The Benchmade 477S Emissary is the second folder to feature the AXIS assist locking mechanism, after the Barrage. The spring assisted action of this slim, lightweight folder makes it a great EDC and tactical choice for anybody. The blade rockets out, and locks up tightly, each and every time you actuate the ambidextrous thumb studs. The handles are CNC machined from a billet of high strength aluminum alloy, giving the knife strength without adding weight. All in all this is a great pocketknife for anyone, especially Benchmade fans. It reminds us a lot of the 940m which is definitely on a short list of best folding knives ever made. Get your Emissary today at www.knifecenter.com.
The Brous Blade Sinners are lightweight yet incredibly solid feeling in your hand, and they are absolutely top quality knives. This is a collaboration between Jason Brous and Sal Manaro, a custom knifemaker from New York. It does have the feel of a custom quality knife. Jason has just about perfected his bearing system and detent, these flippers put the O’s in smooth action. With four different models and two one-offs from Jason Brous, I’m sure you can find the one for you. See them all at www.knifecenter.com
Heckler & Koch Knives by Benchmade introduces another unique model with the 14440SG Ally. It features a single-piece, folded stainless steel handle that adds strength while keeping the handle slim. Combining useful mechanisms, high quality materials and the “No Compromise” attitude expected from H&K, consumers should expect this to be an exceptionally popular model. Check it out now at www.knifecenter.com.
The wildly popular Custom Knife Factory Decepticon 1 is now available in a tactical black stonewashed version, dubbed the Dark Edition. It’s a custom quality knife utilizing the best available materials and manufacturing techniques. This knife is limited to only 50 individually numbered pieces, so act fast. Available nowhere else but www.knifecenter.com.
The 757 Vicar is a modern masterpiece created by custom knife designer Shane Sibert and brought to you by Benchmade Knives. It features a premium 0.162″ thick CPM-S30V stainless steel blade, with stout, ergonomic G10 handles. The liners are made from Titanium, and the lockbar is very easy to disengage, even though this knife locks up rock solidly. The dual thumb studs and titanium tip-up carry pocket clip makes this a great EDC knife, but it really shines as a tactical tool. It’s stout, rugged, large, overbuilt, and fun. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Kershaw Knockout definitely earns its name. The SpeedSafe assisted opening system, invented by Ken Onion, makes this knife fly open and it’s a joy to play with. The blade is made from the awesome Elmax stainless steel, and a piece of the lightweight aluminum handle has been knocked out and inset with a stainless steel plate to create a frame lock. Dubbed the sub-frame lock, it’s just as strong and functions exactly the same, but allows Kershaw to keep the price of this USA made item in check. Limited production of only 500 pieces for this stonewashed model, and 500 for the blackwashed one, get one before they’re gone at www.knifecenter.com.
The Custom Knife Factory Evgeniy Muan MORRF Flippers are plain and simply awesome knive. They open so smoothly and quickly, you’ll swear that they’re assisted. The design of the flipper, the detent, the bearing pivot system, the lockup, the blade shape, the ergonomics, it’s really, really hard to level a single criticism at this knife. Available with G10, blue anodized milled Titanium or carbon fiber face scales, they all feature S35VN satin blades and milled Titanium frame locks. All three have a great feel in anyone’s hand and at right around four ounces, carries like a absolute dream. If you like, I would get one today because these will go FAST, limited to only 120 pieces per model. Find these and every other Custom Knife Factory offering at www.knifecenter.com.
Just in the new Spyderco Chaparral featuring a titanium handle that is 3D machined to reveal a beautiful pattern of alternating blue colored layers. As always, Spyderco kept the thickness of the handle and the weight of this knife perfect for a compact EDC folder. It’s one of the best compact knives on the market and a perfect example of the quality coming from Spyderco’s Taiwanese factories. I would put the quality of this knife up against any other on the market, any! These will go fast so if you want one you better get it today at www.knifecenter.com.
The Burning Horizon is the first midtech offered by Bad Blood Knives. Collaboratively designed by custom knifemakers Sean Kendrick and David Mosier, it’s made in America by Chad Nichols Damascus. The knife features a 3.5” blade made from S35VN stainless steel with a heavily stonewashed finish and gold anodized Titanium handles. This is by far the best knife released so far from Bad Blood, it’s got top quality fit and finish. They are limited to only 200 so I would get one before they are gone at www.knifecenter.com.