Friday, February 19, 2010

New knives from Cold Steel

A pleasant side-effect of testing out and using the products we carry is that we've become knife collectors:-D And, I've really grown to appreciate having a good knife handy for everyday, utility, survival, or whatever the situation calls for. Cold Steel has a lot of new designs and re-designs coming out this year, and we already got our hands on a few of them.

Stef chose this one for himself:

The Kobun® is a lightweight Tanto styled boot knife that takes its name from the Japanese martial, or underworld where the word "Kobun" means "soldier". It looks a lot like the Cold Steel Master Tanto, but has a thinner blade - and that's the idea - so it's lighter weight and can be used as a boot knife.

And, he chose this one for me:

The Zytel® Ti-Lite® with a 4 inch blade mimics the look of its more expensive counterparts almost exactly. Has 43% glass filled Zytel® for the handles and high quality stainless steel for the leaf spring lock and liners. The result is a lightweight knife that is remarkably strong, sharp and good looking, at a price almost everyone can afford.

I must say I'm quite pleased with it. It is lightweight but feels really strong, almost "over-engineered." It looks really slick, and its easy for me to handle. I couldn't have chosen better for myself!

Both styles are available now at, along with other cool products from Cold Steel, and we will be adding more as new styles become available.

Also, check out these videos for the Ti-Lite series:

Ti-Lite demo:

The "Pocket Snag"

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What's in Your Go Bag?

Just tossing around a few ideas, here:

Get yours, available now at

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WileyX Hybrid Glove

...and because I'm feeling super-productive this evening, I also put up the product info for the WileyX Hybrid Gloves in our store.

I know these are on the pricey side, but these gloves are very high quality. They are made of treated goat skin and 80/20 Nomex Kevlar. They're flame, abrasion, thermal, and cut resistant. But the coolest part is the removable, injection molded knuckle protector, so you can decide if you want a lot of protection, or really a lot of protection.

Go Bags!

We just got a shipment in this week of Paladin products from S.O.Tech (SpecOpsTech) and you would think it was Christmas (well, it's kinda like Christmas every time we get any kind of shipment in, because we love this stuff), but needless to say, we are very excited about these bags. Why? Because they are so innovatively designed, like the S.O.Tech packs and bags, packed with features, and so modestly priced!

Paladin Go Bag The unique design of this bag makes it the perfect everyday carry, or survival bag to tuck in behind the car seat. The sling design makes it easy to carry, even when it's packed full of stuff, and you can pack a lot of stuff into it! I already loaded mine up with a couple MREs, bottled water, a med kit and other necessities. I think it would work well as an overnight bag, too.

Paladin Mission Go Bag
Stefan has claimed one of these for his own, and I can't believe how much stuff he has in it already - tools, med kit, survival gear - considering that it's not really that big of a bag. It's about the size of a medium messenger bag, but you can configure it to carry in a number of different ways: as an attache, as a fanny pack, as a messenger, and it can also be attached to the Mission Pack to extend that even further. It has a lot of unique, innovative features, such as a hook and loop strap to hold a tape roll, and four draw-string pockets in the main compartment, MOLLE webbing, &etc. It could be used for all sorts of applications - medic bag, camera bag, laptop bag, range bag - and many more possible configurations.

Paladin Mission Pack, Expedition
This is one huge but very well-designed backpack. It can be used as a 3-day pack, or unzip the compartment on the bottom to expand it to a 5-day pack. We loaded it up, and both of us tried it on - Stef is an average sized man, and I am a petite woman - and we both thought it was very comfortable to carry, and distributed the weight rather well. It has just an adequate amount of MOLLE webbing on the front, and one set of compression straps to reduce "drag". I think it would work out great as a travel carry-on bag.

I'm sure that we will have a lot more to say about these bags, because we are going to use them! We have them in stock and available in coyote, right now in our store -

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Blend in: X-CAMO

"X-Camo is a Unique Blend of Natural Colors. Very similar to that of early WWII colors. But in a digital pattern. You will see that the X-Camo works in a wide variety of surroundings. This camoflauge will hide you better than ANY Camoflauge on the market." - M.O.C.

When X-Camo first came out over a year ago, we were very excited about it, but it's taken a little while to catch on. Now, individuals and groups in the military are using it, and it's proving to be a very versatile and effective cover in many environments. Here it is up against some other patterns:

X-Camo - center

X-Camo - lower left

This year, M.O.C. released some new items in their X-CAMO (registered trademarked) pattern, so in addition to the ACU-style ripstop shirt and pants, there's also t-shirts and a hoodie. You can find the full line of X-Camo products in our store at very competitive prices. We just got a shipment in, and I think I might just have to take one of those t-shirts for myself;-)

X-Camo T

...and maybe a hoodie, as well;-D

X-Camo Hoodie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Eyewear: Revision Sawfly

Ok, so maybe at Dark Threads, we have a little obsession with eyewear, but they're your eyes! Just check out this (video with sound).

The Revision Sawfly Eyewear system is a versatile and economical choice. It comes in two sizes: Regular or Large, with adjustable arms to ensure a perfect fit. The Large size is recommended for hat sizes 7-1/2 - 7-3/4 (L-XL), so if you ever had trouble finding shooters that fit, give these a try.
Revision Sawfly
The high-velocity impact performance of the Sawfly is three times greater than what is required by ANSI Z87.1 (MIL-V-43511C Clause 3.5.10 and MIL-PRF-31013 Clause


Lenses available in these colors: clear, solar, yellow (high-contrast), and high-contrast vermillion.
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2-lens kit includes clear and solar lenses
3-lens kit includes clear, solar, and yellow lenses

Both kits include frame, carrying case, retention strap, available now at
Revision Sawfly
Revision Sawfly Revision Sawfly

If you engage in activities that could be perilous to your eyes, our motto is "use the best protection that you can." For the value, you can't beat Revision's line of military goggles and safety glasses.
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