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SOFIC 2018 | Gerber

Empower Auto Opening Knife

   

US-Assist S30V (Assisted Opening) and Empower in Black with Stonewash Blade (Auto)

A very interesting low-vis piece, the MINI COVERT AUTO
COYOTE BROWN, BLACK BLADE, FINE EDGE
Automatic Opening Knife

 

Crisis Hook Knife

 

Strap Cutter

SHOT Show 2018 | Gerber

Gerber 06 Auto and Covert Auto with Multicam™ Type 3 Anodizing

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SHOT Show 2017 | Gerber

Center Drive

The name of this product derives from the center-axis position of the screw-driver when opened. This allows the torque to be very effective and delivers a very professional and practical feature to the tool.

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It also comes with a multitude of other blades and tools that can be accessed without deploying or opening the pliers. The spring-loaded pliers borrow the one hand opening design from the historic 600 series. This tools seems to bring a combination of best features of its successful predecessors the MP1 and the 600 series.

Gerber Center Drive

Impromptu Tactical Pen in New Cerakote Colors

Gerber Impromptu

MP1 – AR

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DownRange Knives

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Urban Survivor Loadout

Urban Survivor Loadout Suunto Traverse Alpha

  • Suunto Traverse Alpha
  • aLokSak w/ Medkit
  • Gerber Impromptu
  • Gerber Order
  • Oakley SI Detcord Cerakoted
  • S&S Precision Vlites
  • S&S Precision Manta Strobe
  • IR Chemlight
  • Smartphone with Magpul Case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch
  • Steiner T824
  • Gerber GhostStrike
  • Glock 19
  • Streamlight TLR-1 HL Tan
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra

Urban Survivor Environments Defensive Loadout

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  • Glock 19 gen 4 equipped with Streamlight TLR-1 HL (800 Lumen) in Flat Dark Earth color
  • Two magazines with 15 rounds of defensive ammo
  • Gerber Ghoststrike combat knife with Cerakote finish
  • Gerber Impromptu tactical pen
  • S&S Precision V-Lite
  • Gerber Order folding knife with Cerakote finish
  • SureFire E2D Defender Ultra flashlight
  • Oakley Standard Issue Ballistic DetCord sunglasses with Cerakote finish
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 with Magpul Field case
  • LokSak ShieldSak RFID pouch

 

Triple Aught Design: Intercept Performance Denim | Review

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

Whether you are an operator overseas or a civilian carrying a concealed handgun at the mall, one of the most important aspects of urban operations is blending in. Camouflage is a interesting subject when it comes to being unnoticed to the human eye. How it works in the wilderness is clear to everybody, and we are not here to discuss that; but as soon as you reach civilization, it becomes a more complicated.

Two of the main aspects of urban “blending in” techniques are:

  1. Try to move with the crowds and avoid seeking any attention
  2. Dress casual and stay away from camo gear.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

In this article, we will focus on the second category: dressing casual (or in conjunction with the environment).

As of 2016, a good portion of the world shares some common “fashions” or “dress codes”. One color or piece of clothing that is well distributed and utilized throughout the globe is denim; this makes our job at “disappearing” much easier.

In the past years there has been a good variety of jackets, button shirts and even shoes on the market specifically designed for the tactical/performance segment of the market (concealed carry or “covert operations”); but casual pants were missing from this selection.

For a long time there has been a very wide gap between tactical pants and casual denim; the first being versatile and comfortable during high performance activities but with a lack of casual aesthetics, while the second being the exact opposite.  Now Triple Aught Design has made the right connection between these two much separated segments of market.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

The Intercept PD pants are extremely well crafted and are made in the United States. Triple Aught Design has really focused a lot of attention in quality and design through the development of this product.  The Performance Denim comes from America’s oldest working denim mill, from North Carolina, and it is woven with 1% elastane for better comfort during high performance activities.

As far as pocket usability the Intercept PD are basically a pair of Cargo pants that look like jeans; it is as simple as that. The five traditional pockets provide a classic look and feel to the product, while closer to the belt line are placed the 4 concealed pockets, designed with performance and weight bearing in mind. The close proximity of the pockets to the waist allows the user to carry heavier items (spare mags, multi-tools, flashlight, medical kits and much more) without any movement limitation, even while seated.

The Intercept PD are engineered with noise reduction in mind: instead of the classic zipper TAD has implemented a button closure of the groin (to avoid any noise of metallic moving parts) while the 9 pockets are deep and kept close to the user’s body by the elastic fabric, reducing any sort of movement of the content.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

The belt loops are large and heavy-duty, which is vital for carrying a tactical belt (especially with a holster, both Inside the Waistband and Outside the Waistband). Triple Aught Design has applied hidden triple needle stitching and bartacks throughout the whole product. Applied on the two front pockets is the TAD diamond reinforcement to protect from premature wear from knives, tools or flashlight clips.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

With the Intercept Performance Denim TAD is delivering a product of which the development really revolved around the operator. If you are looking for a way to disappear from the radar in an urban environment you should really add the Intercept Performance Denim to your list, they are worth each and every penny.

Triple Aught Design Intercept PD Performance Denim Urban Survivor Blog

For more information please visit Triple Aught Design’s website: store.tripleaughtdesign.com/Intercept-PD-Pant

Arc’teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

What you carry on your person everyday (or at least accessible close to you) may dictate the success or the failure of a difficult situation.

Whether it is a medical, practical or defensive scenario carrying basic or advance equipment is really important.

If you live in an urban environment and you are not always close to your vehicle it’s suggested to build an EDC kit in a backpack or a sling-bag.

In our opinion your self defense tools and equipment should be at all times on your person. We only use our backpack to store extra mags, but not our primary firearm. If the situation does not allow us to reach for our EDC backpack we sill have a concealed-carry handgun with mounted light and extra mag, a folding blade, a smartphone, a wallet, a tactical flashlight and a tourniquet. Keeping our EDC defensive tool in the same location will also provide efficiency and accuracy to the situation.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

We like to divide by priority and importance our daily-carry equipment into different levels.

Level 1: the EDC items carried on your belt and pant’s pockets.

Level 2: items in your bag directly accessible from the outside.

Level 3: items organized in pouches and dividers inside the bag.

Arc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

About the backpack:

One of the key features that we really like of the Blade’s design is its side-access. This allows us to open and extract the content without dropping the bag or revealing what’s inside. Arc’teryx has padded this bag like a tank, it is comfortable, light and extremely protective towards electronics or fragile items.

The Blade has many pockets, some visible and some hidden. On the top, next to the handle, there are two pockets: one specifically designed for eye wear and one for GP items. On the side there are three pockets: the admin pocket (with stitched organizers for admin tools), the main compartment and the laptop (or even ballistic plates) compartment. All the internal parts of the bag are made of hi-viz nylon for better efficiency. The hidden pocket is located on the lower back close to the body, and it is intended for documents, extra cash, copy of conceal carry permit or passport.

Even on the road this backpack is really handy, in case of an accident (especially at night) you can grab it, exit the vehicle and move towards a safe location without keeping any valuables in the car. In the admin pocket we have placed two S&S Precision V-Lites and a Manta strobe to mark our presence to other drivers or the authorities until we have access to roadside flares.

This backpack is efficient and feature-rich without screaming “tactical”. We like the adaptability of PALs webbing and we like Camo but in most urban environments it just stands out too much. The clean design of the Blade 24 allows to be “undetected”  or just not to stand out too much.

rc'teryx Blade24 EDC Backpack Loadout

Bag, Pouches and Cases:

Arc’teryx Blade 24

Maxpedition Fatty Organizer

Maxpedition Mini Organizer

Salewa Med Pouch (With personal kit)

6×6 Pals Multicam Pouch

Thule 13″ Laptop Case

Items directly accessible: 

Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket

Outdoor Research Halberd Sensor Tactical Gloves

Princeton Tec Remix MPLS Headlamp in Multicam

AKG Headphones

Boker VAT tool

Princeton Tec Switch light

S&S Precision V-lite Green

S&S Precision V-lite Blue

S&S Precision Manta Strobe

Gerber Impromptu Tactical Pen

Space Pen

Oakley SI Ballistic DetCord in Cerakote

Surefire E2D Defender Ultra

Pick Lock Kit with Tecnora and Kevlar Strings

Vapur 0.7 Water bottle

Items stored in pouches:

Pelican 1010 Case

Samsung 250gb T1 SDD

Storacell 123 Battery holder

Gerber MP1 Multiplier

550 Paracord

Gerber Shard Multitool

Surefire EP-1 C Ear Pro

Bic Lighter

Steiner T824 Compact Binoculars

Altoids Tin with basic Survival kit

Inforce 6vx backup Flashlight

Rite in the Rain notepad

Cyalume 6″ green

Samsung 13000mAh Battery Bank

Sharpie

Chargers for electronics

Med Kit:

1 x QuikClot Combat Gauze

2 x Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x Elastic Bandage

1 x Tourniquet

3 x Pharmaderm Antibiotic wipes

3 x BurnFree Gel

10 x Normal Band Aids

8 x Special Shape Band Aids

3 x 3M Steri-Strips

1 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (8″x 8″)

2 x Aluderm Gauze Pad (4″x 4″)

1 x 3M Micropore Tape

1 x Surgical Tape

2 x Sterilized Gloves Nitrile

2 x Ketoprofen

10 x Ioperamide

2 x Paracetamole

2 x Amoxilline (antibiotics)

4 x Aspirin

4 x Iburofen

1 x Fine-Point Metal Tweezers

1 x Space Blaket

Inside Altoids Tin:

3 x 3M Steristrips

2 x Bandaids

2 x Iboprufen

4 x Antihistamine

4 x Water tabs

1 x 3M Ear Pro Backup

1 x Pencil w/ 1ft of tape and 20 ft of floss

4 x Stormproof matches

1 x Exotac firestarter

1 x Clip Compass

2 x BurnFree gel

1 x Alchool wipes

 

Gear Review | Gerber MP1

The multi-tool is the most versatile and useful piece of equipment that can be carried, whether you’re in a urban area or out in the country you should never leave the house without one. The multiplier is the updated and more complex version of this tool and it’s usually equipped with a set of wire cutters and needle nose pliers.

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Gerber LMF II Infantry | Review

Gerber LMF II Infantry 0010 Urban Survivor Blog Sometimes dangerous, and potentially deadly, environments surround us. Whether you are overseas behind enemy lines, lost in the wilderness or a survivor in natural disaster a fixed blade knife is the tool that will always get you home safe and sound. A survival knife can provide the right help for water, shelter, fire, food and protection. It is the most versatile piece of equipment that we can carry. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0020 Urban Survivor Blog Gerber produces one of the milestones in the mil-spec survival blades: the Gerber LMF II Infantry. The Infantry is the definition of the survival knife, with an overall length of 269 mm, a blade length of 123 mm and a well-balanced weight of 330g this beefy knife can be utilized for tasks of different nature. The Gerber team is well known for providing the user with well-engineered products, and they seem to have reached a very good standard with the LMF II Infantry. They have chosen a 420 high carbon steel for this blade, which makes it very good against corrosion and hard use; in fact the Infantry can be even used as a prying bar in an emergency situation. To meet the compliancy of the aircrews’ standard issue, Gerber had to design the LMF II with two main features:

  1. It had to be tough (so that it could be used, by the crew, as an escape tool from the aircraft after a crash).
  2. It had to electrically insulate the user from any live wire he could find while escaping through the fuselage or the cockpit.

Gerber LMF II Infantry 0030To accomplish these two requirements Gerber developed a very interesting design that meets both strength and protection using a combination of 420hc steel and hard composite materials in the body of the handle.   The Blade: The use of the 420 High Carbon steel makes this knife incredibly resistant against rust, especially with application of the black non-reflective coating. Even though the Tanto design looks much cooler on a tactical knife, thankfully, the LMF II has a drop point design, which makes it a much stronger knife for any bushcraft or survival use. Due to its design and the 5 mm blade thickness, this knife is a great tool for chopping, prying and digging. The spine of the blade has a 90 degrees angle with no chamfer applied, which allows to light a fire with a Magnesium bar or flint fire starter. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0040 Grber LMF II Infantry 0050 ANIMATION The blade has a drop point plain edge with 47 mm of serration closer to the handle. Even though some people believe that a knife has to have a plain edge, we know that a survival/bushcraft knife MUST have a serrated edge. The serration of the blade makes it much easier to cut through harder material, cords, fresh vegetation and it retains much better a sharp edge.  Serrations are mandatory on a 420 HC steel survival blade to help maintain sharpness in the field, since this material could lose edge after some use. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0060 Sharpening this knife in the field is very easy. The sheath of the knife houses a V-shaped sharpener for the drop-point part of the blade that allows the user to carry an always-sharp blade, no matter what. If you really need to sharpen the serrated edge on the field, Gerber makes a great tool that makes it very easy: the Bear Grylls Field Sharpener. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0070 The blade also features two lashing holes to use the knife as a spear; this feature becomes very interesting when you have to find some food in the wilderness. We have used this method in the past to catch fish in a small river and it really can change the situation from a disaster to a memorable moment. One of the basic rules of providing food in the wild is that you do not have to use more energy than the one you’re going to gain from what your catch will give. To accomplish this goal the spear is the perfect tool since it doesn’t always require much running. The spear is very easy to make with very little cordage and it can also be used as a self-defense tool from wild animals. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0080 The Handle: Because of the large production scale of these knives, Gerber was able to use an injection molded handle with a diamond texture on its surface. This handle has a rubbery feel and really sticks to the user hand even when the surface of the handle is wet. The large pommel at the end of the grip allows a much more secure and firm grip. It also functions as a striking tool and a hammering surface. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0090 When working on bushcraft tasks, quite frequently, we have to grip the knife from the very end of the handle and strike on the back of the blade with a large piece of wood in order to chop down through a log; with this design, it is much easier and faster to do so. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0100 The Sheath:  We believe that one of the most important parts of a knife is its sheath. For us, good retention, slickness, protection (both of the user and the blade) and different attachment options are key features in a good quality sheath. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0110 Urban Survivor Blog The sheath is made of ballistic nylon with a fire retardant coating. The retention of the knife is due to a friction lock mechanism that secures the knife in place even if attached tip-up on a plate carrier or a chest rig. The Infantry can be carried both right-handed and left-handed since the knife can be stored in the sheath either ways. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0120 Urban Survivor Blog Gerber LMF II Infantry 0130 Urban Survivor Blog The LMF II comes with many different mounting options. The knife can be carried on the belt, on a MOLLE system and, because of the leg straps, also thigh and calf carry. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0140 Urban Survivor Blog Multicam Gerber LMF II Infantry 0150 Urban Survivor Blog We gave this knife a very hard time, we have used it for a while now and we are very happy with the results. The overall package seems very durable and stiff and even the sheath after many drops seems to retain the knife without any wobbling. At first, we were quite worried for the black coating of the blade but even after hitting some rocks it did not seem to peel off at all. This, for sure, is not an EDC knife: it’s beefy and not light. But when you will need it, you will be glad of its weight especially when chopping wood or cutting down a tree. One of the features that we like the most about this product is its 25 YEARS WARRANTY and the fact that it is MADE in the USA (Portland, Oregon). If you are looking for an excellent-quality versatile survival knife for an affordable price, the Gerber LMF II Infantry is the perfect choice.  For more intel please visit Gerber’s website. Gerber LMF II Infantry 0160 Urban Survivor Blog

Clothing featured in this article:

Vertx Kryptek Typhon Tactical Pants

Vertx Tactical Belt

Outdoor Research Ironsight Tactical Gloves

FirstSpear focus | Adaptive Cummerbund

FirstSpear01 The Adaptive Cummerbund is the next step in the FirstSpear system approach. Up to now, you’ve been able to exchange front panels for several carriers. Now, you can take full advantage of their Tubes technology. Tubes are located at both front and rear of the cummerbund meaning you can easily swap them out, as well as front and rear panels. FirstSpear04 It is currently available in the “land” style with loop Velcro on the body side for Ragnar pockets, as well as a TFSS maritime flotation cummerbund specifically designed for combat swimmers, and/or maritime airborne operations personnel. First spear 03 The TFSS cummerbund has been designed and tested for use during egress from a submerged structure of any type, providing 45lbs of positive flotation in seawater at a depth of 33 ft, 57lbs of positive flotation at a depth of 15 ft and 80lbs of flotation on the surface, allowing the wearer a maximum load-out of equipment. First Spear02 Soft Armor Ballistic Inserts complying with NIJ Category IIIA.06 or specific Military Specification requirements are available from FirstSpear for an additional fee. This video will bring it all together. These Adaptive Cummerbunds are just the beginning. Look for FIrstSpear to add purpose built sections for the Adaptive Cummerbund as well as integration of other mission essential elements. Available in Black, Ranger Green, Multicam, and Coyote

www.first-spear.com

[Photo credit: First Spear] [Article credit: Soldier Systems]

Gerber Cortex Flashlight | The Outdoors Master

Gerber is a recognized leader in military-grade tactical products. We had the chance to test for a few months one of their new Cortex flashlights.

These lights are proudly built in the US and are designed to meet the needs of the military professionals. The Gerber Cortex series is comprised of three flashlights: the Cortex, the Cortex Compact and the Cortex Rechargeable.  This line of lights features the Gerber’s patented Omnivore technology, which allows them to operate on multiple powers sources.  The Cortex and Cortex Compact can operate on either AA or Lithium CR123A batteries, while the Cortex Rechargeable runs on Lithium Ion 18650 battery but will also accept disposable CR123A batteries.

Gerber on Typhon Oriz The Cortex Flashlight is built with adaptability in mind. It can run on either three Lithium CR123A batteries or two AA batteries. The Cortex accepts both alkaline and lithium, providing the operator with flexibility when battery choices are limited. With a maximum output of 675 Lumens (when running on three CR123 batteries), the Cree XML LED provides a level of light than can be effectively utilized to overwhelm an aggressor or identify a threat. In an outdoor environment this light can be effective for hundreds of yards.

Light beam at distance of 10 m (33 feet)

Light beam at distance of 10 m (33 feet)

Light beam at distance of 20 m (66 feet)

Light beam at distance of 20 m (66 feet)

As you can see from the images above the light has a very wide outer beam, while still having a focused hot spot in the middle. We believe that Gerber has found a good balance between wide-external and focused-central. This fine combination allows the operator to enhance its situational awareness while still being able to utilize the tool actively and selectively. The tail switch cap allows to select between three modes: high, low and strobe. The low mode provides an output of 40 Lumens and is well suited for administrative tasks.

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The light is built with heavy duty in mind. The Cortex is made of aircraft grade anodized aluminium which feels solid and tough as soon as you grab it. Because of its aggressive design, the bezel can be used as a striking tool or even to brake glass, in case things go very south.

The light is also provided with a built in clip, for easier carry when a sheath is not available.

We believe that this flashlight could be very interesting especially for those who live in Europe, while other US made flashlights are very expensive this seems to have an excellent Quality/Price ratio. For the pure tactical application (CQB, even weapon mounted) we prefer to have a momentary only switch. But this product still does a very good job for a personal defense task. In all these months that we have been using this product (and we didn’t treat is very good) we have never experienced a failure of any kind. We have accidentally dropped this light for quite some distance and every thing was fine, and even underwater it worked magnificently.

We recommend this light for its adaptability, and we would definitely keep it in my car or in a Go bag. The Cortex’s adaptability and versatility make it a tool you must have. The fact that you can utilize this light for personal defense, search and rescue and general outdoor/tactical applications definitely make this flashlight one of the best we have ever owned.

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So if you need to purchase a flashlight that can do the work of 3 or 4 we strongly recommend this. If you are looking for a light to keep on your person when hiking in the mountains, operating overseas, rescuing, hunting or even as and EDC tool, this is the one.

The Gerber Cortex flashlight is available at GerberGear.com for  € 192.00

IWA 2014 (Part 5) Benchmade, Medford, Böker, Gerber, FKMD, Leatherman, Schrade

Benchmade:

ImageImageImageBenchmade Adams 375 Fixed Blade

 

ImageImageBenchmade ADAMAS 275 Manual

 

Medford Knives and Tools:

ImageImageImageImageMedford Knives Praetorian T

 

Böker:

ImageImageBöker Plus Subcom Zombie

 

ImageBöker Plus Subcom Grey

 

ImageImageBöker Plus Nano Zombie

 

ImageImageBöker Plus AK-74 Zombie

 

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ImageImageImageBöker Plus Credit Card Knife

 

ImageBöker VAT

 

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ImageSchmidt & Bender Booth

 

Gerber Gear:

ImageImageGerber Gear Cortex Flashlight (Omnivore Technology)

 

ImageImageGerber Gear Combat Fixed Blade

 

ImageImageImageImageImageGerber Gear Downrange Tomahawk

 

ImageImageImageGerber Gear Myth Hatchet

 

ImageImageGerber Gear Myth Fixed Blade Pro

 

ImageImageGerber Gear Myth Folding Saw

 

FKMD (Fox Knives Military Division):

ImageImageImageImageFKMD Panabus

 

Leatherman:

ImageLeatherman MUT EOD and Leatherman OHT

 

ImageLeatherman MUT EOD

 

ImageLeatherman OHT

 

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Schrade (Taylor Brands)

 

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