Cold Steel 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie

Cold Steel 88CSAB 1917 Frontier Bowie

The Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie may not be the prettiest piece in the collection but it will be one of the hardest working, that’s for sure. It’s a 1/4″ thick piece of nicely tempered 1055 carbon steel so you know it will stand up to any kind of use. The handle is beautiful rosewood and you’re prevented from sliding forward onto the 12-1/4″ blade by an over-sized “S” guard which can also be used as a place to rest your thumb during fine cutting tasks. The sheath is an excellent, quality design made of leather and it provides very adequate retention on the knife. This is a great value for such a ferocious cutter, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Boker JTN “Join the Navy” Tactical Fixed Blade

Boker JTN "Join the Navy" Tactical Fixed Blade

This is a very well designed, high quality new combat knife from Jesper Voxnaes and Boker. It’s constructed from one solid piece of N690BO stainless steel with a beautiful stonewashed finish. The handle is contoured canvas Micarta with holes drilled through it allowing for the knife to be easily attached to a stick for a homemade spear. The clip point blade is an excellent tactical design that can also be pressed into hunting tasks with ease. Part of what makes a good fixed blade knife is having a good sheath and that’s definitely the case for the Boker JTN. The black leather sheath is extremely well made, visually appealing, and durable. It’s got a pouch on the front for extra survival gear and has Velcro and button attachments on the belt loop so the sheath can be put on and removed without having to undo your belt. A very nice knife from Boker that’s built like a tank and available at www.knifecenter.com.

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KnifeCenter Exclusive M390 Gunhammers by Darrel Ralph

KnifeCenter Exclusive M390 Gunhammers by Darrel Ralph

Hand Tech Made (HTM) Knives are production versions of custom designs from some of the most well known knife designers in the industry. They feature work by Dirk Pinkerton, Randall King, Kirby Lambert,  Greg Lightfoot, and Darrel Ralph. The Gunhammer, with three very different yet capable blade styles, is one of the most successful tactical designs we’ve come across at the KnifeCenter. Available in your choice of serrated or honed, coated or bead blasted, you now have a choice between the spring-assisted opening or the manual version featuring the Maxx Glide system. If you’re not familiar with the Maxx Glide Pivot System, it’s exclusive to designs by Darrel Ralph and it really does close the speed gap between assisted and manual knives. With absolutely no wrist action, the blade flies open using the thumb studs or flipper mechanism and boy does it lock up solidly with the over-thick titanium lockbar. All these great features are available on all Gunhammer models but what makes this Exclusive is the M390 Super Steel we got the folks at HTM to use for this run of knives only. Balancing excellent corrosion resistance and extremely high hardness (62HRC), M390 Steel from Bohler provides superb wear resistance during hard use cutting. Limited to only 30 production pieces per model, pick up your Exclusive M390 Gunhammer today at www.knifecenter.com.

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William Scagel Knives Now at the KnifeCenter

William Scagel Knives Now at the KnifeCenter

William Scagel, rest his soul, can be considered the father of modern custom knifemaking as many of his designs and techniques are still copied and used to this day. Scagel’s style of using stacked leather and stag, paired with a drop point hunting blade became popular for it’s quality, elegance, and high degree of function. Scagel Knives were always 100% handmade, as William preferred it, making original Scagel models extremely hard to come by. Today, a new company has begun remaking Scagel knives to the same exacting standards in Michigan and they come in two different fixed blade models, the Bowie and the Hunter. Whether you prefer stag or leather, a maneuverable 5-3/8″ blade or a larger 8″ size for more serious tasks, there’s a Scagel configuration for you. Get one in your hand and you’ll be able to tell the absolute quality of every William Scagel knife, available at www.knifecenter.com.

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HTM Darrel Ralph DDR Gunhammer Torpedo

Introducing the production version of Darrel Ralph’s custom Gun Hammer folding knife, the Torpedo. This knife is an absolute tank, featuring a lightning fast assisted-opening mechanism and a wicked 3-1/2″ S30V bowie style blade.  The handle is made from thick 3D-machined aluminum  and features a .09″ thick titanium liner lock. It is an overbuilt knife that will stand up to torture, hard use, and anything else you can throw at it. A superb design using top quality materials, the Torpedo makes an excellent combat, tactical, or camp knife and we will be receiving additional variations of this knife soon. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading

Helle Survivor Man Temagami Knives


Helle Survivor Man Temagami Knife

Helle is a very cool company and this new Survivor Man series is great. They make amazing products in Norway that are really world class. They use top quality materials for real world use. The wood they use is extraordinary and people give the steel rave reviews. It gets razor sharp and is easy to sharpen. When you get a Helle knife, it arrives in its cardboard tube and the knife is in its sheath with a cleaning cloth over it. The knife fits nice and snug in the formed leather, Their prices are reasonable for top quality products. These Survivor Man items are new and they seem great with a polished blade and oiled wood handles. The grip feels perfect. These are not fancy knives, but are items to be used and depended upon. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com

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New Knives from Down Under

Down Under Knives You Call That a Knife These Are Knives
Down Under Knives – You Call That a Knife?

Number 1 on the “KnifeCenter least favorite knife-themed comments list” is the venerable favorite that’s not a knife, this is a knife. Thus, it is with much groaning that I proclaim that this is a knife. Technically, these are knives would be more appropriate, since there are two models and one is a combo, but I digress. Bottom line, Down Under Knives is making some very cool, very well built product, at a very reasonable price.

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Tom Krein Pocket Bowie Knife from Boker

Boker and Tom Krein Pocket Bowie Knife
New Pocket Bowie Knife from Boker and Tom Krein!

When we first heard about the Pocket Bowie, we were skeptical. One of the defining features of a Bowie knife is the large blade. What would a Bowie be, we wondered, without the size? But the new Pocket Bowie from Boker and Tom Krein has made believers out of us. The shaving sharp 2 1/2″ blade is small enough to be hidden under your shirt as a neck knife, but it feels like a larger knife. Maybe it is just the attitude that this knife has in comparison to other neck knives, but the spirit of the Bowie knife clearly surges beneath the steel of this blade.

The distinct Bowie blade is coupled with a very grippy G-10 handle. A tight, Tek-Lok compatible Kydex sheath completes the ensemble.

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See Boker’s New Johnson Fixed Blade

Boker Plus Johnson Fixed Blade Knife
Boker’s New Johnson Fixed Blade

If you like a large, heavy, solid bowie knife, say hello to the Boker Plus Johnson. This knife is as beautiful as it is ready to go to work for you. It is also an amazing value at under ninety dollars. Finally, it is based on the design of the first Boker Plus Collectors series, so its collectability is assured-and to that end it comes in a beautiful gift box.

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Unique Damascus Bowie Knives from Bear and Son at the Knife Center!

Bear and Sons Damascus Bowie Knife
New Damascus Bowie Knives from Bear and Son at the Knife Center

Every now and then we get offered an amazing opportunity by our vendors. Recently, Bear and Son came to us with a batch of these bowies that they had made several years ago, but had misplaced in their factory. These were typically made with a 10.25″ blade, but, due to a mistake by the lazer cutting machine, these have a unique 7.5″ damascus blade. They also feature beautiful cocobolo handles and a leather sheath. These are Western Style Bowies made in the USA at really great prices.

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