Camillus Knives Ready for Further Expansion in 2019
The 41st Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show, which ran Jan. 22-25 at the Sands Expo Center, showcased products used for target shooting, hunting, outdoor recreation and law enforcement purposes. More than 58,000 industry professionals attended with the number of exhibiting companies exceeding 2,400, a new record. Their booths covered more than 692,000 net square feet of exhibit space.
One of the attending companies was Acme United Corp. (US: ACU – $16.01). Both its Camillus knives and DMT sharpener brands introduced several new, innovative products for hunting and outdoor recreation purposes.
Camillus Launches 12 New Folding Knives
Camillus launched no less than 12 new attractive folders and expanded its Carnivore machete line at this year’s SHOT Show. As there is a clear trend in the industry towards folding knives, Camillus is limiting the number of new fixed blade knives.
One knife that immediately caught the attention of most visitors at the Camillus booth was the impressive Dominator II, designed by Darrel Ralph. The new Dominator II has all of the essence and design flair that can only be created by Darrell himself.
Another striking newcomer is the Veracious, the only knife in the new line with a tanto blade. It is a very light weight knife with a Carbonitride Titanium AUS-8 steel blade. Like most new Camillus knives, it comes with a finger flipper and dual ball-bearings which easily launches the blade.
Contrary to the previous knife, the Barber has a Titanium Bonded 440 Stainless Steel Cleaver style blade. The steel is bonded with Titanium that resists corrosion and is up to 3x harder than untreated steel so the blade stays sharper, longer. It resembles a butcher knife and is a follow-up to Camillus’ very successful Chunk knife, which it launched last year.
The Bushcrafter is already a very popular fixed blade Camillus knife, but now the brand launched an 8.5” Bushcrafter folding knife version to expand the line. It has a Titanium Bonded Sandvik 12C27 Stainless Steel Blade, and comes with a sturdy burlap-micarta handle, making the knife an ideal companion for survivalists or campers.
Next to all the folding knives, Camillus also launched an updated version of its Carnivore machete, nicknamed the Inject. This is an important tool for Camillus as the Carnivore is one of the brand’s best selling items. The Inject has a small trimming knife that can be inserted into the handle of the machete. To make cutting and chopping even more comfortable, the handle now has an ergonomic suregrip handle texture for an optimal grip, even in wet conditions. The Carnivore Inject will retail for less than $40.
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Posted by Camillus Brand on Monday, January 28, 2019
In addition to the Camillus product launches, DMT Sharpeners, which is recognized around the world for its unrivaled diamond technology, quality and its iconic polka-dot sharpening pattern, launched its Spring Assisted sharpener. It stores and opens like a pocket knife and features an ergonomic grip for easy sharpening. It’s a great item for the back pack, tool box, or to take with you while hunting. The new tool was received very well by DMT distributors and customers.
The new DMT spring assist sharpener is the must have tool of shot show 2019, stores like a pocket knife and sharpens like a beast DMT Camillus Brandshotshow
Posted by DMT on Tuesday, January 22, 2019
The new tools will be on retailers’ shelves as of June. They will also become available in Canada and Europe. In fact, many of the new tools will be shown in March, at the IWA OutdoorClassics in Nuremberg, Germany, the largest European trade fair for hunting, shooting sports, outdoor and security equipment.
Rick Constantine, Vice President of Marketing and General Manager at Acme United was pleased with this year’s turnout of buyers as well as professional end users and said the booth was busy the entire show. He commented, Shot Show gives both Camillus and DMT the ability to speak with existing customers, new customers as well as industry professionals. Year after year, our incredible growth is ignited in January at Shot Show and 2019 was the best yet.”
The SHOT Show, the largest trade show of its kind in the world, marked its 10th straight year at the Sands Expo Center, and attracted attendees from 111 countries. Some 12.5 miles of aisles led to displays of firearms, ammunition, accessories, optics, knives, gun safes, apparel and law enforcement equipment, among other categories.
Not only was it another successful year for the SHOT Show, but also for Camillus and DMT. Both brands received plenty of new orders and sales leads. Camillus and DMT are growing strong in the US and Europe, and thanks to the new products that were introduced at SHOT, growth is bound to continue in 2019. Smallcaps recommendation: BUY.
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