We're one week away from Shot Show 2017 where the industry shows off their new offerings for the year. A good few manufacturers have come out ahead of the convention and released news of some of their offerings. This includes Benchmade, Boker, CRKT, Coldsteel. I'm not going to put any links. You can easily find info on these from retailers like Knifecenter or news sites like Knifenews. Theres quite a few I find interesting already.
For benchmade, they got a new model called the 560 FREEK. Its a budget model around $120 that seems to want to fill the hole that the griptilian left when it got its upgrade and the now discontinued HK Axis. Looks decent.
CRKT has a few interesting offerings. They are coming out with a budget version of their premium Ken Onion hi-jinx. I'm not too hot on the 1.4116 steel they are using for it but it's still the hi jinx. They also have a new model coming called the Batum designed by Jesper Voxnaes. It's a budget knife but has a very sexy Voxnaes design. One to take a look at. The fossil gets a brand new version called the Fossil black. The g10 scales are a different color and the blade has a new shape. Some of you like that knife, so check it out.
Coldsteel doesn't have a very favorable audience here but they have a few good looking offerings. We all know that their full line got an upgrade last year. They upgraded the steel and cost so it brought their knives to a whole different price point. Well this year, they are bringing a bunch of new models that fall in the budget area. Many cheaper even. They use steels like aus8 and german 4116. At that price point and maintaining key features like the tri-ad lock, theyre worth looking at.
This is just some examples. We're gonna see a lot more as Shot show comes. Chime in guys. There's going to be something for everybody.