After 40 years of building, promoting and running Cold Steel Knives, Founder Lynn Thompson has sold his company to GSM Outdoors, the company responsible for a number of outdoors brands such as Stealth Cam and Crossfire Gear.
With the current issues plaguing pretty well the entire planet right now, it seems like as good a time as any for a serious project here at Multitool.org. With that in mind, we have decided to start up the Ultimate Multitool Timeline, which will be an amazing resource for anyone who wants to learn about Swiss Army Knives, Multitools, the companies that produce them, and any other related information.
We can’t deny it anymore- our world has changed.
The big question is, how has your EDC changed to go along with it? With many of us being largely housebound, do you need less options in your Every Day Carry, or, are you carrying more because now you finally have time to look at that Honey Do list that you have been avoiding since you didn’t have time before?
Benchmade founder Les DeAsis has passed away on february 21st following a stroke suffered a week before.
Yesterday Maxpedition announced that they would not be in attendance at IWA this year, citing concerns about the Coronavirus issues plaguing Europe.
While Megan was covering the 2020 SHOT Show in Las Vegas she was able to get some video of new products at the Gerber booth to share with everyone.
As I write this we are mere hours away from the opening of the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoors Tradeshow, sponsored by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) and known to most people as SHOT. For those not familiar with SHOT, it is the world's largest tradeshow for military, law enforcement, hunting, shooting and general outdoors products. It features new items from manufacturers big and small, and is my absolute favorite time of year!
This year, our own Multitool Meg will be providing coverage from the show floor, first hand and live, and you can follow it all right here on our own forum. We have started an Events Index to help you find all the updates you need and want from SHOT 2020.
Some other links you may want to keep an eye on are our various social media accounts, so like, follow and share all of our cool stuff at these links:
That's about it for now- I suggest checking back often as we will be updating all of the above as it happens.
One of the few benefits of being me (and there are very few!) is that occasionally someone will design something cool and contact me to have a closer look at it. This happened recently when Adrian from damneddesigns.com contacted me and asked me to have a look at some of his designs. Naturally, I was intrigued- read on to see what I got and what I thought.
Some of you may have noticed the change in our logo- the addition of the black band to the standard Multitool.org logo is a most unfortunate sign, as it signals the loss of one of our members. This time it is in honor of our good friend ColoSwiss, aka Karl, one of the most prolific and knowledgeable Swiss Army Knife collectors I have ever known.