New FOURSEVENS Generation 2 Flashlights

FOURSEVENS New Generation 2 Flashlights

FOURSEVENS has just released their second generation of select flashlights with 20% brighter LED output! The new CREE XP-G2 LED emitters are among the best in the industry for brightness, longevity, and of course efficiency. This will be the third Preon 2 I’ve owned and the Gen 2 is noticeably brighter than previous models. Best of all, no increase in price with the increase in performance. For the money, FOURSEVENS definitely have some of the best performing illumination tools on the market. Check out the new Gen 2 flashlights at www.knifecenter.com.

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United Cutlery Tailwind Urban Tactical Stilettos

United Cutlery Tailwind Urban Tactical Stilettos

The Tailwind Urban Tactical Stilettos are slim lightweight folders with quite a kick. They take the Stiletto design to the next level and you get an ergonomic, functional, and economical knife with a great tactical look. Available with the classic spear point blade shape or a more tactical tanto design, all are 7CR17 stainless steel blades coated in black for improved corrosion resistance. A double finder guard, deep carry bayonet clip, large lanyard hole, and solid liner lock are just a few of the many features on these knives. An excellent bang for your buck, check them out at www.knifecenter.com.

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Leatherman Fuse Full-Size Orange Multi-Tool and LED Lenser H5 Set

Two great products for one great price! Check out this sweet combo pack from Leatherman-it includes a limited-edition orange Fuse multi-tool, and an awesome LED Lenser H5 headlamp. Perfect for camping, survival, or just when the power goes out, this set provides all the tools you need, and the light you need to use them.

The Fuse weighs in at just over 6 ounces, but is bristling with all the tools you could want-a 420HC main blade, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, scissors, bottle opener, and more! Includes a nylon sheath.

The set also includes the LED Lenser H5 headlamp, which pumps out 25 lumens and uses advanced optics to allow you to focus the light-you can create a circular low beam for reading at night, or a bright beam to pierce the darkness at a distance.  Joggers may appreciate the red backlight for extra visibility. 3 AAA batteries included.

Check out this great set-for a great value-while it lasts at www.knifecenter.com!

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AITOR Tactical Survival Knives and More!

AITOR Tactical Survival Knives and More

AITOR is a Spanish knife manufacturer produced under the brand Pielcu and they’re producing some fine quality, excellent designs at reasonable prices. They gravitate toward supplying the true survivalist but AITOR also makes one of the coolest tactical blades we’ve seen in the Oso Negro. It’s reminiscent of a Rambo style bowie knife but with a generous re-curve to the blade and extremely functional saw teeth on the spine. In fact all the survival designs with these same saw teeth are extremely sharp and bite really well for improved cutting performance. Sheaths on the AITOR survival knives are equipped with a small survival pack in a hidden compartment which generally include fishing and sewing kits, scalpel, compass, latex tubes (which can also attach to legs on the sheath to be used as a slingshot for hunting), and many other items depending on the particular model. They make camping utensils and other utility folding knives that are simple designs and good values for their overall quality. Check out the all the AITOR models at www.knifecenter.com.

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Hogue EX02 Folders Designed by Allen Elishewitz

Hogue EX02 Folders Designed by Allen Elishewitz

The tactical folding knives from Hogue are extremely high quality, beautiful production models of custom designs from Allen Elishewitz. Following the success of the EX01 and EX-F01 models, new for this year is the first liner locking model from Hogue; the EX02. Available in two different sizes and blade configurations, you have a choice between the drop point model and the wicked sharp tanto design with a 3-3/8″ or 3-3/4″ blade. Two totally different opening methods are also available, one with ambidextrous thumbstuds and the other with a flipper mechanism. Every EX02 has a reversible deep carry pocket clip, cryogenically treated 154CM blade, and a skull crusher/glass breaker at the butt end of the handle. The wicked cool Damascus Pattern G10, dubbed “G-Mascus”, is only found on Hogue knives and available in a black/gray color or OD green. They don’t specify what kind of washers or pivot system is used on the knife but believe me, you’ll be hard pressed to find a smoother opening blade. A quality design from an excellent custom designer, the EX02 can be found at www.knifecenter.com.

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KnifeCenter Exclusive M390 Gunhammers by Darrel Ralph

KnifeCenter Exclusive M390 Gunhammers by Darrel Ralph

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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KnifeCenter Exclusive-Chris Caine Survival Tools from Scorpion!

Just in from across the pond, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of new Chris Caine Survival Tools from Scorpion! These incredible tools have handles sculpted from colored G-10, renowned for its toughness, light weight, and ability to resist abrasion, water, and chemicals. Available with red or orange handles, you won’t find these anywhere else-they’re exclusively at the KnifeCenter.

Designed by survival expert Chris Caine, who’s got more than two dozen years of experience surviving in the English countryside, these awesome tools are handcrafted from start to finish. Intended mainly for chopping, most of the weight is situated in the forward part of the blade, which makes quick work of processing firewood. They have a convex grind, ideal for toughness and edge retention and the entire blade is razor sharp so everything from batoning kindling to stripping off bark is easy work. Pick up a Survival Tool or the smaller Companion model today to take into the wilderness with you tomorrow-it’s the last camp knife you’ll ever need! Remember, the only place you can find these is at www.knifecenter.com!

Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

2012 Industry Achievement: Knife Rights & AKTI

2012 Accessory of the Year: Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener Pro-Pack I

2012 Kitchen Knife of the Year: Shun Tayo Kitchen Knife

2012 Investor Collector Knife of the Year: William Henry B12 Freedom

2012 Collaboration of the Year: Zero Tolerance & RJ Martin 0600

2012 Best Buy of the Year: Kershaw Cryo

2012 Manufacturing Quality Award : Chris Reeve Knives

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee: Harold Kit Carson

2012 Most Innovative Imported Design: Lionsteel DPX Gear HEST 2.0

2012 Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Autonomy

2012 Imported Knife of the Year: CRKT Ken Onion Foresight

2012 American Made Knife of the Year: Microtech Socom Delta

2012 Overall Knife of the Year: Zero Tolerance 0888

New LionSteel in Stock at the KnifeCenter

New LionSteel in Stock at the KnifeCenter

LionSteel is an Italian knife company and, if you haven’t heard of them, it’s about time you did. They’re not a new company by any means but are gaining recognition throughout the knife industry for their extremely beautiful and high quality tools. LionSteel, like many companies, has a flagship model which they’re best known for; the SR-1. It’s a large, tactical/combat, frame-lock folder with a wicked 3.7″ blade and a handle made from one solid piece of machined aluminum or titanium. This makes this knife one of the stoutest on the market. LionSteel also manufactures some EDC/gentleman’s folding knives and higher end money clips but they are best known for their recent collaborations with DPx Gear for the HEST Folder and with Spyderco for the LionSpy. Everything is done in-house in Maniago, Italy from design and conception to stamping and finishing to ensure the utmost quality control. See the new LionSteel products at www.knifecenter.com.

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Leatherman Rebar Full Size Multi-Tool

Leatherman Rebar Full Size Multi-Tool

Tim Leatherman is the father of the modern multi-tool and has become a household name in the tactical equipment field. Leatherman started the company in 1983 with the original Pocket Survival Tool and today has over 30 different models which are considered top of the line for multi-tools. The Rebar is the newest Leatherman model for 2012 and it utilizes the same platform as their extremely popular Super Tool 300. It has 17 different tools, a high quality nylon belt sheath, unprecidented 25 year warranty, and a conveniently compact design in which all the tools are accessed from the interior of the Rebar in the open position and do lock in place. If you’re looking for a tool that can do practically everything which is comfortable and light enough to carry around all day, the Leatherman Rebar is a great choice for soldiers and civilians alike. See the Rebar and all the rest of Leatherman’s products at www.knifecenter.com.

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