Awards

 
 

2006 IWA International Knife Award for "Technical Design" - MA-1 Tactical Folder - IWA & OutDoor Classics Show, NŸrnberg, Germany.

2005 BLADE Knife of the Year Award® for "Most Innovative Imported Design" - MA-1 Tactical Folder - BLADE Show, Atlanta, Georgia U.S.A.

 

Articles

 
 

STRIKE AND TACTICAL Magazine - Japan September 2008
Eight page feature article in Japanese, including beautiful full-color photos of our knives on every page. We are hoping to get this article translated soon.

COMMANDO - France September 2008
"Les Couteaux Miltner Adams"...We're still getting this translated, but the writer told us he really liked our MA-2/II and MA-4/II Tactical Knives..."

POLICE April 2008...The Law Enforcement Magazine
"TREXPO West 2008"..."In the six years as editor of POLICE, I have seen a lot of knives, but I've never seen anything like the tactical knife line from Miltner Adams..."
http://www.policemag.com

BLADE August 2007
"Georgia on Your Mind"..."Born from a powerful explosion, the MA-4/II from Miltner Adams joins two dissimilar metals into a true metallurgical bond."
Read the online version of the article at: http://www.blademag.com/Default.aspx?tabid=81

BLADE February 2007
"Spec Sheet: MA-1" By MSG Kim Breed, 5th Special Forces (Retired)..."The blade edge was scary sharp out of the box - just the way I like it." http://www.blademag.com

BLADE January 2007
"What's New"..."Full-Integral Hunter has Aluminum Grip - The Miltner Adams MA-3..." http://www.blademag.com

Knives Illustrated December 2006
"Hottest New Knives for 2006 1/2!"..."Miltner Adams - A new hunting knife and a new neck knife were shown by this company which burst on the scene last year..." http://www.knivesillustrated.com

Visier - Germany November 2006
MA-1 Tactical Folder - "The knife of the US firm Miltner Adams is ahead of the competition." http://www.visier.de/

Tactical Knives November 2006 issue
"MA-1 FOLDER: ALWAYS SHARP ALWAYS READY"..."breaks new ground in sharpness and handling ease. It's truly unique!" http://www.tacticalknives.com

Knife Magazine - Japan October 2006
"2006 Blade Show & International Cutlery Fair - Miltner Adams Company" http://www.fujisan.co.jp/Product/1906/

DWJ (German Weapons Journal) October 2006
"MA-1 Tactical Folder" http://www.dwj.de/

DefenseReview.com August 07, 2006
"MA-1 Tactical Folder: Tactical Edged Weapon for Serious Social Purposes" Click here to read article at DefenseReview.com.

Messer Magazin January 2006
"TEST: MILTNER ADAMS FOLDER Ein neues Oberklasse-Messer aus Deutschland, das anders als alle anderen ist." (English Translation: "A new upper-class knife made in Germany, that is like no other.") http://www.messermagazin.de

BLADE October 2005
"KNIVES OF THE YEAR"..."Most Innovative Imported Design® Miltner Adams MA-1" http://www.blademag.com

Knives Illustrated October 2005
"NEW PRODUCTION KNIVES AT THE BLADE SHOW"..."Miltner Adams...Making an impressive product introduction" http://www.knivesillustrated.com

Knife World July 2005
"MILTNER ADAMS' MA-1: SOMETHING DIFFERENT In a cutlery world awash in tactical folders, this new design truly stands out..." http://www.knifeworld.com

 
 

Press Releases

 
 

Miltner Adams Company Releases First in Line of Tactical Folders - the MA-1

Good news for people who are serious about their knives, the MA-1 is here. Always Sharp, Always Ready™. The MA-1 is Miltner Adams Company's first production tactical folder to feature their revolutionary Integral Folding Knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade (patents pending). Built directly into the knife is the Diamond Sharpening and Steeling device...The MA-1 uses only the finest available materials...More

Miltner Adams Company Announces the Next Innovation in the Knife Industry

Realizing a need to provide a knife sharpening and steeling device that is not only easy to use, but is also practical to carry, the Miltner Adams Company has just announced their newest development, the Integral Folding Knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade (patents pending)...revolutionary because the exchangeable Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element is built into the interior wall of the knife handle and that's where all the action of sharpening and steeling take place, in the handle...Everything you need is always with you, right in your knife. More


 

June 3, 2005

Miltner Adams Company Releases First in Line of Tactical Folders Đ the MA-1

 
 

Good news for people who are serious about their knives, the MA-1 is here.

The MA-1 is Miltner Adams Company's first production tactical folder to feature their revolutionary Integral Folding Knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade (patents pending). Built directly into the knife is the Diamond Sharpening and Steeling device. Sharpening on Demand. Not only can you sharpen, you can easily maintain that sharp edge even longer by steeling the blade using the same convenient, built-in dual surface Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element. The Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element has four sides - two sides are diamond plated (Coarse and Ultra-Fine diamond grits) for sharpening and two plain steel sides for steeling. ItŐs easy to use anytime, anywhere. All the sharpening and steeling takes place inside the handle only when you decide to do so.

Deceptively Complex

The MA-1 is built to the highest manufacturing and design standards. A deceptively complex design, Miltner Adams sought out the best in global manufacturing to meet their rigid requirements: Gutjahr GmbH of Germany and DMT® (Diamond Machining Technology) world leaders in precision cnc machining for lightweight construction process technologies and diamond sharpening, respectively.

Only the finest available materials are used in the MA-1. The blade is made of PM Elmax Superclean stainless, the best steel available for edge holding, toughness and stain resistance. The skeleton style handle is constructed of two-pieces, precisely machined Titanium (MA-1/T), or hard anodized High-Strength Special Aluminum (MA-1/A) and is secured by six stainless steel screws. Sparing no expense, the MA-1's clip is also Titanium. The result is in an extremely stiff and solid design.

The exchangeable, dual surface Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element is made in the U.S.A. by DMT® exclusively for the Miltner Adams Company.

Always Sharp, Always Ready™

The MA-1 ergonomically designed pistol grip handle fits comfortably in your hand as well as in your pocket, despite its generous size. A single-hand opener, it also features a push-button locking mechanism for safety and ease of use. Sharpen or steel the MA-1 blade anytime, anywhere you need, because the Diamond Sharpening/Steeling device is built-in, designed with both a diamond plated surface for sharpening and a plain steel surface for steeling.

Well-balanced, extremely durable and lightweight, the MA-1 is ready for action, anywhere, anytime, in any element.

MA-1 Specifications (Updated 11-17-05):

  • Type: Tactical Folder
  • CNC machine made in Germany.
  • Left-hand models available (MA-1/A only).
  • Length closed: 131.5 mm / 5.18"
  • Length open: 233 mm / 9.12"
  • Overall weight: 7.3 oz

  • Sharpening Element:

    • Integral Folding Knife Sharpener (pat. pend.)
    • Diamond/Steeling Element made in the U.S.A. by DMT® exclusively for the Miltner Adams Company.
    • Type: Exchangeable, 4-sided rod-shape. Two sides are Diamond plated for sharpening - Coarse Diamond grit on one side and Ultra-Fine Diamond grit on another side, plus two sides are Plain Steel for Steeling. Built-in convenience - Sharpening on Demand. All the sharpening and steeling takes place in the handle, but only when you decide to do so. <more on the Integral Folding Knife Sharpener>

  • Blade:

  • Handle:

    • Type: Skeleton - two parts finger-joined and attached with six stainless steel screws
    • Length: 131.5 mm / 5.18"
    • Two models available:

      • MA-1/A - High-Strength Special Aluminum hard anodized in the following choices:

        - 7075 Military Green (Aircraft Grade Aluminum)
        - 5083 Grey (Comparable to 6061)
        - 2017 Silver (High Strength - tough and durable.)

      • MA-1/T - Titanium machined, sandblasted with hand-polished accents.
        A limited numbered series available in late 2005.

  • Lock: Push-Button

  • Clip:

    • Type: Skeleton
    • Material: Titanium

  • PM Elmax Superclean typical analysis %:

    C - 1.7
    Si - 0.8
    Mn - 0.3
    Cr - 18.0
    Mo - 1.0
    V - 3.0

 
 

Background

Miltner Adams Company is a California company founded by Richard Miltner and Juli Adams in 2003. Their goal was to build the ultimate tactical folder. So, they built the MA-1.

Miltner Adams Company MA-1 tactical folder is the first in the line of planned releases. Stay tuned for new innovations, styles and models coming soon.

 
 

For More Information
Contact : Miltner Adams Company
Tel: 661.235.0058

 

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May 31, 2005

Miltner Adams Company Announces the Next Innovation in the Knife Industry

 
 

Realizing a need to provide a knife sharpener that is not only easy to use, but is also practical to carry, the Miltner Adams Company has just announced their newest development, the Integral Folding Knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade (patents pending).

The Integral Folding Knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade is revolutionary because the exchangeable Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element is built into the interior wall of the knife handle and that's where all the action of sharpening and steeling take place, in the handle, but only when you decide to do so - Sharpening on Demand. The Diamond Sharpening/Steeling element has four sides - two sides are diamond plated (Coarse and Ultra-Fine diamond grits) for sharpening and two plain steel sides for steeling. No gadgets to carry or cumbersome tools to fumble with, lose or forget. Nothing to set-up or assemble. Everything you need is always with you, right in your knife.

Sharpening Breakthrough

Historically, maintaining a sharp edge on a blade has always been quite a chore. Matching the precise beveling angle is crucial and with the newly developed hardened steels, the average user has quite a challenge ahead of them to keep their favorite knife sharp. In fact, today, despite the plethora of gadgets, tools and products available for sharpening, many of the leading knife manufacturers suggest that you send your knife back to the factory for resharpening.

This has all changed with the invention of the Integral Folding knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade. You don't need any special skills or knowledge to use the Integral Folding knife Sharpener. There is no need to worry about matching the angle of the blade's bevel; the HollowFlat™ Blade has a single raised flat bevel on the hollow ground side of the blade, which perfectly matches the sharpening element built into the interior wall of the handle. With a little lateral pressure and a few quick back and forth motions your blade is sharpened and ready for use. ItŐs that simple.

And there's more. Not only can you sharpen, you can easily maintain that sharp edge even longer by steeling the blade using the same convenient built-in element, designed with two diamond plated surfaces (Coarse and Ultra-Fine grits) for sharpening and two plain steel surfaces for steeling. Normally, steeling a blade is extremely difficult to do correctly, but not the case here. Again, you don't need any special skills or knowledge. It's simple, fast and convenient to steel the blade correctly everytime and will dramatically extend the period in-between sharpening.

Significant Innovations in the Knife Industry

1964 - First locking knife blade (Buck® Model 110 folding knife)

1982 - Single-hand folding knife opener and pocket clip (Spyderco®)

2005 - The Integral Folding knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade (Miltner Adams Company)

Background

Miltner Adams Company is a California company founded by Richard Miltner and Juli Adams in 2003. The Miltner Adams Company mission is to develop innovative products and designs that provide solutions to everyday problems, improvements to existing conventions, or simply for pure joy and beauty.

While designed by Miltner Adams, in order to meet the exacting needs and demands to manufacture the patent pending Integral Folding knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade, they teamed with two of the most respected names in global manufacturing: Gutjahr GmbH of Germany and DMT® (Diamond Machining Technology) world leaders in precision cnc machining for lightweight construction process technologies and diamond sharpening, respectively.

Miltner Adams Company's first production knife to utilize their Integral Folding knife Sharpener and HollowFlat™ Blade innovation is the MA-1 tactical folder, coming in June 2005. Look for other innovations to follow.

 
 

For More Information
Contact : Miltner Adams Company
Tel: 661.235.0058

 

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