Posted November 20, 2012 by Nick
A Kwaiken is very simplistic Japanese style short sword with a slim, slender profile which can be easily concealed. Carried by both the samurai men and women, it was preferred when either a Katana or Wakizashi was too large or impractical to use. The Boker Plus Kwaiken is a folding interpretation of this knife designed by Lucas Burnley out of New Mexico. It features the classic Kwaiken blade shape, sleek Micarta scales, a tight pocket clip, and a very attractive stonewashed finish. The thumb disk is very difficult to actuate right out of the box but with everything in life, just a little practice and thumb pressure to the right area finds this knife flying open extremely fast. This is due to the IKBS bearing system found on a couple CRKT knives which, for the money, is the smoothest opening system on the market. This knife may not be for everyone but it is a very well constructed tactical design with all the elegance typical of Boker designs. Check this knife out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted November 16, 2012 by Nick
’tis the season for savings and here are some of the best deals of the year from one of our favorite manufacturers. 26 newly discontinued Spydercos are on sale at close out prices while their supplies last. It’s your time to save some cash on a wide variety of excellent designs that we will be sad to see go. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted November 8, 2012 by Nick
The new Strike Fighter knives from Ontario are well designed, stout back-up tools meant for any military or law enforcement personnel. The handle shape and texturing are borrowed from the successful XM-1 Military folders and made from removable black Micarta slabs. Each knife comes with an excellent plastic molded friction fit sheath that secures the knife tightly without rattling and has an attached Tek-Lok from the factory. There are two sizes of the fixed Strike Fighters available – the SG-3 with a three inch blade and the SG-2 with a stubby two inch blade. It beats me why anyone would need such a little fixed blade, when the SG-3 model can do everything it’s smaller brother can plus much more. Overall, these are very comfortable and durable new American made designs that will not fail you when you need them. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted October 30, 2012 by Nick
Slim, sleek, long, and natural are the first things that come to mind when handling the new Spyderco Ulize. Very similar in looks, size, and shape to one of the original Spyderco models, the C07 Police, this Ulrich Hennicke design is more than fit for duty. The Ulize was specifically designed for use by the German police as a functional utility tool as well as devastating cutter with its 4.12″ re-curved VG-10 blade. The handle melds into the hand extremely well and puts the blade in an excellent cutting position in multiple grips. Proceeds of this knife will benefit officers killed in the line of action and the four-position clip, backlock, and trademark round-hole make this pocket knife completely ambidextrous and great for any user. Check out this new large tactical folder from Spyderco at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted October 26, 2012 by Nick
Just released for 2012 and now available at the KnifeCenter are the three limited edition Kershaw Blurs. These include two DLC coated models with a Purple or Green spider web pattern handle and a Carbon Fiber model with a beautiful stonewashed finish. The 154CM steel blades come razor sharp and fly open with just the slightest pressure to the tapered thumbstuds. Light jimping on the spine and frame, paired with an ergonomically curved handle make this knife extremely comfortable to use for extended cutting tasks. Limited production of 700 Pieces for the Green, 550 pieces for the Purple, and 850 pieces for the Carbon Fiber – get these highly collectible and ultra cool designs before they’re all gone. Available at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted October 18, 2012 by Nick
The first folding knife models from Maxpedition are now available at the KnifeCenter and what a good design these blades are. The ergonomic FRN handle is available in khaki, olive drab, or the standard black and it comes with a non-movable black pocket clip. You’ve got the option to use the ambidextrous thumb studs or flipper to open the blade, both work equally well with modest finger pressure. The drop point blades are all 3-1/4″, black coated, and come with nice jimping on the pronounced thumb ramp for precise, controlled cutting. This is a knife you can count on not to fall apart when you need it and it can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted October 15, 2012 by Nick
This is a very well designed, high quality new combat knife from Jesper Voxnaes and Boker. It’s constructed from one solid piece of N690BO stainless steel with a beautiful stonewashed finish. The handle is contoured canvas Micarta with holes drilled through it allowing for the knife to be easily attached to a stick for a homemade spear. The clip point blade is an excellent tactical design that can also be pressed into hunting tasks with ease. Part of what makes a good fixed blade knife is having a good sheath and that’s definitely the case for the Boker JTN. The black leather sheath is extremely well made, visually appealing, and durable. It’s got a pouch on the front for extra survival gear and has Velcro and button attachments on the belt loop so the sheath can be put on and removed without having to undo your belt. A very nice knife from Boker that’s built like a tank and available at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted September 28, 2012 by Nick
It’s rare when you handle a knife for the first time and you’re either speechless or all you can utter is, Dang! That’s why Camillus has saved you time and effort and just put the thought into your head; this thing is a Beast! Measuring 9-3/4″ overall with a 3-3/4″ VG-10 blade, this new tactical folder from Camillus is meant for the tough and rugged field of battle. The handle is large of course and the straight lines, reminiscent of a Sebenza, are definitely comfortable in a variety of grips. You can use the flipper mechanism or overlarge thumb slot/hole for opening and the action is extremely smooth. Check out this modified American tanto blade design at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted September 21, 2012 by Nick
FOURSEVENS has just released their second generation of select flashlights with 20% brighter LED output! The new CREE XP-G2 LED emitters are among the best in the industry for brightness, longevity, and of course efficiency. This will be the third Preon 2 I’ve owned and the Gen 2 is noticeably brighter than previous models. Best of all, no increase in price with the increase in performance. For the money, FOURSEVENS definitely have some of the best performing illumination tools on the market. Check out the new Gen 2 flashlights at www.knifecenter.com.
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Posted September 18, 2012 by Nick
Mantis is in the business of manufacturing odd designs and the MT7.2 Folding Pry Tool is definitely right up their alley. The 3-1/4″ S30V blades are designed with a Besh Wedge style tip for ultimate strength in non-cutting tasks. The milled G10 handle is adequately textured and the shape contours to the curvature of the hand excellently. The glass breaker on the end is well executed as is the strong liner lock mechanism. It’s thick enough to give you great piece of mind while using it while still being quite easy to manipulate. Anyone from a firefighter to a construction worker would be happy using this blade, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
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