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Knifecenter is offering 40-percent price reduction on Cold Steel’s AK47 Field Knife.

Cold Steel came out with this fixed-blade version of its AK47 folding series earlier this year.

“When we decided to explore designs for a new multi-purpose fixed-blade field knife that would be suitable for military use, we kept coming back to the AK47,” Cold Steel officials maintain.

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Tacprogear recently announced that its new GEN 2 designs for the Spec-Ops Assault Pack (SAP) line are now available for purchase.

The redesigned SAP line comes in three sizes – SAP 1 (small), SAP 2 (medium) and SAP 3 (large).

The GEN 2 versions of these packs include several new features such as reinforced handle (SAP 1) or reinforced padded handle (SAP 2 and SAP 3), loop for ID patches and a new foam pad design in the back, according to a recent press release.

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Federal Premium came out with potent buckshot load this year that packs a wallop with tungsten-alloy pellets.

“New Federal Premium Vital-Shok High Density buckshot is already the load of choice for feral hog exterminators who work for various government agencies,” according to a recent Vista Outdoor Inc., press release. “They’ve proven that its nine-pellet 00 buck tungsten-alloy payload and 1,600 fps muzzle velocity give it superior stopping power compared to lead loads.”

The new Federal shot shell line is currently being delivered to distributers for sale to the general public, the release states.

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Maxpedition recently introduced the smallest member of its Adventure Bag series, the Soloduffel.

The compact duffel is 19 inches long, 10 inches high and 7 inches wide. It has a max capacity of 1,330 cubic inches.

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This is an interesting little gadget if you are into survival gear.

“The Grip-S, by SOLKOA Survival Systems, is a pair of adaptive handles that can do more field-expedient improvisation for you than any other multi-tool on the market,” according to an April 2 press release.

The Grip-S design comes from requests made by special operations aviators for evasion and escape purposes and general survival use, according to the release.

It’s machined from tough, high-grade 6061 aircraft aluminum and can hold standard flexible wire saws, any universal reciprocating saw blade and any round or hexagonal tool up to a quarter inch in diameter. Accessories are simply attached to the Grip-S handles using the supplied set screws.

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Joe Florko — a former federal law-enforcement officer and wilderness ranger for the National Park Service for nearly 10 years – has started an emergency-preparedness company that assembles gear packages for first-responder and aid worker types.

As a gearhead, I love putting together my own emergency kits and sometimes spend a week or so organizing just the right combination of gear.

But I suppose there are some people out there who just need a good assortment of kit and need it fast. So for these lost souls, there’s Florko’s Zyon Systems.

“We offer professional-caliber, configured emergency kits,” he said in a recent email. “I’ve used my experience responding to emergency calls and hauling people out of the back-country to build completely turn-key emergency response packs.”

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Schrade knives has come out with a new camp axe with a handy folding little saw built into the handle.

The Schrade Compact Axe “pairs a function, full size camp axe with a fully extending 12.5-inch folding saw tucking away inside the handle. It’s a sturdy, simple axe with a titanium coated 3Cr13 stainless steel blade measuring 3.3 inches,” according to Knifecenter.com.

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