USA – -(Ammoland.com)- I get the same question from loved ones every year.
“What can I buy you for Christmas? You seem to have everything and you did not like the Grinch Santa Hat Christmas Tie we got you last year? (Grinch,,, get it, real funny)”
Let me set the record straight if you want a fool proof, can't fail, gift for all guys, young and old, short and fat, hairy and bald [and smart independent girls too]…
…buy us a Knife! (or knives, plural)
Knives are great gifts in so many respects, they come in a range of prices from dirt cheap to $1000's of dollars, they offer plenty of styles from folding knives to fixed blades, to axes and machetes, and they can be fancy with included engravings or just be plain-Jane.
With so many to pick from I felt it my duty to point out a few of the brands and models I really like, (are you reading this Mom?) to help you narrow down the options.
The SEAL Pup Elite knife is SOG Knives' high performance edition to the SEAL family of products. The SEAL Pup Elite is a serious business knife and carries on SOG's tradition of supplying the worlds elite military forces with solid reliable knives.
Product Details : The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools E37T-K Seal Pup Elite has a longer cutting edge along with a racy new blade shape, deeper finger grooves and an added spine rasp for notching, filing and thumb placement. Made of AUS-8 steel with an attractive black TiNi finish, the 4.85-inch straight edge, fixed blade has a clip point shape that delivers a quicker and deeper puncture, sharpens easily and makes quick work of any task. The ergonomically contoured and well-balanced handle has a black finish and is made of high strength, abrasion and impact resistant glass-reinforced nylon that will fit comfortably in your hand. SOG's unique cryogenic heat treatment process results in an overall increase in toughness and heightened wear-resistance. A black Kydex sheath is included to keep the Seal Pup Elite safely protected and close to you at all times. The tool has a lanyard hole, nylon lanyard and a belt loop attachment with snap closure on the sheath for added portability. This knife has an overall length of 9.5-inches, blade thickness of 0.19-inches and weight of 5.4-ounces. The SOG Specialty Knives & Tools E37T-K Seal Pup Elite Knife comes with a limited lifetime warranty that protects against defects in manufacturing and materials. Each SOG product is created with the help of company founder and chief engineer, Spencer Frazer. Known for their uncompromising style and performance, these knives and tools showcase innovation, dependability and a unique, futuristic style that has garnered awards and recognition worldwide. SOG products have also won favor among law enforcement, military and industrial customers that rely on their tools to perform flawlessly in the toughest, most adverse conditions.
Go ahead and show off. The Benchmade Gold Class knives are a rare combination of materials, design and artistry. A knife this fine is hard to come by.
Product Details : A limited edition masterpiece from the team at Benchmade; the Stryker is taken to the next level here with black and red carbon fiber, anodized red hardware accents and a Damasteel Odin Heim blade. It's the Gold Class knife for all. It is with great pride that we deliver this limited edition knife to you. It is meant to be enjoyed by those who share the same passion for fine cutlery and quality craftsmanship as we do. This knife has been handcrafted by Benchmade's talented employees to honor the function of one of mankind's oldest tools, and exemplify the tool's form with specially selected materials, designs and finishes. The 908-161 Gold Class Stryker II is built with premium materials and the addition of the AXIS lock adds a modern touch to this classic design. The action is incredibly smooth with flawless fit and finish. This is one of our favorite models of all time at the Benchmade KnifeCenter.
It is truly a work of art. If this is your passion and you have the means, please do not pass up this opportunity to get this quality for this price from one of the best in the game.
Case knives are known for their variety of blades and the company has a huge collectors club. (can you say new hobby) The Case & Sons Cranberry Mini Copperlock Folding Knife has a beautiful look, in a classic tried and true folding knife design, that would make a wonderful gift for any guy or girl on your list.
The Buck Knives 110 Famous Folding Hunter Knife is a traditional favorite and a great first knife for that young hunter!
Product Details : Buck's Folding Hunter was created in 1963 when Al Buck decided that a revolutionary lockblade knife was needed by outdoorsmen who wanted a sturdy knife but did not want to carry a long fixed-blade knife. He was right and the result proved to be the key to the company's future. The challenge was to combine the strengths of other folding knives with locking mechanisms into a good-looking, reliable product. It wasn't easy, but after a series of refinements, the Model 110 was unveiled. Within six months, this innovation was the hottest knife in the industry. The Folding Hunter, after over 50 years, is still one of America's best-selling knives. Length 4 7/8″ closed. Made in the USA.
Nothing says “I love you” like unwrapping a cool
Broadaxe (correction Viking Axe, see comment below) on Christmas morning. This fan favorite is 53 x 12 x 4 inches ; 3.9 pounds!
Product Details : The Cold Steel Viking Axe’s long blade is not a wood chopping tool, but rather it is a thin, fully polished and hand sharpened combative – style blade with a sharp edge that would be easily at home on a custom bowie knife! Its 10″ wide cutting surface terminates in two sharp “horns”. Traditionally, the longer top point was used for stabbing or parrying, while the slightly shorter bottom point was used by the Vikings to hook an opponent’s shield or limbs. Our Viking Axe is equipped with a very strong American hickory haft.
Cold Steel has been a long time believer in the ferocious cutting power of a well-designed Viking Axe. Until recently, we lacked the technical ability to make one to our satisfaction. However, with our new state-of-the-art forging facility, we can offer our customers something truly exceptional. Our Viking Axe's formidably long, thin blade is fully polished and hand sharpened to a bone-splitting, shield shattering edge. It comes with a robust 10″ cutting surface that terminates in two sharp horns or points. Traditionally, the longer top point was used for stabbing, gouging, or parrying, while the slightly shorter bottom point was used to capture an opponent's shield or to hook and immobilize his neck, arms, or legs. To maximize leverage, strength, and dexterity of movement, the Viking Axe is equipped with a very strong, resilient haft. Made in Maine from the best hickory available, it enhances and amplifies our Viking Axe's lethal potential as a cutting, chopping and stabbing weapon.
Still unsure what top get that picky curmudgeon or sensitive college snowflake? Well you can never go wrong with a good marine fighting knife.
Product Details : The Spec Plus Marine Raider Bowie Knife made by Ontario Knife is part of the Spec Plus Next Generation series designed for military, sporting, and rescue use. Situated in New York State's scenic Southern Tier, Ontario Knife Company produces one of the most comprehensive, wide-ranging product lines in the cutlery industry today. While being a worldwide supplier, the Ontario Knife Company is also a major supplier to the U.S. Government and its military. Ontario has built its reputation on a heritage of uncompromising craftsmanship, quality materials and components, and a steadfast commitment to its workforce. Epoxy textured and powder coated black steel blades. Full tang Bowie style blades are hardened to 57-59 HRC. Kraton handle resists the elements and has finger grooves for a secure grip. Piped lanyard hole in handle. Includes leather cordura sheath.