Volume 25, Number 5 August/September 2017

Archive for the ‘New Products’ category

Hearing is a precious asset that must be protected. To that end, Walker’s, a division of GSM Outdoors, has created a point-of-purchase display designed to help retailers quickly and easily move ear protection products. The Walker’s Plug Display houses 58 packs of foam and silicone ear plugs in a variety of colors (orange, yellow, and pink) and configurations (corded and cases).

Retailers can re-order the full display or individual SKUs. SRP: $269.99. (gsmoutdoors.com)


Known primarily for multi-tools, Leatherman knows that sometimes all an outdoorsman needs is a knife. That’s why its Juice B2 (SRP: $25) comes with one serrated and one straight-edge blade, each of which is made from high-quality steel and backed by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty. Blade length is 2.6 inches, and the knife has a closed length of just 4 inches. It weighs 1.4 ounces and is available in four colors: Cinnabar (red), Moss (green), Columbia (blue), and Graphite (gray). For those who prefer tools to blades, the Juice CS3 (SRP: $30) features scissors, a bottle opener, and a corkscrew. It is also available with the warranty and can be had in three colors: Cinnabar, Moss, and Columbia. (leatherman.com)


If you’re going to spend a day at the range, you need something sturdy to hold all your stuff—ammo, optics, cleaning tools, ear muffs, targets, and the like. The Spotter range bag is a large-capacity carry-all that fills the bill. Originally designed to be used by the spotter in a spotter-sniper team, it bag features movable internal dividers that allow you to create a custom storage bag. Internal pockets and a generous assortment of modular webbing allow for further customization, and the rubber bottom protects contents from wet and dusty surfaces. The top-zipper link utilizes a big pulling handle for fast opening and full access to the contents. SRP: $159. (hazard4.com)


Jacksonville, Alabama – Bear Edge, a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery, releases a new fixed blade knife perfect for camping. The BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade is built to last, offers long lasting edge retention and affordably priced.

The BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade is designed for regular camp chores from creating tender, cutting rope, preparing meals, and much more. The 4 7/8” 440 stainless steel blade comes out-of-the-box razor sharp and ready to work. The blade maintains its edge, is simple to re-sharpen and features a black coated finish for added corrosion resistance. A full body tang provides strength and has been milled throughout the handle to reduce weight.

BRISK, Bear Edge

A Black Soft Touch Coating handle on the BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade adds comfort and function, allowing users to firmly control the knife in any climate. The knife also features a forward quillion and a finger grove for increased control. Jimping is placed close to the handle for normal tasks and also further up the spine for better grip during aggressive chores. The BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade comes with a ballistic belt sheath that’s easy to clean and dries quickly when exposed to the elements.   To learn more about the BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade knife and other Bear Edge products, visit www.BearEdgeKnives.com or call 1-800-844-3034.

Bear Edge BRISK 1.0 Fixed Blade
Model: 61517
Blade Material: Black Coated, 440 stainless steel
Handle Material: Stainless Steel w/Black Soft Touch Coating
Open Length: 9-3/4″
Blade Length: 4-7/8″
Weight: 9.2oz.
Extras: Black Finish Blade, Ballistic Belt Sheath & Taper Ground Blade
MSRP: $27.94

Founded in 2016, Bear Edge – a brand under Bear & Son Cutlery offers a variety of cutting tools at an affordable price. This family owned business has decades of professional knife craftsmanship, outstanding customer service, a history of quality products and are a rising force in the industry. For more information, contact: Bear Edge 1111 Bear Blvd S.W. Jacksonville, AL 36265, Phone: 1-800-844-3034, www.BearEdgeKnives.com, Email: info@bearandsoncultery.com.

About Bear & Son Cutlery:
Bear & Son Cutlery is equipped with a rich family tradition in knife making and employs a skilled and experienced work force that is capable of performing many of the extra hand operations that go into the making of their products. The Bear & Son Cutlery factory is unique. It is full self-contained. While some companies only assemble parts brought from various suppliers and put their names on the product, Bear & Son Cutlery does everything in-house from building their own blanking dies to heat treating, grinding and assembly, and hand finishing products. These steps ensure that Bear & Son Cutlery is of excellent quality and a real value for both the dealer and consumer. Their ongoing commitment is to make them in America and make them affordable.


Utilizing Badlands Zip-No Magnetic Closure Technology, the Bino XR optics case provides separate, easy-access compartments for a set of binoculars and a rangefinder. The Bino XR optics case upper storage pouch can accommodate most 10×42 and smaller binos, while the lower storage pouch can accommodate most rangefinders. Available in Badlands Approach camouflage, Serengeti Brown, and Gunmetal Gray. SRP: $149.99. (badlandspacks.com)


Designed by renowned knife maker Butch Vallotton, the Lil’ Sub-Hilt is a more compact, pocket-friendly version of his first Spyderco collaboration, the Vallotton Sub-Hilt. Like the original, it features a beautifully crafted handle constructed with full skeletonized stainless-steel liners and stainless-steel bolsters. They are paired with contoured, polished G-10 scales and complemented by matching G-10 inlays in the bolsters. The result is a stylish sub-hilt-style handle with a seamless fit that accurately replicates Vallotton’s coveted custom knives. SRP: $309.95. (spyderco.com)


One of the hottest trends right now is stainless-steel, double-wall, vacuum “drinkware.” These items are sturdy enough for camp, but also nest easily in the cupholder of a pickup or SUV. Hydro Flask has a take on this category begins with the classic brushed-stainless-steel look, but expands to add multiple colors. The Tumbler (think of a Starbucks Venti) comes in two sizes—22 ounces and 32 ounces (the 22-ounce version on the left costs $29.95). The smaller—and aptly named—“Rocks” (below, $7.50) is a 10-ouncer with a beveled bottom that provides a shelf for the pinkie, giving you a firmer grip on the cup. Other features include TempShield insulation that keeps cold drinks cold up to 24 hours, hot beverages hot as long as 6 hours. An insulated press-in lid helps prevent spills. Hydro Flask has a  unique powder–coat exterior adds slip-free grip and extra durability. There is also a lifetime warranty. (hydroflask.com)


Foot discomfort can easily ruin a day in the woods, but Smart­wool’s new PhD Hunt Sock collection features patented Indestructawool durability construction and premium merino wool to keep feet in tip-top shape. The socks are designed to eliminate that raw, pinching feeling at the back of the heel, chafing around the ankle bone, and discomfort along the top of the foot. Realizing all these issues were caused by one-size-fits-all cushioning, Smartwool created a first-of-its-kind sculpted cushioning system socks to solve these problems. SRP: $23.95 to $29.95. (smartwool.com)


The Camp Chef SmokePro XXL is designed to forever change the way you smoke. Instead of choosing between the convenience of a pellet grill and the cooking capacity of a smoke vault, Camp Chef has brought both together in one wood smoker. With 1,950 square inches of cooking surface area, four meat racks, two jerky racks, and a sausage rack with 12 hooks, this smoker boasts some serious cooking space. It’s perfect for smoking jerky, sausage, pork shoulder, and many other foods that might not fit well in a pellet grill. And with digital temperature control and an automatic wood pellet auger, you don’t need to monitor temperatures all day. SRP: $899. (campchef.com)


Helle’s new folding knife—the Bleja—stays true to the brand’s distinctive look and passion for functional knives. The locking mechanism and full liners offer a strong and reliable utility folder, while at the same time preserving the iconic Helle look and feel. All the standard features of a Helle fixed-blade are tucked into this compact yet robust mid-sized utility knife for everyday carry. Featuring a 3.4-inch drop-point blade made of Helle’s renowned triple-laminated stainless steel with a razor-sharp Scandinavian grind, the Bleja dispatches cutting tasks with ease. The natural curlybirch wood ensures that each knife has its own unique look; no two Helle knives are ever exactly the same. The countered handle is slim yet provides positive control for detailed projects such as carving. SRP: $229. (helle.no)