Gearward — a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of high performance gear for everyday carry, urban preparedness, and outdoor survival — has released its Ceramic Escape Knife for travelers and military personnel who need a backup blade in case of kidnapping.

According to the product listing, this lightweight knife — with a weight of 2.5 grams — is 1.75″ x 0.4″ closed and has a 1.25″ cutting edge. In addition, it boasts a ceramic blade which stays sharp ten times longer than steel. The best part about this knife is the fact that it can be stored in a number of unconventional areas, safe from kidnappers. It fits behind the label of a pair of jeans, in the lining of boots, or buttoned into the sleeve of a dress shirt.

As Gearward points out, this knife works well with TAD (Triple Aught Design) clothing, which has alot of hidden pockets. They also recommend fitting this knife into their Go-Tube 2.6 as part of an escape kit. The Go-Tube 2.6 is a waterproof container perfect for storing cash, CR123 batteries, SERE kits, and a variety of other items.

The Ceramic Escape Knife is available from Gearward at an affordable price of $15.00. See below for additional details.


* Ceramic blade stays sharp 10x longer than steel
* Will not rust
* Low profile design allows it to be concealed almost anywhere
* 1.75″ x 0.4″ closed; 1.25″ cutting edge
* Weighs 2.5 grams – as much as a penny

For more information about the Ceramic Escape Knife, and the full range of products currently offered by Gearward, please visit

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