Randall designed Ontario assisted openers

Randall designed Ontario assisted openers

Lightning fast. That’s the best way to describe these Randall designed Ontario assisted openers. Just instantaneous opening. Touch that thumb stud and the deed is done- open. The design of this folding pocket knife is well established with the non assisted models, as a great every day carry by thousands of users. Designed by Jeff Randall of ESEE knives and manufactured in Taiwan, American knife fans have voted the non- assisted models as must-have tools by buying them throughout the last 5 years they have been available. We are certain these assisted models will be at least as desirable. There is also a safety on the handle that prevents the accidental opening. Here are some more goodies about these folders. They have a flat ground blade of good quality stainless steel, AUS8. Double thumb studs trigger this lightning fast opening. The G10 handles are great and offer a good grip. Handles are lined for strength. The liner lock is solid and access to it is easy. There is some jimping on the thumb ramp on top of the blade. There are extra holes to reposition the pocket clip so you have your choice of 4 positions. The pivot adjuster is an allen wrench fitting. This is a great knife destined to be a long term standard and you should absolutely check them out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Pro-Tech TR-3 Integrity Damascus Folder

Pro-Tech 7721DAM TR-3

Pro-Tech TR-3 Integrity Damascus Folder

The TR-3 is one of only a handful of manual action knives Pro-Tech manufactures and it’s a shame there aren’t more. This is an ideal tactical and EDC choice, though many would consider it a “Safe Queen” – meaning it will only beautify your storage collection. What a shame that would be as well. Not only is this one good looking knife but it’s built to some extremely tight tolerances and has some very well thought-out features. A nicely contoured handle with superb jimping locks the knife into your hand and an adequate cut-out makes using the single thumb stud a breeze. I’ts a flow though design with a very cool looking frame lock. There isn’t much Titanium removed when laser-cutting the lock which makes for a better wearing, as well as better looking lock. An extremely functional drop point blade, blue anodized accents and pocket clip, and of course the Damascus blade make this knife a beautiful folder limited to only 40 pieces. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.

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Benchmade 484 & 484S Nakamura

Benchmade 484 & 484S Nakamura

Benchmade 484 & 484S Nakamura

Superb balance and the awesomely fun AXIS lock – what else need we say about the new 484 Nakamuras from Benchmade. This is the 4th model in the series and even if you buy this knife strictly as a collectible piece, I feel like you might get your money’s worth because of how much you’re gonna play with it. The blade, like that of the 940 Osborne folder, has an excellent EDC/utility shape and it  flips in and out of the handle with the slightest wrist movement. This knife probably has the best jimping of any Benchmade knife – great angle at which it contacts the thumb and perfectly done for maximum purchase. Finger grooves are perfect for medium sized hands and it comes with a reversible split arrow pocket clip. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Bad Blood Partisan Nano & Razorhoof

Bad Blood Partisan Nano & Razorhoof

You may not have heard much about Bad Blood Knives, but I’m here to tell you that they are great hard use EDC option. Built along the lines of the Ontario RAT model 1 and 2 knives, they are overbuilt to the teeth. Full liners, thick stainless steel blades, and contoured G10 handles make them both attractive as well as durable. These two new models are popular fixed blade models engineered into tactical folders. The Razorhoof and Partisan Nano are two superb designs we are glad they’ve made into viable EDC options. A hawkbill blade like the Razorhoof is ideal for self defense while the belly of the Partisan Nano lends itself well to all your utility cutting tasks. Check out these great new folders that won’t break the bank at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading

Kershaw Blackwash Thermite and Scrambler

Kershaw 3880BW & 3890BW

Kershaw Blackwash Thermite and Scrambler 

The Thermite and Scrambler were new assisted-opening flipper models introduced last year and they are here to stay! Each is designed by a powerhouse name in the industry, the Thermite by Rick Hinderer and the Scrambler by RJ Martin. Each is a superb EDC knife with high manufacturing quality and rocking Kershaw’s new Blackwash finish. This black coated, then tumbled finish is quickly becoming the preferred look here at the KnifeCenter for it’s durable and tactical properties. G10 handle scales, 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, and adequately thick frame lock mechanisms provide these knives with everything they need to be part of your EDC rotation. Best of all, at $41.95 apiece, these won’t break the bank. See these great knives at www.knifecenter.com

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Schrade SCH601Ti Tactical

Schrade SCH601Ti Tactical

The Schrade 601Ti is one of the best knives they manufacture, and it’s not just because of the materials. D2 tool steel and Titanium handle scales with a solid frame lock are not Schrade’s norm, but this knife is something special. It’s got a great feeling in the hand, really just locks itself in, just from the handle shape alone. The radian recurved blade is angled for serious effectiveness in pull cuts and will hold an edge extremely well. Schrade seems to have taken a page out of Emerson’s playbook and used a Phillips screw for the pivot, which makes it very easy to adjust away from you torx screw set. We at KnifeCenter are extremely excited about this knife, it provides an excellent value in terms of it’s price and doesn’t sacrifice anything in terms of design or function. You can find them at www.knifecenter.com

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DPx Gear HEST/F Limited Edition Folder

DPx Gear HEST/F Limited Edition Folder
This is a well made and well engineered folding pocketknife that will serve you well and last decades if not generations. The KnifeCenter likes the DPx products in general and this folder in particular. Each knife is numbered xxx/250 so you will know which one you received. The Niolox steel is well thought of in the knife collector community with a high wear resistance and sharpenability. The handle material is G10 – a common and effective material for its lightness and toughness, and titanium for the locking side. This is a common handle configuration in the knife industry and it really gives a great combination of utility and strength of lock. The titanium side of the handle has a piece that literally flexes over towards the blade so that, in the open position, it rests against the base of the blade locking it open. Simply moving it out of the way with your thumb allows the blade to close. It is a very strong lock when open and very easy to release to close. The pocket clip is designed for deep pocket carry. There is a pointed tungsten carbide glass breaking piece at the tail end of the handle as well. All in all, this is a real classic that you should consider adding to your collection or your pocket! Check it out at www.knifecenter.com
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Spyderco C91 Pacific Salt Folding Knife

Spyderco C91 Pacific Salt

Spyderco’s C91 Pacific Salt is designed to offer reliable high performance with a never-rust H-1 steel blade. All internal steel parts are treated as well making them impervious to rust and pitting. The blade’s hole is enlarged to 14mm for easier opening/closing with gloved, wet or cold hands. http://kcoti.com/1bLSnGp