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Designed for Maximum Efficiency
Tested by Professional Soldiers
What is a Prortype...? Our New catalog is in the works, and there will be several new models for 2007.
Reciently a customer asked the difference between a Proto type and a regular nodel.
Prototypes are knives made in order to test the size and shape of a new
design. They are fully working knives with the same fit, finish and
functional reliability, and warranty as the model that follows them.
When design changes and tests are complete, the model may be added to
the catalog, and often will be renamed. These proto types are an
excellent example of the design process, they are also very rare. ..
Once cataloged on my web site, the finalized design is made over and
over again as many times as I get orders etc. The shape and size remain
as close as possible to the finalized and cataloged design as
Easy enough, but a new design has certain cryteria to meet before
it becomes a Relentless model. First it has to be useful, some shapes
seem like a good idea, but after testing , prove to be less than they
might be for a variety of reasons. The internals of the knives remain
constant, but the size of a knife and the shape of a knife have
everything to do with it's intended purpose.
I also make a few non cataloged items, Like the M1 Midget,and a few
others. These are completed designs that for one reason or another
never make it into the catalog, and are not available on an order
basis. They appear from time to time on Ebay, or on my web site. They
are great knives, and have been tested and approved for the catalog,
but I can only make so many knives, so some just happen from time to
Finally I make Special editions, which are dressed existing models,
usually to commemorate an event etc. These are listed on my web site
and are available on an order basis.
The word proto is hand etched on the tang or blade of proto's.
Also, I am now in the process of up dating my catalog and web site for
2007 and the history pages will reflect previous models and makers
Since I have photos of almost every knife I have ever made, it should
be interesting. Also, since many of my customers are collectors, it
will allow some to locate knives made years ago that are marked with
makers marks other than the most farmiliar Relentless Knives.
.. We working on the 2007 catalog, that means there will
few or more protos, non catalog items etc as the knives are
produced , tested , photographed etc. Click the ebay icon to
what's for sale there. The
auction format is fun, and sometimes items can be won at more
than affordable prices.
Available Knives. From time to time, we have knives available for emediate
shipment. Check out the availible knives page CLICK HERE
Medal of Excellence Awarded to Relentless
Knives by 10th Mtn Div. U.S. Army, Camp Liberty, Iraq 2006
Knives ENews is published on a monthly basis, and written by
Daniel M. Certo.
Knife Tests and Reviews By: Capt. Ian Humphrey.
Other writings by various contributers..
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Air Crew Egress Knife
NEW KNIFE SHEATH
Designed by: Daniel M. Certo Relentless Knives USA
Built by: Spec Ops Brand
a new knife sheath, that solves an old problem. Here's
Capt Humphreys report:
New Relentless Knives/Spec Ops Brand Sheath/Pouch Combo by: Capt.
How many times have you been frustrated with the lack of a decent sized
your knife sheath? The new Relentless model sheath solves
this problem by
combining an X2 multi-purpose pouch with a Kydex sheath to securely hold
your tactical fixed blade knife. This combo will be available
colors to suit your needs. This new pouch offers the same
straps that allow the pouch to be secured to a variety of surfaces from vests to
belts. There is also an ample section of Velcro on the pouch flap to
adjust to different size loads, or to be securely held open for easy access.
I tested the new pouch on a MOLLE vest and found that it quickly and securely
attached to the straps. The Relentless M1i fit snuggly in the
and road securely behind the pouch. Even with a fully loaded pouch, the
knife had no problems fitting into the sheath. The main advantage to
this new combo pouch is the saved space on your vest, etc. since you do
not have to carry both a sheath and ammo pouch separately. Another
advantage to this new combination is the fact that the knife is
click here for more photos almost
completely hidden behind the pouch. This could come in handy
when you do not
want to advertise a large tactical knife on your person.
Besides holding two
M16 30 round magazines, I was also able to fit a Garmin Etrex GPS, compact
binoculars, GI issue angled flashlight, a ton of 550 cord, Willey-X
goggles, pocket survival kit, etc. etc. inside this one pouch (not at the same
time, of course!).
Overall, I was very impressed with the new Relentless knife/pouch combination.
For the first time you can receive a quality knife sheath that includes a
large enough pouch to store a variety of useful accessories.
The 7.5" sheath is now a reality. This means it fits the M9
Bayonet and many other blades up to 8" long.
Special Thanks to Men of the 10th Mtn Div. in Iraq.
Lefebvre has a couple of these sheaths with
him, and will be sending us test reports and photos soon.
Stay Tuned to the Enews.
received our first load of sheaths, and they are going fast. Colors
thus far are ACU, Black and Coyote Brown.
the photo below for more info, larger photos etc.
To get yours simply contact us for payment and shipping details
Don't get the idea that the U.S.
Government has anything to do with our tests.
our knives etc. are tested by professional individual soldiers in their
spare time, so there's no politics involved here. We just
make sure that the knives we make , test, and sell meet or
the needs of professional soldiers, policemen and adventurers.
Why? We are Committed to Excellence! You
Relentless Knives everywhere, in fact, production is all by hand, and
.......well it's a slow process to say the least.
But, well worth the time, as they are made to last a lifetime,
and endure the rigors of battle.
by: Capt. Ian Humphrey
They say an old
dog can not learn new tricks, but I beg to disagree.I have been performing some tests on some new
Relentless Knives models and commented to Dan that the small sections of
serrations found on two of the knives did not cut very well.Dan proceeded to explain the idea behind the
serrations and how they should be used.It turns out that I was trying to perform a “sawing motion” when I
should have been trying a “scraping motion.”
The serrations on
the smaller models like the Talon, Midget, etc. are usually only three or four
long.The intended uses for the
serrations are to cut 550 cord, strip electrical wire, notch wood, or make fuzz
sticks.These serrations are not
designed to act like a saw to cut through tree limbs, etc.
technique to cut 550 cord or to strip wire is to anchor the material against
something and pull it tight with your non-knife hand.With the knife, place a single serration
against the cord or wire and “scrape” the serration towards you (see
pictures).If the serrations do not
initially cut, you can sharpen them with four or five strokes of a small
carbide sharpening steel.Once I got the
hang of this new technique I was quickly able to severe 550 cord and strip wire
can still be used to notch wood and create fuzz sticks.By rapidly sawing on the branch, the
serrations will make a nice notch to break off the branch or a fuzz stick for
lighting fires, etc.
The key to these
serrations is that they are not meant to serve like a “serrated edge
knife.”Dan created these serrations to
save the blade’s edge by allowing a specially designed area for cutting cord,
wire, etc.This saves the edge for other
Extreme Testing produces Extreme
Durability and a better knife for you.
Don't try this with your knife, intentional destruction will void your
lifetime replacement warranty.
But, we do it all the time in order to see just how
much abuse our knives will withstand.
Ian figures no amount of abuse is to much, so
a bit of rifle fire produced some interesting results on a knife that
withstood bending to almost 90 degrees
and returned to straight with no deformity
The 7.62 x 39 Bullet had more devastating effects
on this particular knife, but was not so bad on another tested.
Watch for the complete report as well as other interesting articles in
the test and review pages of www.relentlessknives.com
Hit. Ian hit this M4 Bounty Hunter dead on with
A small crack , but not bad for such abuse..
Please don't try this at home, as gun fire will be considered
abuse and void your lifetime warranty.
Ian doesn't seem to care....he is more concerned that American Soldiers
who carry Relentless Knives get the best equipment available.
Watch for the Great American
Ian Humphrey has taken variety of commonly
used knife steels and put them through a battery of
tests to illustrate practical expectations in the field..
It's and interesting and informative look at what you can expect from
the stuff your knife is made from.
Enews Archives : missed last months enews....? Find it here............CLICK here.
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Kill an American
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.
an Australian dentist wrote an editorial the following day to let
everyone know what an American is so they would know when they found
one. (Good one, mate!!!!)
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
American may also be a Comanche, Cherokee, Osage,
Blackfoot, Navaho, Apache, Seminole or one of the many other tribes
known as Native Americans.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
welcome the best of everything...the best products, the best books, the
best music, the best food, the best services.
they also welcome the least.
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
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.
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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