Gear M.U.D.D. Folders now available from Hawk Knives Recoil Staff January 3, 2016 Join the Conversation Getting MUDDy “Multi-Utility-Dirt-Defiant” is that MUDD stands for. The new folding knife from Hawk Knife Designs features a sealed locking mechanism intended to eliminate failure caused by dirt or debris and an XHP blade. The frame is bead-blasted, titanium with carbon fiber overlays, a bead blasted clip and molded urethane seals. The knife is closed using the locking slide on the handle. The frames on the first batch are silver titanium, but Hawk Knives advises they will be working on anodized titanium frames soon. The anodized handles will have blue, bronze, gold or purple options and will retail for $525. Some history of Hawk Knives Hawk Knife Designs is a father-son team has been building blades for 20 years. Headquartered in Idaho, they began building knives for what they describe as a “…small local market of hunters and horsemen.” Now they have custom, midtech and factory designs available (including the “Vicious Circle” we featured in our holiday buyers guide). They've collaborated with such companies as Kershaw, Mantis, Chris Reeve, Camillus, Boker, Buck, CRKT, Millit and others. Follow them on Instagram, @hawkknives. If you have a couple minutes, watch this short film. Explore RECOILweb:Getting a (Better) Grip with VZ GripsThe Ashley Update: The Small Arms Review and Unique Wedding PlanningGunner and Flame - New Faxon MuzzLoksHartman Introduces Programmable Red Dot: The MH1 Reflex Sight NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.