A good sturdy knife can allow you to escape from your burning motor vehicle.
Bush Craft is long term survival, over coming your environment with little or no equipment., and no foreseeable rescue. Either way, a knife that resists breakage with good edge holding and ability to adapt to a wide variety of tasks could be your most valued companion.
Check out the Catalog and Details page for a variety of models, and details on steel, options, ordering instructions etc.
In a situation of no re-supply, your knife could become more valuable than a truck load of gold.
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Relentless Knives,have found their way all over the world. In many places the term relentless is more than a brand name on a knife. Websters Dictionary defines the term re-lent-less; Unmoved by love or pity: Unceasing, as without mercy. A tough word, for tough people, needing tough equipment.
Thanks to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces and others, for their relentless pursuit of protecting freedom, and using Relentless Knives to help them along their way.
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What about the HISTORY pages?
Yeah, In Jan 2016 we announced a History of Relentless knives section. Well....still working on it. 20 years and over 40,000 photos.....
A few Relentless knives which are ready to ship appear click Available knives page. for specs,prices and purchasing.
Eachknife is Zone Tempered, a process used by Japanese Samurai sword makers for thousands of years, results in a super strong blade, with spring temper in the core and 58rc hardness on the cutting edge. This gives you a knife that resists breakage even with the application of great lateral forces,that will hold an edge well, and resharpen easily. You get, superior strength and durability and heavy last ditch personal protection in a handy all around utility knife that you will love.
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Relentless knives believes in the Protection and Defense of the Constitution of the United States of America By Peter Ferrara, an associate professor of law at the George Mason University School of Law. September 25, 2001 9:20 a.m. National Review 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 I just thought I would write to let them know what an American is, so they would know when they found one. 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, Navajo, 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
Knife collectors write to me wanting to know if I can identify or certify a knife. Making a photo history has been a goal since I started making knives. So here goes. There will be many knives not pictured at first as I have accumulated far more photos than expected.
Some very early Knives by Daniel M. Certo with various handles, various steels, bear this mark made with steel stamp 3 D's. Some times the D's are not so close together as back then the stamp was just rotated three times. Note: All of these knives were hand forged over a coal fire, not just to make better knives, I had no pro knife grinder so the steel had to be reduced with the hammer.
Knives and the Second Amendment Published
Knives and the Second AmendmentThe first detailed scholarly analysis of knives and the Second Amendment has been published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (vol. 47, pages 167-215). Authored by noted Second Amendment scholars Dave Kopel, Clayton Cramer and Joe Olson, the paper makes the case for knives as "arms" protected by the Second Amendment, supporting one of Knife Rights' foundational tenets.
Knife Rights applauds these scholars for this long-overdue effort. This is a great start on the sort of scholarly work that needs to be done to assist in potential legal cases down the road. The arguments made and supported in this article will also support our legislative efforts to roll back knife bans and oppose proposed new restrictions on knives.
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Kopel writes in his blog: The Second Amendment guarantees the right to keep and bear “Arms”-not solely “firearms.” While firearms have always been the paradigmatic Second Amendment arm, there are many other types of arms which are protected by the Second Amendment. By far the most common of the other arms are knives.
Under the Supreme Court’s standard in District of Columbia v. Heller, knives are Second Amendment “arms” because they are “typically possessed by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes,” including self-defense.
There is no knife that is more dangerous than a modern handgun; to the contrary, knives are much less dangerous. Therefore, restrictions on carrying handguns set the upper limit for restrictions on carrying knives.
Prohibitions on carrying knives in general, or of particular knives, are unconstitutional. For example, bans of knives that open in a convenient way (e.g., switchblades, gravity knives, and butterfly knives) are unconstitutional. Likewise unconstitutional are bans on folding knives that, after being opened, have a safety lock to prevent inadvertent closure.
The article provides an explanation of various types of knives, of criminological evidence regarding knives, and of the 19th century panic and case law about Bowie Knives and Arkansas Toothpicks. We then apply the Second Amendment to modern knife laws. We cover the utility of knives for personal self-defense and for militia use, and the constitutional significance of technological changes in knives since 1791. Finally, the article considers some modern prosecutions, statutes, and cases from Washington, Oregon, Indiana, New York, and D.C. We conclude that even under the weakest relevant standard (intermediate scrutiny), blanket bans on the carrying of knives (or of certain types of knives, or of knives with a blade longer than a particular length) as well as bans on the home possession of some types of knives violate the Second Amendment. See the complete blog post at: http://www.volokh.com/2013/11/23/knives-second-amendment/
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I am Active duty Army, currently stationed in Kuwait. I was drawn to your site while looking for a good custom knife on the internet. I have been drawn to TOPs knives in the past, and they are a great company, but I was really looking for something that not only looked like a custom knife that I could pass down; but something that could be used real world. Because of the work I do, it is an absolute necessity that the tools I use be the very best. Being in the Army however means you don't always get the best and you work and adapt with what you got, or you buy what you need out of your own pocket. I saw your site, WOW. I'm looking forward to getting one of your great knives. Right now I'm looking at the M1 Commando;. Hopefully I will be able to order by the end of the year, but my question is; are all of the knives you make one-of-a-kinds or would I have to request a custom job to get what I am looking for if it sells to someone else? Great site, I am very impressed. v/r Dave. Dave: Hi,and Thanks for your interest in my work, and kind words.
To answer your questions. I think the definition of Custom is the key here. First, each of my knives is completely handmade in my shop by me. this varies considerably from the TOPs knives method, which employs many people, each doing a bit of the process. The advantage of my method is that I know your knife far better than TOPs can know their knife. Sort of like the difference in the relationship between a parent and his child, and a school teacher and one of their students. Or something like that. Next, I have a catalog of knife styles that I make on a regular basis, and do my best to make each one look as much like the photo in the catalog as possible. This simplifies things on my end, because you simply say make me an M1 Commando, and I do it. Your knife when finished looks like the knife in the photo and the spec's are listed there etc. Is it a Custom knife.....that's where the definition come in. I term Customs as knives made to the Customers spec's and also offer that service at slightly increased prices.
So when I make a Custom knife it means that you tell me what you have in mind, then I make a sketch or work from your sketch for the shape and size. Then we pick from available blade grinds, heat treatments handle materials etc so that your vision or as close as possible becomes the knife in your hand. I do suggest a few guidelines that insure your knife will have the same strength and durability that makes for a Relentless knife, but other wise it's full out up to you. This process of course takes a bit longer as we have to work together until everything is the way you want it. It also takes more time because these knives are not part of my regular schedule, and get even more attention. The difference in price is around $125.00 which includes a $50.00 drawing fee that gets you as many drawings as required to compete that part of the process. You can look at any knife in my catalog that is the approx size of what you might want, and use that price as a base +$125.00 Of course there are options which would make your knife more than that which could include extra special heat treatments or exotic handle materials, custom etching etc. The results of the above are a one of a kind knife with all the strength and durability of my cataloged knives but with your very particular wants and needs is just about every aspect of the knife. Finally I offer Customization to my cataloged models which would include different than listed blade lengths, handle materials and other slight changes that are not nearly as extensive as the above described Custom knife, but still allowing you to alter the current specifications to better fit your needs. This type of service is not nearly as expensive or time consuming, with extended blade lengths running about $10.00 per inch and different handle materials or slight changes being in the same type price range etc.etc.
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From:2007 Relentless Knives Newsletter
Congratulations to Capt. Ian Humphrey U.S. Army. He has been promoted to Major. He has been testing RELENTLESS KNIVES for several years now in his spare time in an effort to make these knives the best they can be.
I am proud to know the man, and you should be too. The Army has made a wise choice in Major Humphrey. His work here has been miticulous, and persistant. His efforts have resulted in a stronger, more useful product than ever. Relentless Knives USA Salute's you Major Sir. Thanks for all the Great work here, but mostly Thanks your service to our great country and for your work in the preservation of the freedom of throughout the world.
So what ever happened to Major Humphrey? Is he still testing your knives?
Major Humphrey is now Lt. Col Humphrey, and did lots of real life hard use testing and writing here for almost 10 years. He is still in the Army and doing well. After his promotion, his MOS changed and he has been flying all over the country and world in service to the Army and our country. His children also have grown and his time constraints tighted considerably. So for now he remains a consultant and hopefully will be back in the woods when he retires.
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