Sport Manufacturing Group, Inc. has launched a knife brand called Steel Will Knives. The line will include knives in three catagories: Tactical, Outdoor, and Urban. The knife above is the Model 310 Courage from their tactical series. The Courage is a full tang fixed blade with 9Cr15MoV steel and G10 handle slabs.
This knife has a 7 inches of angularly formed steel with section both hollow and flat ground. My photos don’t do justice to how cool this blade looks in person. It is almost faceted at the point to provide good penetration. The handle slabs are machined in an homage to traditional tanto cord wrapping.
Steel Will Knives debuted at the 2014 SHOT Show. Their appearance at Blade Show was their first time in Atlanta. From a Sport Manufacturing Group press release:
Steel Will Knives
SMG Inc. is proud to debut a new brand of knives called “Steel Will”. In creating these beautiful knives, we’ve combined the finest steel with extremely practical and innovative designs. The result is a line of knives that are meant to be used and adored by their owners. Steel Will Knives are produced according to the highest standards of quality, using the most modern methods of production. We have set a high bar for our products and will continue to do so in the future. We are confident that the quality of our knives will meet the requirements of the most discerning buyers.
Conception and Design
The Steel Will advantage is a precise combination of all ingredients that are crucial for a fine knife. The creation of a knife is a process of seeking out a perfect balance between the variables that come together to make one of Man’s oldest tools. The craftsman must make vital decisions in Materials…Balance…Shape…Feel…Texture…the perfection of which will create a masterpiece. At Steel Will Knives, it is this harmony that inspires our designers and influences the birth of a new blade.
Steel Will Knives are produced with scrupulous attention to every detail and we are constantly searching for new ideas…new ways to push the envelope, innovate our products, and stay on the cutting edge of knives.
Our goal was to create the best knives in the world. In doing so, we’ve carefully chosen the best time-tested steel from the US, Japan, Austria, and other countries to ensure each knife achieves the distinct properties for which it was created. The choice of materials for handles is influenced by reliability, practicality and safety. A Steel Will Knife was created to be extremely useful and comfortable. For this reason, we prefer to use proven materials like G10, Micarta, and high-strength rubberized composite materials.
The relationship between the knife and its owner is one of harmony. We’ve tasked ourselves to craft a tool that creates a bond with its user. It is an extension of a person’s will. Steel Will.
The skill of using a knife requires an appropriate tool to develop this skill, and turn it closer to a form of art. A greenhorn is able to develop his skills very fast with a good knife, but a professional who uses Steel Will will never forget it. Our designers were inspired by the best military knives to create the “Tactical” series. These durable and reliable knives are ideal for both training and for everyday use. The “Tactical” knife will be able to help its owner in any situation.
The “Outdoor” series is a line of first class knives created for use outside the metropolis. These high-quality knives will become an indispensable tool for fishermen, hunters, hikers, climbers, and all other outdoorsmen. Each knife from this line was created for its own specific goals and objectives, beginning from a compact Skinner and ending with a huge Chopper. Impeccable design combined with practical sheaths makes Steel Will “Outdoor” Knives a great companion for any outdoorsmen.
The “Urban” line is extremely versatile and useful for everyday life. “Urban” knives are convenient, compact knives with an impeccably thoughtful and modern design. They can become the pride of their owners. The city has a lot of surprises for us every day, but there are no insurmountable obstacles for residents with an “Urban” knife.
About SMG Inc.
SMG Inc. is an American company established in 2008. We specialize in the production of pneumatic guns under our brand “Gletcher”, as well as tactical and outdoor knives under the brand “Steel Will Knives”. We pride ourselves on making products with the highest level of performance, quality, and craftsmanship.
For more information on Steel will Knives, please visit www.steelwillknives.com
For more information on our entire line of products, please visit http://www.spmg.us
The reps at the Steel Will booth told me that they employ in-house designers and various factories to produce their knives. They are a fledgling brand, so more will be announced as time progresses…
Demands for a newly-designed product are usually higher than normal. That’s why Steel Will knives are produced according to the highest standards of quality. We follow them now, and will follow them in the future. A distinctive feature of Steel Will is infallibility, and using the most modern methods of production. Its quality meets the requirements of the most exacting buyers.
A good knife gives to its owner an assuredness, independence, and freedom. We do our best to make our knives exemplify all these features. Steel Will promotes the seekers who want to win.
From the moment it appeared, Steel Will comprised three main branches of the knife market. Our “Tactic” knife is an uncompromising knife, for developing and maintaining combat skills. Our “Outdoor” knife was created for tourists, hunters, fisherman, and adventure travelers. Our “Urban” knife was designed to be a helper for casual life in the metropolis.
The Steel Will knife advantage is a balanced combination of all factors important for a knife. The creation of a knife is a process of seeking a decision – steel-way of finishing-texture – and so on, details harmony. The slightest imbalance can ruin the work in all.
The relationship between the knife and its owner is also a type of “Harmony”. And our task is to achieve it. Our wish is for our customers to confidently say, “Yes, this knife is mine!”
Design and production
One special feature of our Steel Will knives is a useful, and high-level design. It can bring into focus the status and excellent sense of taste of the owner. We are working on producing the knives of Steel Will with scrupulous attention to all details, and we are constantly searching for new ideas.
The best knives in the world are produced in the U.S., and Steel Will is no exception. The U.S. is a country where the knife is a source of pride, and even a part of national tradition. Americans wish to own only the best things, and that’s why the U.S. is the #1 market for knives in the world. Knives produced in the U.S. are especially valuable, because of their quality. Use of the best materials and technologies are guaranteed.
We took the best steel grades from all parts of the world: United States, Japan, and Austria. If the task is to create the best knife for our customers, distance does not matter to us. But knives produced by Steel Will shouldn’t be showpieces of unbelievable materials and sky-high prices.
The choice of materials for handles was also influenced by reliability, practicality and safety. Steel Will is created to be useful and comfortable, but not to be just a decoration. So, we prefer such classic materials as: G10, micarta, and high-strength composite rubberized materials.
The skill of using a knife needs an appropriate tool to train this skill, and turn it closer to a form of art. A greenhorn is able to develop its skills very fast with a good knife. But a professional who uses Steel Will, will never forget it. Our designers were inspired by the best military knives to create the “Tactic” series. These impressive and comfortable knives are ideal for both training and for everyday use. The “Tactic” knife will be able to help its owner in any situation.
The “Outdoor” is a line of first class level knives created for using outside the metropolis. These high-quality knives will become an indispensable tool for fishermen, hunters, hikers, climbers, and all other active lifestyles. And it’s not just a word, because each knife from this line was created for its own specific goals and objectives, beginning from a compact Skinner and finishing with a huge Chopper. About every outdoor task is reflected in the creation of Steel Will knives, from building a tourist campsite, to cutting trophies. Impeccable design, a lightweight and comfortable sheath, can make “Outdoor” knives the best companions.
You cannot do anything without an “Urban” knife. “Urban” knives are convenient, compact knives with an impeccably thoughtful and modern design. They can become the pride of its owner. The city has a lot of surprises for us every day, but there are no insurmountable obstacles for residents with an “Urban” knife.
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Are these knives made in the USA? If not , where? Interested in the courage series.
Tom, when I talked to the Steel Will guys, they said they had factories in other unspecified countries, but no, they are not made in the USA.