Blackhawk Knives & Tools
Two new tactical folders enter the Blackhawk line this year. The MOD Mark III Automatic Folder (SRP: $229.99) is a side-open automatic knife with a safety lockout for both open- and closed-blade positions. The 3.35-inch spear-point blade is available with a plain or partially serrated edge.
The MOD SFK Folder ($199.99) features a 3.94-inch dagger blade with a cross-guard that facilitates rapid opening via an ambidextrous thumb stud. It also serves as a double-sided hilt. A liner-lock mechanism secures the blade in the open position.
Blackhawk: The MOD Mark III Automatic Folder (top) is a side-open automatic knife with a safety lockout and spear point. The MODSFK Folder features a dagger blade with a cross-guard that facilitates rapid opening.
Both knives feature blades of N690Co stainless-steel HRC 58-60, a black Idroglider blade finish, a lanyard hole, and a pocket clip. In addition, the handle material is textured G-10 grip scales with stainless AISI 420J2 liners.
Browning Black Label
In 2012, Browning introduced a new line of knives as its Black Label Tactical Blade line. For 2013, Browning expands that line to include the Trip Wire and Backlash fixed-blade models.
The new fixed-blade Trip Wire knife (SRP: $393) has a highly modified spear-point blade made of N690Co stainless steel.
The 6-inch blade has a false edge and chopping grind on the spine, along with a partially serrated edge on the blade in a black oxide finish.
The Trip Wire handle has ribbed G-10 grip scales with a built-in three-position pivoting wire-cutting system to remove wire obstacles in the field.
Browning Black Label: The Backlash (top) features a double-edge 5.5-Inch blade and a CNC-machined G-10 handle.
The fixed-blade Trip Wire has a highly modified spear-point blade made of N690Co stainless steel.
The nylon sheath has MOLLE-compatible straps to attach to web gear or belt giving flexibility of attachment.
The new Backlash SRP: $86) features a fixed double-edge 5.5-inch blade that is hollow-ground in 440 stainless steel with a titanium finish that is both strong and highly weather resistant.
The Browning Backlash dagger handles are CNC-machined G-10 in a black or coyote tan finish and feature a stainless-steel pommel and handguard that also have a titanium finish.
The Backlash dagger comes with a Blade-Tech molded polymer sheath with a Tek-Lok belt clip that easily adjusts to fit a carry angle or belt width loop.
The overall length of the Backlash Black Label (blade & handle) is 10 inches.