We discovered many cool new items at the 2017 ATA (archery) Show in Indianapolis, Indiana, this week, but one of our favorites isn’t a product specific to archery.
Havalon Knives has an amazing reputation in the outdoor industry, especially considering that the company hasn’t been around that long. Brief history lesson from the Havalon website:
While officially launched in 2005, Havalon Knives has a history that goes back much farther than that. Since the 1980s, taxidermists had been buying surgical blades from Havel’s Inc., Havalon’s parent company. They used these blades for skinning and caping due to their strength and ability to hold a long-lasting edge. After several years, the idea of creating a folding pocket scalpel came to fruition, and the Havel’s team soon realized that hunters might also enjoy this kind of knife for skinning and field dressing wild game. From there, the company used their years of knowledge and expertise to create a blade that was strong enough to handle the tougher materials hunters frequently work with. In order to distinguish the two, a new brand was launched that would offer surgical-edge technology exclusively to hunting and outdoor markets. And with that, Havalon was born.
Of course, the only gear item that sportsmen love more than a good knife is a good multi-tool, so with that in mind, the Havalon Evolve was created. Sure, many other companies offer kick-butt multi-tools, but none of them feature a Havalon Knife with quick-change blade technology. Also included in the Evolve are the following tools/features:
● Six standard 60A blades and two new Piranta
replaceable saw blades
● Fixed Gut Hook
● Universal Bit Driver (comes with a flathead and
Phillips bit, but will fit any standard sized bit)
● Storage for two additional bits
● Pliers/wire cutters
● Carabineer clip
● Havalon Zipper Holster
● Fits all styles of Piranta Blades
The Havalon Evolve Multi-tool will set you back one Benjamin Franklin ($100), but it should last you a lifetime.
P.S. Check out the video clip below to see if the Havalon Evolve has the features you need in the field. We’re sure the answer is “yes!”