Caleb Musgrave is a wilderness skills instructor of the Mississauga Ojibway Nation in Ontario Canada. Caleb has traveled across much of Canada and the eastern United States and has received training from some of Canada’s best survival instructors, including countless Native elders. Caleb has spent three-quarters of his life enveloped in bushcraft. Caleb currently lives in his home community, the Mississaugas of Rice Lake, where he has run the wilderness school Canadian Bushcraft since 2008. His straight-shooting style of education, mixed with his wry sense of humor has made him a fan favorite amongst his students and colleagues.
The Dragonfly 4.5 Knife:
In Canada, carrying a combination of axe, saw, and knife is far more common than carrying just one large blade. This frees the knife to be much smaller and far more nimble since the large chopping and processing jobs are left to the other tools. A bushcraft knife must be light enough for fine detailed carving tasks (making netting needles, friction fire kits, and the like), while being functional enough to be able to skin and process both small and large game animals, from mouse to moose so to speak. However that nimbleness must be matched against unfailing strength. Fall through the ice of a frozen lake with no one around? The knife must be strong enough to be an anchor for you while you save yourself.
With all of these requirements, it's great to know that the Dragonfly 4.5 Knife fits the bill! Caleb spent the last seven years slowly breaking (literally) down every knife he owned and deciding what he did and did not like. The Dragonfly 4.5 Knife is an amalgamation of everything that has passed Mr. Musgrave's scrutiny. Though the blade may bear some resemblance to other bushcraft knives (he wasn't trying to reinvent the wheel) it is the numerous, subtle, tactile differences that in concert set this blade apart.
With a 4 1/2” long 1/8” thick bead-blasted blade, the knife is definitely not too long, nor weak. In fact, with an overall length of 9 3/4”, this knife is sleek and sturdy. With no epoxy coating on the blade, the 1095 high carbon steel is fully exposed to allow the woods wanderer the ability to strike a spark effortlessly- whether with a ferro-rod, or a shard of flint. With its contoured handle made of blue linen micarta and white liners, the Dragonfly 4.5 matches comfort and utility with beauty and art. The handle is very slim (3/4” at the palm swell), but fits perfectly in a big meaty hand or in the mitt of a youth first learning woodskills. These little points of detail, borne of experience and calloused hands, qualify the Dragonfly 4.5 as the long-awaited Official Canadian Bushcraft Knife. Carried in its rugged TOPS’-quality Ballistic Nylon sheath, the Dragonfly 4.5 Knife is a great bushcraft companion and will be by your side even after years of use and abuse, that is, until it is passed down as an heirloom to the next generation of buscrafters.
C Despins and TOPS Knives are proud to introduce the Official Knife of Mobius Training Solutions.
In early 2011, during an unseasonably cold week in Lamesa Texas, a group of men gathered for a week long course in the method of Combat/Tactical Man Tracking led by Clent Schoonover, Director of the MTS Advanced Tactics Division.
Clent Schoonover is a former CIA Officer/GRS Agent and DHS FLETC Lead Instructor. However, during the course of training, Despins learned that Clent was highly proficient at the craft of hand-to-hand combat and is an edged weapons enthusiast.
Long sessions of training each day flowed into intense discussions each evening and the discussions turned form talk of theory into hard contact hand-to-hand combat sessions. Despins was impressed and gifted Schoonover with one of his Back Bite knives. Clent became so fond of the Back Bite, that he became a great promoter of it to the Law Enforcement and Military persons that he trains.
Despins drafted an article in regards to his experience in Combat Tactical Man Tracking with Mobius Training Solutions that would later be published in the July 2012 Issue of SWAT Magazine.
Also his experience with Clent’s distinctly Southeast Asian style, edged weapons method, inspired Despins to explore designing a knife that would both facilitate the method, and be suitable for the purpose of field craft. When Despins introduced Schoonover to the design, he was instantly sold. Clent offered to make it the official knife of Mobius Training Solutions and to lend his company logo to it.
HKT is an acronym for Hunter Killer Tracker. The acronym is borrowed, with all due respect, from the Military acronym for Hunter Killer Teams. Mobius Training Solutions has trained Military and Law Enforcement personnel in tactical application of many kinds, from basic to advanced handgun and carbine and more, but the real specialty of Mobius Training Solutions is training Hunter Killer Trackers.
The HKT design incorporates a broad cutting surface and an offset grip angle in order to better facilitate the forward thrust style of attack, in addition to slashing. The wide bodied blade of the HKT is complimented by the signature concave strike face of the Back Bite fighting knife to facilitate supreme combative application.
The HKT is as recognizable as the design craft of C Despins as are the hackles on a Rhodesian Ridgeback!
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HKT by TOPS Knives USA
|PIT STOP 3
PIT STOP 3
IN THE MOTORSPORTS WORLD, A’ PIT STOP’ IS WHERE A RACING VEHICLES STOP IN THE PITS DURING A RACE FOR REFUELING, REPAIRS ADJUSTMENT AND NOWADAYS IT IS CONSIDERED A BREAK, SOME QUIET TIME OR JUST GETTING OUT IN THE WILDS FOR THE WEEKEND.
TOPS’ PIT STOP 3’ WAS DESIGNED AS A MULTI USE LITTLE TOOL. A TRUSTY BLADE, MARRIED TO A COMFORTABLE HANDLE WITH A CLEAVERLY DESIGNED ‘BUILT IN BOTTLE OPENER’. YOUR ‘PIT STOP MAYBE A WEEKEND HUNTING, FISHING BACKPACKING OR JUST GETTING’ OUT…
IT IS EASILY CARRIED AS A NECK KNIFE OR CLIPS ON TO YOUR BELT OR PACK. WHETHER YOU USE IT AS A BIRD AND TROUT KNIFE, OR FOR SMALL GAME THIS IS QUITE A HANDY LITTLE EXTRA… AND MAKE A PERFECT GIFT FOR JUST ABOUT ANY GUY OR GAL.
THE ‘PIT STOP 3’ IS A STURDY LITTLE COMPANION, WITH LOTS OF BACKBONE…
|MINI SCANDI KNIFE 2.5
MINI SCANDI KNIFE
ORIGINALLY DERIVED FROM THE FINNISH SAMI KNIFE, USED BY THE LAPLANDERS FOR ALL THEIR HUNTING AND BUSHCRAFT TASKS. THESE KNIVES HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN FLAT GROUND SINGLE OR DOUBLE SIDED, GROUND TO THE EDGE OR ‘ZERO GROUND’ EDGE.
ALL THE ADVANTAGES OF A SCANDI GRIND IN A NECK KNIFE/SMALL SHEATH KNIFE, JUST MORE CONCEALABLE.
|WOLFHAWK BELT SHEATH
NEW Sheath Option for the Popular WOLFHAWK Models.
FITS ALL STYLES, Hunter, Tanto, Micarta, or Cord-wrapped handles.
|OFF DUTY TACTICAL "T"
"OFF DUTY BUT STILL HARD TO THE CORE"
MANY OF THE ‘REAL OPERATORS’ OUT THERE IN THE MIX, DO ENJOY SHOWING OFF A BIT OF THEIR PARTICIPATION OR ADMIRATION FOR ‘SPECIALIZED TRADECRAFT’. EITHER WHEN THEY ARE ‘OFF DUTY’ OR AT A FRIENDLY GATHERING, OR DURING THEIR WORKOUTS. THIS NEW STYLE T-SHIRT GIVES THE WEARER A GOOD SENSE OF PRIDE FOR WHATEVER HE DOES.
IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS USA.
…WITH HONOR AND RESPECT FOR THE MEN AND WOMEN
THEIR TRAINING INCLUDES TACTICAL TRACKING, VARIOUS TYPES OF RAPELLING CQB, AND OTHER MISSION SPECIFIC SKILLS. WHETHER SERVING A HIGH RISK WARRANT HERE OR ABROAD, EXECUTING COUNTER NARCOTIC OPS OR INVOLVED WITH COUNTER-TERRORISM...THIS IS THE HEART AND SOUL OF THE BORDER PATROL’S SPECIAL OPERATIONS GROUP.
THIS KNIFE / TOOL WAS DESIGNED WITH SUBSTANTIAL INPUT FROM SEVERAL "IN THE FIELD" BORDER PATROL AGENTS, AT DIFFERENT STATIONS ALONG OUR BORDERS.
A STRONG, “HARD-TO-THE-CORE,” COMBINATION OF REAL FIELD OPERATOR’S INPUT, FUNCTIONAL DESIGN, AND A HANDS-ON MANUFACTURING SYSTEM.
...LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT COMPANION...?...
Your (Key) to enjoying the outdoors, or the (Key) to safety and security, or even the (Key) to survival.
The word "Key" has several positive meanings"
....the solution...a pass...permit...ticket...
....the answer, method, resolution, the way...
and critical, decisive, influential, or significant.
TOPS new KEY selection is among the lightest weight neck knives we have created.
The value of a sharp, strong, small tool is always apparent when you get in a tight situation.
This is a great little value, a great gift that lasts, and a suitable companion for most all activities...
INLCUDING.... EVEN ...THAT !!!!!
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