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SNIPER BLADEWORKS IS BACK WITH FIVE OF ITS BEST BLADES

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Sniper Bladeworks, which quickly built a reputation for building finely crafted tactical blades, is rebooting its production. The company began taking pre-orders a couple of months back through Kickstarter. By the time you read this, regular production should be in full swing.

Founded in 2009, Sniper Bladeworks became known especially for its blades with ergonomic “pistol grip” angled handles. Initially, the company is offering five models that cover a wide range of blade types. Whether you’re looking for something for your everyday carry needs or for tactical and frontline use, there’s something in this series for everyone.

Sniper Bladeworks announced its 2020 Reload, ramping up production with five designs initially, including this DMF folder.

THE DASHI

The Dashi is a small fixed blade with big utility. Whether you’re camping, hiking, hunting, or fishing, this compact knife can stand up to repeated use without weighing you down.

The word Dashi comes from the word kiridashi: a Japanese carpenter or utility knife that is only ground on one side, sometimes called chisel grind. Sniper Bladeworks’ take on this traditional knife can be used as a neck knife, small utility knife, or as a companion or backup tool to a larger blade.

The DMF is Sniper Bladeworks’ top-ofthe- line folder with embellishments that add a touch of class to its rugged performance.

THE LPC

The LPC is a Sniper Bladeworks design that received the Blade Show Tactical Folder Award in 2013. It’s ergonomic and robust, but weighs just 7.5 ounces. It makes use of S30V blade steel and uses bearings for smooth operation. It also features a steel combination over-travel locking device.

THE MAMU

Sniper Bladeworks has redesigned the Mamu. This classic field knife made its debut on the Discovery Channel’s “Man, Woman, Wild.” Now upgraded, the Mamu features a black, non-glare PVD coating for rust resistance and protection from the elements. And it has an ergonomic handle for comfort and control. The Mamu comes with a textured injection molded sheath that features a uniform rivet pattern for a variety of carry options.

The LPC features Sniper Bladeworks’ angled handle and reliable titanium frame lock.

THE SMACHET

For those who favor a large knife, Sniper Bladeworks offers the Smachet. This is a blade for those serious about bushcraft and survival. The Smachet is based on an original designed by William E. Fairbairn during World War II. Sniper Bladeworks gives it a slightly smaller blade that’s easier to wield and more comfortable to use for extended periods outdoors.

THE DMF

The DMF is Sniper Bladeworks’ top-of-the-line folder. For the company’s 2020 Reload, the DMF comes with a stainless Damascus blade, center pivot bearings, a combination overtravel locking device, a bronze center pivot collar, and matching dual bronze handle adornments.

The Mamu would make an excellent all-around fi eld knife.

The LPC and DMF folders have G10 front scales and titanium frame locks. The Mamu and Smachet have G10 scales. All three fixed blades feature black, anti-glare PVD-coated 1095 steel and include textured, injection-molded sheaths that can be mated.

All five of the knives in this exclusive collection combine handmade craftsmanship with precision manufacturing using premium materials. Award-winning knifemaker Lance Abernathy has meticulously designed each and every Sniper Bladeworks knife.

Prior to shipping, each knife will be hand-inspected by the company’s U.S. quality control team to ensure that it meets Lance’s stringent requirements. KI

Each of the fixed-blade knives from Sniper Bladeworks includes a textured, injectionmolded sheath.

The Smachet is a good option when you need a large survival or bushcraft knife.