Holiday Gift Guide: Specialty Knives, Hand Axes & Multi-Tools
While smaller blades can be plenty helpful for everyday carry, sometimes bigger blades and tools are necessary. Here are a few larger specialty knives, hand axes, and multi-tools worth keeping in mind as the holiday season approaches.
GSM Outdoors Acquires SOG Specialty Knives
GSM Outdoors, which owns several well known firms including Cold Steel, TruGlo and Birchwood Casey, announced that it has now acquired ownership of SOG Specialty Knives.
Preview: Cold Steel AD-15 Lite
A lower-cost version of the company’s popular AD-15 tactical folding knife, the Cold Steel AD-15 Lite is patterned after the Andrew Demko-made original and features his innovative Scorpion Lock.
Preview: Cold Steel Mini Leatherneck
Cold Steel launched its Mini Leatherneck lineup of blades in 2021, giving consumers a compact, trim version of its popular Leatherneck knife.
Preview: Cold Steel Crawford 1 Flipper
In collaboration with custom knife maker Wes Crawford, Cold Steel announced the launch of its Crawford 1 Flipper pocketknife, a blade designed to do it all.
GSM Outdoors Acquires TruGlo
GSM Outdoors has built itself into a multi-faceted company with several recent acquisitions, the latest being TruGlo Sights.
Cold Steel, Liemke Thermal Optics Change Hands
Cold Steel and Liemke Thermal Optics have transitioned ownership to new parent companies.
'Cold Steel': American Trench Knives of WWI
During WWI, American troops entered France without a dedicated fighting knife. That was soon remedied by the development of several trench knives designed for trench warfare.
Product Preview: Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie Knife
Cold Steel’s 1917 Frontier Bowie, while not a reproduction of any specific military or civilian example, is nonetheless a period-evocative interpretation.
Product Preview: Cold Steel Frenzy II Knife
Long but slender, the Frenzy II from Cold Steel is among the largest folding knives available that are still easy to carry.