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.
Zero Tolerance 0350 Composite Knives
When we heard that Zero Tolerance was going to be offering their awesome 0350 in ZDP-189 steel, we were blown away. Then, they announced a composite version with an S30V spine and a ZDP-189 cutting edge, and blew us away again.
Offered in a satin finish, these gorgeous knives allow the user to clearly view the delineation between the two steels. ZDP-189 is one of the highest-performing stainless steels in the knife industry today, prized for its hardness and edge retention capabilities-and results in a WICKEDLY sharp knife (as my index finger discovered while writing this blog entry).
Designed by Ken Onion and manufactured in the USA, the composite 0350s offer the patented SpeedSafe® assisted opener, allowing smooth one-handed opening. These knives sport textured G-10 handles an adjustable quad-carry pocket clip. They’re available in both plain and partially-serrated edges. Individually numbered, these limited-edition knives are going fast, so pick one up (carefully!) at www.knifecenter.com!
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Kershaw RJ Series of Assisted Openers
Amazing series of Speedsafe assisted openers designed by the great custom knifemaker RJ Martin. These work great and have a nicely streamlined handle. The blade shape is remarkable because it’s a tanto style but still has some belly on it which makes it more useful. You can see the series at www.knifecenter.com
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Zero Tolerance Assisted TigerStripe Blade
Tiger striping is very cool. These models are based on Ken Onion and Strider designs and are big, honkin’ folding knives. The tiger striping makes them look very cool.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
Zero Tolerance describes them as:
Zero Tolerance Knives Combat Folder. 5 1/8″ closed framelock. 4″ S30V stainless standard edge tiger stripe blade . Blade features Speed-Safe assisted opening and can be deployed one-handed with the dual thumb studs or index finger protrusion. Sure-grip handles are a combination of 3-D machined G-10 and titanium. Made in USA.
Benchmade Mini-Rukus AXIS-Assisted 3.4″ Black Combo Blade, Black G10 Handles
Benchmade produced the RUKUS line several years ago and they have been mostly discontinued. We thought they were about the toughest combat folder available. Benchmade Knives has brought back one model for a sprint run and it’s the mini RUKUS with black combo edge blade. They’ve added the Assisted mechanism to the Axis lock and so this is the most spectacular RUKUS we have ever seen- outside of the Gold Series they have offered.
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Columbia River Carson M4-02LTD Limited Edition
This Columbia River Knife and Tool item is really special. It is their 15th anniversary release and has white bone handles and G10 bolsters. The wood presentation box is extremely nice. Grab one at www.knifecenter.com while you can
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Smith and Wesson MP4 Assisted Openers – Superfast and Super Strong
Smith and Wesson does a great job. They produce some of the most innovative knives in the world and they do it at really low prices and their quality is very high. This series, the Smith and Wesson MP4 Combat Folding Knives, is amazingly fast opening. They are also very solidly built and strong. The MP4 Combat Knives have a glass breaker on the back of the handle and a safety on the side. You can see them at: www.knifecenter.com
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Benchmade Aphid™ Assisted Black Plain Edge Blade
The Aphid is a cool little “insect” type knife from Benchmade Knives. It has a sharp tooth and is light weight, is quick opening, etc. This is the first batch of black blade models of this great folding pocket knife that we have seen. The clips are black on this assisted opening knife as well.
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Columbia River Gallagher Rave™ Assisted Opening Pocketknife with Micarta Scales
Way out knife! the Outburst system is pretty neat- you push down on the thumb stud as you start opening it and it flies out. The Micarta handle is a layered material and the grooves are carved into it much like valleys on a landscape of horizontally layered rocks and it shows the layers in a very artistic way. The effect is remarkable. We have them at www.knifecenter.com
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