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2006 Military Award Program Complete

Thanks to All  involved, the men of the

10th Mtn Div and Cadet Todd Wisman  have smiles on their faces, as they were presented handmade combat utility knives as part of Relentless Knives USA , MAP program of 2006.

The knives were approx 6 months in the making, and  special Thanks goes to Capt Ian Humphrey, Spec Ops Brand,

Admiral Steel, and USN Forums for all their help and support.

A Commemorative Special Edition of
this knife is to be put on auction on
....12 May 2006

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TOP CADET at U.S. Military Academy Receives Military Award Program Knife
May \09 2006

Cadet Todd Wisman at USMA  West Point N.Y.was awarded a Relentless Combat Knife today as part of the Relentless Knives USA MAP program.
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CDT Todd Wisman

United States Military Academy Class of 2006

      Todd Wisman hails from Harrisonburg, Virginia. He entered West Point in July 2002. After completion of Cadet Basic Training, he was assigned to Hotel Company, 4th Regiment.  The following summer, he moved to Cadet Field Training at Camp Buckner where he was assigned to 8th Company.  As a second class cadet he was assigned to Echo Company, 2nd Regiment.  Throughout his time in Echo Company, he served as Team Leader, Squad Leader, First Sergeant, Supply Officer, and Regulation and Discipline Officer. During his summer training he completed Air Assault School, served as a Platoon Sergeant during Cadet Field Training II, was selected at Special Forces Assessment and Selection, and was assigned to Cadet Troop Leadership Training with 2nd PLT, B Co, 1-14th IN at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

      He was a Varsity Letter winner all four years for the Army Wrestling Team.  During his junior year he placed fourth at conferences and was name an Academic All-American by the National Wrestling Coaches Association.  He branched Infantry and chose Fort Bragg as his post.

The knife received by Todd, was handmade by Daniel M. Certo , of Marshall, NC. and Marked with the USMA crest. This is part of a 2006 Support Our Troops program that sent 14 completely handmade knives  to members of the 10th Mtn. Div. U.S. Army, Stationed at Ft. Liberty in Iraq.

Capt. Ian Humphrey a veteran of the Iraq war, and Tactical training officer at West Point both presented the knife to the cadet, and did significant work on the project.,
in an effort to show the Cadets, and Soldiers of the 10th Mtn. Div that  we  are behind them 100%.
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Knives arrived in Iraq
May 09 2006

The same Military Award Program  allowed us to send knives to  Iraq.

The historic 10th Mountain  Div  stationed at Ft. Liberty in Iraq , received 14 handmade  extreme use combat knives on May 8th 2006, free of charge as part of the MAP.

CSM Brian Calrson, was still at his post when the knives arrived. Brian requested the program, to get some better equipment for his men , in Nov.2005. Since each knife was completely handmade, it took several months, during which time CSM Carlson was promoted to oversee the basic training facility at Ft. Jackson S.C.
Lots of Great people helped in this effort through their donations  and hard work.

We were hoping he would still be there when the knives arrived, and t was a close call as his return date is May 12.
Thanks to the US Postal service the knives were received in less than 8 days. Photos of the awards are forthcoming, and from what we hear from Brian the men are well pleased.
Also Special Thanks to


Soldiers of 10th Mtn Div. get their knives!
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Capt Humphrey to Test NEW Water knife

Ian has his Jeep loaded and ready for the next adventure. He will be testing a NEW
Relentless model River knife in the coming months.

Watch our web site for more details, but a new knife is in the design stages now that will be perfect for  Kayaking, white water rafting and a few other  water related activitys that require a trusty knife 

Also read the other reviews and tests by Capt Ian Humphrey.
He's and avid outdoor adventurer, combat veteran, and  knife specialist.

For more information please visit our web site  at www.relentlessknives.com/reviews.html 

To Kill an American
You probably missed it in the rush of news last week, but there was actually a report that someone in Pakistan had published in a newspaper an offer of a reward to anyone who killed an American, any American.
So an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let everyone know what an American is so they would know when they found one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
 An American is English, or French, or Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian or Greek. An American may also be Canadian, Mexican, African, Indian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Australian, Iranian, Asian, or Arab, or Pakistani or Afghan.
An American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage, Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes known as Native Americans.
An American is Christian, or he could be Jewish, or Buddhist, or Muslim. In fact, there are more Muslims in America than in Afghanistan . The only difference is that in America they are free to worship as each of them chooses.
An American is also free to believe in no religion. For that he will answer only to God, not to the government, or to armed thugs claiming to speak for the government and for God.
An American lives in the most prosperous land in the history of the world. The root of that prosperity can be found in the Declaration of Independence , which recognizes the God given right of each person to the pursuit of happiness.
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other nation in the world in their time of need, never asking a thing in return.
When Afghanistan was over-run by the Soviet army 20 years ago, Americans came with arms and supplies to enable the people to win back their country! As of the morning of September 11, Americans had given more than any other nation to the poor in Afghanistan.
Americans welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the best music, the best food, the best services.
But they also welcome the least.
The national symbol of America , The Statue of Liberty , welcomes your tired and your poor, the wretched refuse of your teeming shores, the homeless, tempest tossed. These in fact are the people who built America .
Some of them were working in the Twin Towers the morning of September 11, 2001 earning a better life for their families. It's been told that the World Trade Center victims were from at least 30 different countries, cultures, and first languages, including those that aided and abetted the terrorists.
So you can try to kill an American if you must. Hitler did. So did General Tojo, and Stalin, and Mao Tse-Tung, and other blood-thirsty tyrants in the world. But, in doing so you would just be killing yourself. Because Americans are not a particular people from a particular place. They are the embodiment of the human spirit of freedom.




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