LAPG Launches New Knife Line

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Popular discount gear supplier LA Police Gear (LAPG) announced the company was jumping into the knife market with three new blades: one fixed and two folders.

Infantry Knife

This model is a fixed blade knife that uses 440B steel with a partially serrated blade. The blade is 5″ long with a black finish. LAPG states the knife has a partial tang with a spiked pommel. The handle is rubber.

LA Police Gear states the knife has a suggested retail of $59.99, but lists it at $39.99 on its website. A sheath is included with the knife.

Phantom Stainless Pocket Knife

LAPG folding knife

This folder was designed by LAPG to be a daily carry knife. It has a 3″ blade that can be had with either a plain edge or partially serrated edge. The blade is made of 440C steel and can be purchased with a black finish or bead blasted finish.

The knife has both a thumb stud and flipper tap with spring assistance for opening. It uses a liner lock. The company shows a MSRP of $34.99, but sells it for $19.99.

TBFK S35VN EDC Folding Knife

LAPG folding knife

Before I go any farther, yes, that is the actual name of the knife. It stands for “The Best F***ing Knife” S35VN Every Day Carry Folding Knife.”

As the name suggests, this folder uses S35VN steel for the blade which is only available with a fine edge. It is available in both black stonewash and satin finishes. This blade is 3 3/8″ long.

Like the Phantom, it has both thumb studs and a flipper tab for easy opening. The company uses a ball bearing opening system in this knife, which is supposed to offer both smoothness and speed. A liner lock keeps the blade open.

The handles are made of black G10. The pocket clip is not reversible and it is carried tip down.

LAPG lists the MSRP at $79.99, but sells it for $49.99.

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  • aguywhoknows

    The first model is a cheaper Gerber MKII knife and the other two models could be straight out of CRKTs line.

    And wow, they really have balls to release a 440C knife in 2016…

    • noob

      Yeah the fixed blade looks just like a Gerber LMF 2 had a baby and called it Snow. I wonder if the partial tang handle is electrically insulated like the LMF2 or not, and if the rubber has the cracking issues the gerber had around the hilt or not.

  • Dickie

    Can someone explain the numbers of the metal quickly to me. What is good. What is ok and what is bad. Thnx

  • plumber576

    Coming soon to a LAPG Mystery Bag.

  • Steven

    So are these Chinese copies of American designs or private labeled versions of the USA made products? I’m guessing I already know the answer to that.

  • Edeco

    Hmmm, the Phatom looks Kershaw-Leekish.

    • Standard Velocity

      Cool blade profile but really obviously a Leek. Unless Kershaw is making this for them they are really unabashedly stealing here.

  • vwVwwVwv

    give the 440C no changse?
    low budget steenless, if you
    are close to seewater?
    mora is great.

    • Billy Jack

      Mora has stainless for damper environments.

      • vwVwwVwv

        i like mora but sometimes 12cm blades are to short
        and so i never batone a knife for some things
        it feels to short. i am often next
        to the see and have seen good expensive knifes of others rosting.

  • vwVwwVwv

    440 B is not good at all in presscut, for budget machetes its ok but for a knife, no go.
    a semi serated is in this tuff steel unsharpable, partial tang with a “skullcrusher”
    on the end of the grip is a anachronism and will break in the case of use.
    the hole in the most critical part of the blade is horrible.
    the design reminds me one gerber knife
    who are failing stresstests
    when the skullcrusher leaves the handle and fluys away.

  • Able_Dart

    Why does the fixed blade have a thimbhole?!

  • Kelly Jackson

    So are these knock offs or what? The first knife is clearly a Gerber and the second is a Kershaw Leek.

    • Billy Jack

      That Leek in blackwash is my edc. Love that thing.