The late, great, Bob Lum really knocked it out of the park on the Large Lum, combining a simple, ergonomic handle with a uniquely oversized blade – to great effect. The pink G10 scales make this a fun juxtaposition between playful and formidable, and it’s a hell of a lot of Spyderco for $79.95.
The SOG S66 PowerAssist takes multi-tools to a new level. This is the first in the world to house not just one but two SOG Assisted Technology blades. Start to open the main blades, which are available when the main tool is closed, and SAT takes over to complete opening. When not in use, these blades lock closed using the patent pending side release. Flip open the tool and experience the precision of the heavy-duty plier capability and large wire cutters. Smooth handle surfaces promote comfort on even the toughest jobs. To learn more about this product, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com
The long-awaited BRS Barebones is finally here, and it’s everything we could have hoped for. This all stainless steel balisong delivers the slick style and high performance you’ve come to expect from a BRS balisong, but at their most affordable price point yet.
To get some insight into the design process for the Barebones, check out this interview with BRS co-founder and designer Lawrence Ho.
The Endura and Delica are two classic Spyderco folders that surely need no introduction. Now their FRN handles have been styled using the traditional Japanese craft of zome – a methodology of dyeing textile materials with natural sources. Japanese artisans individually dyed each knife in the style of hiki-zome, resulting in a truly one-of-a-kind pattern on every handle. Click here to check them out!
Where is the knife industry headed? At the 2016 BLADE Show seven knifemakers gave us their candid thoughts about the future of knives.
If you weren’t planning on buying a new pocket knife today… Ken Onion may have just put a Wrinkle in your plans. The CRKT Wrinkle is a stout, sturdy flipper with an aluminum handle and AUS-8 stainless steel blade, leaving it perfectly poised to perform as a hard-use EDC.
This weekend our special is something, well… pretty special. Last year custom knifemaker Brad Southard teamed with Spyderco for the second time to bring us the Positron flipper. We’re very excited to have just received an all new sprint run of the Positron – a KnifeCenter exclusive in orange G10.
Brad Southard’s intent with this knife was to create a gentleman’s folder that was lightweight and easy-to-carry for people like office workers who want a pocket knife but can’t carry something bulky and overbuilt. As such it’s just a hair under 4″ in the closed position, with a flow-through handle, skeletonized stainless steel liners, and a G10 backspacer helping keep down the weight. The handle scales are smooth, polished G10 in vibrant orange, which grants the knife an appearance that is simultaneously elegant and playful. The Positron is outfitted with Spyderco’s typical wire pocket clip, which is nice because it’s not going to cause wear on your pants. The smooth G10 slides really nicely into the pocket, and makes for a super comfortable carry.
Blade deployment is handled via the minimalist flipper tab, and thanks to the special ball bearing washers it’s a swift and snappy action. It’s worth noting though that you’ll want to activate it like a push-button rather than a light switch if you want to get the most satisfying action. The blade is 3″ long, with a satin finish and flat grind, in true Spyderco tradition. The blade steel gets an upgrade from the S30V of the original Positron, with this sprint run featuring S35VN stainless steel. The blade is held in place by a sturdy, secure liner lock.
Despite the small size of this model, the shape of the handle is ergonomic and comfortable to hold. There’s a pronounced indent for your index finger and a run of jimping up on the spine of the blade so you really feel in control of the knife. There are no hotspots to speak of, and personally I’m a huge fan of the way the polished G10 feels against the hand.
All-in-all, the Spyderco Positron is a sweet collaboration between a top-notch custom knifemaker and one of the best manufacturers in the business, and this sprint run is a fun and functional update of the design that you can only get at KnifeCenter. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com
This week on Spotlight Series we’ve got a brand new tactical spin on ESEE’s best-selling IZULA knife, the Tertiary push dagger. A little bit of a departure from their usual output of outdoor-oriented knives, The Tertiary was developed by SWAT officer Lee Smith to serve as a law-enforcement or military defense tool.
Tertiary means third in order or level, which refers to an edged weapon’s place in the chain of personal weapons. Traditionally a closed-quarters weapon like a knife comes after the primary firearm and back-up firearm. As such, the Tertiary was designed to be easily concealed in the waistband and drawn quickly and efficiently, offering that final defense for when all else fails.
A quick glance over the knife reveals many of the aesthetic hallmarks of the IZULA, from the overall blade shape to the size and styling of the handle. This offers up one of the more comfortable push dagger grips I’ve handled, especially if you opt for the model with the included G10 scales. It’s a wonderfully ergonomic grip which means is does not require substantial training or effort to generate tremendous cutting power with punch, jab, or hammer fist strikes.
The blade on this model is just abou t3″ long, with a 2.5″ cutting edge on the bottom and about 1.25″ on top. The benefit of ESEE’s rugged IZULA build and drop point blade shape is that this a more practical knife for utilitarian applications than your typical push dagger. Other welcome features are the traditional ESEE friendliness towards paracording and MOLLE compatibility, not to mention the fact that everything here, knife to sheath, is completely ambidextrous.
All-in-all, the Tertiary is a terrific package for military or law enforcement officers, as well as anybody who’s drawn to the push dagger style but needs a knife they can actually use on a day-to-day basis. To learn more about this knife, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com