As every hunter knows, the blade or tool you carry into the field could save your life.
At the same time, a quality tool or blade is often what turns a messy task like cleaning a animal into light, efficient work. That’s why Petersen’s Hunting did the leg work for you at the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas to track down all the coolest new blades and tools for the new year.
Some—like the Gerber Downrange Tomahawk—were made with combat use in mind but carry over nicely into the hunting and outdoor world. As a hatchet/hammer/crowbar in one, the Downrange Tomahawk is made to breach any door, window or obstacle, but could also be used to prepare kindling, cut rope or fight off a charging mountain goat.
With all the latest from SHOT Show, Petersen’s Hunting brings you 10 new blades and tools for 2013.
Benchmade brought the 915 Triage with them to the 2013 SHOT Show in Las Vegas, a folding knife with an insanely sharp cutting hook. The blades are available in multiple options (serrated or standard, coated or uncoated), and you can also get them with different handle variations. Either way, the 915 Triage is one of the most reliable knives on the market.
The Downrange Tomahawk is made from high carbon steel and weighs 1.9 pounds. While it was designed with combat in mind, it could also make a pretty trusty survival tool in the outdoors.
The Camp 10 is built as the do-it-all outdoor knife, perfect for clearing brush, making kindling or fighting off zombies, should you meet them in the wild. The Camp 10 features a 10-inch blade made out of powder coated steel and has a full tang wrapped in a Sure-Grip overmold handle.
The OHT comes in three colors, features a strap cutter, serrated and standard knife, saw, screwdriver and pliers.
The Raptor is a set of collapsible stainless steel medical sheers, combined with a strap cutter, wed to a ring cutter and ruler, thrown in with an oxygen tank wrench and glass breaker. Not only is it a great tool for medics, it's a nice addition to your vehicle or pack as part of your emergency kit.
As serious knife users know, most of the cutting work is done nearest the handle, which is why the Enuff was built with a 2.75-inch blade that is compact and easy to maneuver. The handle is extremely ergonomic and firm in the hand, which protects it from slipping.
Award-winning Finnish knifemaker Pekka Tuominen is a world-renowned expert on the traditional puukko knife and one of only seven master bladesmiths certified by the Finnish Ministry of Education. His new Nilakka satisfies Spyderco’s longstanding quest to translate the puukko to a modern folding knife.
As a tactical and trusted older brother to their flagship product—relying on the same quality materials and processes that made them famous—Victorinox developed the Folding Lockblade with the serious hunter or tactical guru in mind. The heavy gauge stainless steel blade locks securely in place and the sturdy ergonomic grip allows for easy maneuvering. The Folding Lockblade will be available this summer with an MSRP of $80 (with nylon pouch).
The Hunter XT comes equipped with a gut-hook, saw, screwdriver and high quality stainless steel blade—the perfect tool for any hunter. MSRP on the Hunter XT is $60 (with pouch).
Unlike other multi-tools, the implements on the Spirit can be opened from the closed position without opening the pliers. This allows for easy access, while individual springs on each handle keep the tools locked in place. At just five ounces, the Spirit gives you a handful of options for your outdoor excursion.