Spring Assisted Knives At Shot Show


Shot show is just barely over 3 days away, and we could not be more excited!   For those of you who don’t know what shot show is, allow me to enlighten you.  Shot show is a convention held every year, where knife makers (among others) come to showcase the new and exciting stuff they will be releasing.  It’s an opportunity for all of us to get a first look at the stuff we have been hearing rumors about!

For those of you who love all things spring assisted, this is an opportunity to see the stuff we are all looking forward to.  We know for sure Benchmade will be there (Located at booth 10357, for those of you going) but what we don’t know is what they will be showcasing.  They have kept a pretty tight lid on things so far, so come Tuesday we may be in for some surprises.

At this point, we are hoping they bring the Barrage Axis-assist knife.  Pre-orders are currently open for this eagerly anticipated new spring assisted, and while it still has the proven design of the barrage, this model looks to only improve upon it.   We are hoping the Benchmade booth has one of these sweet knives we can get a closer look at!

We also know that Kershaw will be there but, like Benchmade, they are being relatively secretive with what they are offering.  Last year they brought 3 different, new autos, so we are keeping our fingers crossed that this year they bring something spring assisted.  We are still kind of in love with the Cryo, so we are holding out for something similar.  It may be a long shot, but hey, it’s Shot Show, so who knows what could happen!

These are just 2 of the knife retailers who are going to be present at this year’s Shot show,  but make no mistake, there will be plenty, including Boker, Buck, Gerber, Spyderco and Microtech just to name a few!

Check back next week as we will be bringing you as much info as we can, live from the show!   What are you hoping pops up at Shot Show this year?  Let us know in the comments below!   Are you lucky enough to be going to Shot Show?  Share pictures and news with us as well!

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A Spring Assisted For The Holidays


Having trouble deciding what to ask Santa for?  Or, maybe you’re at wits end trying to shop for that knife guy or gal in your life?  Don’t stress, let us help you out.

A spring assisted knife will always make a fantastic Holiday gift.  It truly is one of those gifts that just keeps on giving.  It’s something they will use all year round!   The holidays are a time to show someone you care about them, and what better way to do that than with a reliable spring assisted knife.

The difficult part is deciding the best knife to go with.  Hopefully our spring assisted holiday gift guide can help.

One of our absolute top pics this holiday is the Kershaw Starter series pack.  This fantastic gift set comes with 2 quality made Kershaw spring assisted knives.  This gift set has been marked down for the Holidays, for only $26.99, you can give 2 times the gift for a fraction of the usual cost.  This is seriously one of the better deals on the Holiday Knife Market right now.  Both knives are made with quality materials, and reliable designs.  This is not something you want to miss.  Plus, today only (Dec, 10th 2015) you can get free shipping on all orders.   So you will be getting 2 knives at an unbeatable cost, and you don’t even have to pay shipping.


Up next we have the Kershaw Shield.  Another fantastic knife from Kershaw.  They has taken the Rick Hinderer’s eclipse and added some impressive additions, including their SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism.  Marked down over $20, this knife belongs under the tree of any one who loves quality spring assisted knives.


Or, if you’re shopping for someone who already has a reliable spring assisted, why not get them something to help take care of it?   Knife lube makes for a fantastic stocking stuffer, and any knife fan would be thrilled to find this waiting under the tree, or stuffed in their stocking.  But why stop at the lube, why not get them an entire kit and ensure that their knives are taken care of the right way?  With kit’s including brushes, lube and towels, there are enough options for you to really show someone that you care.  Or, If you would like, give them a new knife and the kit to take care of it!


No matter what you are looking for, you can’t go wrong with a new spring assisted!   All orders, today only (Dec 10th, 2015) qualify for free shipping anywhere in the world!   So don’t wait much longer or this opportunity will pass you by before you know it!   Don’t forget to check out the Holiday gift guide for more fantastic Holiday offers.

Can we help make your Holiday shopping easier?  Let us know in the comments below!

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Knife Laws: Travel

Tomorrow marks a very important day of remembrance in the United States.  We should all be talking a moment to remember and honor the lives lost on 9/11.


Each time this date rolls around, it really gets me thinking.  The events of 9/11 severely impacted flight travel all over the world.  Immediately the TSA outlawed a number of items from flying in a commercial aircraft.  But slowly, as time moves along they are beginning to allow more and more things.

Seeing as how you are on a blog dedicated to spring assisted knives, you have no doubt wondered whether or not your knife can come with you.  It is a common habit for me to just grab my knife on the way out the door, same as I would with my wallet or cell phone.  I don’t think anything about it.  One specific instance, I grabbed my knife and headed to the airport for a trip.  I didn’t think anything of it at the time, but when I arrived at the airport I realized my mistake.  I was stopped by the TSA guards, and informed I could not be taking my knife with me.  I could either keep my knife or take it back to my car (toeing the risk of missing my flight), or I could let them keep the knife.  Luckily, I had some family there seeing me off, so they were able to take the knife with them.  Thank goodness.  I wasn’t about to miss my flight, but I didn’t want to see my beloved knife taken from me.

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I am sure I am not the first person to experience something similar to this.  The TSA has reported confiscating tens of thousands of knives each year, going to show countless people are going through what I went through, but not all of them are able to keep their knives.  It’s a terrible situation to be part of, but understandable.  Well, luckily for us, things are beginning to change.

Fairly recently the TSA has begun to change their rules regarding knives on planes.  As of writing this, a traveler is allowed to have one knife on their person.  The knife itself MUST BE less than 2.36” long and ½” wide.  There is no wiggle room on this, and this only goes for folding knives.  Don’t plan on taking any type of fixed blade with you.  But as for now, you can take that small, beloved folding knife.  However, in all honesty, you are probably better off just leaving that knife at home, just to avoid any issues.  Rules and regulations are always subject to change, so be sure to check before leaving for that trip of yours.  But things are beginning to look up for us spring assisted knife guys out there.


Have any info you would like to offer?  Lost a knife to the TSA?  Let us know in the comments below.

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Anatomy of a Manual / Spring Assisted Folding Knife

Anatomy of a Manual / Assisted knife

Anatomy of a Manual / Spring Assisted Folding Knife Manual knives are legal in most areas, which means they are extremely common. Often, this type of knife is also recognized as a “pocket knife.” Spring assisted knives are roughly the same as manual knives, but they have a spring inside the handle that helps deploy the blade much faster. Spring assisted knives typically have a … Continue reading