Hand Tech Made (HTM) Knives are production versions of custom designs from some of the most well known knife designers in the industry. They feature work by Dirk Pinkerton, Randall King, Kirby Lambert, Greg Lightfoot, and Darrel Ralph. The Gunhammer, with three very different yet capable blade styles, is one of the most successful tactical designs we’ve come across at the KnifeCenter. Available in your choice of serrated or honed, coated or bead blasted, you now have a choice between the spring-assisted opening or the manual version featuring the Maxx Glide system. If you’re not familiar with the Maxx Glide Pivot System, it’s exclusive to designs by Darrel Ralph and it really does close the speed gap between assisted and manual knives. With absolutely no wrist action, the blade flies open using the thumb studs or flipper mechanism and boy does it lock up solidly with the over-thick titanium lockbar. All these great features are available on all Gunhammer models but what makes this Exclusive is the M390 Super Steel we got the folks at HTM to use for this run of knives only. Balancing excellent corrosion resistance and extremely high hardness (62HRC), M390 Steel from Bohler provides superb wear resistance during hard use cutting. Limited to only 30 production pieces per model, pick up your Exclusive M390 Gunhammer today at www.knifecenter.com.
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The design my be quirky and unfamiliar to most but in no way does that mean that it’s an inferior tool. In the case of the new Zero Tolerance 0750 assisted folder, the unique blade and handle shape actually make it a superior knife for many different applications. Designed to be especially useful for draw cuts and in the reverse grip, the talon shaped S30V blade is an absolutely ferocious cutter. The reverse curved handle is surprisingly comfortable to use normally but it really shines in the reverse grip, locking into the hand very tightly. This makes this knife a superb last ditch tactical defense weapon for more powerful slash cuts and you can find it at www.knifecenter.com.
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Introducing the production version of Darrel Ralph’s custom Gun Hammer folding knife, the Torpedo. This knife is an absolute tank, featuring a lightning fast assisted-opening mechanism and a wicked 3-1/2″ S30V bowie style blade. The handle is made from thick 3D-machined aluminum and features a .09″ thick titanium liner lock. It is an overbuilt knife that will stand up to torture, hard use, and anything else you can throw at it. A superb design using top quality materials, the Torpedo makes an excellent combat, tactical, or camp knife and we will be receiving additional variations of this knife soon. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
Every January the Shooting Hunting Outdoor Trade show is held in Las Vegas. We bring back all the news so you’ll have an idea as to what’s ahead this year in the knife industry.
Columbia River: They are offering the Ripples in an aluminum handle with liners. The action is still fast. The m16 series will be available as steel handled frame locks. Kommer models include orange handle two shot folder and the Free Range line of low cost hunters. Also a “surf n’ Turf folder for fish or all around camping. Their new multitool has switchblade style screwdrivers wrenches and blade and more. Price will be 49. Folts minimalist with a wharnclifff blade. Heiho assisted model with smaller size. M2112 in desert tan. Leong Mah Eraser folder with a bolstered handle with g10 in tactical or satin at retail of 140 and 150. Plus a rescue m16 with orange handles and seatbelt cutter built into the flipper. There is also a key chain sharpener with a few tools designed by Tom Stokes.
SOG has some great new entries for 2012. Tool logic has a key knife with a lock back. They have a light, the transforma, which holds knife blade, scissors, fire starter, eyeglass screwdriver and works on one aaa battery. Also a pocket clip. SOG has a new multitool the power duo that will retail for about $80. Plus 2 flashlights with great led bulbs and great pricing. The name for the line is dark energy. They have several knives with built in lights. The fixed blade is called the blade light. The folder also has 6 led bulbs and has a nylon sheath. The Slim Jim is the thinnest assisted opener they can make. It has aus8 steel blades. It has a pocket clip, safety and 2 sizes for now. These are great folders and will be very easy to carry and will solve the issue many people have with pocket knives- that they are just too bulky to carry! Also a resue knife which is not assisted and will be available in black or bead blasted blade. The sogzilla will be available in a slip joint model with a 3.2 inch blade. Their tomahawk will be available in a polished version. They have great molded sheaths or nylon available and we will offer both.
Meyerco Greg Lightfoot Catch Dog Series
Meyerco has a great selection of quality knives. They have been focused on great designers and this latest series features the work of Greg Lightfoot, one of the industry great names. The Catch Dog series are full size folders with beautiful handles, thick liners and heavy blades. The lockup is solid. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Kershaw Compound-Combo Edge (KS1940ST)
Kershaw Knives, manufacturers of the super plain-edged Compound folding knife, have added a new combo edge version. Featuring Kershaw’s buttery-smooth, precise SpeedSafe® assisted opening mechanism (accessed by a built-in flipper), this knife opens with a very solid “click”, and is secured by a locking liner.
This Kershaw Compound sports a 3.5″ partially-serrated, heat-treated 8CR13MoV steel blade. Offering a removable clip for tip-up or tip-down carry, the Compound utilizes glass-reinforced nylon handles. The result is a very solid-feeling knife, yet it weighs just 3.8 oz.-and it costs just $25.95! Take a look at the combo edge Compound-and its plain-edged brother-at www.knifecenter.com!
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SOG AE24 Mini Aegis Tanto
Another in the long line of quality products from SOG, we’re proud to offer the new Mini Aegis Tanto! This is a whole lot of knife for the price-there’s nothing “mini” about the features available!
Boasting SOG Assisted Technology™, all the Mini Aegis Tanto needs to open is a push on the thumb stud, and the opposing springs will do the rest. This knife also utilizes a built-in safety switch (red=ready to go!), a reversible pocket clip, and SOG’s Arc-Actuator to release the lock.
Manufactured from cryogenic heat-treated AUS8 steel for strength, sharpness, and edge retention, the 3″ tanto blade is partially serrated to meet whatever task you can throw at it! Take a look at www.knifecenter.com!
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Zero Tolerance 0350 Composite Knives
When we heard that Zero Tolerance was going to be offering their awesome 0350 in ZDP-189 steel, we were blown away. Then, they announced a composite version with an S30V spine and a ZDP-189 cutting edge, and blew us away again.
Offered in a satin finish, these gorgeous knives allow the user to clearly view the delineation between the two steels. ZDP-189 is one of the highest-performing stainless steels in the knife industry today, prized for its hardness and edge retention capabilities-and results in a WICKEDLY sharp knife (as my index finger discovered while writing this blog entry).
Designed by Ken Onion and manufactured in the USA, the composite 0350s offer the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opener, allowing smooth one-handed opening. These knives sport textured G-10 handles an adjustable quad-carry pocket clip. They’re available in both plain and partially-serrated edges. Individually numbered, these limited-edition knives are going fast, so pick one up (carefully!) at www.knifecenter.com!
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Kershaw Brawler Assisted Series
The Kershaw Knives new entry:
A cold front blew in from the West the other day, leaving us with sunny skies and-oh look, the awesome new Kershaw Brawlers! These are a whole lot of knife for the money. They offer Kershaw’s smooth SpeedSafe® assisted opening, accessed via the thumb studs or the built-in flipper. A nice, solid liner lock secures the tanto-style 3 1/4″ blade, featuring 8CR13MOV stainless steel with a non-reflective black DLC coating, available in both plain and partial-serrated edges. Grab one today before somebody else beats you to the punch! Check them out at www.knifecenter.com!
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Kershaw RJ Series of Assisted Openers
Amazing series of Speedsafe assisted openers designed by the great custom knifemaker RJ Martin. These work great and have a nicely streamlined handle. The blade shape is remarkable because it’s a tanto style but still has some belly on it which makes it more useful. You can see the series at www.knifecenter.com
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