Now that these EX-FO3 knives from Hogue have arrived, I’m think really gonna miss the winter weather. No longer can I carry my knife hanging around my neck concealed inside my jacket – which is precisely where these blades belong. Created by one of our favorites Allen Elishewitz, this strongly built, extremely well made design is a super EDC fixed blade option. The cryogenically treated 154CM steel blades take an extremely fine edge and holds that edge for quite a while – from extensive experience with the EX01 folding model. These neck knives are comfortable in the hand, as they should be from Hogue, and the thumb ramp is perfectly placed for your thumb to provide the most cutting power with minimal effort. The best thing about these new neck knives is that the sheaths are designed to hold the knife with the edge facing either way so it’s a cinch to resheath these miniature bad boys. Check ‘em out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Bladelight Camp is a very cool fixed blade by SOG. One might think that a “blade light” sounds kinda gimmicky, and it does, but the new SOG Bladelite actually “works”. I personally don’t think the blade itself (although it is adequate) is the best part of the overall offering. What makes the Bladelight is the sheath and the surprisingly powerful light. Although listed at ~ 37 Lumens, the light is emitted from 6 small bulbs making for a very powerful and focused beam. The light does not just work unsheathed, but with the sheath on as well – this is made possible by the six cutouts on the sheath and the Bladelight is equally bright with the sheath on or off. The sheath also features an indentation enabling the knife to make small wire/line cuts even when sheathed. Also there is a built-in sharpener on the sheath which is kinda handy. Now, more on the knife itself – it has a pretty good feel and the non-slip rubber handle makes it moderately grippy….and if you do drop it and it happens to break – it’s got a lifetime warranty so SOG will send ya a new one. The steel is 8Cr13MoV which is a good “value steel” with a decent balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties. Here at KnifeCenter, you can get this one with the satin blade and white light or with a black blade and red LED – KnifeCenter also offers a fillet knife version.
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ZT as released a great compact fixed blade knife with a 4-1/4″ S30V black coated stainless blade. The handle is extra compact for this size blade and actually sorter then the blade. The feel is great and a medium sized hand fits around this knife in an extraordinary manner. The texture on the handle of this knife is rough enough to allow for a grip when wet, but smooth enough to be comfortable in any condition. The double molle compatible clips from American Sportsmens Products will work great on any attachment scheme. This knife will work as a lightweight combat knife or an every day carry all around camping knife or what ever you need. There is also a strap on top of the Kydex sheath to keep the knife in. Very cool feature! Knifecenter highly recommends this great knife., You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Here is some more information from the manufacturer:
The Tusk is both a state-of the art mariner’s tool and part of Spyderco’s history. The original design dates back to the early days of Spyderco’s beginning with Sal Glesser’s desire to produce a high performance mariner’s tool. The technology at the time was not available for the visionary concept. That’s all changed today, redesigned by Sal’s son Eric Glesser more than 25 years later has
brought to light the original Tusk with new modern twists. Made from all highly rust resistant materials the Tusk features a blade made from LC 200 N and full titanium scales including a Reeve Integral Lock.
The Dendra Tiger Jump is a superior, hard-use tactical frame lock folder. The handle is made from extremely durable Carbon Fiber for the face scale and the locking side is contoured Titanium featuring the LionSteel proprietary Roto Block. http://kcoti.com/1bMHHqY
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
We will be working a half day on New Years Eve and are closed on January 1, 2013 We’ll be back in full swing on Thursday, January 2.
We want to wish all of our customers and shoppers a happy and healthy holiday season. Here at the KnifeCenter, we have been working long hours trying to play Santa’s elves and not the Grinch this Christmas so everyone can get their toys in time. The hard work has paid off, we believe, and there are very few problem packages this year.
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