The latest addition to the Spyderco line is the folding Puukko design by Pekka Tuominen, the Nilakka, and what a cool knife this is. Based off the successful Spydero FB28WDP Puukko and adapted for the folding knife enthusiast, the Nilakka is unlike any other knife in your collection. The squared off G10 handle is robust, comfortable in the hand and will not rip up your pockets. The knife buries deeply, opens smoothly and locks up tightly – as with all Spydercos. What makes the Nilakka unique is the zero grind it incorporates all the way down the blade to the cutting edge. There is not a separate bevel on the edge, which makes resharpening the knife more difficult but this kind of grind is unparalleled in slicing performance. You can find this unique folding knife at www.knifecenter.com.
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Introducing a new brand of overbuilt, well made, tactically designed edged tools – Quartermaster Knives – also known as QTRM5TR. Taking Mantis Knives to the next level with all USA-made products (and components), they’re doing it right and they’re doing only a limited number of each model. Every knife is individually serialized and hand checked to make sure only the finest combat cutlery is leaving their shop and hitting our shelves. Utilizing CPM154 for their first production runs, every knife incorporates QTRM5TR’s proprietary ORB® pivot system which is a smooth as any available on the market today. It makes actuating the large and small blades QTRM5TR uses a breeze and can be adjusted with the same Torx bit as all the rest of the screws on the knife. Check out these awesome new blades at www.knifecenter.com.
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Boker is well known for producing some of the highest quality pocket and fixed blade knives in the world. The Special Edition Evergreen Series with smooth olive wood handles are no exception. The beautifully brushed 440C blades come razor sharp and have an extremely strong detent providing solid lockup. All the handles are nicely rounded and very smooth for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The inlaid Tree-Brand logo reads ‘Solingen’ underneath symbolizing the quality of manufacturing coming from one of the premier steel capitals of the world. These knives are serial numbered and limited to only 500 production pieces worldwide. Pick yours up for a great price at www.knifecenter.com.
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DPx Gear, in partner with Italian knife manufacturer LionSteel, is doing some amazing things with their excellently designed HEST Folder. After almost a year of field use gathering opinions, suggestions, and modification ideas, DPX Gear has come out with their Triple Black special edition folder with some serious tactical improvements. The main complaint about their original folder by soldiers serving all over the world was that it just wasn’t tactical enough. The knife lacked serrations and the Titanium lock side and clip were too darn visible and with this simple idea at heart, the new HEST T3 was born. The knife now comes with a tactical black G10 handle scale, a PVD-coated Titanium lockbar, and is free of any discernible markings on the blade or clip. This allows for the knife to disappear into the night and with the sharp biting serrations, it’s possibly the perfect combat theater tool. Another awesome new feature of the Triple Black T3 folder is that the skull shaped adjustment tool now incorporates a built in compass. For it to function correctly, the tool had to be made from a non-magnetic alloy and what better for this than Titanium. Adjust your tactical tool with style and be sure to get yours before they’re gone forever, strictly limited to 500 production pieces. You can find this stout, tactical folder at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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Cold Steel is one of the most popular knife brands in the industry today and the Recon 1 is a main stay in their line. New for 2012, the Recon series adds two new sizes which are here for good and much more easily carried than the original 4-inch models. The Mini Recon’s are the perfect EDC size for most people packing a 3″ blade and 4-1/8″ highly textured G10 handle. The Micro Recon series is more of a keychain knife with a 2″ blade, 2-3/4″ closed length and an included keyring. Ergonomics are definitely a strong point for the Recons as all three sizes meld into your hand perfectly. All knives are or will soon be available in Tanto, Spear Point or Clip Point blade configurations except the Micro, which will only be Tanto and Spear Point. See all the variations 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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Spyderco welcomes a fourth member to the excellent Sage Series; the Al Mar inspired backlock with beautiful Arizona Ironwood and Titanium Bolsters. This knife continues the superb line Spyderco has produced to honor Knifemakers who’ve contributed major innovations to the industry. The same blade and handle shape as previous models, the ergonomics of the Sage 4 make it comfortable to use in the regular saber grip as well as choking up with your index finger in the choil. An excellent knife design, the Sage 4 will make a great user and a nice addition to any collection. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com Continue Reading
Smith & Wesson Leaders Stand Alone 2000
Made in the USA in 2000, this is a rare knife. A truly collectible Smith and Wesson folding pocketknife. And, we are selling it for $9.95!
It’s 3.5″ long closed and has a raised design on both sides. Very cool item!