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February 25, 2016Gear Tasting

Gear Tasting 27: Lock Picking, Hoptic Accessories and a Box Full of Knives

Gear Tasting 27: Lock Picking, Hoptic Accessories and a Box Full of Knives

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On this episode, Bryan showcases some new arrivals from Hoptic USA and uses our new ITS Visible Cutaway Practice Locks to whiteboard a primer on Lock Picking. He also walks through his knife collection on our most dangerous segment of Questions Over Coffee yet.

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Resources

ITS Discreet Messenger Bag Walkthrough – http://itstac.tc/1VHlA7Q
Hoptic USA – http://www.hopticusa.com/
Visible Cutaway Practice Locks – http://itstac.tc/1KnuArb
SEAL Knife Trials – http://bit.ly/1WLNYpv
Mad Dog ATAK 2 – http://bit.ly/1QguGYO
SOG Seal Pup – http://amzn.to/1Q4GKLq
Buckmaster – http://www.buck-184.com/
MK3 Mod 0 – http://amzn.to/1QgoS1w
Cold Steel SRK – http://amzn.to/1KO2L29
PDW Griffin – http://bit.ly/15Plu9E
MT Knives – http://mtknives.net/
Emerson CQC 7 – http://bit.ly/15Plu9E
Emerson Commander – http://amzn.to/1T9QRCR
Emerson SOCFK – http://amzn.to/24rBgSn
Knife Rights – http://kniferights.org/
Hissatsu – http://amzn.to/1SXJNc5
ITS Memorial Bracelet – http://itstac.tc/1p95Vnm

In each episode of Gear Tasting, Imminent Threat Solutions Editor-in-Chief Bryan Black answers your gear-related questions and shares his insight into what we’re currently evaluating at ITS HQ.

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Discussion

  • Brushpopper

    I had forgotten about the old switchblade combs, we use to think those were so cool as kids.  It is amazing when you look at your own knife collection, I started very young, and seeing how you’ve migrated and changed over the years.  I am looking at some knives by a guy named Tom Holloran, great looking and usable knives, I’m on the list for one!  Just wish I lived closer to San Antonio where I could take some pekiti tersia classes.

  • bullitt4686

    Zero Tolerance?  Thoughts?

    Great episode as usual, thanks much.

  • cdennisg

    That Hissatsu is crazy. I have the Otanashi Noh Ken also designed by Williams and also slightly crazy. Knives like these just reinforce the idea that I have no desire to ever get in a knife fight.
    Good point on the wave action opening. Personally, I may or may not want the blade to deploy on the draw so don’t lean toward that type of knife myself.

  • Allwet

    For a the next level of bad ass blades…check out Half Face Blades, operator operated/owned….
    Unable to post pics “waiting on http://www.itst...”

    Zero Tolerance……good stuff, only custom will be better.

  • Allwet

    Half Face Blades… getting through the ‘ sphere….I ‘m on the day side right now, about 10k mi away.

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