Mini Out The Front Knives

Green Mini Out The Front Knife

Green Mini Out The Front Knife

Just in are our newest OTF automatic knives.  These mini OTF knives feature nice, tight action.  The blade slides out fast and the action is solid.  Each one measures just over 3″ when closed and they have a blade that is just about 2″ long.  If you have always wanted an OTF knife, these are a perfectly priced.

The blade is 440 stainless steel and will do a good job of small cuts and slices.  Some of the models come with a bead blast blade and others feature a two tone finish.  While the 440 will take a good edge, they will need to be sharpened occasionally to keep them nice and ready for whatever life throws at you.

They do not have a pocket clip, which keeps their thickness profile very small.  They measure just about 5/8″ wide and 3/8″ thick.  Great OTF knife for the price.

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Lightning OTF Knives are Back

Lightning OTF Knife

Lightning OTF Knife

We have the Lightning OTF Knives back in stock.  Check them out here and get yours before they are gone.  These are the high quality, Taiwanese version.

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BladeOps Cyber Monday Email Flyer

 

 

 

DAY 8: 10% Off Sale

To celebrate the holidays we are offering a special 10% off coupon for today only.  Stock up on all your favorite knives using coupon code TEN at checkout.  This coupon is good until midnight 12/01/2014 and is not valid where prohibited or with any other coupon.   * A few manufacturers do not allow any discounts–these knives are excluded from the discount coupon.


Microtech Knives

Find a wide assortment of OTF knives as well as side open automatic and fixed blade combat knives.  Built to exacting standards with the best materials around.  Each Microtech knife is the perfect blend of quality, craftmanship and badassery.  



 


Gerber Knives

Built for your world, a Gerber knife is one you can carry with confidence.  Whether it is a pocket folder or one of their tactical automatic knives, a Gerber knife helps you get the task at hand done and done right.


 


Boker Knives

Automatic, folders, fixed blades and even spring assists–Boker has them all.  And if Boker has it, so do we.  Find your next favorite EDC and pick one up for a friend while you are at it.  Great knives at fantastic prices.



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Special One Day Price on Boker S30V Mini Auto

If you didn’t see the email, get your Boker Mini Auto with the exclusive S30V blade today only for over 15% off.

 


DAY 5: Boker S30V Mini Kalashnikov Auto

The exclusive Boker S30V Mini Kalashnikov Auto Knife boasts a CPM-S30V stainless steel blade that is razor sharp.  Fast opening automatic conversion knife available only at BladeOps. Today only, pick it up for just $49.95. Sale price good until midnight MST, 11/28/2014 or while supplies last–whichever comes first. No rainchecks and invalid where prohibited by law. 











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Round 2 BladeOps Writing Contest

You Can Win Great Prizes!

BladeOps has an ongoing non-fiction writing contest. The writer of the top three contributed article in the next 45 days will receive prize packages valued at more than $500.00.

First Prize:

1. Hogue Knives EX01 Auto Knife, Model 34128

Second Prize:

1. H&K Plan D Fixed Blade Knife

Third Prize:


1.
Schrade 4BGS Assist Knife

Contest Rules:

To be eligible, your submission must be an original piece of work. Detail is encouraged. You can write on any knife topic or subject that would be of interest to readers of the BladeOps blog. Please proofread your entry. Every entry must be completely original and upon submission the copyright becomes the property of BladeOps, LLC.

Once you have submitted your article on the BladeOps Blog, you may not submit it anywhere else. Along those same lines, do not submit articles that you have submitted to other places already. Every entry must be completely original. Upon submission, the copyright belongs to BladeOps, LLC. We reserve the right to edit articles for spelling, punctuation, grammar, and length as well as for any other reason we deem necessary.

Plagarism is completely unacceptable. This must be your own original work. It may include brief quotes that are properly enclosed in quotation marks and where full attribution is given to the original author of the quote material. Any instance of plagiarism will result in immediate disqualification from this contest.

Winners must have a legal US address. Contest not valid where prohibited by law. You must be at least 18 years old to enter and you must be eligible to legally own the prizes.

Submit as many articles as you would like. Pictures are encouraged, please include them if possible.

Contest ends December 27th, 2014. Winners will be announced by December 31st, 2014.

Thanks and good luck.

Trevor Darby

Post your contest entry below.

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Congratulations to Our September 2014 Blog Contest Winners

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

The following entries have won.

First Place: That Old KaBar

Second Place: Picking the Perfect Knife

Third Place: The Pennsylvania Knife

Congratulations to our winners. I will contact you via email on Monday to arrange shipment of your prize.

Also, since this contest was so hotly contested, we have decided to start the November contest right away. The same rules apply, with a final entry date of November 30th, 2014.  Contest prizes for the November contest will be announced next week–and watch closely because they are going to be even better than ever. Get writing and feel free to submit as soon as you like.

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A Swiss Army Knife In Your Life Prevents A Lot Of Strife, by M.T.

Swiss Army Knife

Swiss Army Knife

So, it was the 1970’s. I was living in Denver, Colorodo at the time, so it was only a 13-15 hr. drive (nothing for me…LOVE DRIVING) to…would you believe it, Las Vegas. I went out right after I got off from work that Sunday morning. This trip out is what ended up giving me the brilliant idea (which wasn’t typical for me) to hit up Vegas and spend my entire weeks vacation there. You see, the week before I had made a nice amount of money by putting in a lot of overtime, and I guess I was in a hurry to lose all that money huh.

I was just browsing around a few stores…looking to burn just a LITTLE BIT of my hard earned money. That’s where I saw it, in some display case…the Victorinox Classic (would you believe it) this was going to be the first ever folding knife I would ever buy. Good thing too, cause this knife would later on SAVE MY LIFE!!! After pondering the decision for a sec I said “what the heck.” While the sweet little girl behind the register was boxing and bagging this knife up I saw (sitting on the counter) this little pamplet for some Vegas attraction. That’s when the decision was pretty much made for me…”Vegas,” I said, “here I come.”

So there I was, leaving Denver heading for Vegas (with Victorinox in pocket…my new pocket rocket). The drive to Vegas went great, scenery was beautiful, temp was great, and my nerves were shot by the time I reached Vegas. Why, because, well, lets just say that back then (my 20’s) I was a MUCH bigger risk taker…more so than I care to remember. I want go into too much detail about that (my risks), but lets just say I never went anywhere without my herbs…nuff said?

Had a blast in Vegas though. And this is where my story really starts to pick up. I was up about $1,400.00, yeah, the craps table was definitely on my side (along with fate) the first night I was in Vegas. I had just got done with my turn on the craps table and the man next to me had just picked up the dice…with a smug look on his face too. This guy was on fire, even more so than I was, which was amazing because winning $1,400.00 at the craps table back then was no easy task. The cheering for this man (who seemed to be a dice magnet) was relentless. That’s when I noticed it, a hangnail on my thumb (something I could not stand…still can’t). So I whipped out my new Victorinox, popped out the file, and thanks to my gracefulness, dropped it on the floor. “Oh well” I said, bent down to grab my knife, glanced up, and to my utter amazement noticed that this supposed ‘dice machine’ was nothing more than a cheat. The guy had a second pair of weighted dice in his hand. Even though I just barely caught a glimpse of these dice it was enough for me to go to the pit boss, report this cheating douche-bag and get him arrested.

The casino owner was so grateful for my help that he comped my entire weeks stay there…can you say “SWEET!” That’s when I turned to the owner and explained how it was all thanks to this little Swiss Army Knife (and my clumsiness) that his casino was prevented from being robbed…he couldn’t believe it.

Well, at this point I bet you can believe that I was on cloud 9. I was up $1,400.00, saved a casino from being stolen from, was kind of a hero (at least in my own mind) and apparently had a new good luck charm in pocket (my Victorinox Classic). The rest of my weeks stay in Vegas went great. Except for that last night, I guess my new knife’s luck (or mine) had finally run out. That’s right, lost about $600.00 on the craps table that night, right before leaving Vegas to head back to Denver too. Can you believe that (like an hour before leaving…my timing SUCKED). Oh well, at least I was still up $800.00 and had my whole hotel bill comped (could’ve been worse).

Anyway, so on the way back to Denver…that’s when things got hairy. About 5 hours into the drive back (it was around 3:00 a.m.) my 1972 Ford Pinto started fading out one me. With my head lights getting dimmer, engine clanking out one me and car slowing down I thought to myself…”you’ve got to be kidding me.” Pulling off to the side of the road I said “what a way to end this fabulous week huh, with getting stuck out here in the middle of nowhere!” Nowhere was right too, I had broken down right between Green River, UT & Grand Junction, CO…there’s nothing for over 110 miles.

Getting out of the car heading for the hood I was like “great.” I mean, I’m by far from a mechanic, but what did I have to lose right. Opening the hood with a little extra force (from my great mood) I noticed that there was a wire or two that looked like they had come loose from somewhere. It didn’t take me long to realize where these wires went…you’d be amazed at how far common sense will get you. Whipping out my new Victorinox Classic I thought to myself “man, who would’ve thought that this baby would’ve come in handy so much on this trip.”

Unfortunately, I shouldn’t of counted my blessings quite yet. While I was attempting to reattach all the wires I happen to glance up…and what did I see, that’s right, here came Mr. Police Officer. Of course the officer had to pull over (thinking back now, I guess it was nice of him), but when this all was going down I was sweating bullets. Think about it, I had a car with stashes of my (lets just say) “herbs” all over it, and a nice amount right in my shirts front pocket too. Can you all say “jail time.” “This is it” I thought as the officer pulled off the road, got out of his patrol car and was approaching.

Luckily I had almost reattached all the wires by this point (correctly I hoped). As the officer reached my side he could probably see the sweat pouring down my face. “Can I help you” the officer said. “NOPE” I yelled back, a little too loudly now that I think about it. I wanted to get back on the road (and away from this officer) as soon as possible…so that’s when I thought of a plan to do just that. “Excuse me officer” I said, continuing on with “can you please stay right here next to the hood while I try starting the car up, just in case I need something adjusted?” “Sure” he said. As I got back into the car all I could think about was getting the stuff that was in my pocket front out, and stashing it away somewhere.

The only problem was that I wasn’t in reach of any of my stash spots. With only seconds to decide I slid out (discreetly) my Victorinox Classic and slit a small hole into the drivers seat right between my legs. Luckily my front pocket stash fit perfectly into this hole I made. It even matched a few other holes around the inner upholstery…so it didn’t stand out. I then proceeded to take a deep breath, slid the key into the ignition and to my great delight…the car (lights and all) started right up. “Phew” I thought, bullet dodged…literally.

After closing the hood, stepping to the side and saying “goodbye” the police officer proceeded to get back into his patrol car. And as we both pulled away (driving off in opposite directions) I thought to myself, “what a week this was.”

Well that was it. the rest of the drive back to Denver (on the I-70, and even over the Continental Divide) went off without a hitch. As I pulled up to my apartment around 8:00 a.m., walked up to the door, slid my key in the lock I said to myself “who would’ve thought that this whole weeks adventure started with the purchase a single SWISS ARMY KNIFE.”

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My Holy Grail, by C.O.

Microtech Ultratech

Microtech Ultratech

When my friend introduced me to BladeOps.com, I never imagined that one of the first knives I saw would become my grail knife. My friend told me about the cheap out-the-front knife that was used in the Dark Knight movie and encouraged me to get one for myself. After making the purchase, I started browsing through the other various wares of BladeOps.com and that is when I discovered the Microtech Ultratech. I didn’t really know what it was, but the tanto edge was so slick and clean. I fell in love with the design immediately and thought, “I have to have this!” That was when I discovered the price. While some might consider the lower $200 range to be cheap for a knife, I had never spent over $50 at this time. I knew I would need to save up for a while. What I didn’t realize is that the knives sell out relatively quickly and there are long waits between productions. After nearly 3 years of saving, waiting, and watching, I finally managed to score my grail knife. It is more amazing than I even imagined and I am extremely satisfied. The engineering is perfect and I am very pleased with the fit and finish. I know this blade will satisfy me for quite some time. I wonder what my new grail will become.

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Tenacious Like a Ninja, by A.M.

Spyderco Tenacious

Spyderco Tenacious

My first partner ever was tenacious. Black on black like a ninja. He was born in Asia but he was trained in America. No job was to small or big for him. He always got his mark. He did jobs that even the best can’t handle. From gutting a bass to chopping birch. Now he is recruiting members into his team. He heard of a special someone who has a lot of talent. His name is Tumult.

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The EDC Emergency Survival Blade, by N.W.

EDC Emergency Knife

EDC Emergency Knife

In an actual survival situation, what blade would you prefer to have on your person in order to help you survive? Think about that perfect blade, now forget about it. Survival situations do not happen on your schedule, and unless you EDC that perfect survival blade on you every day of your life, it is not going to help when the situation calls for it. Natural disasters or the inopportune flat tire in the middle of no where arejust a couple examples of when an emergency survival blade could be employed.

An emergency survival blade is any blade you happen to have on you when chaos strikes, for most individuals this would usually be a folding knife of some sort. There are pocket survival kits that are available which are normally housed in an Altoids tin and have just enough room for a small knife or razor blade, along with a way to start a fire, etc. However, considering one of your most important tools in a survival situation is a cutting device, a tiny knife or a razor blade can only be used to a certain point. A much more beneficial option is the folding knife you carry every day.

On a regular basis, your EDC may only be used for light tasks such as opening letters, cutting boxes, etc. Although this may be the image you think of, your EDC is capable of so much more. Nearly any folding knife can be put into the role of an emergency survival knife, because honestly, at the time you have no choice. You would have to use what you have available.

The edge itself is the most important aspect of the knife, which is why we use knives in the first place. But once the user knows the physical limitations of the knife, the strengths of the model’s design, and efficient techniques in using the knife for which ever type of task, the capability of the knife is increased one hundred fold. The basis for this knowledge and ability comes down to personal experience with the particular knife, skills, and knowledge of edged weapons.

Manual folders, spring assisted, old design styles, automatics, and well made OTF knives are all capable of filling the role as an emergency survival blade. This is not to say that the user should simply buy which ever knife is the cheapest, though it can be compared to the old firearm saying, “a .22 in the hand is better than a .45 at home.”

Which ever knife you choose to carry will fill multiple roles in its lifetime, from every day utility tasks to self defense. Look at your EDC and ask yourself, “If I had to, could I use this in an survival situation?” Do you have the experience to use the blade to it’s full potential? If not, what do you have to learn to make it so? A knife is limited only by the skill of the user.

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