Kizer collaborated with custom knifemaker Matt Cucchiara to bring you the Flashbang and Dorado folders. Every surface and every edge on each handle is contoured for comfort, and gives these knives an exceptional look and feel. The pocket clip is machined titanium to complement the sleek style of these knives. Overall, these are superb knives. They truly capture the design style and quality of Cucchiara Knives, and are great values for the money. See them at www.knifecenter.com.
The Benchmade 477S Emissary is the second folder to feature the AXIS assist locking mechanism, after the Barrage. The spring assisted action of this slim, lightweight folder makes it a great EDC and tactical choice for anybody. The blade rockets out, and locks up tightly, each and every time you actuate the ambidextrous thumb studs. The handles are CNC machined from a billet of high strength aluminum alloy, giving the knife strength without adding weight. All in all this is a great pocketknife for anyone, especially Benchmade fans. It reminds us a lot of the 940m which is definitely on a short list of best folding knives ever made. Get your Emissary today at www.knifecenter.com.
The wildly popular Custom Knife Factory Decepticon 1 is now available in a tactical black stonewashed version, dubbed the Dark Edition. It’s a custom quality knife utilizing the best available materials and manufacturing techniques. This knife is limited to only 50 individually numbered pieces, so act fast. Available nowhere else but www.knifecenter.com.
The 757 Vicar is a modern masterpiece created by custom knife designer Shane Sibert and brought to you by Benchmade Knives. It features a premium 0.162″ thick CPM-S30V stainless steel blade, with stout, ergonomic G10 handles. The liners are made from Titanium, and the lockbar is very easy to disengage, even though this knife locks up rock solidly. The dual thumb studs and titanium tip-up carry pocket clip makes this a great EDC knife, but it really shines as a tactical tool. It’s stout, rugged, large, overbuilt, and fun. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Kershaw Knockout definitely earns its name. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system, invented by Ken Onion, makes this knife fly open and it’s a joy to play with. The blade is made from the awesome Elmax stainless steel, and a piece of the lightweight aluminum handle has been knocked out and inset with a stainless steel plate to create a frame lock. Dubbed the sub-frame lock, it’s just as strong and functions exactly the same, but allows Kershaw to keep the price of this USA made item in check. Limited production of only 500 pieces for this stonewashed model, and 500 for the blackwashed one, get one before they’re gone at www.knifecenter.com.
The Custom Knife Factory Evgeniy Muan MORRF Flippers are plain and simply awesome knive. They open so smoothly and quickly, you’ll swear that they’re assisted. The design of the flipper, the detent, the bearing pivot system, the lockup, the blade shape, the ergonomics, it’s really, really hard to level a single criticism at this knife. Available with G10, blue anodized milled Titanium or carbon fiber face scales, they all feature S35VN satin blades and milled Titanium frame locks. All three have a great feel in anyone’s hand and at right around four ounces, carries like a absolute dream. If you like, I would get one today because these will go FAST, limited to only 120 pieces per model. Find these and every other Custom Knife Factory offering at www.knifecenter.com.
The Proelia Tactical Folders are made in China, but are definitely top quality knives. They’re another wonder, like Kizer and Reate, of how you can get quality craftsmanship with great materials for a competitive price. The blades are made from D2 tool steel and available in a utilitarian drop point or tactical tanto shape. The KVT bearing systems give them very, very smooth opening action and makes them extremely enjoyable to fondle. These are great designs and well executed knives, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.
Looking for a combat knife? The Bastinelli Creations Assaucalypse is that knife, and is also available in a compact model if you are size or weight constrained. It’s a big knife with a perfectly designed ergonomics and has very nimble feel in your hand. The blade is flat ground D2 steel with a gently upswept cutting edge and devastating piercing tip. Comes with a superb MOLLE compatible nylon sheath, take a closer look at www.knifecenter.com.