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Feb 28th will dawn the 2012 catalog, and
you'll find some NEW shapes and sizes
but the careful selection of high quality super rugged
raw materials as well as special in house heat
treatment and Zone tempering will
stay the same giving you a knife that will endure a life time of hard and heavy ON DUTY use.
MAP 2011 is closed and was a big success.
We are behind a bit on the photos,
watch the MAP page for updates.
2 soldiers are still on the mailing list
knives are still here, and complete.....they will be mailed very soon.
We have a dozen knives to start out the 2012 MAP program, and more are in the works.
Thanks to each soldier who participated in the 2011 program.
The Feb 2012 Enews is a reprint of the Jan 2012 Enews with a few changes.
This is because we are working on the 2012 catalog, the 2012 MAP
program, the Available knives page, Your orders and more.
Check the available knives page to purchase this knife.
|FEB 2012 |
Protecting YOUR freedom
You for Your
Follow the 2011 MAP Program
Victory to the American SOLDIER!
Tested by Professional Soldiers
Relentless Knives,have found
way all over the world.
In many places the
is more than a brand name on a knife.
Dictionary defines the term
re-lent-less; Unmoved by love or
Unceasing, as without mercy.
tough word, for tough people, needing tough equipment.
Thanks to the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces
others, for their relentless pursuit of protecting
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Extreme Rust test
Major Humphrey is testing KG Gun Kote finish
which prevents rust on High Carbon Alloy steel
The knife is first Parkerized, then coated with a durable
baked on finish.
I have had the finish on a knife for about a year and so far it
has held up better than the other coatings we have tried. (not pictured here)
NOTE : These finishes are GUN finishes, and knives
by the very nature of the job they do require constant abrasion.
No coating is going to last very long on the
area of the knife's edge.
So, the goal is to simply prevent rust and stain on as much
area of the knife as possible, for as long as possible.
One draw back on coatings, especially
thick coatings on a knife is that the knifes edge
almost always uncoated, and used to cut through acidic substances
like food etc.These acids can creep up under the coating causing hidden
deterioration to the underlying steel. with thin coatings you
will notice bubbles in the finish. With thick textured coatings....like
powder coat you won't.
Parkerizing, an old idea, is not a coating, It is a process
of electrochemical conversion that bonds a layer of rust resistant oil absorbing
metal to the host. It only works when oil is added to seal the surface from moisture and acid.
Parkerizing under both thick and thin over coats of oil or poly based
stuff like powder coat, Dura Coat and KG Gun Coat works well to
prevent rust and stain on carbon steel.
knives require constant abrasion to do their work, so tough
as coatings can be on guns etc, knives are harder to keep
We are also testing Cold gun bluing which works far
better than no coating at all, and can be
re applied by the user with no special tools or equipment. This may prove to be the best of all,
as when the coating begins to wear you can easily refurbish it.
Keep an eye on this newsletter for the full report on Blued knives.
M4X Special Edition Movie Knife
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THANK YOU CSM BRIAN CARLSON
M4X chosen out of 30 knives
to be the Official knife
of Marvel Comic book
and appeared in the 2008 Lions
Production of Punisher War Zone
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Tests and Reviews By: Maj. Ian Humphrey.
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|by:Major Ian Humphrey|
the Kayak experience, Dan suggested, I put a backpacker prototype knife to
the ultimate finish test and the knife looks almost as good as the day
KG Gun Kote is a spray on coating
that was first designed for firearms. The coating works best when
the base steel is first Parkerized. This allows for a solid base
coat that the Gun Kote finish can bond to. This combination is
what I tested on the backpacker knife. The resulting finish is
slightly smooth to the feel and gives the knife a nice, non-reflective
Dan sent me a new Backpacker prototype
knife to test the finish. This knife screams “less is
more.” Dan made a similar knife a few years ago that we
nicknamed the “Relentless Steak Knife” since its overall
size and shape resembles a steak knife. I always liked this knife
and the Backpacker knife follows similar lines. The knife is
small and thin and has no handle scales. 550 cord provided some
grip and could be used to secure the knife to a makeshift spear for
survival use. To aid in multiple carry methods, the knife
features plenty of holes to attach handles or secure the knife to
different objects. The knife features a simple straight edge with
no serrations along the spine or edge. This allows for a nice and
long striking surface along the spine for batoning into logs, trees,
etc. To complete the minimalist package, Dan supplied a no-frills
fold over kydex sheath and a Malice Clip to attach the knife to belts,
MOLLE equipment, packs, etc.
I wanted to do
everything possible to this knife to test the durability of the
coating. I tested a few other finishes over the years and they
never lasted for a long period of time, especially with heavy
use. I began testing the knife by cutting the normal mediums of
rope, cord, wet and dry wood, etc. to ensure the coating did not
negatively affect the cutting edge of the knife. I was happy to
see the knife cut like a champ. I increased my test mediums by
cutting several items in my “junk box” that included an old
seatbelt, garden hose, engine hose, leather, and thick climbing
rope. Again the knife cut without any issues. Throughout
all these cutting tests the finish did not flake off or begin to move
away from the cutting edge.
I took the knife out on a couple
of day hikes and continued to test the knife on anything I could
find. This included cutting and shaping a few stakes to secure my
poncho during an afternoon thunderstorm and pounding the knife edge
repeatedly into an old log. This was the main test that ruined
the finish on the other coatings I did in the past. The KG Gun
Kote was un-phased by this abuse. I even took the knife and threw
it into a tree on several occasions. While I landed most of the
throws, several hit handle first and flew into the ground, yet again
the finish was fine. I was curious if bending the knife would
cause the finish to come off so I found a piece of concrete along a
stream bank and nailed the knife sideways into the base of an old
tree. I stood on the knife with all of my weight and hopped up and
down on the blade. The knife flexed with the abuse but returned
true and the finish was un-hurt. When I returned home from my
first hike it was still raining so I left the knife in the rain for
four hours. When I retrieved the knife that evening I simply
wiped it down with a paper towel and left it overnight to see if any
rust would form. The next day I was surprised to find the knife
looked as good as new.
To abuse the knife a little more I
took a fresh grapefruit and some vegetables and cut them with the
knife. When I was finished I simply wiped the blade with another
paper towel to see if the acids would affect the finish. The next
day…the knife was good to go. For a final test I took a
Swedish fire steel and tried to throw some sparks with the knife.
The smooth finish and the differential heat treat along the spine of
the knife prevented any sparks from the fire steel but the edge of the
knife threw plenty of sparks. The rubbing of the fire steel along
the spine did mare the finish a little bit, but again no rust ever
formed and the finish was not removed down to the base of the
I am really impressed with the KG Gun
Kote finish! So much so I had Dan coat my M4X Punisher blade that
I stained during the above chronicled kayaking adventure I tried everything I could to mare the
finish and it still looks almost as good as new. And the best
part is that I never used any rust preventative like PB Blaster on the
knife. If I tried all of these torture tests on a non-stainless
blade and failed to spray the steel…it would be a dark piece of
rust by now. And besides the great finish, Dan’s Backpacker
prototype proved to be a simple yet very effective design. It
weighs almost nothing and is simple and easy to carry all day without
noticing it. So Dan has once again given his customers not one
but two great new additions to his already impressive catalog.
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M4X Punisher knife in the hands of Ray Stevenson in 2008 Lions gate
Movie Punisher War Zone|
Was released on DVD March 17th 2009
a good review, and winner of
Movie of the Month: Punisher: War Zone (2008): The flick isn't quite a
year old yet, and it didn't make much money when it was released in
theaters, and as a result has a bad reputation, one that isn't deserved
in my opinion. It's got everyone. A great Punisher in Ray Stevenson, a
great villain in Jigsaw (Dominic West), and some great, gory action
sequences. The Punisher doesn't mess around. Easily one of the greatest
B-movies of all time.
read archived Relentless Enews Punisher War
Zone Movie Edition
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Alexander is 10X and the best director
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|The knife to the left is massive, with the ability
half an entire Buffalo with one blow....yet when held correctly
it acquires the agility of a much smaller knife and will easily sharpen
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