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.
Just in the new Spyderco Chaparral featuring a titanium handle that is 3D machined to reveal a beautiful pattern of alternating blue colored layers. As always, Spyderco kept the thickness of the handle and the weight of this knife perfect for a compact EDC folder. It’s one of the best compact knives on the market and a perfect example of the quality coming from Spyderco’s Taiwanese factories. I would put the quality of this knife up against any other on the market, any! These will go fast so if you want one you better get it today at www.knifecenter.com.
The Burning Horizon is the first midtech offered by Bad Blood Knives. Collaboratively designed by custom knifemakers Sean Kendrick and David Mosier, it’s made in America by Chad Nichols Damascus. The knife features a 3.5” blade made from S35VN stainless steel with a heavily stonewashed finish and gold anodized Titanium handles. This is by far the best knife released so far from Bad Blood, it’s got top quality fit and finish. They are limited to only 200 so I would get one before they are gone at www.knifecenter.com.
The Crossfire Midtech Flipper 100% made in America by talented custom maker David Mosier. The blade is made from Crucible CPM-154 stainless steel, the handle is Titanium, and both are heavily stonewashed for a very good wearing finish. There is a strong detent which once overcome allows this knife to fire open so quickly that you would think it’s assisted. The Crossfire is a beautiful midtech for a great price and we hope the first of many more from David. Get yours today 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.