BLACKHAWK! / MOD Knives

MOD (Masters of Defense) was founded in 1998 by Jim Ray. Jim went to real knife defense experts to design his knives. Men such as Michael Janich, Alan Elishewitz, Duane Dieter, Jeff Harkins and Massad Ayoob to name a few. They were innovated with designs that the tactical knife world wanted and this proved to be very successful for MOD.

In 2003 MOD was sold to BLACKHAWK! Products Group which wanted to diversify  its already product line of holsters, packs, slings, lights, apparel and tools. By joining BLACKHAWK!, gave MOD a wider base of armed professionals and not just the elitist military and police units.

Another advantage of BLACKHAWK!’s absorption of MOD was bringing these advanced knife designs to an average person who wanted these proven concepts of expert-inspired tactical designs, but normally couldn’t afford them. This happened in 2005 when BLACKHAWK! / M.O.D. became BLACKHAWK! Blades.

Overall the M.O.D. and the BLACKHAWK! / M.O.D. have become highly desired and collectible.

We have two of these knives available:

A Nightwing fixed blade designed by Alan Elishewitz and a CQD Mark II Automatic Folder  designed by Duane Dieter. Both are rare and extremely hard to find.

For more information on these knives and to purchase, please visit our website

 

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Photos form the 2014 Blade Show in Atlanta, Ga.

The crew of Antonini Knives who I had a good time speaking with and I believe they liked my input on one of their knife designs :-) I hope they go for it!

The crew of Antonini Knives who I had a good time speaking with and I believe they liked my input on one of their knife designs 🙂 I hope they go for it!

These are Brian Nadeau's award winning knives.

These are Brian Nadeau’s award winning knives.

My friend Gudy Van Poppel from the Neatherlands

My friend Gudy Van Poppel from the Netherlands

Rainy & Butch Vallotton. Sending Rainy my Lone Wold US 45 knife to convert to a double action

Rainy & Butch Vallotton. Sending Rainy my Lone Wold US 45 knife to convert to a double action

Muhammad Zubair of Zubair Sports

Muhammad Zubair of Zubair Sports

Photo of my brother Marc's Gear2Survive table

Photo of my brother Marc’s Gear2Survive table

Me with none other than the famous Ken Onion

Me with none other than the famous Ken Onion

Matt & Jenna of Vehement Knives

Matt & Jenna of Vehement Knives

Abe Elias You may not recognize this maker's face but you probable know the name from the many articles he writes for knife, gun & survival magazines

Abe Elias
You may not recognize this maker’s face but you probable know the name from the many articles he writes for knife, gun & survival magazines

Nino aka Tex the Sicilian This guy, this f****ing guy, Italian accent and all. I could of hung around him all day if I had the time. No one made me laugh as much as he did.

Nino aka Tex the Sicilian
This guy, this f****ing guy, Italian accent and all. I could of hung around him all day if I had the time. No one made me laugh as much as he did.

Alan Elishewitz now knows my Kung Fu is stronger than his Kung Fu

Alan Elishewitz now knows my Kung Fu is stronger than his Kung Fu

Brian Nadeau won best new knife maker and best new tactical knife at this years show

Brian Nadeau won best new knife maker and best new tactical knife at this years show

Phil McMahon of Rhineland Cutlery. Beautiful kitchen knives made in Geremany which I will soon be selling.

Phil McMahon of Rhineland Cutlery. Beautiful kitchen knives made in Geremany which I will soon be selling.

Friends from Arizona, Gerbender and Jeremy!!

Friends from Arizona, Gerbender and Jeremy!!

Already making plans to attend next year’s show!

Photos from the 2013 Blade Show

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Custom Knife Maker Larry Pridgen

 

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Netherlands Custom Knife Maker Gudy Van Poppel

 

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Ancient Sword Breaker

 

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Custom Knife Maker Darrel Ralph

 

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Japanese Master Smith Shosui Takeda

 

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Custom Knife Maker Mike “Whiskers” Allen

 

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John, Owner of Shadow Tech knives

 

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Me with non other than Gunny – R.Lee Ermey
Semper Fi

 

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New Customs Added to the Website

I’ve added several new customs knives to the website with many more to come. For now check out these three beautiful knives by:

A.T. Barr’s “Little Gem” Knife

A.T. Barr "little Gem" Knife

A.T. Barr “little Gem” Knife

Allen Elishewitz’s Titanium Floding Linerlock Knife

Elishewitz Titanium Linerlock Knife

Elishewitz Titanium Linerlock Knife

Carl Zakabi’s “Yojimbo” Knife

Zakabi "Yojimbo" Knife

Zakabi “Yojimbo” Knife

Coming Soon to a Website Near You

What I have on the way and will be adding to the website by next week:

Allen Elishewitz Custom Folder

A.T. Barr Folder

Jack Jenovese Damascus Fixed Blade

Carl Zakabi “Yojimbo” fixed blade

Will announce when they are posted for sale.