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by: Daniel M. Certo              E News                 JULY  2009
There are still a few numbers
left on the Limited Special Edition M4X Punisher knife.
The  Limited Special Edition  has movie logos, a wood presentation box, and is available in both s30V and
5160 steel.

But, due to an over whelming interest in the knife
as an industrial strength  Military Survival knife,
I am  offering the knife  in a no frills version
as seen below .
This knife is Zone tempered, with a lifetime replacement warranty against breakage, and Super  strong.
Look for it in the 2010 catalog, or preorder now
price $599.00  in  High strength 5160 and  $699.00 in High Performance
S30V stainless

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We are Proud to announce that TOPS KNIVES will be
producing the M1 Midget under license from
Daniel M. Certo
Relentless Knives USA.

Below is a reprint of a 2007 test and review by Major Ian Humphrey

M1 Midget: The Biggest Three-Inch Knife you Will Ever See!
By: Major Ian Humphrey

When trying to think of a title for this test report, the above
phrase was the first thing that came to mind. The Relentless M1 Midget
is the sturdiest and strongest knife I have ever tested with a three-inch blade. So why would you want something so small? Simply put, there
is almost no anti-knife laws that I know of (of course check your local
area first!) that would prevent you from carrying a knife with a three
inch blade. For some reason, the three-inch mark seems to be the
"standard" set for the maximum allowed blade length for every day carry
knives. The Midget gives you a full size handle and a 1/4-inch thick knife
in an easy to carry package.

First Impressions

The first thing you notice with this knife is the weight. This is
not a tiny little knife by any stretch of the imagination. The Midget
is meant to be used and abused like the rest of the Relentless line,
just in a more compact package. The handles are nicely contoured with
four cutouts for a secure grip. The blade shape is like the popular
Commander model with thumb grooves and three serrations. The coil of the
blade also includes a handy cord cutter notch. The included sheath is a
kydex and leather combination with a spring steel belt clip. The
entire package is easy to carry and conceal under most clothing, and is also
easy to carry on gear, packs, etc.

Cutting Tests

This particular M1 Midget was made with D2 steel, so it allowed me
to finally test this steel as well. While Dan prefers S30V and 5160
steel, he is able to work with any steel the customer prefers. I was
able to test this knife along with a Raptor model and two M1 Integral
models (An Interceptor and ACE). In order to expand my testing, Dan sent
along a box of various materials to abuse the knives with. I started
with my normal tests and worked towards the new materials. The Midget
was the best cutter in the initial paper test. The steel and blade
geometry led to easy, razor like cuts in the free hanging paper with little
to no effort. The Midget also had no trouble cutting single strands of
550 cord with the blade. The short length of the blade prevented more
than one cord being cut at a time. As for the three serrations and
cord cutter...once Dan explained how they are supposed to work (see my
brief instructions on the web site. The key is "scraping" and not
"sawing" the cord!) they performed quite well. Single strands of 550 cord
were cut with no effort. On dry and green wood the Midget performed well.
The finger and thumb grooves kept the knife secure in the hand. The
Midget was able to use a wooden baton to help split wood, but this did
prove difficult due to the length of the blade. The serrations did a
fantastic job making fuzz sticks. The three serrations along with the
deep finger grooves quickly tore up the sticks. The serrations also did a
fair job in making notches in the wood.
One of the items in the box of materials that Dan sent was an old
engine hose. Since the Midget is intended for every day carry, I
thought this would be a great example of a task the knife could easily find
itself. Of the three knives I tested on the hose, the Midget had the
best initial cut. With just a little effort the hose was cleanly cut.
I also had some telephone wire in the box and again the Midget cut the
wire with ease. The serrations were also effective in stripping the
wire to expose the copper wire under the insulation.
Throughout all of my testing, which also included several hiking
trips and constant wearing for several weeks, the D2 steel had no damage
to the edge and no staining to the finish. Now that Dan bead blasts
the knives for glare reduction, we have noticed an increase in staining
on the 5160 steel knives. I have found keeping a can of PB Blaster
around the house and doing a quick wipe down of the knives after a day of
abuse keeps the steel looking good. While the D2 steel is not Dan's
first choice in steel, it performed quite well and maintained a good edge
throughout the testing period.


The included sheath for the Midget is a kydex sheath with a
leather backing to secure the spring steel clip to the kydex. Dan used to
secure the clip directly to the kydex but did not like how the clip would
scratch the blade. Unfortunately I found that the leather did not stay attached to the top of the sheath after hard use. Since the sheath is secured with several military grade eyelets, I was not afraid of having
the sheath fall apart, but Dan is going to fix this design. Overall the kydex sheath with the steel clip allows for a very comfortable carry system that allows the sheath to be easily added and removed from belts
(to include the new ACU belt), web belts, pack straps, and even MOLLE
vests. The eyelets allow the user to "permanently" attach the sheath to
gear by using 550 cord or zip ties.


Relentless M1 Midget remains a very popular catalog item since 2007 . I would
highly recommend this knife to anyone who needs the strength of a full
size knife in a pocketknife size. The three-inch blade proved to be
very effective in cutting numerous materials and the overall size of the
knife allowed me to carry it with little effort. For those who cannot
realistically carry a five-inch tactical knife on your belt everyday,
the Midget will be the biggest "little knife" you will ever carry!

The TRUTH below was forwarded by a customer.

With no disrespect intended to the Jackson family, this sure does reveal the shallowness of our value system in this country.


While the focus today, tomorrow and for the next God-knows-how-many-days will be the death of a pop culture icon; while many will mourn, wail and quite literally make fools of themselves over it and while as many will speak endlessly about it, allow me, if only for a moment, to remind us all that others have died this month; others whose lives were cut short; others who leave behind loved ones and whose families will dearly miss them; families who'll suffer with much more dignity and honor than we'll be exposed to on the tube in the coming days.
Yes... it's true... we've suffered a great loss... but forgive me while I tell you that I'm not talking about the king of pop music.
These American military members died in Iraq this month:

Sergeant Justin J. Duffy
Specialist Christopher M. Kurth
Specialist Charles D. Parrish
Lance Corporal Robert D. Ulmer
Staff Sergeant Edmond L. Lo
Sergeant Joshua W. Soto
Captain Kafele H. Sims
Specialist Chancellor A. Keesling

And these members of our U.S. Armed Forces died in Afghanistan this month:

Sergeant Jones, Ricky D.
Specialist Munguia Rivas, Rodrigo A.
Command Master Chief Petty Officer Garber, Jeffrey J.
1st Sergeant Blair, John D.
Sergeant Smith, Paul G.
Staff Sergeant Melton, Joshua
Sergeant 1st Class Dupont, Kevin A.
Specialist O'Neill, Jonathan C.
Chief Warrant Officer Richardson Jr., Ricky L.
Specialist Silva, Eduardo S.
Lance Corporal Whittle, Joshua R.
Major Barnes, Rocco M.
Major Jenrette, Kevin M.
Staff Sergeant Beale, John C.
Specialist Jordan, Jeffrey W.
Specialist Griemel, Jarrett P.
Specialist Hernandez I, Roberto A.
Sergeant Obakrairur, Jasper K.
Staff Sergeant Hall, Jeffrey A.
Private 1st Class Ogden, Matthew D.
Private 1st Class Wilson, Matthew W.

Let's remember and honor this day those whose deaths are truly impacting.
American Soldiers
Protecting YOUR Freedom
Thank You for Your service

Thanks to SGT Jonathan Eldlrige
for this Great Photo

Watch the developing 2009 Program
on the MAP page 

  Victory to the American Soldier!
God Bless the Republic!

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

Relentless M4X  chosen out of 30 knives
to be the Official knife of Marvel Comic book character
                The Punisher                  

and appeared in the 2008 Lions gate Production of 

Punisher War Zone.

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Each knife comes with a Lined, Nylon pouch front sheath, a certificate of authenticity, and sharpening  rod.
each knife is shipped without delay via USPS Priority insured.

Thanks to TIM STETZER,
free lance writer,
for a Great magazine article,
which was actually about the TOPs M4X knife, but  we were mentioned as the designer  etc.
Check out the link on our links page, for Woods Monkey  dot com.
The site not only tests quite a few different knives, but has a large section of articles
on woods craft, survival etc.
It's well written by various contributers, and loaded with truly useful information.


The Advancement of Military in Media Organization  is, in essence, a networking organization helping military men and woman transition into the film,, television, and video game industry.

Our goal is to create awareness within Hollywood, that  former Military men and woman are a viable resource to all aspects of the entertainment industry.
MEMBER BENEFITS INCLUDE:-Monthly Member networking events at our office in Beverly Hills email address and on line events calendar access
-Networking internally with other military professionals  working on projects
-Invitations to our Christmas Party and Summer BBQ
-Guest Speakers looking to hire military personnel for film projects
-Military training courses to refresh skills or learn new ones
-Weapons Training courses
-Acting Classes / Writing Classes / Directing Classes / Producing Classes-Internships with working industry professionals
-Job placement opportunities
-Opportunities to join SAG, AFTRA, DGA, WGA, and PGA
-Professional guidance and career goal focusing
-Opportunities to work on AMMO produced  projects in front of, and behind the camera
-Access to special events and screenings not open to the public
-Writing Contests
-Short film fund raisers
-Discounts on Tactical Gear from COBRA TACTICAL

-Other incentives as more members come on line.


NOTE: There are still some good people in Hollywood doing all they can to make it better.
If your on your way out of the Military or Law Enforcement consider the  above.

 Let's face it, the News today about changes in the USA are troubling to Freedom loving people.
The answers are not within my realm, but, it seems a good idea to always be prepared for anything. Order your Relentless knife today.

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Relentless M4X Punisher Special Edition
Questions received from our customers:

What would you recommend the Satin or matte finish for CPM s30V steel?

 The only thing wrong with s30V  steel, is that it has a slightly yellowish tint with a satin finish.
It is very slight, and  again many people like it just fine, but. the other stainless steels have a slightly bluish tint that many knife collectors like.
The matte finish takes care of that, giving a simple dull silvery appearance
Also, should the knife  be put into
a military situation, light reflection can attract gunfire etc.
So, for a using knife I suggest matte.  
Of course that's my opinion. s 30V steel has so many good qualitys, that trading it for a lesser stainless just doesn't seem wise.
I don't offer high polished blades, and the above mentioned tint is not good enough reason  to choose a steel that could break easier under stress.
Another suggestion, is to order your knife with a Satin finish, and should you not like the tint, it can  be bead blasted to  a matte finish with a very short wait time.
Of course  if your knife is not intended for extreme use.......lot's of the above becomes mute. Finally, Relentless knives are made to use.  I go to great  lengths to
make them good on the inside so they will endure the rigors of hard and heavy use.
Any new item that gets used alot will have a break  in period. The parts that contaactt the sheath, clothing etc, are going to experiance slight changes in appearance etc. But after this when everything gets used to each other and
comfortable with it's place in the works, you will have a friend for life that will
work hard for you what ever the mission.

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She owns a Relentless Knife.....!


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or the
web sites there is a sentence
that will get you a token
folding knife or sharpener.
Find it by reading the
sites.  It's hidden well enough to be
a challenge, yet not  that difficult to find.

 We will announce the winner here.
First responder with the correct answer wins.  
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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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