Benchmade Adamas Series Model 375 Fixed Blade.
Designed with input from U.S. Army Rangers, the Model 375 is made of D2 steel tempered very hard at Rc60-62. It’s compact (9 inches overall), light (5.6 ounces) and comes with a nifty sheath that can either be laced to your web gear or attached with a Tek-Loc clip. Wrap the handle in 550 cord and take on the Forces of Evil. $140, lower-priced in the real world. --David E. Petzal
There were a staggering number of companies, big and small, showing off their newest knives at SHOT Show this year. We waded through the crowds and pulled out these selections as the best new knives of 2012.