New for 2012 in Benchmade’s Blue Class is the 483 Shori designed by Seiichi Nakamura. This joins his overwhelmingly popular 480 Shoki design, 2008 IWA Knife of the Year, and the 482 Megumi as some of the most elegant gentleman’s folders produced by Benchmade. Excellent size, weight and materials are the heart of the knife, but the ergonomics are it’s soul. For a small knife without any jimping, the knife locks into place very well with minimal fear about your fingers sliding forward onto the blade. The other aspect that sets the Nakamura series of knives apart is their use of the Nak-Lok, which acts like a cross between a lockback and frame lock but has a button you push to actuate. This design allows for ultimate strength in both the upward and downward direction of the blade and keeps your fingers clear from danger when closing the knife. The Shori is an excellent knife and you can find it at www.knifecenter.com.
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The model 940 from Benchmade could very well be the perfect EDC knife. I honestly can’t find a single negative thing to say about it. The materials, craftsmanship, ergonomics, and attention to detail are all absolutely superior. Take all this and multiply it ten-fold for 2012, introducing the Gold Class model 940-121 by Benchmade. This knife, already near perfect, gets a true overhaul sparing no expense by using the best premium materials available on the market. The CPM-M4 super steel blade is finished in a clear protective coat called Cerakote and paired with the green titanium handle and carbon fiber bolsters, it creates a very pleasing look. If you’ve ever handled any of the 940-943 series of knives, you’ll know I saved the best part of it for last; the size. For a blade just a hair under 3.5″ and weighing in at only 3.2 oz., this knife absolutely disappears in your pocket. When closed, the knife is only 1-1/8″ wide at it’s largest point so you can slip your hand, phone, keys, or another knife into your pocket without obstruction. Gold Class knives are truly custom level production blades, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.
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Every year Spyderco Knives produces limited production designs available in different handle or blade materials than their originals known as Sprint Runs. For 2012, they are upgrading the extremely popular Endura model, making the matching model to the Damascus/Jigged Bone Delica from 2011. Featuring layered VG-10 Damascus steel, blue titanium bolsters, and jigged bone scales, the Endura Sprint is great for any Spyderco fan or collector. The knife does not have a pocket clip and it adds a little weight to their Lightweight and FFG models, but you get so much more with this knife. It’s got the feel of a custom knife in the familiar package of an old favorite and the Damascus etching on each blade is unique, making each knife one of a kind. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.
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Benchmade is one of the foremost and innovative knife companies in the industry today. Their classic and wide variety of designs appeal to every type of knife user and collector. They have some great, new items coming out this year and here is your opportunity to see them and to pre-order them so that, when they are shipping, you will be early in line to get them!The different classes of knives they offer make it easy for anyone to find the right knife in their price range to fit their need. Top quality components, superior manufacturing tolerances, and knives from some of the leading designers in the industry all make Benchmade a household name in the knife community. Benchmade employs a simple philosophy- “Make it cool, make it solid, make it happen and definitely make it Benchmade.” You can see these new items at www.knifecenter.com.
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Spyderco has partnered with the National Law Enforcement Officer Museum Foundation on this commemorative knife for a great cause. The Delica is one of Spyderco’s flagship knives and a portion of the proceeds for this model will be donated to the museum project. The Full Flat Ground Delica4 was introduced in 2010 and has become and instant hit in the knife community. The thinner blade profile is an absolute breeze to carry at only 2.4 oz. and it slices through coarse material with less drag than a traditional hollow grind. Now you can get this awesome blade in addition to assisting a good cause with the Spyderco NLEOMF Delica4. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
New Benchmade Damasteel Tactical Pens!
Benchmade was integral in elevating the pen to a tactical tool. Now they are elevating the tactical pen to a work of art. This is not the first time damascus steel has been used in the shaft of a pen, but it is the first production tactical pen to be made available in this beautiful material. As with all Benchmade pens these feature the un-equaled performance of Fisher Space Pen refills. The perfect gift for the discerning, but prepared, father!
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New from Leatherman, the Style Series of multi-tools. Leatherman knows their multi-tools. In Leatherman’s time-honored tradition they have miniaturized the most important features. Both Styles are made of 420HC steel and have a blade, scissors, file, flat head screwdriver, and a pair of tweezers. The Style has a great key ring feature while the Style CS comes with carabiner. Just think, you can now handle life’s everyday emergencies with Style, and 5 little tools. They are available in black, red, pink, or blue so add some color to your keyring. These tools are so Stylish, its a shame to keep them in your pocket or purse. This new product brings Style and flair to any keyring for an unbelievable price. You can see them and their features at www.knifecenter.com.
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