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Shot Show Rumors

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by BladeHQ, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Usually there are a few rumors floating about by now, this year nothing. Maybe Blade gets more love?
  2. stjames

    stjames Sebenzanista

    Oct 26, 1998
    I hope to see some feedback on the Spartan/Harsey folder.
  3. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    ZT brings the heat, Benchmade underwhelms.
  4. whitty

    whitty Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Aug 25, 2005
    As a smaller dealer we also really appreciate the Blade HQ videos. They do a great job covering a lot of material in a very short time! Hope everyone has a great time at Shot Show! We will not be there this year but are already putting money away to go in 2017!
  5. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    I want to hear about the new Diskin/Reate collaboration for a 3" flipper in M390 and Ti with CF inlays...kind of a super precise, upscale Strobe/production Volcan.

    Please confirm that rumor, Blade HQ :)
  6. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    Dunno. Benchmade has at least one knife on the docket that I want to buy.
  7. BladeHQ

    BladeHQ Dealer / Materials Provider Dealer / Materials Provider

    Oct 2, 2002
    Well you all get an A+ for effort, that's for sure. Wish we could give you all the knives you wanted, but that's kind of bad for business. We haven't heard too many rumors yet. Spyderco is being pretty secretive, wich has us excited. Heres hoping they dont let us down when the show rolls around. In the mean time, go check out our new post about the top 5 things that have us excited for Shot Show over at knifeblog.com Keep the discussion going. We will post more when we know more.
  8. ToddM


    Oct 2, 1998
    No knife rumors. If the last 3 years I've been there is any indication ZT will steal the show with ease, though Spyderco did okay last year with a case of some unique possible collaborations. ZT will be interesting, they really stepped outside their box in 2015 so it will be interesting if that trend continues or if they go back to hard use tactical. Usually Spyderco and BM tip most of their new products before the show so there isn't much for surprises. With the new pricing scheme, a rumored new price increase, and QC issues I think BM is going to be hard pressed to impress most of the knife enthusiasts. I think we'll see more and more factory knives offered with premium steels and prices will increase. Manufacturers can't be blind to the ridiculous prices "mid-tech" knives are commanding.

    There are rumors of a M1 pistol, probably a new LCP, and new striker fired pistol from Ruger in 9mm and .45, new Ammo line from Browning, Kimber micro 9mm to go with the .380, S&W bodyguard without a safety, an AK style pistol that runs beretta 92 mags, CZ scorpion carbine, XD-s in .40, S&W MP Gen 2 probably to compete for the new military contract, Tavor in .308, FN single stack pistol, Glock MOS in 17/19 guns, M&P shield in .45. If you really want to go crazy there's a rumor someone's going to release an AK style .50cal. I'd bet we see a lot more suppressors, and suppressor ready guns, and probably more out of the box SBR options. SIG may have a US made P210 in an attempt to recover from the Germany import fiasco, and probably a couple new MPX variants, and new optics/suppressors. I think we'll see more very compact .380/9mm options. Ruger bought out the Rohrbaugh design but have only been making it in .380 (RM380) so far, wouldn't be surprised if they released a 9mm version. The ruger precision rifle has been ridiculously popular, so I think we'll see more attempts at low cost precision bolt rifles in "chassis" type setups. The CZ scorpion and SIG MPX have been very popular, but I'm not sure who else would jump into that pool. Both Swarvoski and Zeiss are due for an updated rangefinding binocular.

    You can also bet that a large % of the new stuff everyone drools over won't hit the market till late 2016, no matter what the manufacturer says. Not so much in knives but with many of the products it's ridiculous how long it takes manufacturers to get product to market now. Worse yet many of those items will have issues that will require significant revision after the first round of beta testers......I mean customers......get them. There will also be way too many people there that have no business being there, and and hopefully those folding carts will be banned. It's a fun show the first couple times but I'm happy that they are letting the new guy go this year, that way 6 months from now when we still don't have product that was promised he can explain it. :)
  9. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    Benchmade has allowed information on several new 2016 models to be released. Most likely, they will hold something back for the SHOT Show though. They usually release their catalog during the SHOT Show too.

    Spyderco has already released their 2016 catalog. They are usually the first company to do this by late November or mid-December of the preceding year.

    They have at least a hundred or more new products in development from what Sal has stated. So they have plenty to show off, once it is ready.

    CRKT is doing a knife line for Ruger Firearms. The information for some of these can be found at (They may hold back some of them for the SHOT Show though.):

    Cold Steel showed pictures from a meet-up they did with various martial artists and UFC fighters on their Facebook page. They passed around some prototypes of a G10-handled folder that looked like an improved version of their previous Lone Star Hunter there.

    I think they will show more new fixed blades and folders in upgraded steels like what has been done previously in 2015. Maybe some new versions of older, discontinued designs too.

    Also, Cold Steel doesn't do the SHOT Show as an exhibitor anymore. They wait for the IWA show in Germany instead. (Lynn Thompson was on an episode of the Steve Austin Podcast and stated this.)

    Most knife companies show their products at the SHOT Show. Some knife companies hold back and introduce their products or special runs of products at the Blade Show now.

    Some, such as Ka-Bar, have decided to only release new products information once they are ready to ship to eliminate the long wait times.
  10. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
    Yeah, from what I understand part of the inspiration for CS no longer doing the SHOT Show was the curious move by the show not to permit swords.
  11. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
    Updates to my previous post above:

    Steel Will Knives has posted their 2016 catalog on their website: www.steelwillknives.com

    (Scroll down the page after it loads up and there will be a catalog link towards the bottom right.)

    CRKT has posted one new folder on their website so far: http://www.crkt.com/tighe-tac-pocket-knife-5230

    Plus a new multi-tool: http://www.crkt.com/bivy-rigging-multitool-9250

    Cold Steel has over 60 new products for 2016. I have posted a list in the Cold Steel forum section here.

    Ka-Bar has released their 2016 catalog: http://www.kabar.com/media/2016_KABAR_Catalog.pdf

    I will post more information later on, for all the various knife companies, as I find it over the next few weeks.
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2016
  12. Rasco


    Jan 3, 2014
    Uh, please tell me this is semi- for real :p
  13. FortyTwoBlades

    FortyTwoBlades Baryonyx walkeri Dealer / Materials Provider

    Mar 8, 2008
  14. Scurvy092


    Jan 31, 2012
    Maybe CS wore out their welcome at SHOT like they did at Blade...
  15. GCG199


    Apr 26, 2001
  16. abbydaddy

    abbydaddy Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 14, 2014
    This is also what I am looking forward to. Obviously, the SHF isn't a rumor, but I am still looking forward to seeing what people think about it. I have a hard time imagining myself not buying one fairly soon, but it's got a pretty hefty price-tag.
  17. threefeathers


    May 25, 2005
    I can't wait to see the Opinel. it wil be a smash.
  18. strategy9

    strategy9 Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 27, 2015
    SHOT show is canceled!!!

    Of course, that's just a rumor though...

  19. ocnLogan


    Jul 31, 2011
    I didn't look at their offerings last year, but it appears they've got a bunch of new products for 2016. A 23in axe, a few 4.5in blades (Swamp romper), and some hawks. They're really picking it up year after year. They've got a super diverse lineup. I may try one of their hawks, and if they're good, I'll probably start recommending them over the CS trailhawks.

    Thanks for the link :).

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