Kinetic Concealment TAC-1 Knife

Kinetic Concealment

Kinetic Concealment announced the company is now selling a folding knife with a price point that makes it affordable for most anyone needing a blade.

The TAC-1 knife has a 3″ blade made of an unknown stainless steel. It has a plain edge. It appears there is a small amount of jimping on the spine of the knife. The company states the knife has a drop point though it looks a bit more like a modified tanto to my untrained eye. Perhaps some of the knife experts can help me out in the comments with your thoughts.

Kinetic Concealment uses G10 material for the handle for a good grip and durability. The blade has a thumb stud for opening and there is a spring assist to help lock it open quickly.

According to Kinetic Concealment, the knives were designed in the United States and manufactured by MTech Cutlery. I’m not familiar with MTech Cutlery, but I believe it is a brand owned by Master Cutlery LLC. MTech appears to make a range of knives, cross bows, expandable batons and axes.

The suggested retail price of the TAC-1 is $26.95 and has a one year warranty.

Kinetic Concealment is a relatively young company that started with holster manufacturing. Since then, the company has also added handgun lasers and light/laser combos to its product line.

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  • kipy

    2 video ads in one article. That’s new.

    • TheSmellofNapalm

      If you care so much, view on your desktop after you’ve installed the AdBlock extension. No more ads for anything on the internet.

      • kipy

        I did just that.

      • Hensley Beuron Garlington

        I was wondering why everyone complains about ads so much and I never see what they talking about. LOL. I use uBlock.

  • Sianmink

    Looks like a hybrid tanto/spear point. I’d never call it a drop point, since the tip seems to be quite near the centerline of the blade.

  • A.WChuck

    MTech = gas station and gun show specials. Steer clear.

    • Hensley Beuron Garlington

      True, unless we are talking about their full tang fixed blades which are decent and cheap.
      Their folders suck though.

  • what’s so notable about this blade that it merits an article? plenty of companies make good quality us made blades like kershaw for around the same price point.

  • MyFifteenthAccount

    “unknown stainless steel”

  • Wanderlust

    Meh.. My Kershaw Clash was $19 through an amazon deal. Yeah its cheap 8Cr13Mov but its easy to sharpen, and has had every other day use for 5 years. Hard to beat, never any rust with no upkeep except sharpening once a month for a couple of minutes. I had a zero tolerance I bought after this with S30V but sold it again as I really didnt see the value relative to this.

  • Jim_Macklin

    Everyone should have at least one knife. No need to spend $27 for a knife of unknown steel. Walmart has a product line called OZARK TRAIL For $4 you can get a nicely made in China knife with a flipper stud and a thumb stud.
    It is not spring loaded assisted opening, but the flipper opens it enough so that even a person with arthritis in their thumb can open the blade, using the flipper stud to open the blade about 20%. A flick of the wrist will finish opening the blade when the flipper stud has been used first.
    Plain and partially serrated blades are available. Blade points in clip, tanto and other shapes are available.
    An ideal knife for your child’s first knife. They can learn how to properly sharpen a blade with steel good enough to hold an edge while being sharpened. I have bought several, since they can be used for barter and they are actually well made.

  • Laserbait

    Mmmmm Junk. If you really need to throw away $27, you can send it to me.

  • Madcap_Magician

    That’s comedic. So an unknown company is making generic, low quality knives? How is this news?