Kershaw Knives to Meet Your Every Need

Range Master offers a wide selection of Kershaw knives. Through the collaboration with the knife company we offer only the best and some of the latest knives in their line. We carry these items because they are known to be top of the line, with superior style, extreme durability and longevity and they come at an affordable price.

These knives are usually used for tactical professions as well as for hunting but they can be used for many other applications as well. You can use them in the kitchen or for any type of cutting need. They are ultra-portable and so you can carry them anywhere and have them at hand ready for any task. Find some of the knives we carry below.

The Kershaw 1840ST – Shallot

This knife has a longer blade that is bade of steel and that measures 3 ½ inches. It features speedsafe technology so that you can quickly but safely put your knife to use when necessary. The knife is extremely durable and features edge retention so you know it will not lose its functionality over time. You also have the choice of a Kershaw 1840ST that has a smooth or a serrated edge depending on your purposes for purchasing the knife. It has a pocket clip for convenience in terms of quick and easy access.

The Kershaw Chive

This little knife comes in a variety of colors and is made so that it can be comfortably used by both right handed and left handed individuals. It features SpeedSafe technology like other knives in the Kershaw line ad is three inches long when closed so you see that it is a very compact knife that is perfect for carrying around in your pocket. Do not let the size fool you however as this knife is built from high carbon 420 HC stainless steel and features edge retention so you know it is a high quality product and as well will be a very durable product. The Chive category offers knives with different finishes and made from different materials though to include Titanium Oxide and Tungsten DLC.

The Kershaw Leek

There are number of different model items in this category. You will find them in different colors, finishes and made from different materials. They all however feature SpeedSafe technology and are suitable for both left and right handed users. These knives are built to be durable just like the rest of the knives in the Kershaw lineup. They are perfect for everyday use and tactical use as well and come with a reversible pocket clip so you can choose to carry the knives however you feel comfortable.
There is a wide array of the types of Kershaw knives on our website as well as knives form other top brands as well. Check them out and get the knife you need right here today.

Kershaw Knives – Top Quality Cutting Tools

Kershaw knives are known for having the highest quality when it comes to hiking cutting tools and cutting tools for certain professions. If you want the best knife you should definitely contemplate getting a Kershaw knife. Not only are they highly functional but you can find designs and colors to match your style preferences.

You will find a long list of Kershaw knives here at Range Master. All their items are both efficient and durable while being very safe to use no matter what type of use you plan to put the knives to.  They can be used on hiking trips for cutting branches, weeds and other plants or they can be used for opening cans or even for the preparation of whatever animal was caught for the meal. There are even some knives that can be used as multipurpose tools so that you don’t have to carry your entire toolbox wherever you go. Apart from all those uses your Kershaw knife can be a weapon for fending off attacks from wild animals and even humans.

But these knives won’t always be in the situation where they are being used by you and so you have to consider how safe they are for other people. With that in mind there is the Kershaw Leek which features a SpeedSafe mechanism that allows you to open and close the blade by using a switch. This allows you to safely close the knife while it is not being used. This is a handy feature if you have kids around who may want to look and touch your knife while you are not paying attention.

This particular knife comes in a number of colors to include silver, brown, blue and pink. These knives feature a simple design that makes them easy to handle and does not give the user an awkward feel. They feature a thumb stud for added safety and a pocket clip so that it can be stored in just the right place so it can be easily accessed when needed.

Not only do they carry knives that are designed to be safe for others but of course the knives are also safe to be used by you. These knives are made from the highest quality materials so you don’t have to worry about screws getting loose and the item splitting right open. You want to ensure that you maintain caution when using the knives in wet circumstances.

There are many other Kershaw knives that you can choose from to include the Kershaw Clash and the Kershaw Shallot to name a few. You can find them here at Range Master Tactical Gear at affordable prices and good variety.

Battle of the Knives – Part 2

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Materials: Blades and Handles 

Benchmade 940SBK Osborne Tanto

Benchmade 940SBK Osborne Tanto

Some more blade designs include coping, narrow blade with a sharp, angular point that is is designed to be used for cutting in tight spots or curved patterns. A pen or spear blade is simply a smaller example of the traditional “spear point blade” and it is traditionally used to trim quill pens. The tanto blade is angled grind from the edge to the tip is much heavier and stronger than other blade and used for piercing through hard materials and  also for scraping or scrying. The Benchmade 940SBK OSBORNE Tanto “is perfect whether in pocket or hand, the slender curvature and contouring of the 940 make it a perfect everyday carry.” The Benchmade 940SBK OSBORNE Tanto offers a modified reverse tanto blade with ambidextrous dual thumb-stud opened  offers premium stainless steel blade.

Most knife handles are made from a variety of materials include STAG, bone, carbon fiber, titanium, aluminum, anodization, bead blasting and Zytel. Of all the different knife handle materials Zytel is the least expensive material. Zytel was a thermoplastic material developed by DuPont and is an unbreakable: resists impact and abrasions. However, most knives created by 5.11 Tactical, Kershaw and Benchmade more commonly use aluminum and titanium. Aluminum is is also a nonferrous metal and are commonly used in handle designs. Aluminum gives the knife a solid feel, without the extra weight and is created using the anodization process. Titanium is a nonferrous metal alloy, the most common form of titanium is 6AL/4V: 6% aluminum, 4% vanadium, and 90% pure titanium. Titanium is a lightweight metal alloy that offers unsurpassed corrosion resistance of any metal, that’s not only used in handles but  also used as liner materials for locking liner knives.

5.11 Tactical LMC Recurve

5.11 Tactical LMC Recurve

The 5.11 Tactical LMC Recurve is a Lightweight midsize carry folder with versatile recurve blade. The blade is a 3.25” hollow ground satin finish Recurve blade with plain edge. The 5.11 Tactical LMC Recurve also includes an ambidextrous Blade-Tech® V-Hole in blade for easy, quick deployment with either hand and a subdued black oxide coating on all hardware.



Benchmade 790BK Subrosa

Benchmade 790BK Subrosa

The Benchmade 790SBK Subrosa Titanium Spring Assist Monolock is a the company’s first assisted titanium monolock is sure to fit naturally in the palm like an extension your own hand. The knife also includes S30V premium stainless steel blade and the machined titanium handles with steel pocket clip.



Manufacturer Reputation

When purchasing a knife they’re are several features you should consider including Purpose/Applications, Design Features: Blades and Handles but a manufacture’s reputations should be considered as well. It’s important to know what you are buying and not only consider the price, but the brand, the reputation of the manufacturer and the quality that is designed and tested in that product. 5.11 Tactical Gear, Kershaw and Benchmade are the industry leading designers and creators of the most innovative and useable tactical knives.

5.11 Tactical’s purpose is to create products that “enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals and sells these products under the registered trademarks.” The company is an industry leader in creating products based upon durability, quality and value and delivering head to toe functional and innovative gear including knives.

Kershaw Knives have long since been respected and renowned for their quality, their style and some of the most innovative knife designs ever seen. Kershaw Knives often extend beyond the simple functionality of hunting knives to include pocket knives and kitchen knives.

Benchmade is known for its quality, using high end designs and materials in the production of its products. The Benchmade Knife was founded on the principle of  designing, manufacturing and delivering the highest quality, functionally featured, knives in the industry. The simple Benchmade philosophy is “Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade.”  It’s all about the reputation and these reputations speak volumes to any consumer looking for a tactical knife.

Range Master Tactical Gear carries 5.11 Tactical Knives, Benchmade Knives and Kershaw Knives at unmatched prices.

Battle of the Knives – Part 1

Q) How many knives does it take to change a light bulb?

A) About 5. Don’t ask why, its just a stab in the dark.

Knives whether common or commercial…every company creates and designs the knives that every man whether military, law enforcement or hunter wants to own. Is there a specified difference between a “tactical knife” vs. a “regular knife.” Tactical knives are any “edged tool designed to be used in a multi- mission tactical role.” However, over the years the line has become blurry when trying to categorize and define tactical knives, combat knives, fighting knives and even recreational knives used in hunting or outdoor activities. The modern tactical knife is designed for a wide array of uses and its through discovering those uses that we also discover some of the best features of that modern tactical knife.


5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade

5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade

Anyone with experience whether its in the wilderness or in a combat situation understands the importance of a having an exceptional knife in hand. Any knife of any kind is a vital and essential tool that is a necessary importance for proper survival gear. There are many different There are many different methods that can be used to design a knife, some complicated, some simple, and all are essential in the final design. Many knives are designed for innovation, necessity, survivability and versatility. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a knife specifically designed for use  by Law Enforcement, EMS, Fire, or Special Operations  The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a crucible steel blade with a Teflon finish created and designed by Steve Tarani, an expert (SME) advisor to several government agencies and  an active federal use-of-force training contractor.  The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade also includes a 6.5″ fixed blade length and a sheath with neck chain and pull the dot loops for inside-the-waist-belt wear.


Benchmade 940 - Osborne

Benchmade 940 - Osborne

Traditionally, knives are used for by law enforcement or military personnel for a variety of reasons, often times the designed use of a knife is dependent upon the designated career choice of it’s user. Is the knife meant to be a weapon? Or is the knife merely a utility? Is the knife an emergency rescue tool? Or is the knife meant to be a entry tool? The traditional tactical knife is still used for cooking, cutting through brush, completing other daily tasks and even self defense. The Benchmade 940 Osborne is Everyday knife with a premium stainless-steel blade and a a modified reverse Tanto design. Other features the Benchmade 940 Osborne include an Axis locking mechanism and a reversible steel pocket clip.

Kershaw Knives - Chive - Range Master Tactical Gear

Kershaw Knives - Chive

The Kershaw Chive Pocket Knife is a commonly used by law enforcement, fire and rescue personnel for a variety of daily uses. The Kershaw Chive Pocket Knife features a the SpeedSafe ambidextrous opening system for smooth, easy opening by both right and left-handed users. The knife blade is made of high-carbon 420HC stainless steel for good edge retention, easy resharpening, and excellent toughness.


Design Features 

Kershaw Knives - Leek - Range Master Tactical Gear

Kershaw Knives - Leek

Specifically, tactical knives are light, easy to handle and strong, perfect for ease in hand-to-hand combat and daily activities such as cooking and cutting through brush. These knives are Longer and stronger than a pocketknife, a tactical knife typically features a stainless steel blade and may also include a folding or a fixed blade. The two most important design features of any good knife: blade and handle. Many handles can be made of a variety of materials from plastic to G-10 and from Titanium to Stainless Steel. The Kershaw Leek Series come in a wide variety of handle styles, some with technologically advanced coatings for enhanced performance. The Kershaw Leek Series handles range from simple stainless-steel to “smoked” aluminum in a wide array of colors.

Every brand of knife whether 5.11 Tactical, Kershaw or Benchmade also include a variety of blades depending on usage for the knife. Some different blades include a normal or straight-back blade has a curving edge, and flat back that can be used for chopping, picking and slicing. The curved, trailing-point knife has a back edge that curves upward that is optimized for slicing, slashing and skinning.

Visit Range Master Tactical Gear for a full selection of 5.11 Tactical, Kershaw and Benchmade Knives.

Kershaw Knives Collections

Kershaw Knives Leek

Kershaw Knives is a multinational corporation owned and operated by Japanese KAI Group that designs and manufactures a range of kitchen cutlery, pocket knives, outdoor knives and combat knives. In 1974 knife salesman, Peter Kershaw decided to form his own knife company based upon his own designs, desires and experience. Early manufacturing of Kershaw Knives was done in Japan until 1998 when Kershaw Knives became wholly subsidized by Japan KAI group. In 1998 due to such exponential growth a new production facility was opened in Wilsonville, OR and and then moved to a larger production facility due to continued expansion.

Kershaw Knives offer three lines of different knife collections including the original Kershaw Knives, Shun Cutlery, which sells kitchen cutlery and Zero Tolerance. The original Kershaw Knives are a collaborated effort between custom knife makers Grant and Gavin Hawk, Frank Centofante and Ken Onion. Kershaw Knives best known designer, Ken Onion also created and designed the SpeedSafe opening knife capability. Some of the original Kershaw Knives include the Kershaw Leek Collections, the Kershaw Blur and the Kershaw Shallot Collection.

The Kershaw Leek Collections includes some of the most popular Kershaw Knives that include Ken Onion’s distinctive and innovative designs as well as the Speed Safe, ambidextrous assisted opening system. The Kershaw Leek collection comes in a variety of colors ranging from stainless steel to pink to blue and even rainbow. One of the knives  included in the collection that offers originality of design and coloring is the Kershaw Rainbow Leek. The Kershaw Rainbow Leek includes a titanium-oxide rainbow coating, a thumb stud and a reversible/removable pocket clip. The Kershaw Rainbow Leek also includes the SpeedSafe opening system that allows you smoothly and easily deploy the blade with either your right or left hand.

The Kershaw Blur Collections includes a unique handle that features advanced materials to ensure a safe, secure grip every time you use your knife. The Blur Collections also includes exceptional mulch-tasking performance and only the highest quality materials are used in the creation of a knife that any owner would be proud to own. The Kershaw Tanto Blur is a knife from the Kershaw Blur Collection that once again is equipped with the Speed-Safe option and  also includes the unique handle that is designed to ensure a safe, secure grip. The Kershaw Tanto Blur also includes a 6061-T6 aluminum handle not only precisely fits the user’s hand for a comfortable, secure fit.

The Kershaw Shallot Collection is the largest and most popular of the “Onion” series created by master knife craftsman, Ken Onion. The Kershaw 1840CKT – Shallot Black offers a longer 4 3/8″ handle made of 410 steel and a 3 1/2″ blade. The Kershaw 1840CKT is built with a the SpeedSafe assisted technology and includes Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel known for its high quality and even greater durability.

The Kershaw 1840ST – Shallot also includes offers a longer 4 3/8″ handle made of 410 steel and a 3 1/2″ blade with the SpeedSafe Assisted Opening, the reversible/removable pocket clip and a frame lock. The offers  Kershaw Shallot also offers the the choice between a serrated or smoothed edge blade.

A full selection of Kershaw Knives is available at Range Master Tactical Gear.

Kershaw Knives – History of the Pocketknife

Kershaw Knives History of Pocket Knife

History of the Pocketknife

Once upon a time a man had two best friends, Fido and his trusty pocket knife. Before any man can leave his home, he needs to ensure that he has his car keys, house key, wallet and of course his ever trusty pocket knife. Pocket knives have become high-tech tools, but they have a history of beginning in a low-tech era. The original knife itself, has been around since the stone age and was typically used for hunting, carving and sometimes even starting fires. The folding pocket knife seems to be a modern incarnation of its fixed-blade cousin used by our Stone Age Cousins. However, the Romans are attributed with the original creation of the first folding pocket knives. The Romans were known to be exceptionally skilled metal workers and their folding pocket knife creation was a was three inches long and closed without a nail nick, or spring. The Romans were also exceptionally skilled artists and carvers and often decorated the handles with ornate and elaborately designs such as with a Gladiator or Lion both symbols of Roman power.

The folding pocket knife was also greatly used during the Middle Ages since the use of table cutlery was widely non-existent. Often traveling merchants and other affluent travelers would carry a folding knife also known as the traditional pocketknife. Throughout the 18th Century the pocketknife was the commonly accepted tool of the trade for most men including politicians, lawyers, woodcutters and even farmers. The choice of the pocketknife sometimes known as a jackknife was a heavy, awkward tool with a single blade and a curved handle. But as the centuries wore on penknives began taking precedence over the single bladed, folding pocketknife. Knife-makers began including springs in the fold of the knives and began making multi-bladed pocketknives. Those multi-bladed pocketknives would become known as our modern day Swiss Army Knife.

Choosing a Kershaw Knife

Kershaw Knives have long since been respected and renowned for their quality, their style and some of the most innovative knife designs ever seen. Kershaw Knives often extend beyond the simple functionality of hunting knives to include pocket knives and kitchen knives. Kershaw Knives also include some special features not found anywhere else such as Speed Safe which is suggested to have started the assisted opening craze and Zero Tolerance Knives considered to be some of the greatest military combat and tactical knives to have been produced upto date.

Before choosing the perfect Kershaw Knife you’ll need to ask yourself a few questions before you actually make your final purchase. With so many different types of Kershaw Knives to chose from you should consider the following information:

1) Kershaw Knives come in a variety of kitchen, hunting and combat knives styles. Before buying a Kershaw Knife you should take the time and research what particular knives are available for your particular needs.

2) Next, you’ll need to decide what the purpose for purchasing your new Kershaw Knife is: do you need a typical kitchen knife for cooking? Or do you need a reliable knife for hunting elk and deer? Or do you want a beautiful and durable knife to add to your knife collection.

3) The final step is to know and understand the features you’re expecting with your Kershaw Knife. Becoming educated on the Kershaw Knife features will make your final decision, the perfect decision and make you smile because you’ve choosen the perfect Kershaw Knife for your needs.

Range Master Tactical Gear is a full line deal for Kershaw Knives.

Tactical Gear Made for your Survival

Police force institutions, as well as the armed forces have considered tactical gear accessibility a priority, and there are several companies that produce, promote, as well as invent tactical gear with special bands like 5.11 Tactical, Gun Vault, Surefire, as well as Code Red. It’s actually very exciting to gain more data in regard to the background of this type of product. Neither the military, nor law enforcement agencies have the ability to produce suitable tactical gear themselves, and they ought to always go with the top quality apparatus which could assist them in protecting their higher-than-average risk tasks in daily living. It offers added confidence to this group and the personnel which will define this group.

What is the more protected secret in regard to making military gear? You’ll be surprised. Are there huge research teams and/or do the creative concepts in regard to these armed services or law enforcement items of equipment derive from scientists? There might be a huge quantity of questions and many interpretations and answers to these types of queries. What will be important is what tactical gear will really mean and the reason it’s utilized in sensitive occupations. The highest quality gear available in the marketplace will come from experienced individuals who possess competency in making usage of this type of equipment and thus, are themselves military personnel or maybe law enforcement.

Doesn’t this seem odd? It shouldn’t be a puzzle because of the fact that brands, involving those discussed above were conceived by the users themselves. That is the reason why tactical gear bears the experienced seal of approval of veterans in the filed including tactical and strategic actions. The biggest compliment regarded by most of these inventors or entrepreneurs within tactical gear originates from the people who utilize this gear.

One ought to attempt to locate merchants like Range Master Tactcial Gear who possess a sizable store related to these kinds of goods catering to different end-uses involving: Benchmade knives, vests, tactical packs and holsters, shooting mats, medical gear, knives, hydration packs, Surefire flashlights, drop leg pouches, boots, belts, and battering rams.  Every bit of the tactical gear ought to be approved by authorized organizations or perhaps government departments. Apart from the more crucial tactical gear, an individual could, in addition to procuring many accessories that comprise of eye protection, armor, clothing, chest protection,  shoes, weapons,  carry bags, gloves, as well as outdoor protective equipment.

Top Five Pieces of Tactical Gear for Law Enforcement

There is no doubt that our SWAT, police, and additional law enforcement institutions are frequently placed in danger on a day-to-day basis. It’s why it’s crucial that every safety staff be equipped with the proper tactical gear from Range Master Tactical Gear. While there are many pieces which law enforcement want to be certain they have, this blog includes a list of the top five pieces of  tactical gear which are mandatory:

Tactical Boots

As many individuals imagine tactical boots they immediately think “heavy.” It’s the opposite of what you wish for. A quality tactical boot is light and has a runner’s feel. The law enforcement officer has to be prepared to run at all times and cannot be held back by heavy boots, even those that have a composite safety toe. Additionally, the boots ought to be waterproof as well as blood borne pathogen resistant. For simple accessibility, you might want to buy tactical boots that have side zippers and always obtain a boot which possesses a minimum of a single compartment for Benchmade knives or additional essential tactical gear.

Tactical Knives

Select from a folding blade or fixed blade, yet whatever you select, be certain to have one on your person. The necessity will come up oftentimes for a knife in non-tactical and tactical circumstances. For quick accessibility you might want to obtain a knife which involves breakaway neck chains. Take a look at Kershaw Knives or Benchmade Knives.

Back-up Belt System Kit

Within law enforcement you’ll require all these types of pouches: double magazine pouch, flashlight/mace pouch, baton pouch, gun holster, and cuff pouch. Every one of these pouches will be vital to your daily safety and routine.

TDU Belt

You’ll need a belt to carry every one of the above mentioned pieces. Do not go with just any belt. You require an Operators belt which could be utilized for things other than carrying your pouches or keeping your pants up. All these items are very important, and you’ll require a quality holster belt, so be certain your belt is designed using a very strong nylon mesh material.

Gun Holster

Within the line of duty you have to be fast and safe. As there include several to select from, it’s believed that holsters activated using the thumb will be fastest and safest. Opt for one which additionally possesses a removable Chop Block feature because it’ll prevent other people from taking your gun within weapon retention struggles.

You can find these items and more at Range Master Tactical Gear.