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by: Daniel M. Certo                                         JULY 2008

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RUSTY the Patrol Dog

 25th Infantry Div. In Iraq.
United States Army

RUSTY has a good nose for sniffing out trouble before it happens

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Blade Belly

A question from a customer, about the almost yet not quite
tanto point type look on some Relentless Knives.

This equals Blade Belly,  and it's simply explained by the knife's primary intended use.
Back when swords were the worlds weapons, a thousand years of testing and research went into producing an effective tool.
Knives and swords that were intended for chopping rather than stabbing, have  what is known as a sweet spot.
This is were most of the time, the  rubber meets  the road, and most of the impact is absorbed.
This type of implement is not intended for stabbing, but for chopping. On  the Relentless models that have it, this spot is located with in that belly area, and the blade is a bit thicker there.
Some swords do  the same thing in a different configuration, i.e. the saber, or Kurkuri were the entire blade is curved which accomplishes  the  same task.

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 (Support Our Troops) program are complete.
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These will be sent to the 25th Infantry Div. In Iraq.
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Major Humphrey is on the road again, and
out there  doing his dutys for the Army

He's keeping in touch, and promises
more  knife reports soon.

Operation Ward 57
Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC) in Washington DC is the first stop for many of America's returning wounded service members from Iraq and Afghanistan.  Known as "the amputee ward", the orthopedic Ward 57 at WRAMC houses some of the most severely injured patients for weeks or even months. The painful sacrifice of losing one or more limbs is the new battle these service members and their families now fight.

Operation Ward 57 was started to have a direct way for individuals and companies to show their support and raise funds for these courageous men and women who have given so much.
The program is run through pro-football player Kerry Carter's THINK BIG FOUNDATION, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Tax ID: 20-196-2446, in partnership with Atmosphere Artist Management LLC.  This is a grass-roots, volunteer effort. Each person who buys a T-shirt, not only shows their support, but directly contributes to items for the Ward, patients, family members and staff.

OUTSIDE the WIRE is a Great documentary visit their website


Picking the Right Survival Kit to Meet Your Needs
                    By: Major Ian Humphrey

     Dan recently asked me to write a few
 articles on the art and science of survival.  This is no
 easy task, and there are as many “experts” out
 there as off the shelf kits and books on the
 subject.  While I am no all-knowing expert in this
 area, I have spent some time “temporarily
 misdirected” in the Alaskan bush which helped to solidify
 my impressions on choosing the right survival kit
 to match your environment.  I break down my
 personal kits into three categories: the Every Day
 Carry (EDC) size, the day hike size, and the larger,
 going “out there” size.
     I will admit that one of my hobbies is
 packing new mini survival kits.  If I come across an
 old Altoid can or band-aid tin, I will most likely
 start trying to figure out how much stuff I can
 cram into the tiny compartments.  You can search
 the web and find all kinds of lists out there for
 the survival basics but all concentrate on fire
 starting, signaling, navigation, and cutting.  I
 personally enjoy the SAS survival handbook for my
 basic lists.  I like how the book describes
 different size kits and how to customize them to your
 environment.  A great example is to leave your
 fishing tackle at the house if you are going to a
 desert environment.  My EDC kit is packed into a
 small Altoid can and is wrapped in athletic tape
 to help provide a little moisture resistance.  It
 is not meant to keep me alive in the deep woods
 for a week, but it will give me the necessities
 to make a fire and find my direction.  The tin is
 small enough that I can throw it in a jacket
 pocket and forget it is there.
     If I am going on a day hike or a hunting
 trip, then I will bring along a slightly larger kit
 that will sustain me for a little more time in
 the woods, if needed.  I really like the Adventure
 Medical Kits Pocket Survival Pack (PSP).  I did
 add some matches and water purification tablets to
 the basic kit since I am not worried about
 carrying it on an airplane.  I highly suggest that
 anyone who purchases a ready made kit actually take
 it apart and test all the items before heading to
 the wilds.  This way you will not be trying to
 read directions or finding out an item is broken
 when you need it the most.  For the PSP I went
 ahead and bought two kits and proceeded to do a
 detailed test of all the components of the PSP to
 make sure I knew how everything worked. 
     For a longer hike or hunting trip when I am
 planning on going way off the beaten path, then I
 will carry my largest survival kit which is
 carried in an old waist pack.  This kit is modeled
 after the larger SAS survival handbook kit and
 features a small aluminum canteen cup for cooking,
 survival shelter, and pocket flares to name a few
 unique items.  The thought behind this kit is that
 if I am hurt or lost it may take people a few
 days to reach me and the extra weight of the kit is
 justified by the added items.  I like storing
 this kit in the waist pack so it can be carried by
 itself if I decide to drop my backpack for some
     Of course no kit is complete without a good
 knife.  My pocketknife is always with me for EDC
 and is a good compliment to my small kit.  For my
 middle size kit I will normally pair it with a
 small fixed blade knife like a Relentless Stinger
 or Backpacker.  A small knife with a three to
 four inch blade size will handle just about any task
 encountered on a day hike or similar trip.  For
 a more “extreme” hike or adventure, I pair my
 large kit with a longer fixed blade knife in the
 five to seven inch blade range.  The idea behind
 this pair would be the larger knife may be used to
 construct shelter, clear paths, be used as a
 weapon against wildlife (last resort!), etc.  I also
 have a folding knife inside the large kit for
 backup in case I loose the large knife. 
     To say that building a survival kit is more
 art than science would be hard to argue.  While
 there is an endless wealth of information readily
 available to build or purchase the “perfect” kit,
 what it really boils down to is personal
 preference and matching the right size kit to your
 situation.  No kit will cover every environment and
 you also need to check the condition of the
 components in any store bought kit.  If you build your
 own kit, make sure you start off with a standard
 list of items and then fine tune it to match your
 current conditions.  You also need to know when
 to stop adding “nice to have” items in your kit to
 prevent it from weighing too much, or taking up
 too much space in your pack or pocket.  The right
 size kit will ensure that you always have it
 with you in the event that you actually have to use
 its contents to survive a little “temporary
 misdirection” in the wilds. 

M2 Talon Jr



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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, 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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