Here are my suggestions for Christmas 2017 best tactical gifts that are all under $40 at the time of this posting. All of these tactical and everyday carry Christmas gifts are available through Amazon.com. I own all of these products and there are links to my full product review with detailed photos for each item.
Super bright CREE XP-L HI V3 LED & 5 different lighting outputs:
- High (1000 lumens)
- Medium (280 lumens)
- Low (60 lumens)
- Moonlight (1 lumen)
- Strobe (1000 lumens)
The T25 also has two different lighting modes. One is an Outdoor Mode which gives you access to every lighting output. The second is a Tactical Mode which gives you access to High , Low and Strobe outputs. My full review is here.
The Kershaw Shuffle II is a great little EDC knife. The following are the specifications for the Shuffle II. Read my full review here.
- Blade Length: 2.6″
- Closed Length: 4″
- Overall Length: 6.3″
- Handle: Glass filled nylon
- Steel: 8Cr13MoV Black Wash finish
- Liner lock
- Thumbstud opening
- Reversible clip
The J5 Tactical V1 Pro is a super small, super cheap 300 lumens flashlight that has garnered nearly 10,000 5 star reviews at Amazon.com. Read my full review here.
Fenix E15 everyday carry flashlight (upgraded)
The key specification in this new Fenix offering is the 450 lumens of output, a full 280 lumens more than the original Fenix E15. To achieve 450 lumens of output you’ll need to use a rechargeable 16340 Li-ion battery. The E15 2016 also runs of a CR123A battery with a maximum output of 270 lumens. Read my full review here.
Nitecore EC20 specs: (Read my full review here)
- 960 lumens maximum output
- 222 meter beam distance
- Cree XM-L2 T6 LED
- Weighs 76 grams w/o battery
- Special modes – strobe, SOS and beacon
- 50% power battery indicator
- Four lighting modes – 960, 210, 50 and 1 lumens
- Operates on 2 CR123A or 1 18650 battery
If you like larger blades, this one measure in at 3.75″. It features spine and choil jimping as well. It has a four position clip (for right or left handed, tip up or tip down carry). It features skeletonized nested handle liners and screw together construction. The 8Cr13MoV blade steel is found on many knives costing twice as much. It’s one of their cheapest knives yet offers a ton of value for the money. You won’t cry if you lose it but I bet you’ll buy another right away.
The blade is made of AUS-8 blade steel and has a black oxide coating. AUS-8 blade steel is typical for a knife in this price range. My 5.11 Wharn for Duty was sharp out of the box. The wharncliffe style blade should lend itself to easy sharpening if you need to touch it up between usage. Read my full review here.
- Black oxide coated blade and liners
- Injection molded, textured grip
- Lanyard hole
- Engineered in partnership with Mike Vellekamp
- Liner Lock
- 2.85″ blade length
This is a big, beefy, aggressive looking tactical folding knife that is based on a design by custom knife maker Mikkel Willumsen. If you are looking for a large everyday carry knife at a bargain price, the Lansky Willumsen Responder X9 is worth looking at. In my opinion it’s a super bargain. This is a knife that just grows on you the longer you hold it in your hand. Read my full review here.
CRKT M16 10KSF – Special Forces Tanto is a Kit Carson design knife worthy of a place in your everyday carry rotation. The CRKT M16 10KSF is an economical knife that looks more expensive than it really is. It’s in the sub $30 dollar range which means just about anyone can afford to EDC this blade. Read my full review here.
Christmas 2017 Best Tactical Gifts conclusion
I own and use all of these flashlights and knives shown in this post. If you want to make someone happy this Christmas and you know they are into tactical gear they should enjoy any of these items.