Knife designer Mykel Hawke, who has starred in many adventure and reality shows, has given a total of 24 years of service to the U.S. Army, much of it in the Special Forces. He has served as a commander of a U.S. Army Special Forces A-team and is qualified as a Special Forces medic, Special Forces communications sergeant and Special Forces intelligence officer. Now he is bringing his outside-the-box thinking and unique ideas to the marketplace, in the form of the Peregrine. Author Brian Griffin writes, “The Peregrine is a full-tang design with an overall length of 10 inches and a 5-inch blade made of 0.156-inch-thick AUS8 stainless steel, with a profile that can be best described as a re-angle. (Think recurve, but with straight lines and angles as opposed to curves.)” The author tested two versions, one with a Blackstone protective finish and a partially serrated edge and the other with an Icekon camouflage finish with a plain edge. As for how the Peregrine handles, Griffin explains, “Against high-strength synthetic materials such as vinyl and fiberglass, the Peregrine offers strength and durability that folders do not possess and a unique combination of features not found in other fixed blades. Find out why this blade is ready to take on hard-core urban operations and wilderness search and rescues in the January 2014 issue of Tactical Knives, available on newsstands and digitally on September 17, 2013. To subscribe, go to

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  • Dana

    and the grip is GREAT !! (not mentioned above)