On first glance, these knives reminded me of some of the great LionSteel models that I have handled, with their one-piece, frame-lock handle and the minimal and pleasing milling and blade design. Everything about the knife’s presentation screams quality, right down to the neatly organized packaging.
The three-and-three-quarters inch blade is made from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with either a flat or hollow grind. Deployment is via the smooth, ambidextrous thumb disk, which I found quite effective despite my preference for milled thumbstuds.
The one-piece handle offers a nice tactile experience with its combination of texture and smoothness, and the smooth frame-lock mechanism ensures easy blade deployment and closing. The pivot can be adjusted simply in the field with a flat-head screwdriver. Comes with a lanyard loop, as well as a pocket clip for tip-up, right-hand carry.
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In my opinion, this medium-sized model is the best every-day-carry option of the Voyager line; it provides the same great level of performance without the increasingly excessive bulkiness of the larger models.
The three inch, stonewash blade is made from Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel. This week we’re featuring three different blade types – a plain and combo clip point, and a combo tanto blade. Big fan of the slim grooves on the dual thumbstuds, which helps for quick and certain deployments.
The handle is lightweight and durable Grivory with a deeply textured design for great grip. The infamous Tri-Ad locking mechanism is solid, as always, and combined with a weight of just over three ounces, this thing offers an impressive strength-to-weight ratio.
I have yet to handle a more aptly named knife than the Paradox, which, despite first impressions, is not actually a balisong – or butterfly – knife, but a two-handed opener with integral springs in the handles that make it more reminiscent of a slipjoint folder. The result is a product with all the looks of a classic butterfly-style blade without the issues regarding legality that many balisong enthusiasts face.
It’s quite a large knife overall. The leaf-shaped hollow ground blade is five-and-a-half inches long and made from Japanese AUS 8A stainless steel. The skeletonized handles are CNC machined aluminum with a hard-anodized coating and comes with a stainless steel pocket or belt clip.
Overall, the Cold Steel Paradox lives up to its name, and I’m sure its design and novelty factor will appeal to many knife-lovers out there.
Those of you who follow us on Instagram will know that I’ve been getting a little post-crazy about these things since we got them in a couple days ago, and for good reason: these knives are almost obnoxiously photogenic.
The three-and-a-half inch blade is made from D2 Tool steel. It has great shape and a very subtle bit of jimping on the spine. The handle features 6AL4V titanium scales with a steel liner-lock mechanism and a flow-through design. There is also a 3D machined pocket clip for tip-up right-hand carry. Great grooves and hand feel on this thing.
Overall, the Brous Blades Exo is a formidable addition to the mid-tech market in terms of size, features, and materials. See more about the knife here, or check out all of our products at KnifeCenter.com!
This week’s special pays tribute to one of the most influential weapons designers of the modern age: this is the Böker Plus Kalashnikov 12.
The three-and-one-eighths inch blade is made from 440C stainless steel with either a combo spear point or combo tanto shape. Both deploy via the dual thumbstuds. The spear point version includes a flipper feature, as well, though in my opinion the thumbstuds offer better functionality.
The handle is extremely stylized aluminum with a liner-lock design, a glass breaker and a cord cutter. A cordura sheath replaces a pocket clip feature on these models. The milling does give the handle a lot of texture and good grip, and the overall hand-feel is quite comfortable.
This week on Warehouse Hunts we’re looking at a few packs to make carrying all that delectable new gear you’ve bought this season just a little bit easier.
Now, the general rule with backpacks is to buy the largest bag you think you’ll need under any given circumstances; it’s easier to lug around a larger, half-filled bag than to have to leave out potentially crucial supplies to save space. So if you only have the budget for one bag, go big first and then fill out your collection with more specialized bags as you go.
The Copper Hunter LE: a classy version of a classic knife.
Buck Knives gives you a spin on the 110 with the Copper Folding Hunter. The Buck 110 has been a staple in their line since 1963. Created by Al Buck when he decided that outdoorsmen needed a sturdy knife that wasn’t a fixed blade. Years later and Al’s knife is still selling strong. The Copper Hunter is a part of the legacy line and with this beautiful look it plans to start one of it’s own. A 3.75″ S30V steel blade with tumble polish. The handles are C-TEK and Nickel Silver with copper bolsters. Includes Certificate of Authenticity. Serialized with a total quantity of 250.
The QTRM5TR Baracus is one mean self-defense tool.
The second-generation karambit-style blade is, of course, named after Mr. T’s infamous television persona, and Quartermaster manages to bring some of that character’s no-nonsense traits to this unique design.
The two-and-a-quarter inch blade is made from CPM-154 stainless steel with a black stonewash finish and a nice hawkbill shape. The handle is lightweight G10 with a titanium back side. A beefier CNC-milled frame lock mechanism replaces the original’s liner lock, and there is a reversible pocket clip for left or right-hand tip-up carry.