated finish. Available with a plain or partially serrated edge and a pocket clip for right or left-side, tip-down carry, the CQD Mark I Type E knife retails at $99.99.

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