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
Grey Ghost Gear has brought a new plate carrier to the market. The Minimalist Plate Carrier has been dubbed a “lighter and better plate carrier with a minimum of thrills, but a ton of function”. This new play carrier was designed to carry 10×12 hard plates and large ESAPI plates. The carrier offers six rows of MOLLE/PALS style webbing and built-in matching loop material on the top three rows for the option of attaching patches or ID panels. Discreetly placed on the front side of the carrier is a stash pocket. That makes perfect storage for small items that may be needed readily.
The Minimalist Plate Carrier is only made in one size to fit most body types with the shoulder straps being adjustable and integrated elastic side straps, giving you the ability to keep a snug fit, while still allowing for unexpected dynamic motion. Designed to stand up in hard use situations. The carrier is constructed from MIL-SPEC materials and is lined with air mesh for comfort and breath-ability. The plate carrier is available two colors; Coyote Brown and Multi-Cam.
True to the name, the Minimalist Plate Carrier is not going to offer you an overabundance of options or features, but for those who have a need for a carrier that is not going to overburdened them, especially those who need to be in environments with restricted or tight spaces will find the carrier to be a good solution.
Individuals that find themselves working in a Personal Security Detail with the need to have a lower footprint with the amount of gear that they are wearing a find at this plate carrier is easily concealed, while still affording them the protection of heavy plates. Additionally, dignitaries who have to work in or travel through hazardous environments may find the use of this minimalist carrier to be less restrictive and overly noticeable.
Donning and doffing this plate carrier is a cinch with the two side buckles securing the front and back portions of the carrier together securely. I found the adjustment of the shoulder straps and the side straps to be very simplistic and quick to accomplish. Though this is a minimalist carrier, I found this carrier to be extremely comfortable with the interior padding on front and back sides of each panel. Though some may not like the fact that the plate is visible from the exterior of the carrier and allows more functionality with different heavy plate types and does not add more material where it is not needed.
Grey Ghost Gear is offering this plate carrier at an affordable price for any wallet, which is currently offered at a sale price of $105.80.
For more information, go to the Grey Ghost Gear website at: http://www.greyghost.com/rigs/minimalist-plate-carrier-large
This review was originally posted on Weapon Evolution.