DPx Gear HEST/F Limited Edition Folder

DPx Gear HEST/F Limited Edition Folder
This is a well made and well engineered folding pocketknife that will serve you well and last decades if not generations. The KnifeCenter likes the DPx products in general and this folder in particular. Each knife is numbered xxx/250 so you will know which one you received. The Niolox steel is well thought of in the knife collector community with a high wear resistance and sharpenability. The handle material is G10 – a common and effective material for its lightness and toughness, and titanium for the locking side. This is a common handle configuration in the knife industry and it really gives a great combination of utility and strength of lock. The titanium side of the handle has a piece that literally flexes over towards the blade so that, in the open position, it rests against the base of the blade locking it open. Simply moving it out of the way with your thumb allows the blade to close. It is a very strong lock when open and very easy to release to close. The pocket clip is designed for deep pocket carry. There is a pointed tungsten carbide glass breaking piece at the tail end of the handle as well. All in all, this is a real classic that you should consider adding to your collection or your pocket! Check it out at www.knifecenter.com
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Schrade Ceramic Series

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Schrade knives is famous for putting out some of the best economy knives on the market. These ceramic folders are really extraordinary folding pocket knives at amazing prices. The ceramic is actually harder than steel and, with the proper use, will last as long. The proper use spoken of is to never ever pry anything with the blade because ceramic knives tend to be brittle. They will stay sharp for an amazing amount of time. You can sharpen them, but you need to use a very fine diamond stone. You can see these great folding knives at www.knifecenter.com

KA-BAR 2212 ZK (Zombie Killer)

KA-BAR 2212 ZK
KA-BAR has a myriad of models of the original fighting knife and we like this new combat knife a lot. It has the Zombie” color and all, but at its heart, it is a very well made, all-around combat or camp knife. The materials are superb for really using in the field with 1095 carbon steel that will easily take a very sharp edge and handle material that should last a lifetime. These are worth checking out. See them at www.knifecenter.com.
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Benchmade 586-1401 Mini Barrage

Benchmade 586-1401 Mini Barrage

Mini Barrage

Sometimes it’s rewarding to get a special run of a great knife. This Mini Barrage pocketknife is just that and is only available for a short time. This model has proved to be a great every day carry work knife and has great style and performance. This limited edition has a really nice handle and the M390 steel that is very popular with custom makers and enthusiasts for its edge holding and corrosion resistance. Each one is numbered. It’s assisted and will give you years of use. Check it our at www.knifecenter.com.
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Hogue Knives Neck Knives

Allen Elishewitz Neck Knives

Hogue Knives Neck Knives

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.

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New LionSteel Knives

LionSteel Knives

LionSteel has shipped some of the prettiest knives we have seen. Their TiSpine series is famous as one of the most artistically conceived and artfully executed pocket knives on the market. The handle is milled in its 3 dimensions from a single piece of titanium alloy and the fit and finish are superb. Combine that with America’s Chad Nichols Damascus steel for the blade and you have an elegant and exquisitely made piece of pocket jewelry.  You can see these at www.knifecenter.com

New SOG Bladelight Camp

SOG BLT21-K Blade Light Camp

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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Benchmade 531BK Pardue AXIS

The Benchmade Mel Pardue folder is an ultra-light pocketknife. It is so light that you won’t know you are carrying it until you need it. It has a G10 handle with a nice pattern milled into it and the Axis Locking system allows for easy opening and closing.  It has dual thumb studs for opening as well. This is a very cool little knife. It’s sort of a “stealth” carry knife for when you might need one but don’t want to be weighed down. You can see them atwww.knifecenter.com
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Spyderco C172CFBLTIP Domino Folding Knife

Spyderco C172CFBLTIP Domino Folding Knife
The Spyderco  Domino is a great newer model from Spyderco Knives. It really has a lot of the best features of modern folding knives. It is a frame lock with a Chris Reeve style titanium side. This means that a piece of the actual frame or side of the knife handle flexes over when the pocketknife is open to brace the bottom of the blade to lock it in the open position. To release it, you simply push the frame piece over with your thumb and close the blade. It makes for a really intuitive process and easy one hand operation. This locking system is one of the strongest offered. The blade steel is a premium steel from the American Carpenter Steel Company and is considered similar to the non stainless D2 steel, but this steel is stainless and so is very corrosion resistant. The blade grind is flat which is preferred by many. The flipper works great for really easy and fast opening. The feel in your hand is superb with jimping (roughening) on the thumb ramp on topand a great recess for your first finger in the lock groove. Very nice!The size is great as it isn’t so large as to be a problem carrying and also large enough and with a wide enough blade to do real work. I would call it a medium to large size This model also features a beautiful blue carbon fiber handle opposite the titanium one and it really is gorgeous. This is an elegant, but very usable pocketknife with a lot of great modern features. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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