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.
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.
The Quartermaster QTR-3f has gone through some changes and come out on the other size an improved folding design. It is nearly 40% lighter and features a nearly 30% slimmer profile. The locking mechanism has been upgraded to the highest caliber Titanium Framelock with a dual-purpose steel lock bar insert. This prevents overtravel when disengaging the lock and also keeps the face properly aligned under the blade face during use. The knife features the ORB Pivot System, textured G10 scales, and a reversible tip-up pocket clip. See more info on the knife at www.knifecenter.com.
Colonel Rex Applegate’s legacy lives on in this intricate, superiorly manufactured Boker Applegate 6″ Commemorative Fighting Knife. With its beautiful rosewood handle, mirror polished 154CM steel blade, individual serialization and certificate of authenticity, this would be a great knife for your collection. There is only 199 pieces available in the U.S. market so get one today at www.knifecenter.com.