Ken Onion Ripple gets a Redo
The Ripple series has been a great selection since they were introduced last year. This iteration has really dressed them up. The handles are a lot smoother with a steel material rather than the aluminum they formerly came with. The blade steel has also been upgraded to the Acuto 440 which comes harder and should give very good service to the user. The overall feel and “walk and talk” of the knives is, in our opinion, much improved. As always, they fly open on ball bearings making any spring assist mechanisms unnecessary. You can see the entire Ripple Series HERE or you can see the new ones HERE
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KnifeCenter is very excited about all of CRKT’ s new 2013 offerings. While at the 2013 SHOT show (Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show) we had the opportunity to see and play with many of their new items including the MJ Lerch designed Enticer. Thanks to the glass filled nylon handles, this knife is extremely light (just 2 ounces) and is a perfect light weight cutting tool for many tasks. Blade opening is shockingly quick with CRKT’s patented FireSafe mechanism which, for the first time, is used with a thumb-disk to engage the mechanism. The drop point blade is 3.2” and is composed of 1.4034 steel which is known for its hardness and good corrosion resistance. The Enticer comes in either a Satin Plain blade or a combo edge version. The Enticer is available now for pre-order here at KnifeCenter.
Other new items from Columbia River Knife and Tool include the Ken Onion Redemption (described in our blog here); the Onion Para-Saw Paracord Survival Bracelet , nylon paracord that’s braided into a bracelet form—with a plastic encased, tungsten carbide coated wire saw woven into the braided cord; the Endorser, featuring a 3.1″ drop point blade and CRKT’s patended OutBurst® assisted opening system; the fixed blade Sakimori; and many other new items that can all be found here.
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This Columbia River Knife and Tool “First Production” fixed blade Redemption Tactical/Survival Knife definitely has an immediate WOW! factor. Here at KnifeCenter we were all impressed by the overall heft of the knife and the truly unique Ken Onion designed blade. This behemoth combat tactical weapon features G10 handles which provide for a more comfortable feel and ease of use and Includes a nylon sheath with belt loops, a leg strap, and an extra storage pocket. The knife is secured in a removable Kydex liner (simply unscrew one bolt) within the nylon sheath. The black plain blade features a dramatic recurve and is constructed using YK-30 high-carbon steel.
Whether you’re blazing through the jungle, removing unwanted brush from the backyard, or simply wish to impress your pals with this wicked beast of a knife, the Redemption will surely fit the bill. These are sure to move quickly so get yours here ASAP at www.knifecenter.com!!
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Recently anointed the Best Imported Knife of 2012 at the Blade Show in Atlanta, the CRKT Foresight has now arrived at the KnifeCenter. This truly is a robust tactical folder with a 3.5″ Titanium-Nitride coated AUS 8 blade, available with or without serrations. The handle is extremely well contoured, anodized aluminum to provide a firm hold on the knife in both the forward and reverse grips. The added finger grooves are identical on both sides so both righties and lefties can get an extremely comfortable grip for hard use cutting. Featuring the Ikoma Korth Bearing System (IKBS), you might think this knife is an assisted model as it flies open so fast. It’s just that silky-smooth. The clip is quite strong and carries deeply in the pocket but is only situated for tip down, right hand carry. This is actually a safety feature of the design to minimize the chances of the blade opening when it’s entering or exiting your pocket. An extremely stout folding knife design, the Foresight is a great tactical blade that is perfectly designed to be a large EDC folder as well. You can find this new brilliant Ken Onion knife at www.knifecenter.com.
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2012 Investor Collector Knife of the Year: William Henry B12 Freedom
2012 Collaboration of the Year: Zero Tolerance & RJ Martin 0600
2012 Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Autonomy
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2012 Overall Knife of the Year: Zero Tolerance 0888
Columbia River Knife & Tool has some of the best and highest value knife designs available on the market today. The Eraser from Liong Mah is the next combat worthy folder that you will be able to count on for your life. The knife features a 3-7/8″ blade with an extremely versatile blade shape which also happens to be a personal favorite. The reverse tanto blade is extremely strong, durable, and fit for every use from slicing to stabbing to chopping. The slight curvature in the handle is very ergonomic and locks the knife in your hand with a full four finger grip. The handle scales are contoured G10 and the blade steel is AUS8, hollow ground, with a bead blast or Titanium-Nitride finish. There are no thumbstuds on the knife but the pocket clip can be positioned in four places for complete ambidextrous carry. The Mah Eraser is a highly functional knife design which is extremely well built, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
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The CRKT Ripple introduces a new knife to the line, an economical version with aluminum handles and a linerlock. The original Ripple models are available in two sizes, one with a 3.125″ blade, the other 2.7″ and both feature titanium nitride coated stainless steel handles and a framelock. Designed by well known knife maker Ken Onion, the Ripple integrates the IKBS internal knife ball-bearing system for super smooth and fast opening action. All the handles are CNC machined with the ripple pattern as well as over 40 small holes to lighten the weight of the knife. For a nearly 7.5″ overall knife, it’s extremely light at only 2.5 ounces. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.
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CRKT Folts S.P.E.W. Everyday Wharncliff
Columbia River Knife and Tool creates some of the greatest products we offer. This is a great design on a great product. The blade style is useful and the sheath allows for really easy carry options. The price is right and we feel you won’t go wrong with this one.
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.
Just arrived from Columbia River Knife & Tool, it’s their new line of stainless steel cases for the iPhone 4 and iPhone4S! These solidly built cases feature a flip-down steel cover to protect the screen and black Delrin posts to shield the edges and hold the case together and safeguard your investment. A rubberized band around the cover provides additional protection, while offering a secure place to store cash, credit cards, or IDs. The included black felt disc provides a buffer against scratching the back of the phone, and a plastic screen cover helps further resist abrasion. The rugged iNoxCase is available in a variety of finishes-black, gold, rainbow, camo, and silver-so check them out today at www.knifecenter.com!
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