by: Daniel M. CertoApril 2008 Newsletter
Supporting Our Troops, Year 4 .
Again I have committed to making
7 or more handmade knives for American
soldiers Deployed in war zones.
Keep in mind this is not a gift or charity. Our efforts in this matter will directly result in  American Soldiers , who have proved  merit and commitment, to receive an award  of appreciation directly from us, the American people. Success large or small followed by honest hardy recognition for the same leads to more success.

So...."Let's Roll"! and Thanks!
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Dan Certo
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.
From our Customers
What sheath hanger is recommended for Maximum utility?

After lots of testing, this hanger is
very hard to beat. It is easier to use, and fits more gear, is slimmer, and allows a D ring to be slipped on by the user allowing drop or high ride carry. Chosen by the US Military for the M9 Bayonet, and Universal Military        
Holster.
100% MOLLE compliant.
These  great clips available in limited quantity,  Stamped Bianchi Universal Military Holster on the  High Carbon spring steel clip

The small quantity of these available are also stamped patent pending, so they are about 20 years old, and collectors items in their own right.

I attempted to purchase more from Bianchi International, and even wrote to John Bianchi.....and got no reply.
If you know were I can get these, I would appreciate an email.
We  also offer the Tec Lok hanger,  spring steel clips, and have been looking at a few others, but so far I likt the one above the best.

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VICTORY to the AMERICAN SOLDIER

Medal of Excellence Awarded to
Relentless Knives by 10th Mtn Div. U.S. Army, Camp Liberty, Iraq 2006

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Another Non Catalog knife.
TROLL 2
Non Catalog variants are mostly one of a kind, and they are part of the creative process that lead to new improved models.

The knife at the left is the most recent.

we are also still working on the Back Packer project, and Duracoat firearms finishes on knives.
See Major Humphreys report below.
 OK....! What does this mean....?
We have been asked to keep a few things quiete....but the sign below indicates something is brewing. Watch for the results.
Click the Ebay icon to see what's for sale there. ebay items
The auction format is fun, and sometimes items can be won  at more than affordable prices.

We will be sending  letters to companys
who might help us in this years effort.If you have watched this page, you know we asked for photo's for this years program, and thanks to the troops who have responded.
We are not done yet, so
if your a deployed troop, and watch this page.
Gear that we collect,  will be shown on the Map page, and sent to you with sincere Thanks.
As to the photo on the left.....
watch the movie 300.
It's based on a true story that happened long ago, yet has modern relevance to freedom loving people today.







The producers of this movie were kind enough to offer our readers a 10% discountt. I purchased the 3 DVD set and found the movies interesting and informative. These people are showing what is happening to our soldiers.
OUT SIDE THE WIRE MOVIES

JD Johannes traveled to Iraq in 2007. This trip resulted in three documentaries: 'Danger Close', 'Anbar Awakens' and 'Baghdad Surge'.

'Danger Close' is an up-close, in-depth look at a complex attack by Al Qaida on small, distant U.S. Army outpost on the edge of the Euphrates river valley. JD Johannes was the only reporter to witness the attack and followed the US Army paratroopers into combat

The producer has offered our readers a 10% discount
You can use the code B5HT7VSU when checking out for 10% off.
                                                     
Click the  photo to watch the trailer


Outside the wire movie







                    TESTING DURA COAT FIRARMS FINISH ON KNIVES


Dura Coat...Making a Great Knife
Even Better!

by: Major Ian Humphrey
  I was recently able to test and evaluate two
 Relentless knives featuring the Dura Coat
 finish.  The first knife was my original M1i
 Interceptor model that is now coated, and the second knife
 is a working prototype of a possible
 water/backpacker model.  The Interceptor is made from 5160
 steel, while the prototype is L6.  Both types of
 steel are known for their durability and resistance
 to shock and lateral force, great for a good
 field knife, but they are also known to stain and
 rust easily if not properly cared for.  Now, with
 the application of Dura Coat, you can have the
 best of both worlds: high performance non-stainless
 steels, with little to no maintenance to keep
 them looking new.  I of course needed to see just
 how durable the Dura Coat was, so I took both
 knives into the woods for a little testing.
     The advantage of using the Interceptor was
 that I already knew how the knife performed.  Dan
 completely covered the blade, even the edge, with
 Dura Coat.  Despite the application, the knife
 was still able to perform all the tests I
 performed in the past.  While the knife did not cut free
 hanging paper like a razor (I have a feeling the
 Dura Coat created a “wire edge” along the blade),
 it did cut the paper and had no issues with
 chopping green or dried wood.  Throughout all my
 tests cutting rope, cord, paper, cardboard, green and
 dry woods, and snap cuts and baton chopping, the
 Dura Coat did not flake or come off in any way.
  I was really surprised that the edge did not
 peel away due to the force of chopping, etc.  I
 even drove the knife point first into a large log by
 pounding on the butt of the knife.  There were a
 few “smudge” marks along the blade, but none of
 the actual steel was exposed.  The best part
 about the Dura Coat was that the only “maintenance” I
 did to the knife was wiping it dry with a towel
 after pouring water on it.  No stains and no rust
 on the blade...perfect!
     The prototype knife was put through the same
 cutting and chopping tests as the Interceptor
 with similar results.  The Dura Coat finish held up
 to repeated stabbing, cutting, and chopping.  I
 even secured the knife to a branch for a
 makeshift spear.  Even after repeated throws into a dead
 tree, the finish showed no damage.  I did perform
 one additional test with this knife: I found an
 old oil drum in the woods and used a rock to
 pound the knife through the side.  Once the knife was
 inside the drum,
I twisted it back and forth and
 proceeded to cut the steel.  When I pulled out
 the knife, there were sections of the Dura Coat
 that were pulled/rubbed off the blade.  I will say
 that this was an “EXTREME” test for the coating
 and one that I did not think it would survive
 intact.  

     The final test of the Dura Coat finish was a
 water submersion.  I placed both knives into a
 glass of water overnight.  The next day I removed
 the knives and examined the blades.  The
 completely covered Interceptor looked good as new.  No
 rust, discoloring, etc.  The prototype had some
 surface rust along the edge of the blade (Dan did
 not coat the edge like the Interceptor) which
 easily wiped off.  There was no rust along the areas
 that were left exposed by the missing Dura Coat,
 which makes me wonder if the application process
 still left some protection on the steel.
     All in all, I was very impressed with the
 Dura Coat finish.  While the coating is not immune
 to extreme abuse, it is made to add a measure of
 protection to the blade while also allowing you
 to customize the knife with different colors and
 patterns.  It is not cheap , but
 if you go for this option you will find yourself
 with a great combination of a high performance tool
 with a considerable extra protection against the elements.


The Back Packer project continues



M1 Interceptor with black Dura coat


After lot's of wood cutting the finish holds




Chopping....the Dura Coat still holds.

Back Packer prototype with Tiger Stripe Dura Coat Camo











DURACOAT failure resulting from  Extreme steel on steel abrasion

About  Knife Coatings
by: Daniel.M. Certo
Coatings on High Carbon steel knives, are very popular, yet I have resisted  them because rust can creep under the coating from the exposed edge, and result in
the coating formed shell containing what looks like a steel knife, but is actually a rust basin. resulting in failure ....and probably at a time that you will be in need.
Dura coat is a firearms finish, and slightly different from other coatings, it is flexible.
This flexibility is what attracted me to the finish, as should you have a rust problem, you will notice a change in the surface of your knife and not be unpleasantly surprised.
Of course, if you properly care for your equipment, by keeping both high carbon and stainless steel coated with  a rust inhibitor like P.B. Blaster,
your knife will never be faced with that problem. And from Ians initial tests,  it seems that Dura coat will make that job way easier.
Another problem, is that unlike guns, knives are by nature subjected to constant abrasion. so, there is only one answer to that , is the coating tough  enough to withstand this ....and if so, for long enough to make it worthwhile.
So far Ian's tests show great results., and I am Dura Coating knives on a limited basis.
We are however still in test mode. If you own Dura coated knives let us know your experiances.
Watch the Enews for futher testing on Dura Coat


good documentry
OUTSIDE the WIRE is a Great documentry visit their website <
You can use the code B5HT7VSU when checking out for 10% off. Mention Relentless Knives.
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, 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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