The Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie may not be the prettiest piece in the collection but it will be one of the hardest working, that’s for sure. It’s a 1/4″ thick piece of nicely tempered 1055 carbon steel so you know it will stand up to any kind of use. The handle is beautiful rosewood and you’re prevented from sliding forward onto the 12-1/4″ blade by an over-sized “S” guard which can also be used as a place to rest your thumb during fine cutting tasks. The sheath is an excellent, quality design made of leather and it provides very adequate retention on the knife. This is a great value for such a ferocious cutter, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Kershaw USA made Knockout is a real winner. But then, I like fast opening flipper framelocks with wide blades and deep pocket carry clips that are made in the USA with great materials. Then the very thin profile and lightweight construction really just cinch the deal! That along with a reasonable price, of course. The olive green handle and black blade are also appealing to my taste. This knife really is a winner in my book. Kershaw has done well on this one, that’s for certain! See them at www.knifecenter.com
Lightning fast. That’s the best way to describe these Randall designed Ontario assisted openers. Just instantaneous opening. Touch that thumb stud and the deed is done- open. The design of this folding pocket knife is well established with the non assisted models, as a great every day carry by thousands of users. Designed by Jeff Randall of ESEE knives and manufactured in Taiwan, American knife fans have voted the non- assisted models as must-have tools by buying them throughout the last 5 years they have been available. We are certain these assisted models will be at least as desirable. There is also a safety on the handle that prevents the accidental opening. Here are some more goodies about these folders. They have a flat ground blade of good quality stainless steel, AUS8. Double thumb studs trigger this lightning fast opening. The G10 handles are great and offer a good grip. Handles are lined for strength. The liner lock is solid and access to it is easy. There is some jimping on the thumb ramp on top of the blade. There are extra holes to reposition the pocket clip so you have your choice of 4 positions. The pivot adjuster is an allen wrench fitting. This is a great knife destined to be a long term standard and you should absolutely check them out at www.knifecenter.com.
Pro-Tech TR-3 Integrity Damascus Folder
is one of only a handful of manual action knives Pro-Tech
manufactures and it’s a shame there aren’t more. This is an ideal tactical and EDC choice
, though many would consider it a “Safe Queen” – meaning it will only beautify your storage collection. What a shame that would be as well. Not only is this one good looking knife
but it’s built to some extremely tight tolerances and has some very well thought-out features. A nicely contoured handle with superb jimping locks the knife into your hand and an adequate cut-out makes using the single thumb stud a breeze. I’ts a flow though design with a very cool looking frame lock. There isn’t much Titanium removed when laser-cutting the lock which makes for a better wearing, as well as better looking lock. An extremely functional drop point blade, blue anodized accents and pocket clip, and of course the Damascus blade make this knife a beautiful folder limited to only 40 pieces. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com
Benchmade 484 & 484S Nakamura
Superb balance and the awesomely fun AXIS lock – what else need we say about the new 484 Nakamuras from Benchmade. This is the 4th model in the series and even if you buy this knife strictly as a collectible piece, I feel like you might get your money’s worth because of how much you’re gonna play with it. The blade, like that of the 940 Osborne folder, has an excellent EDC/utility shape and it flips in and out of the handle with the slightest wrist movement. This knife probably has the best jimping of any Benchmade knife – great angle at which it contacts the thumb and perfectly done for maximum purchase. Finger grooves are perfect for medium sized hands and it comes with a reversible split arrow pocket clip. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
Kershaw Blackwash Thermite and Scrambler
The Thermite and Scrambler
were new assisted-opening flipper models introduced last year and they are here to stay! Each is designed by a powerhouse name in the industry, the Thermite by Rick Hinderer
and the Scrambler by RJ Martin
. Each is a superb EDC knife with high manufacturing quality and rocking Kershaw’s new Blackwash finish
. This black coated, then tumbled finish is quickly becoming the preferred look here at the KnifeCenter
for it’s durable and tactical properties. G10 handle scales, 8Cr13MoV stainless steel, and adequately thick frame lock mechanisms provide these knives with everything they need to be part of your EDC rotation. Best of all, at $41.95 apiece, these won’t break the bank. See these great knives at www.knifecenter.com
Mantis MKF-815 Snaggletooth 3
The Snaggletooth series are very interesting folding pocket knives. In the realm of knife fighting, these are very effective weapons. The “bump” on the top of the blade is used in a variety of ways, generally the opponent’s body is utilized to open the main blade. These also have a “little finger” ring that is revealed with a button. This allows for other handling of this knife. It’s a great product and well made and reasonably priced, which is pretty typical of the Mantis products. The KnifeCenter offers a large selection of Mantis products and we ship then around the world.
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