The Bladelight Camp is a very cool fixed blade by SOG. One might think that a “blade light” sounds kinda gimmicky, and it does, but the new SOG Bladelite actually “works”. I personally don’t think the blade itself (although it is adequate) is the best part of the overall offering. What makes the Bladelight is the sheath and the surprisingly powerful light. Although listed at ~ 37 Lumens, the light is emitted from 6 small bulbs making for a very powerful and focused beam. The light does not just work unsheathed, but with the sheath on as well – this is made possible by the six cutouts on the sheath and the Bladelight is equally bright with the sheath on or off. The sheath also features an indentation enabling the knife to make small wire/line cuts even when sheathed. Also there is a built-in sharpener on the sheath which is kinda handy. Now, more on the knife itself – it has a pretty good feel and the non-slip rubber handle makes it moderately grippy….and if you do drop it and it happens to break – it’s got a lifetime warranty so SOG will send ya a new one. The steel is 8Cr13MoV which is a good “value steel” with a decent balance of edge holding and corrosion resistance properties. Here at KnifeCenter, you can get this one with the satin blade and white light or with a black blade and red LED – KnifeCenter also offers a fillet knife version.
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DPX Orange HEST 2.0 with Free Book
This is the best HEST 2.0 we have seen! DPX is the brainchild of Robert Pelton, an adventure author and the products are really first rate. The knives are made in Italy by Lionsteel with D2 tool steel blades and a great locking system with a safety feature built in. So, the design is great and the quality is superb. Then, with this model which is exclusively sold by KnifeCenter, you get an autographed copy of Pelton’s book, “The Adventurist.” This knife is limited in quantity. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Just In! All three Enuff knives feature skeletonized full-tang construction for strength and light weight. We may sell tghrough the first shipment, but we’ll get more. Available in your choice of a clip point, leaf shaped or sheepfoot blade. The blades are ground from VG-10 stainless steel, a workhorse material that offers a superior balance of cutting performance, corrosion resistance, edge retention, and ease of sharpening. The clip point and leaf-shaped blades are both plain edged and full-flat ground to yield exceptional edge geometry for precision cutting chores and point utility. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com
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Just in from across the pond, we’re thrilled to announce the arrival of new Chris Caine Survival Tools from Scorpion! These incredible tools have handles sculpted from colored G-10, renowned for its toughness, light weight, and ability to resist abrasion, water, and chemicals. Available with red or orange handles, you won’t find these anywhere else-they’re exclusively at the KnifeCenter.
Designed by survival expert Chris Caine, who’s got more than two dozen years of experience surviving in the English countryside, these awesome tools are handcrafted from start to finish. Intended mainly for chopping, most of the weight is situated in the forward part of the blade, which makes quick work of processing firewood. They have a convex grind, ideal for toughness and edge retention and the entire blade is razor sharp so everything from batoning kindling to stripping off bark is easy work. Pick up a Survival Tool or the smaller Companion model today to take into the wilderness with you tomorrow-it’s the last camp knife you’ll ever need! Remember, the only place you can find these is at www.knifecenter.com!
Buck TravelMate Kit Sandwich Knife and Fork Utility Set
Buck Knives is always inventive and they have released a great, new picnic-type set. The knife is a flexible sandwich knife with a serrated edge and eco-friendly handle. The sheath also holds a fork/combo tool that has a bottle opener and a can opener. It’s very cool! And, its all made by Buck Knives in the USA!
You are welcome to view them at www.knifecenter.com
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DPx Gear HEST II Fixed Blades Woodsman and Assault
DPx Gear and Robert Pelton have released great products over the last year or so. This year promises many more. These first 2 items for 2012 are short-run fixed blade versions of the Hostile Environment Survival Tool (HEST) II fixed blades. One is for the outdoors in general, the woodsman, and the other is black coated for stealth combat use. The handles are removable with storage in them. They are awesome knives and have the DPx signature features, the notch for dealing with hot things around a camp fire, the pointed end of the handle and the wrench cutout.
You can see these new knives at www.knifecenter.com
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The Bushcraft wilderness survival method from Australia is quickly becoming popular in the northern hemisphere, and Mora of Sweden has a full range of knives for your training! Mora knives have a long history dating back to the medieval times. Tested and proven, the Mora style remains in use throughout Scandinavia today and has become popular with bushcraft enthusiasts due to the simplicity and maintainability of the Mora design. You can see these knives at www.knifecenter.com (Bushcraft Survival featured in the above picture)
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Ontario Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness Survival Knife
Ontario Knives ventures into the world of Bushcraft with their new Blackbird SK-5 Wilderness survival knife. It’s built like their Ranger and RT series, except it is styles for survival and uses 154CM American stainless instead of 1095 carbon steel. Ontario knives is a premier American knife company.
This is a great American made knife.
You can see these at www.knifecenter.com
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BokerPlus VoxKnives Rold Camp Knife
BokerPlus keeps coming out with incredible products – especially large fixed blades. This new VOX model is awesome- and I’m not just saying that! It has a full size (over 6″ x 1.5″) flat ground D2 blade. That alone gives it real knife lover cred. The handle is contoured G-10 to give a great and comfortable grip. The moster full tang is framed with the red layer before the G-10. The two holes in the handle give it a unique look and can serve as a lanyard hole- it comes with a Nylon lanyard through the rear hole. It is sort of simple, utilitarian, tough materials and great style all combined into one knife. The sheath is simple Kydex and a Tek-Lok is included. All this for just over $100 is a great deal. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Boker Plus SOB (Spec Ops Blade)
We’ve mentioned the lack of gentleman’s fixed blades on the market these days, and though it is a little on the big side, we think the new Boker Spec Ops Blade falls into this great category. The SOB, as it is called, features Micarta scales and a Kydex sheath that can be matched to a Tek-Lok—though it is not included. The knife is comfortable in the hand, and the modified sheepsfoot blade is built for a variety of tasks—utility, tactical, and even culinary!
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