Spyderco Persistence Folding Knife – $31.95

Spyderco Persistence Folding Knife
Spyderco Persistence Folding Knife – $31.95
Spyderco Knives announces an amazing turn of events in the knife universe- a real Spyderco knife at about $32US! OK, it’s made in China, but it is well made and it is a real Spyderco Knife. This folding knife has a G10 handle, a well fitted liner lock, four way clip placement, a total flat ground blade and it sells for $31.95! What’s not to like here?
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Columbia River Van Hoy Yea-Go™

Columbia River Van Hoy Yea-Go
Columbia River Van Hoy Yea-Go™
A creative now opening technique from the creative folks at Columbia Rive Knife and tool! The mechanism on these assisted opening pocket knives works great. They are fast and the deep pocket clip is great too. We have them at: www.knifecenter.com
They have written extensively about this new series of folding knives and so I will let them speak for it. Continue Reading

Boker Mokume Damascus 150 Layer Damascus Steel Blade

Boker Mokume Damascus 150 Layer Damascus Steel Blade
Boker Mokume Damascus 150 Layer Damascus Steel Blade
This Boker Knife is a real beauty. We love Boker Knives’ Damascus products and carry all we can get, but this one adds the beauty of the Mokume process on the bolster. The Mokume process is a “marriage of metals” with nickel, brass and copper being layered and the result is really striking. The picture doesn’t do it justice as the layers are more pronounced to the eye. The blade is Devin Thomas damascus using Devin’s own “Raindrop” pattern. The handle is a beautiful exotic wood. Phew- this is a great, limited edition Boker pocketknife!
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Boker’s New Limited Editions

Boker's New Limited Editions
Boker’s New Limited Editions
One thing that Boker does well is to build their German, conventional style folding knives. These two are old time standards from Boker. The BO2020Y folding hunter is a very old style and this one is really attractive with a bright yellow handle. At $44.95, this is a great deal and only a limited number were made. We have them at: www.knifecenter.com
The blade steel is typical high carbon (non stainless) that a lot of folks really like because they feel it is easy to sharpen.

The BO2002GOLD is a really unusual model that will appeal to all the Boker collectors out there. The 200x series is a real steady seller but this one has an unusual color bone handle and a gold plated blade! The prices of these new offerings are really reasonable.
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Buck Mayo/TNT™ Carbon Fiber Handle Limited Edition

Buck Mayo/TNT™ Carbon Fiber Handle Limited Edition
Buck Mayo/TN Carbon Fiber Handle Limited Edition
Now here is a gorgeous knife! Buck‘s custom shop has come up with a winner with this Mayo model 172 with a carbon fiber handle on one side and, on the other, titanium with a frame lock. This Mayo has a premium blade made of CPM S30V stainless steel heat treated by Bos at the Buck plant. Each knife is individually numbered xx/250 on the blade in this limited release of 250 items.
The feel is very light. The action is sure and fast. The lockup is secure. This is a real classic and very limited in availability.
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Buck New 300 Series with Wood handles- USA Made

Buck New 300 Series with Wood handles- USA Made
Buck’s New 300 Series with Wood handles- USA Made
Buck knives has been producing the 300 series as long as we can remember. They are small, mostly multiblade folders that are easy to carry and well made. They have always been American made until Buck brought in some China imports last year with wood handles. These new ones, however, also have wood (Dymonwood- laminated birch with stabilizing). They are handsome looking and well made in Buck’s new Idaho factory.
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SHOT Show 2009- Day 4 – the latest news!

SHOT Show 2009- Day 4 – the latest news!
Emerson will have A-100 Mini Folders and a super CQC8.
Canal Street will offer an 1873 Cowboy Bowie. Also a stainless traditional liner lock. A new large Muskrat.
Spyderco - Here’s some prototypes and concept knives I missed before.
How about a Military with titanium handle and frame lock! Just a concept knife- so don’t try to order one yet! Also, a new rendition of the Hobbit Warrior that Round Eye Knives and Al Mar did years ago! This one has H1 non rusting stainless steel on a broad upswept blade with serrated top. The Police Camo handle Concept, the Breeden Rescue with green G10 handle with an edge that is slightly upswept from sheepsfoot and a sharpened recessed notch on the top of the blade.
The Ed Schemp designed Balance – very symetrical, tiny crescent shape with 1″ blade with hole in exact middle. The new Perin folder. Bradley folder with CPM M4.

Ontario now has the full Ranger line. These are awesome fixed blades made of 1/4″ 5160 carbon steel stock. The thinner knives like the Shiv and Shank are made of 1095 carbon steel. This 5160 is a high carbon spring steel like is used in large truck leaf springs and can take repeated abuse without cracking. They also have their first auto opener.
Schatt and Morgan will have three historical models. One is from tooling dated to 1917. They found the tooling in the attic at the Queen factory. Also a cotton sampler with a wide flat blade.

CASE has a pink polkadot series of a few models. It is a white bone with pink indents. They have a “desk knife” which is a small fixed blade with sheepsfoot handle and bone or pearl handle. It comes in a leather pouch. They will also have a black G10 series replacing the orange G10.
The damascus models will be a tiney trapper, 2 blade tiny toothpick, mini trapper, canoe and stockman.

SHOT Show News

The Shooting Hunting and Outdoors Trade show is underway and we have the latest news of the knife industry! Here’s some great stuff from the first day of the show:
Spyderco has a slew of new products. Sal sat with us and explained a bunch of the Prototypes. The Stretch 2 will be available soon. The standard model with S30V steel blades will come plain, combo and fully serrated with a black handle. The blue handle model will be plain edge only with ZDP189 blade.
Spyderco Slipits are non-locking folders that are one hand openers. Look for several models this year. Many are made in Taiwan to very high standards they will largely have blades made of steel that Spyderco ships into Taiwan – like S30V.
Leaf Storm Slip-it with RIL Reeve Integral Lock (Frame Lock) with G10 on one side. Leaf shaped blade.
Spyderco Bushcraft fixed blade with beautiful burl maple handle and flat grind from top of blade to cutting edge. Steel is o-1
Rock Lobster is taking longer because the hole in the blade had to be moved. Before, when closing, the handle would knock the thumb out on closing. The move of the hole delayed this item.
The New Manix! The return of a fantastic folder series. These will have the ball bearing lock that has a cage that makes it easy to use. The liner has a lot of jimping around the edges making it more ornate and secure to hold.
The new Manix models will come in 2 sizes – one will be larger than former large model, making it a jumbo folder and the other will be in between the former 2 models in size.
Tiny Slipit- a small folding miniature with no lock, a steel handle and retail of $7.95!
New fixed Temperance with Micarta handle with longer blade (5″) and nicer handle
From Africa is a new knife (Chokwa?) shape that Spyderco turned into a folder from Taiwan. The handle is coffin shaped. This folder has blade that is S30V almost sheepsfoot flat except the end turns up. The lock is the RIL (frame lock) and a percentage of the revenues will be donated to AIDS relief in Africa.
A percentage of SAGE revenues are donated to Alzheimer disease.
A new knife called the Chicago with a blade under 2″ because of the laws there about carrying knives into buildings.
JD Smith sprint run with 1200 pieces only with full flat grind and 4 way clip. Green G-10 handles, 4 placement pocket clip.
The new Poliwog with G10 handle and ball bearing lock that really works well because of the thinness of the knife. Expect May 2009 delivery.
A new Terzuola folder Slipit with Carbon Fiber handle with three distinct stops on the blade made in Taiwan with S30V steel blades they ship in.
New Ladybug with purple handle as well as a yellow handle model with H1 non rusting steel.
Jumpmaster is a fully serrated fixed blade. The jumpmaster is the guy standing in the plane as soldiers jump. If one gets tangled, the Jumpmaster cuts him loose. It uses H1 steel and has a 5″ blade.