11/07
Relentless Knives USA newsletter
by: Daniel M. Certo

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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.




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Thanks for all your visits and
patronage. My Customers are the Greatest.
The Relentless Knives website is about to be upgraded.
There are just lots of areas that need worked on, and, Relentless knives,  have a traceable history which I will attempt to bring to the fore front for those who collect knives..
This work will be ongoing.....along with everything  else for the next few months. Please be patient and realize that when it's complete,  it will be easier to navigate, and have lots more easily accessible information.
So please don't let that stop you from visiting.......just realize that when you see the sign on the left we will be working .

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U.S. ARMY

Sgt. Mike McCoy

PROTECTING AMERICAN FREEDOM

Thanks for Your service  Sir




VICTORY to the AMERICAN Soldier



                     
by: Major Ian Humphrey
Modern Day Uses for Knives in Combat

Here is a short
piece on what are some of the more common uses for              
knives serving in combat environments. I began to
make a list of some of the more common tasks, as
 well as some “emergency” uses. When you start to
look down the list you will soon realize that
most of these tasks are the same performed by law
enforcement, EMT, and Firemen.

The knife’s main use in combat is no
different than in a “garrison” environment. It is
there to be easily accessible to cut the mundane
tasks that occur every day. In the military and law
enforcement world, zip ties are very popular in
securing gear and prisoners. Knives are used to
cut off the zip ties when they are no longer
needed. 550 cord and other types of rope and cord are
cute everyday. Ammo cases and MRE cases all
come with plastic or thin metal bands to hold
everything together.

The knife is used to pop open the
bands as well as pry open the cases. And if you
have ever tried to open an MRE with your
hands…you will soon realize it is far easier to use a
knife instead! A knife is also handy to pry out
stuck bullet casings in a rifle or pistol, as well
as a last ditch tool to turn scope screws.
 The knife is also used to pry open stuck or
locked doors, windows, and gates. The knife is
used to clear areas of brush or debris to open up                    
shooting lanes. The knife is also used to
sharpen branches for aiming stakes when setting up a
defensive position. The knife can be used as a
hammer, makeshift shovel, and mine probe (although
this is a last ditch tool due to magnetic mines).
A large knife can also be used as a “show of
force” to deter someone from attacking you or your
comrades.
In terms of “emergency” uses, a knife is
critical for emergency exits from vehicles. If a
vehicle is on fire, flipped over, or disabled, a
knife can be used to cut seat belts and/or caught
clothing, pry open a stuck door, smash a lock,
etc. to aid in getting yourself and any other
passengers to safety. A knife is also a last ditch,
emergency weapon for close quarters combat. If
your weapon jams in the face of the enemy, your                              
knife can be the only thing between yourself and
the afterlife.
Policemen, EMTs and Firemen will use their
knives for similar tasks. While they will most
likely never find themselves in a knife fight
with a terrorist, they do rescue people from
vehicles and buildings that require their knives to cut,                 
pry, and hammer their way through various
materials.

In addition, these same professionals are
faced with every day cutting chores like rope,
bindings, and other materials that need to be cut.
The key to all of these knife related tasks
is that the knife be properly maintained (sharp)
and easily accessible. Your knife will do you
no good tucked safely away in your duffel bag or
sock drawer. The owner needs to practice
different carrying methods to find the best way to carry
their knife to meet their needs.
    

RELENTLESS KNIVES are 100% handmade by me in my shop.
Each knife receives large amounts personal of attention and care that is just not available in a factory made knife.


Options include hand forging which makes a strong knife ....Super strong.
Order YOUR Relentless Knife today........



 I am working on NEW models for the 2008 catalog. You will see prototypes and catalog variants in the next few months as I prepare NEW and improved models for the catalog. Some present models will be canceled, some will be improved, and of course some will stay as the reliable and popular models they have been for years.



Questions from my customers: by Daniel M. Certo
Are Relentless Knives Truly Custom knives, or are they mid tech, or semi production knives.

Well....I don't actually know the true meaning of any of the above terms, and since there is considerablecontroversy over the issue, I will simply explain my processes and methods and let you make up your mind....
Each Relentless knife is completely handmade by me in my shop. That would include designing the knifefor it's intended use, drawing the shape on paper or steel, cutting or grinding out the profile, rough
grinding the blade bevels,
heat treating the steel,  cutting and grinding the handle material, putting it all together, and finishing the knife. No jigs are used, the blade bevels are not marked or measured.  All of the grinding is done free hand.
And, although I offer many different models, no two of the same model is exactly alike. I offer models, because to me, knife making is somewhat like playing a musical instrument. I memorize the shape of  
each model, and the look of the finished product.  Then I practice each model until I can do it again and again so that one looks much like the previous. Then,
it becomes a catalog item.
I do this because the term "one of a kind" never really worked for me. I would make one of a kind knives, but as soon as they were sold, a friend of that customer would request one...."just like the one you made for
him or her ".
So yeah.....of course I will make you one of those.  And on and on.
I also make knives to order, as in if you want something you don't see in my catalog, and can describe it, either in a drawing or an email, I will work with you to make your vision a reality.

Is this more "Custom" than making my vision a reality......I'm not sure, but do offer the service.



One thing for sure that should be noted by knife collectors. My knives are what you might call neat and clean, in fact I often when  examine each knife under a 10x magnifier for blemishes and do my best to make sure none exist.

But, to put them in a show case would be a travesty, much like caging a wild animal.
Relentless knives embody the spirit of the Viking Warrior, the Mountain Climber, the Explorer. They are made to withstand the extremes , and I spend many hours on each knife making it so.
They are  designed to be as useful as possible, because I realize that even in the 21st century, you are as far away from
the cave as your electric switch.  

Now please don't get me wrong and think that I'm against knife collecting, or the
 artwork that some knives surely are...., no, it's just that
my knives leave my hand with instructions to live.....!  Take them with you on your next adventure.
Their artistry is in their usefulness, in times of need. They are waiting to become your faithful
companion....I'm sure you'll be pleased.






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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                                     Tiananmen Square, Taiwan independence , Falun Gong                                      .

                                                                                                               


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