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Preview – What’s In Your Kitchen?

Co-branding guns and blades is a no-brainer. Most shooters are also knife nuts. So, firearm companies often collaborate with knife-makers to create blades that supplement their guns while promoting brand loyalty. Over the years, FNH USA has produced some cool knives, but either in limited numbers or for marketing purposes only. If you’re one of the lucky few to own an FNH USA knife, hang onto it. Not only is it probably a collectible online, it’s no doubt a solid working tool.

The other folding blades in this collection are just as handy. Take for example the Picatinny Tool, a collaboration between CRKT and Crimson Trace Corp. that’s a perfect companion for shooters. This cool multi-tool has a hex wrench driver and a pin with a rounded end, which can be used to clear jams or remove slide-release pins. There’s also various hex bits and a scraper edge with 8mm wrench in its center. While the other folders on these pages might not have multiple functions, they are certain to please any shooter who’s looking for a quality complement to his firearms.

Brand: Strider Knives
Model: FN-1
OAL: 8 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Blade Material: CPM S30V
Weight: 4.7 ounces
MSRP: N/A
URL: www.striderknives.com

Impressions: It’s hard to beat an EDC knife that features a titanium handle and pocket clip, as well as a CPM S30V blade. Made in limited numbers, the hardcore FN-1 is no longer being produced.

Brand: Browning
Model: Mountain Ti FN
OAL: 6.44 inches
Blade Length: 2.75 inches
Blade Material: 440A stainless steel
Weight: 2.8 ounces
MSRP: N/A
URL: www.browning.com

Impressions: Browning offers this model (without the FNH USA logo) commercially as the Mountain Ti Medium for $36. With a titanium-coated blade and a slim profile, this lightweight folder is ideal as a light-duty EDC.

Brand: Ontario Knife Company
Model: Apache TAC-1
OAL: 8.5 inches
Blade Length: 3.5 inches
Blade Material: 440C stainless steel
Weight: 3.7 ounces
MSRP: $176
URL: www.ontarioknife.com

Impressions: Though the blade is fairly standard, it does have a large thumb-stud for easier opening, and the plunger lock is an uncommon but cool locking mechanism. The fishbone G10 handle feels great in hand. Plus, the knife’s made in the United States.

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