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Bushcraft Overnight Adventure

25 Nov

Here’s a cool Bushcraft video for all you Bushcraft fans. Don’t know what Bushcraft is? Watch and see…

Douk Douk Knife

19 Nov

The Douk Douk knife is a very classic knife that should appeal to just about any knife collector, or anyone who appreciates a great knife value! Famous in the former French colonies for over 70 yeand used recently for decades by the Army and in the French Foreign Legion, these are tough, working knives. The Douk Douk knife makes a great gift that any knife guy (or gal) would appreciate.

Douk Douk Knife

Douk Douk Knife

Helle Dokka | Norwegian Folding Knife

6 Nov

The Helle Dokka is such a beautiful and ridiculously well crafted folding knife, we have a hard time keeping this Helle knife in stock! Helle isn’t known for folding knives (the Dokka is their first folder), but ever since they introduced the Helle Dokka, it has been a runaway success. I believe the success of the Dokka knife will cause Helle to produce more folding knives in the future. Would you like to see Helle produce more new models of folding knives? For some additional info on this knife, check out the Dokka product leaflet from Helle.

Helle Dokka Closed

Helle Dokka Closed

Helle Dokka Sheath

Helle Dokka Sheath

Helle Dokka Knife

Helle Dokka Knife

Stay Sharp! Knife Sharpeners at Makais

5 Nov

We’ve been rapidly expanding our selection of knives at Makais lately, and every good knife deserves a good knife sharpener. You gotta stay sharp! Right now we have great quality knife sharpener brands like Smith’s, Warthog, KME, and more new brands coming soon! What other brands of sharpeners would you like to see us carry?

Warthog V-Sharp Classic II Knife Sharpener

Warthog V-Sharp Classic II Knife Sharpener

Extrema Ratio Knives

30 Oct

Top quality Extrema Ratio Knives now available at Makais! We now carry various Extrema Ratio models, including Doberman IV, Col Moschin, Selvan, RAO Folder, Operativo, and more! Check out our knife selection to see all the Extrema Ratio knives for sale.

From the manufacturer: “Extrema Ratio, located in Prato, Italy, has been designing, manufacturing and selling high performance combat knives since 1997 enjoying a reputation for excellence that is unsurpassed in the military and tactical knife industry.”

Kayaking Over 70 Foot Falls

30 Oct

Rush Sturges takes an icy line down the 70ft Outlet Falls in Washington.

Tops Knives Now On Sale

29 Oct

Check out some of the newly added Tops Knives at Makais! Including… a Brothers of Bushcraft, the Tom Brown Tracker, the Tom Brown Scout, the Moccasin Ranger, and more Tops fixed blade knives coming soon.

Tops Knives

Tops Knives

Makais.com Website Mobile Optimized

27 Oct

The Makais store is now optimized for mobile devices, so the entire website is finally much more cell phone friendly! Check it out on your cell, and if you see any bugs, please let us know.

Kershaw Half Ton Knife – Save 46% Today

27 Oct

This little beauty of a Kershaw knife weighs only 3.2 ounces, and features a compact yet very durable 2.5 inch stainless steel blade. The feel of this knife in your hand is terrific, and it’s the perfect size for everyday carry, or to stash in a glove box or bag for anytime use. Best of all, we slashed the price 46% to $13.49! Original MSRP on this knife is $24.95. Hurry up and buy one today! Once we’re sold out, they are gone forever!

Kershaw Half Ton

Kershaw Half Ton

End Of Season Sale! Montane Sleeping Bags

21 Oct

MONTANE END OF SEASON SALE! All Montane sleeping bags now on sale! (Click the below products for current pricing and availability) Fresh from Europe and new this year at Makais this year is the all-new award-winning sleeping bag line from Montane. These are top quality bags for the weight conscious adventurer who demands the best. We have very limited stock remaining on these. Buy one NOW before they are gone!

Montane Direct Ascent Sleeping Bag

Montane Direct Ascent

Montane Direct Ascent

Weight is everything for a summer alpinist and the pursuit demands a bag that is as light as possible without compromising the critical features required for long ascents at the limit of endurance. The Direct Ascent sleeping bag is equipped with a technical mountain hood, designed to allow a snug fit that moves with the head both when lying down and sitting upright. Its ergonomic body shape reduces cold spots and helps deliver more a comfortable sleep, while the technically engineered foot box has the space to allow both a relaxed foot position and extra layers of tent footwear. The super light PERTEX® Quantum outer shell provides windproof and breathable protection for the down, while its renowned durable water repellency helps shed any tent condensation.

Montane Minimus Sleeping Bag

Montane Minimus

Montane Minimus

Revolutionary in its fabrication, the Minimus will redefine the limits of sleeping bag use. Constructed from PERTEX® Shield +, a fabric used in technical super lightweight MONTANE® clothing, it is both highly waterproof and hyper breathable. This combination of warmth, waterproofness and high breathability makes for a sleeping bag that is perfect for fast backpacking or fast alpinism where ultra lightweight minimalist tents or exposed bivouacs will be used. Features a YKK Aqua Guard® zip for additional weather resistance and fully taped trapezoidal baffles which are both waterproof and laid-out to minimise cold spots. The Montane Minimus sleeping bag is poised to become the bestselling sleeping bag for Montane of the 2014 season. Hurry, buy this sleeping bag while you can find it in-stock! The Minimus is a hot seller.

Montane Featherlite Sleeping Bag

Montane Featherlite

Montane Featherlite

The Featherlite is a performance summer backpacking sleeping bag. It has a tailored anatomical form, an uncompromised construction and uses high quality materials. Its technical features and micro pack size make it perfect for any summer mountain explorer for whom weight and comfort at the day’s end are critical to the venture. Just as MONTANE® FeatherliteTM clothing has defined a whole “fast and light” category, this sleeping bag will become an indispensable and classic piece of kit. Fabric: PERTEX® Quantum. Fabric denier: 20D x 20D Rip-stop. Lining: PEAQ Down. Zip: ¾ length YKK VISLON®. Filling: 170g / 5.9oz of minimum 90/10 down at 750+ (USA) CERTIFIED NON LIVE PLUCKED & NON FORCE FED DOWN. Down fill weight: 170g / 5.9oz. Weight: 730g / 25.8oz. Weight stuffed: 763.9g / 26.9oz. Internal length: 1,940mm / 76.3in. Construction: Trapezoidal boxwall. Color: Dark shadow / Cadmium yellow lining. Zip color: Cadmium yellow and Shadow. Size: ONE SIZE. Activities: Mountain Camping / Backpacking / Mountain Events / Trekking / Basecamp / Travel.

Montane Prism Sleeping Bag

Montane Prism

Montane Prism

Created for rough and tough conditions, the Prism sleeping bag was conceived for expeditions where high levels of moisture are expected, durability is needed and consistency of function is a pre-requisite, regardless of the sleeping conditions, or what the sleeping bag has been through. PRIMALOFT® is highly resistant to moisture and will maintain much of its insulation even when wet, whilst the PERTEX® Microlight outer shell is windproof, fast drying and highly breathable. One of the most technical synthetic sleeping bags on the market, the Prism has a tailored anatomical form and top stitch panelling across the body to prevent PRIMALOFT® migration. Fabric: PERTEX® Microlight. Montane Prism also available in Olive

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