by: Daniel M. CertoMay 2008 Newsletter


Major “Syd” Hills
United States Army

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.
 Thank You for Your Service, Sir.
Major Ian Humphrey, US Military Academy, West Point , NY

Major Humphrey, our resident test and eveluation specialist
is an outdoorsmans, outdoorsman.
This guy is in the woods, on the trails, and in the water more  in one month than the average person spends there in a year.

In the photo on the left the Major carries an M1 Interceptor in a Relentless Mag Pouch sheath.

The knife and sheath combo are perfect for  long hikes in rugged country.
The sheath has a front pouch that carries lots of personal survival gear, and presents a low profile look when on
busy trails.Check out Ians article on building  an emergency shelter below.

Outdoors around the World
                                                                    Relentless Knives Camping in Hong Kong
with Terry Ling.
Terry is a  SWAT cop in Hong Kong.
He enjoys camping in his spare time
and is a sutvivalist.
He owns and uses an M1
MAP
knife for work, and an M1ACE
for  camping.
Early M4 Bounty Hunter,  Mushroom Hunting in the Swiss Alps
The owner was shy on sending photos of himself, but was kind enough to send a few photo's of the knife





 
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The auction format is fun, and sometimes items can be won  at more than affordable prices.

At the  request of the
25th Infantry Division
Troops involved in the
2008 MAP program, we have
a stencil for marking their knives.

You can read more about the 25th ,
a division that  originated in the state of Hawaii by clicking the link on the MAP page.

Also, we have  a pledge from an
anonymous donor , for five more knives that are in the mail to us.

Should you have a knife new or used that you want to donate, simply contact us, and ship. I will refurbish used knives, and all will be photographed and sent to the troops.

Photo's of the knives will
appear on the MAP page with Thanks to the donors and hopefully photo's of the troops receiving them.






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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

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Outside the wire movie







                    BACK PACKER PROJECT


The Relentless Backpacker

by: Major Ian Humphrey
The Relentless Backpacker: Compact Performance
 For On and Off Trail Use

     This is an on-going project that Dan has
 been working on for over a year.  We want to develop
 a more compact knife that is designed for the
 hiker/backpacker.  Unlike most of Dan’s knives, the
 Backpacker would feature a slimmer blade steel
 and shorter blade length.  The intent of this
 knife would be a compact tool that is easy to carry,
 lightweight, but with enough features to get the
 owner out of any unexpected situations.
     The top candidate for this new knife is a
 miniature M1i series knife.  I have always liked
 the features of the M1i series like saw teeth for
 notching and cutting wood, flat area on top for
 baton use, exposed pommel for pounding, and the
 double hole guard to aid in lashing to a pole for
 spear use.  Since the average hiker or backpacker
 will not use the knife for “extreme” situations,
 there is not the need of a ΒΌ” thick piece of steel
 like Dan’s tactical models.  In addition to the
 knife’s features, the carry system also needs to
 be simple and multi-featured.  Besides a basic
 leather sheath, Dan has also developed a kydex
 sheath that features a removable back plate to hold
 either a Bianchi Clip,Tek Lok, or a Malice Clip.  This will
 allow for a quick placement on a belt or pack,
 and also allow for different carry angles.  And
 since Dan uses mil spec grommets, the sheath can
 also be tied to a pack or frame, along with neck
 carry using 550 cord or a ball chain.
     Besides the normal “hiking and backpacking”
 duties of a knife that include cutting cord,
 sharpening branches for replacement tent stakes, food
 prep, etc. the Backpacker model must also be
 prepared to handle the unforeseen emergencies that
 can always occur in the wild.  I experienced a
 good example of this during a surprise spring snow
 storm in the Hudson Valley.  I took the
 opportunity to test the Backpacker prototype to secure an
 emergency shelter.  While I was familiar with the
 area, a stranger could easily get lost along the
 trail once the snow covered the path.  I found a
 good clearing and went to work erecting a poncho
 shelter to get out of the snow.  I used the knife
 to notch the base of a large sapling to aid in
 making a clean cut.  I used a log as a baton to
 chop the knife through the sapling.  Snap cuts
 quickly cut off the small branches and I soon had a
 good support pole for my shelter.  I always carry
 550 cord and an emergency poncho in my bag, and
 the knife was used to cut the cord to the proper
 lengths, as well as to sharpen sticks to serve as
 stakes.  The pommel of the knife was used to
 pound the stakes into the ground, and in very little
 time I was out of the blowing wind and snow. 
     Despite the smaller size and width of the
 knife, it still performed quite well in this
 situation.  There is always a need for a good knife
 while traveling in the outdoors.  We don' always
 need a full sized battle knife that is designed
 to chop through an airplane fuselage, etc.  The
 Backpacker knife offers great performance in a
 compact package. 


The Back Packer project continues



Emergency shelter



















The Backpacker project

by: Daniel.M. Certo
I realize this project has been taking a long time, and I have received quite a few emails for you requesting more speed.....LOL
But, I live in a very rugged part of the country, and unlike some places, the harsh reality of rapid mountain weather changes and lost hikers is real, and has resulted in yearly situations that let me know the project is well worth the effort.
Most of the people who end up in these bad situations were not prepared correctly. Some of those who could have changed their circumstances with a knife did not carry one as it is against either the law, or  peer pressure influenced them as they did not wish to appear menacing.
Keep in mind, that Swiss Army knives are Great, but don't forget that they are best suited for stirring Coco.
So....the project continues until we settle on a lightweight compact, yet highly effective tool, that does many jobs....is not to scary, and can  help change a potential tragedy into something more pleasant.


good documentry
OUTSIDE the WIRE is a Great documentry visit their website
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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