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Maxpedition Launches New Line of Hard-Use Knives

 

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LAS VEGAS -- Maxpedition, a gear company known for making extremely rugged, tactical packs and bags, is now offering a large line of tough, fixed-blade knives that won’t empty your bank account.

The new knives are available in three sizes and come in a variety of blade styles. They feature hard chrome plated, D2 tool steel blades with full-tang construction.

KitUp!, talked to Maxpedition’s owner Tim Tang about his leap into the fixed-blade world.

“I wanted to use a tool steel; D2 was very attractive because it’s very hard and very tough and it has a higher chrome content than most tool steels so it’s a little bit more corrosion resistant,” said Tang, a long-time knife collector and blade designer before he launched Maxpedition.

“Knives are my passion. Introducing a cutlery line is sort of me coming full circle. Knives got me into the gear industry. I had the opportunity to build really good bags; now I have the opportunity to come back and do my passion.”

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Tang is offering his new knives in short clip, long clip, fish belly, and tanto blade styles. The tanto only comes large and medium. There is also a drop-point blade, but it only comes in the small size.

DSC_0490Large models feature 6.25 inch blades that are .22 of an inch thick. Medium models have 5.5 inch blades that are .188 thick. And small models have 4.75 inch blades that are .15 of an inch thick.

Tang also designed a universal kydex sheath for each blade size.

The large models will retail for $120. Medium models will retail for $110. And small models will cost $100.

 

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