We’ve had Medford products for several weeks now and I haven’t gotten around to a Blog post- because they have been coming and going out in a fast and furious fashion. These combat knives and folding knives are amazing– they are strong, well made and well designed and not inexpensive- and the public loves them. We ordered them back in January and they finally arrived in July, and this is the typical lead time on these items. They are absolutely worth the wait. The whole operation is a reflection of the creators, Greg and Amy Medford in Phoenix, AZ. These two are dynamic, high spirited, fun and creative individuals with a real passion for the product and the business. They have an amazing process for each knife that includes fully hand grinding each blade and fitting each knife together to the utmost perfection. The fit and finish on these workhorse big, honkin’ knives is superb. The materials are great and the the packaging is super professional. We see a lot of products come through the Knifecenter, but the Medfords have really raised the bar in all these respects. Look for great things in the future with a quicker production cycle, but the knives will never be better than they are now. They may have automatic grinders in their production down the road, but now everything is ground by hand. You may regret not getting these early models.
CHAOS Combat Knives from Cold Steel
These new Chaos models from Cold Steel Knives feel like the ultimate combat knives. Especially the double edged dagger, these are just awesome fighting tools. The handle is solid and threatening with a steel knuckle guard and a solid skull crusher on the rear end. With that and the very solid grip and long blade, this could be the most effective fighting knife we have seen.
United Combat Fighter w/ sheath $14.95
The KnifeCenter doesn’t feature many knives at this level of pricing. We like to sell quality products but we understand that there is a place for all types of tools. You may not have a $100 socket set in the trunk of your car for emergency use. A $10 special from the rack at your hardware store may do that that purpose. If you’re going into an outdoor arena where you need a good size knife but have a good chance of leaving it behind, you may not want a $300 Chris Reeve knife- maybe this is a great option. This is a heck of a deal at $14.95 and we just can’t get over the value for the dollar and overall features on this item. The sheath is a basic plastic but does a great job. We think this is an incredible value and that’s why we offer it to you at www.knifecenter.com
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This Columbia River Knife and Tool “First Production” fixed blade Redemption Tactical/Survival Knife definitely has an immediate WOW! factor. Here at KnifeCenter we were all impressed by the overall heft of the knife and the truly unique Ken Onion designed blade. This behemoth combat tactical weapon features G10 handles which provide for a more comfortable feel and ease of use and Includes a nylon sheath with belt loops, a leg strap, and an extra storage pocket. The knife is secured in a removable Kydex liner (simply unscrew one bolt) within the nylon sheath. The black plain blade features a dramatic recurve and is constructed using YK-30 high-carbon steel.
Whether you’re blazing through the jungle, removing unwanted brush from the backyard, or simply wish to impress your pals with this wicked beast of a knife, the Redemption will surely fit the bill. These are sure to move quickly so get yours here ASAP at www.knifecenter.com!!
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Spyderco Knives creates a great new knife that works as an every day carry for everybody as well as a special tool for people who need a great knife in their every day work. This knife has a lot of “bells and whistles.” It’s lightweight, has a slim profile, opens easily and locks solidly. This is a first for Spyderco. It probably won’t be the last flipper opening knife that Spyderco Knives offers. The Southard designed blade is a long belly – that’s it and this makes for a really useful tool. The top of the blade has jimping near the handle which is great for control and then another ramp further out for when you are choked up on the knife for a more controlled and precise cutting. This pocketknife has a framelock system with a titanium side to the handle. A piece of that titanium alloy actually flexes over to lock the blade in the open position. The pocket clip sits on that side and is polished steel. The Southard flipper from Spyderco is a medium sized folding knife and you can see them at www.knifecenter.com.
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This American made boot knife was designed by Tim Galyean. This is a great deal! The steel is S30V and the craftsmanship is superb. The dagger blade features full-tang construction and non-reflective Tungsten DLC coating. For a superior grip in all weather conditions, the grooved handles are 3-D machined in matte-black G-10. The sure-grip handle is drilled to accept a lanyard. Includes Kydex® sheath with MOLLE compatible, multi-carry configuration.
Mantis Civilianaire Coin Knife- Revolutionary!
Mantis Knives– one of the most innovative companies we have ever seen, produces a “revolutionary” product- the Coin Knives. OK, Revolutionary is a play on the fact that these are round, but they are, indeed game changing. They’re small blades that fold into the coin sized handles and can be carried in the coin pocket of jeans. Nobody really uses those pockets anyway, and here is a great use for them! The blades are stainless damascus steel and the handles are G-100 Fiberware (G-10 type material). The blades come out hawkbilled style and are effective for opening packages or envelopes -ie 90% of the tasks for which most of us need a knife. The Civilianaire is based off a Warren Thomas Coin knife design. The coin knife is not a new concept. This version is beyond anything we have seen, however.
So, these are easy to carry, are made of the finest materials and sell for a very reasonable price- what are you waiting for- order one now!
You can see these 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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Spyderco Tenacious in Black
Spyderco Knives has released their Tenacious folding knife model in all black. It really makes this every-day-carry type of economy Spyderco a great, stealth carry. The Tenacious series are perfectly sized folders geared for rough use for people who prefer a liner lock and G-10 handles. This is really the combination that made Benchmade and Emerson so successful, but put together is China for economy. The materials are still good as the reviews of current Tenacious models will show. People like this knife and the black versions are sure to be a hit.
Benchmade Adamas Series from Shane Sibert
Benchmade Knives has specialized in combat tactical knives, pretty much, from day 1. Their original Emerson models built the company. The Sibert MPR has been a popular combat folder since it was introduced last year. This new series of ADAMAS folders takes it to the full size folder class. These feature a D2 tool steel blade which is very hard and these are coated to avoid any corrosion. If you are our and about and need a full size folding knife, this may be the one you will want. It goes head to head with Strider and other heavy combat knives and is still affordable and available (at least so far).
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