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.
As always, the SHOT Show – that is the Shooting Hunting Outdoors Trade show, in Las Vegas was a great get together of industry and retail players and this year didn’t disappoint. Here are the trends we have seen most clearly. Upgraded steel is really the major theme. Cold Steel is upgrading their whole line and that is the major reason at we have so many of the older ones at such great prices so please don’t delay in getting any models you want at the ridiculously low prices they are at. Quartermaster has a smaller Roper model that is lighter and smaller and really a usable version of a great knife. It has lots of great new features. Then they have some new models titled after the Back to the Future movies. More details later.
Folders with replaceable blades were all over either using the same standard staple blades that Havelon uses or a proprietary one like Outdoor Edge. Cast hatchets were popular from many vendors including SOG Gerber and others. Kershaw has some really extraordinary models all made in the USA. they are priced right too and we will eagerly await their arrival. ZT models coming out are really smaller than they have been and really will fill the niche for people who want a carry knife for their pants pocket. Benchmade is solidifying their hunting products with more fixed blades as well as a new lock system. Look for all the new items at the KnifeCenter first! You can preorder from us and be the first to get them yourselves.
Based on Mike Read’s popular non-locking folder, the PITS (Pie in the Sky) Slipjoint Folder was designed to comply with British knife laws. It’s a heavy duty, hard use folder that you can count on in a tactical encounter. It features a broad clip-point blade, flat ground from Bohler N690Co stainless steel. The ergonomic handle scales are precision machined from solid titanium and skeletonized to reduce weight and increase grip texture. All around a great every day carry knife without the hassle of a lock or legality concerns. Get your today at www.knifecenter.com.
This Gustavo Cecchini design is the best knife I have ever seen from Boker Plus, bar none. Gustavo, the genius behind GTC Knives, has a style different from every other manufacturer and his knives are some of the most sought after in the industry, regularly selling for $3,000 and up. The Federal is a true GTC design with absolutely superb fit and finish. The blade profile, handle shape, flipper profile, and even the carbon fiber inlays are done in true GTC fashion. It features a very unique pocket clip design, kind of like a frame lock mechanism, where the clip lays perfectly in line with the handle scales when not being used. Truly unlike any other production piece, check out this amazing knife at www.knifecenter.com.
The Foundry is a truly unique collaborative effort between Spyderco and Carpenter Technology Corporation. With a 465 stainless steel handle, a refined Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.), and the awesome wire clip – it’s an ideal everyday carry user. The Foundry’s broad clip-point blade features a full-flat grind for strength and superior edge geometry and the trademark Spyderco round hole for convenient one handed opening. Check it out now at www.knifecenter.com.