William Scagel, rest his soul, can be considered the father of modern custom knifemaking as many of his designs and techniques are still copied and used to this day. Scagel’s style of using stacked leather and stag, paired with a drop point hunting blade became popular for it’s quality, elegance, and high degree of function. Scagel Knives were always 100% handmade, as William preferred it, making original Scagel models extremely hard to come by. Today, a new company has begun remaking Scagel knives to the same exacting standards in Michigan and they come in two different fixed blade models, the Bowie and the Hunter. Whether you prefer stag or leather, a maneuverable 5-3/8″ blade or a larger 8″ size for more serious tasks, there’s a Scagel configuration for you. Get one in your hand and you’ll be able to tell the absolute quality of every William Scagel knife, available at www.knifecenter.com.
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Skinning, quartering, dressing, light splitting, shaving, and whittling are only a few of the things the Diskin Hunter is capable of. Designed by custom maker Matt Diskin to be a field dressing knife that could also perform camp tasks, the 1085 is the happy medium between functional blade size and svelte, compact design. The blade is 4-5/8″ long with tons of belly and shaped like a cross between the Tremor and Rake models. The steel is 14C28N stainless, which will take an extremely sharp edge and provide excellent corrosion resistance so you won’t have to worry about your blade rusting out in the field. The thing that sets the Diskin Hunter apart is the handle. Made from textured G10, the handle being only one inch at it’s widest point makes it easy to get a good grip on, especially with gloved hands. The knife comes with a high quality leather belt sheath and is backed by the Kershaw lifetime warranty. Best of all is it’s made in the USA and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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New Condor Products – Just In!
Condor Tool and Knife company has been supplying America with great quality machetes, knives, and tools for several years. The KnifeCenter was their very first customer in the US! Since the start, the design and quality of their products has been extraordinary and we love being able to offer these fine products to you. Condor just released a bunch of new items which we think their fans will really love. They have a new Kukri, several new machetes, throwing stars and a lot more. You can see their whole selection at the Condor Brand page and see just their new items at www.knifecenter.com.
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These just came in! First they had competing shows on television and now they’ve got competing product lines for your hard earned dollars. Introducing Camillus’ answer to Gerber’s Bear Grylls line; the Les Stroud series of survival tools. They’ve got all your wilderness bases covered and then some with these classic, functional, and stout designs ranging from the pocket folder to full size machete. Each knife features a carbonitride titanium 440 stainless steel blade, grippy ergonomic rubber handle, and an included fire steel. That’s right, even the small folding knife comes with a fire starter tucked away into the handle so it’s never far away from a capable striker. All the fixed blade knives come with excellent sheaths and at the price point, they will definitely be hard to beat for capability, durability, and style. Find the right knife for your particular excursion at www.knifecenter.com.
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Is it a tactical combat knife or a wilderness blade? That’s for you to decide. The Combat Kukri from KA-BAR is an extremely versatile knife built to handle the toughest tasks with ease. Fitted with an 8-1/2″ curved blade, the Kukri is well designed for chopping and hacking or for draw cuts and slashes. The Kraton handle provides a good, hand-filling grip and also helps to reduce shock absorbed by the hand. The pommel at the butt end adds to the knife’s capabilities, allowing for light hammering and smashing duties. For a knife measuring in at just over 13″, the best thing about the Combat Kukri is it’s weight. At 13.4 ounces, you get enough weight behind it to get the job done but the balance of the knife makes it feel much lighter and it’s very very maneuverable. Whether you’re a combat professional or weekend camper, try out a Combat Kukri for yourself and find out just how great this knife really is. Best of all, it’s proudly made in the USA and available at www.knifecenter.com.
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First and foremost, this is a wicked awesome knife. There’s no question the Urban Tac Blondie is a head turner but most people want to know how good the quality control is on these knives coming from China. The answer; very good. Paired with the 4-3/8″ Tanto blade is a deeply textured G10 handle scale providing great grip. At just over 10″ from tip to hilt, the Blondie is designed for tactical combat but can also perform many utility tasks with ease. The framelock is somewhat thin for a knife this size but the lockup is incredibly tight with no play at all in any direction. The pocket clip, though not reversible, is mounted in a very convenient location for deep, unobtrusive carry. At this price point, you will have a hard time finding a knife with comparable features that can do half the things the Blondie can. See the entire family at www.knifecenter.com.
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If you’ve ever wondered what the ideal tactical “go-to-war” combat knife may be, the Harsey family from Spartan Blades might just be the answer. The Hunter and Model II are classic, functional designs with some hi-tech, new-age features. The full-tang S35VN blades are 3/16″ thick which provides excellent torsional strength and are available in your choice of color. The canvas micarta scales are 3D machined and contoured to give you a firm grip while also offering superb ergonomics in the forward and reverse grips. Many people believe a fixed knife is only as good as it’s sheath and if that’s the case, this is where the Spartan Harsey blades excel. You have the choice between a MOLLE compatible Cordura sheath or one made from Kydex, both lock in the knife extra securely and provide an ample array of carry options. These knives are based loosely off “The Yarborough” fixed blade designed by William Harsey, which is the knife presented to each cadet of the US Army Special Forces Qualification Course upon their graduation. You can see these works of edged art at www.knifecenter.com.
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Spartan Blades are some of the finest fixed blade tactical and combat knives produced within the United States. Their designs are simplistic, elegant, and most importantly ultra-functional. Spartan Blades use the highest quality components, materials, and steels to produce a product second to none. Every detail is scrutinized thoroughly from blade grind and swedge shape, to sheath material and even the included or excluded lanyard. Military professionals, combat personnel, and collectors around the world turn to Spartan Blades for the utmost functionality in a beautifully designed package. You can see their new designs at www.knifecenter.com.
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Scorpion Knives are a new brand for us here at the KnifeCenter and they are some of the most well designed, overbuilt fixed blades we have ever seen. Most, well actually all the knife designers at Scorpion use their real world experiences to bring new features and uses to their particular knife designs. From Chris Caine, Anton du Plessis, and John Wiseman to Geoff Todd, John Campbell, and Bob Beasley, Scorpion Knives are specifically designed to do all the tasks expected by both the combat soldier and survival enthusiast. Using a variety of blade and handle materials, one thing remains constant; a 3/16″ (or thicker) full tang slab of hardened steel is the heart of the knife. Check one out today for yourself and you will not be disappointed. See the entire line at www.knifecenter.com.
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Buck TravelMate Kit Sandwich Knife and Fork Utility Set
Buck Knives is always inventive and they have released a great, new picnic-type set. The knife is a flexible sandwich knife with a serrated edge and eco-friendly handle. The sheath also holds a fork/combo tool that has a bottle opener and a can opener. It’s very cool! And, its all made by Buck Knives in the USA!
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