SOG Knives announced an early product release for 2017 via email today. The Ultra C-Ti which features a Carbon Fiber Handle, VG-10 Blade and a Titanium Clip.
The Ultra C-Ti weighs in around 1.3oz and doubles as a money clip. This knife appears to be very minimalist in weight and in thickness. The Ultra C-Ti appears to MSRP for around $134 and is available at sogknives.com and at BassPro.com
Per SOG’s webpage, regarding the Ultra C-Ti; “At just 1.3 oz, the Ultra C-Ti makes a great, lightweight folder that doubles as a money clip. The minimalistic design of the Ultra C-Ti does not take up much space and fits comfortably in the small watch pocket of jeans. The 2.8-inch clip point blade opens and closes with one hand smoothly and locks open with our exclusive Arc-Lock. The high quality VG-10 steel ensures that every cut is as sharp as the first. Utilizing carbon fiber for the handle and titanium for the clip, it is light yet strong and durable. Although every bit of excess weight has been engineered out of the Ultra C-Ti, you will be surprised at the power it conveys.”
I am interested to see what other products SOG will have released prior to and at SHOT Show in January. They have been rather robust in the area of continuing to provide new options every year. For more information on the Ultra C-Ti, please visit: http://www.sogknives.com/ultra-c-ti.html
The following is a Press Release from Froglube on the introduction of the Froglube Commander knife by Emerson.
The Emerson Commander “FrogLube Edition” Tactical Knife is now available exclusively from the FrogShop Online Store
TWO UNCOMPROMISING BRANDS PARTNER TO DELIVER A WORLD CLASS COMBAT KNIFE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE
Years ago the Emerson Commander series was winner of the “Best Overall Knife of the Year” at the Blade Show in Atlanta, GA. The Emerson Commander series is a 21st century combination of design, materials, performance, and razor sharpness. This knife along with other Emerson Knives, sets the new standard for the cutlery industry and continues to push the design and performance envelope for cutting tools well into the 21st century.
FrogLube weapons cleaners and lubricants are the industry’s first completely bio-based care and performance system for firearms in the world. In 2009, FrogLube was created by elite members of the United States maritime special operations force to protect firearms and knives during salt water operations. Since then, degreasing solvents, high potency stripper concentrates and field kits have been added to the ‘food grade’ safe product line. FrogLube’s two part bio-based cleaning and lubricating system is the only one of its kind in the world today.
Both FrogLube and Emerson Knives share their American manufacturing heritage, industry leading performance and direct connections to U.S. forces elite members for product design and performance. Each FrogLube Commander Edition knife is sequentially numbered and limited in supply and comes with a package of FrogLube cleaner, lubricant, preservative to ensure life long performance. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity; supplies are extremely limited and once they’re gone, there will be no more.
In the world of Multi-Tools and their use for weapons maintenance, especially the AR-15, nothing can hold a candle to the Multitasker® Tools brand, in particularly the Series 3.
Out of the box the difference can be clearly seen and especially felt. Other multi-tools that I have owned in the past have “rattled” and did not feel robust. The Series 3 looks like and feels like a battle tank waiting to face whatever skirmish that can be thrown at it.
Though the weapon-specific design of the Series 3 will probably not serve you as well on a camping trip in the woods, it will however prove to be a great first resort for in-the-field weapons maintenance, adjustment needs, and basic armoring tasks when conventional armorers tools are not readily available.
Prior to opening the Series 3, one of the first things I noticed was the G10 scales used for the grips. These grips are extremely slip-resistant without being uncomfortably abrasive.
To really feel how robust this tool truly is, all that needs to be done is to open the pliers and feel how precise the machining is. The Aluminum-Bronze washers provide for smooth operation when opening the pliers while the tight tolerances create a positive pressure that ensures that the Series 3 will stay closed until it is intentionally opened.
I appreciate the feature that allows the accessory arms to be opened while the tool is fully closed, thus eliminating one step when needing to deploy one of the tool options.
The sharpened D2 tool steel blade firmly locks into place and does not offer any “wiggle room” once deployed. The blade is extremely sharp, so remember not to leave this around your little ones.
The 3/32″ pin punch can be used to assist with difficult AR pivot and take-down pins and the removal and installation of the fire control group pins as well. While it can be used to break down your Glock to an armorer level as well, Multitasker® recommends not using it to pry off the Glock magazine floor plates. Common sense applies here as there can be too much side-wards pressure on the pin, causing it to snap or possibly damaging the threads holding the punch on. The threads holding on the pin punch are sized at 8-32 (male threading) to work in conjunction with an OTIS Technology cleaning kit.
The magnetic 1/4″ bit driver comes with the AR15 front sight tool installed. The magnet is strong enough to keep the bits from falling out, but not impossible to remove. When the bit driver arm is closed with a bit installed, the grip housing ensures that the bit will not inadvertently fall out.
The Series 3 consists of quality CNC machined pliers made from D2 tool steel, a 3/8″ and 1/2″ hex wrench, a dual lug castle nut spanner wrench and screwdriver, a 3/32″ pin punch with 8-32 male thread (OTIS cleaning kit compatible), a radiused tip carbon scraper, a 3″ D2 tool steel knife blade (plain or serrated), a 1/4″ magnetic bit driver with M16A2-style Front Sight Post adjuster and a removable pocket clip. A bit carrier with commonly used hex bits are also included.
The only thing that I think that I would have like to have seen included with the Series 3 would be some sort of pouch or carrier that would allow for the tool and bit carrier to be carried together. I can understand that many people will have their own preferences on how to carry their Series 3, but even the ability to purchase something specific to the Series 3 as an add-on accessory would be a nice option.
Overall, as an AR-15 enthusiast, armorer, and firearms instructor, I highly recommend this tool for anyone from the basic weekend shooter to the soldier on the battlefield.
If you are interested in purchasing a Series 3 Multitasker, there are plenty of industry locations that offer them for sale, just follow the link below:
SOG Knives has introduced an addition to their Tactical Line of knives for 2014 with the Kiku fixed blade and folding knives. This joint venture with SOG Knives and Kiku Knives produced the first folding knives for Kiku.
The Kiku knives have AUS8 stainless steel blades linen micarta handles. The Kiku folders are available in 3.5 and 4.5 inch blade lengths and black or satin finishes. The folders retail from $135 and $195 depending on length and finish. The fixed blade Kiku knives offer lengths of 4.5 and 5.5 inches and black or satin finishes. The fixed Kiku’s retail from $215.00 to $260.00 depending on length and finish.
Legendary knife manufacturer Chris Reeve Knives is proud to offer a 2014 variation of the Sebenza line with the Sebenza 25 Micarta Inlay. The 3.625-inch CPM S35VN stainless steel blade is adorned with double titanium thumb lugs and when closed, rests in a 4.71-inch 6AI4V titanium handle with attached pocket clip of the same material. This knife offers a robust blade and overall admired quality that is sure to last many years with typical use. The black canvas Micarta inlay makes for a very positive and attractive gripping surface. For more information visit, chrisreeve.com.
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