SHOT 2019: Fox Tries Out Fresh Take on the TUR

Fox Knives had a tight lineup of releases on display this year at SHOT. New collaborations have resulted in some diverse knives for inclusion in both the BlackFox and main lines.

One of the big headliners for Fox’s 2019 output will be a new TUR configuration from Jesper Voxnaes. We saw the original TUR at SHOT Show 2017, a handsome, highly useful EDC knife. The new variant appears to be gently different in several possibly striking a different price point. Contoured G-10 handle scales replace the original’s carbon fiber, and here they’re are accented by a bright orange backspacer. The biggest functional difference will be the blade. It retains the carry-friendly 2.95-inch blade of the original but outfits it with a new clip point shape. It’s also made from N690Co blade steel, compared to the original’s Elmax.

A new fixed blade, called the Bushman, is Fox’s comparatively elegant take on the outdoors buschraft-style knife. The refined fit and finish the Maniago company is known for is present here, but this time in service of rugged outdoor use, with the business end being a 6.3-inch drop point blade fashioned from D2 steel. The full tang Buschraft comes with OD green Micarta handle scales, and the package is rounded out with a surprisingly nice leather sheath that allows for different modes of carry.

Last year, one of the surprise hits of SHOT was Fox’s micro-sized Ka knife. That little knife is seeing an expansion of sorts as well, with the Mini-Ta. We’re not sure what the name alludes to but the Mini-Ta replaces the karambit blade on the original with a nice stubby little wharncliffe. Fox also brought another mini blade with them, called the Skål. Designed by Denis Simonutti for the BlackFox lineup, it has dimpled green or black G-10 scales and an extended tang that functions for opening both the blade and bottles. The 1.57-inch wharncliffe blade is made from 440C, and the Skål comes with a tiny Kydex sheath for in pocket or neck carry.

Finally, while it may not be a knife, the new Evolution Tomahawk is too cool not to mention. Designed by Peter Fegan, it pays especial interest to small details in the handle – including a pair of thumb grooves which allow for detail work with this mid-size tomahawk.

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