IWA 2017 - First Tactical is one of the world's premier brands in tactical clothing and gear, and at the recent IWA expo has showcased its latest additions concerning tactical torches, backpacks and knives
First Tactical - Krait and Scorpion Knives
The First Tactical 'Krait' liner-lock folding knife features a 89,15 mm / 3.51" long high carbon, high chromium D2 steel modified spear knife and a black, OD green or desert tan G10 handle. At barely 129,6 grams (4.57oz) of weigth, the Krait knife is the result of a cooperation between and noted knife designer Mike Vellekamp to create the perfect advanced utility knife.
The Krait is built with a thinner frame and blade for a better fit in the pocket and a quick deploy. A turned pocket clip is provided, and an issued wrench with extra screws can be used to reverse the clip for left-handed or right-handed use. The complex convex blade curve allows users to keep objects being cut centered on the blade, while the Company's own, specialized Thumb Bridge Technology™ provides the gloved or ungloved hand ease of opening in all conditions with added steadiness and skillful control of the blade. While open, the thumb bridge and blade choils allow the user to choke up on the knife for fine cutting and knife work.
The First Tactical 'Scorpion' modified Tanto blade knife is backup, pocket or boot knife model manufactured out of 440A steel. At 125mm / 4.92" of overall length, the First Tactical Scorpion knife offers lightening cuts throughout for maximum weight savings preventing it from bouncing around when on the move.
An index finger locator is strategically placed and easily found allowing users to quickly deploy the knife when in need.
The issued FRN sheath comes with a locking mechanism providing Level I or Level II retention.
The Krait knife is priced at $59.99 in the United States; the MSRP for the Scorpion knife is instead set at $39.99.
First Tactical - TriTac Flashlights
The First Tactical Small TriTac and Medium TriTac flashlights are manufactured out of aerospace-grade, black hard-anodized aluminum, and are powered by CR123 batteries providing a reliable, lightweight, high output light source based on an ultra-bright LED technology.
Both feature First Tactical's own Intelligence Button, a tail-mounted switch with a half-second delay, allowing users to easily and quickly find the correct light mode between the three different modes available for outdoor, indoor and map reading.
Both models also feature an interchangeable bezel – allowing the installation of a serrated "Strike Bezel" for emergency or close-quarters self-defense – and the company's own NextGen Pocket Clip: a versatile clip with forward and reverse mounting options that allow secure attachment and quick draw for left- and right-handed users alike.
First Tactical's Small TriTac flashlight is powered by a single CR123 battery (one, manufactured by Duracell, is included), and offers a maximum output level of 261 Lumen, a low output level of 86 Lumen, and a map/navigation output level of merely 18 lumen.
The continuous runtime ranges between a minimum of 3.½ hours at the highest output level to 6 hours at the low output level and up to 39 hours in map mode; it is 92,6 mm (3.6") long overall, weighs in at barely 80 grams (0.20lb) with battery, and sports a 26,9 mm (1.1") diameter bezel.
The manufacturer's suggested retail price is set at $49.99 in the United States.
The Medium TriTac flashlight is powered by two CR123 batteries (two Duracell batteries are issued). The maximum output level of 444 Lumen offers a continuous runtime of 3,¾ hours; the low output level of 154 Lumen can be run continuously for 7,25 hours, while the map/navigation model of 18 Lumen offers a runtime of 63 hours.
At 126,5 mm (5") of overall length and 120 grams (0.25lbs) of overall weight, the First Tactical Medium TriTac flashlight is sold at $59.99 in the United States.
First Tactical - Tactix 1-Day Plus Backpack
The First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus backpack is one of the most feature-rich products in its field. Available in black, OD green or desert tan variants, this sturdy daypack manufactured in 500D/1000D water resistant nylon features YKK zippers, nine internal pockets and seven external pockets.
Among its main features is the Lynx™ Laser Cut Platform: a new take on the traditional web platform, offering twice the mounting positions and testing 20% stronger than that of other tactical bags. Two laser-cut layers of nylon fabric are laminated together for extra strength with a low profile.
Plus, the Company's own Hook and Hang Thru™ System compartment unzips top and bottom, allowing specialized items like First Tactical’s own Rifle Sleeve or other oversized tactical gear or hanging items to slide through and securely hook and hang in place. Last, a set of completely repositionable or removable straps allow optimal personalization of your pack.
The suggested retail price for the First Tactical Tactix 1-Day Plus backpack is set at $179.99 in the United States.