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Tactical Blades

Hissatsu Knife for Military, Private Military Company (PMC), & SWAT Operators

by David Crane [email protected] Military.com SoldierTech has just published what I hope DefenseReview.com readers will consider an interesting article on the Hissatsu knife. The Hissatsu is a Japanese-style knife featuring an Osoraku-Zukuri-style blade. It was designed by James Williams of Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co. and Dojo of the Four Winds specifically for military Spec-Operators for CQB (Close Quarters Battle) engagements. ... Read More »

Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth by Combat Elite, Inc.

by David Crane [email protected] Combat Elite, Inc. is making a rather interesting edged weapon. It’s called the Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth. The Combat Elite Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth features a 5" inch double-edged bi-directional carbon fiber blade and parachute cord-wrapped handle. The cord is removable. Overall weight is 1.3 ounces. The Carbon Fiber Dagger CFS-Stealth comes with a… kydex neck ... Read More »

Shiva Ki Custom Fightin’ Bowie Knife: Big, Fast, and Mean.

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains high-resolution scanned photos (JPEG format) of the Shiva Ki Fightin’ Bowie Knife, which is a custom combat/fighting bowie knife.  In trained hands, this knife can be utilized effectively for anti-personnel applications.  Click on photos (below) to view them full-size. Back in January (2004), DefRev published an article on Shiva Ki Custom Knives. The ... Read More »

Hissatsu Combat/Tactical Tanto Knife: A Japanese-Style Solution for Modern Spec-Ops/Tactical CQB Problems.

by David Crane defrev (at) gmail (dot) com February 7, 2004 Last updated on 10/23/12. Some of you may remember the original "Hissatsu" that was manufactured for and marketed by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co. in very limited numbers several years ago. Well, it's back. Once again, it's brought to us (in slightly modified form) by Ancient Edge/Bugei Trading Co., only ... Read More »

Tactical/Battle Blades for 21st Century Spec-Ops. Meet Shiva Ki.

by David Crane [email protected] This article contains a high-resolution photo (JPEG format) of three custom Shiva Ki Merc anti-personnel knives.  Click on photo to view it full-size. Shiva Ki may just be the single best-kept secret in the custom knife world today. He makes what are arguably some of the sharpest tactical/fighting fixed blades in the world, and you can quote ... Read More »

Japanese-Style Tactical Fixed Blades for Spec-Ops and CCW.

by David Crane Whether you’re a military Spec-Ops operator, LE SWAT operator, or armed citizen, a good tactical knife is an important item to have as back up to your firearm(s). Japanese-style tactical fixed blades have become increasingly popular in the last several years with members of all three groups. DefRev would like to highlight several custom bladesmiths and blades ... Read More »

A Dress Tactical From Terry Primos

For their June 2002 Issue, BLADE posed an interesting challenge to five bladesmaiths. "Design a Tactical Fixed Blade knife that could be worn in a dress or pocket sheath, would be large enough to actually be used and yet appear non-threatening." One of the bladesmiths that they challenged was Terry Primos. His submission is a tactical knife with a 4" ... Read More »

Microtech Tachyon: High-Tech Butterfly Knife

If you like butterfly knives, and have $200 bucks burning a hole in your pocket, Microtech’s new Tachyon is really gonna’ blow your proverbial skirt up. It might even make a nice back-up to that Glock currently riding on your hip. DefRev doesn’t know if they’re shipping yet or not, so you would have to call. Click here for pictures, ... Read More »