Spyderco Lil’ Matriarch: The EDC-Sized Tactical Choice

Spyderco Lil' Matriarch - the EDC-Sized Tactical Choice

If you’re looking for a smaller hawkbill style blade, what better platform could you ask to build off of than the famed Spyderco Delica. The Lil’ Matriarch is the little brother of the new Matriarch 2 and the tiny brother to the Civilian, a specialized tactical design from the early ’90s. The serrated S-Shaped VG-10 blade is not meant for utility tasks but is perfectly designed to act like a claw and rip through anything it encounters. Featuring the exact same handle as the Delica4, all the ergonomics and functions are the same but you get a much more useful knife in emergency life threatening situations. Sharp jimping on the blade spine makes for great control and the four way positional clip, which is parkerized not painted, gives you options. The Lil’ Matriarch is only available in a serrated model but this is in no way a disadvantage as the serrations work ferociously during pull and draw cuts. Check this knife out at www.knifecenter.com.

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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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Spyderco Foliage Green Tenacious’ Are Here!

Spyderco Foliage Green Tenacious

One if not the most popular and recognizable blades in the world now has a younger brother to compete with. The Tenacious, Spyderco’s first ever main line knife to be produced in China, is now available with Foliage Green G10 handle scales. Everything you’ve seen, heard or read about this knife is definitely true. The ergonomics, fit, finish, lockup, deployment, clip positioning, blade shape, and materials are all excellent, more like amazing at the price point. Pick up one for yourself, a friend, a loved one, or a family member you may not even like, there’s a model for everyone at www.knifecenter.com.

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New Spyderco Red Coral Folders

New Spyderco Red Coral Folders

New Spyderco Red Coral Folders
We carry some amazing and elegant products here at the KnifeCenter and these new items from Santa Fe Stoneworks are downright beautiful. These one-of-a-kind pieces use red coral and mother of pearl to make a beautiful sunburst pattern on three of Spyderco’s most popular and iconic folders; the EnduraDelica, and Dragonfly. These particular models are mainstays in Spyderco’s production line and for good reason. Each has a plain edge VG-10 stainless steel blade, an easy to use lockback mechanism, great lockup, and awesome ergonomics. There are a large number of these three Spyderco models floating around out there but none like this. Make your Spyderco your own with these custom onlay designs and see them while they last at www.knifecenter.com.

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Spyderco Endura Sprint VG10 Damascus Steel Blade, Blue Jigged Bone Handles

Every year Spyderco Knives produces limited production designs available in different handle or blade materials than their originals known as Sprint Runs. For 2012, they are upgrading the extremely popular Endura model, making the matching model to the Damascus/Jigged Bone Delica from 2011. Featuring layered VG-10 Damascus steel, blue titanium bolsters, and jigged bone scales, the Endura Sprint is great for any Spyderco fan or collector. The knife does not have a pocket clip and it adds a little weight to their Lightweight and FFG models, but you get so much more with this knife. It’s got the feel of a custom knife in the familiar package of an old favorite and the Damascus etching on each blade is unique, making each knife one of a kind. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.

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Spyderco Jester – The Return of a Great Small Knife

Spyderco Jester The Return of a Great Knife
Spyderco Jester – The Return of a Great Knife
Spyderco Knives released the Jester many years ago and we loved it then! It’s a small key ring type folder without a pocket clip featuring a mid-back lock. The original had a plastic handle, but this re-release features a gray color G10 handle. This is a limited release called a “sprint run” and so they will be sold out soon. Grab one if you like them. They make about the best key ring knife made anywhere.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Spyderco Tenacious in Black

Spyderco Tenacious in Black
Spyderco Tenacious in Black
Spyderco Knives has released their Tenacious folding knife model in all black. It really makes this every-day-carry type of economy Spyderco a great, stealth carry. The Tenacious series are perfectly sized folders geared for rough use for people who prefer a liner lock and G-10 handles. This is really the combination that made Benchmade and Emerson so successful, but put together is China for economy. The materials are still good as the reviews of current Tenacious models will show. People like this knife and the black versions are sure to be a hit.

You can see these black Tenacious models at www.knifecenter.com
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Spyderco C11FBLM Delica4 Blue FFG – National Law Enforcement Officer Museum Foundation

Spyderco has partnered with the National Law Enforcement Officer Museum Foundation on this commemorative knife for a great cause.  The Delica is one of Spyderco’s flagship knives and a portion of the proceeds for this model will be donated to the museum project.  The Full Flat Ground Delica4 was introduced in 2010 and has become and instant hit in the knife community. The thinner blade profile is an absolute breeze to carry at only 2.4 oz. and it slices through coarse material with less drag than a traditional hollow grind.  Now you can get this awesome blade in addition to assisting a good cause with the Spyderco NLEOMF Delica4.  You can see this at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading

Spyderco Sage 4 Honoring Al Mar

Spyderco welcomes a fourth member to the excellent Sage Series; the Al Mar inspired backlock with beautiful Arizona Ironwood and Titanium Bolsters. This knife continues the superb line Spyderco has produced to honor Knifemakers who’ve contributed major innovations to the industry. The same blade and handle shape as previous models, the ergonomics of the Sage 4 make it comfortable to use in the regular saber grip as well as choking up with your index finger in the choil.  An excellent knife design, the Sage 4 will make  a great user and a nice addition to any collection. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com Continue Reading