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Outland Equipment was founded in 2014 by Christopher Aiston with the goal of providing people with the tools they need to survive and save lives in hostile environments. For the past 20 years Chris has worked in product development. Working with several Northeast firearms companies sparked a desire to develop products for those who work in harsh and hostile environments. Users are in life or death situations, and the products must perform flawlessly and be completely reliable.


Our First Challege: Axes

Outland Equipment started out developing a tool for firefighters. In his work over the years, Chris built relationships in the law enforcement, armed forces and firefighting communities. He discovered that these professionals often had to carry heavy and cumbersome single-purpose tools to fire and rescue scenes. It was clear a lighter-weight, multipurpose tool that could stand up to the environment was needed, one that could easily be carried on any mission. It needed to be highly functional and able to withstand extreme abuse. He worked on several different product ideas, eventually focusing on a multi-purpose rescue and survival tool. After two years of intense development and testing, the result was Outland’s first product line: the Multi-Mission Axes.

Tools for Many Uses

Soon it became clear that these multi-use axes could be useful for professionals other than firefighters: Members of law enforcement, search and rescue, and the armed forces also need a well-designed, versatile, easy-carry tool and the Multi-Mission Axe was just what they needed. Our Multi-Mission Axes have earned a reputation with professionals for being indestructible tools that pack a great deal of functionality into a small form.

The Second Challenge: Knives

Following the success of the Multi-Mission Axe, an U.S. Special Operations Forces supplier contacted Outland about the need for a concealed carry, fixed-blade knife. After six months of development, Outland introduced a second product line: The Kryptos discreet carry knife, a low-profile, quick-draw, fixed-blade knife. The first run of the Kryptos sold out in just two days.

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