The Proelia Tactical Folders are made in China, but are definitely top quality knives. They’re another wonder, like Kizer and Reate, of how you can get quality craftsmanship with great materials for a competitive price. The blades are made from D2 tool steel and available in a utilitarian drop point or tactical tanto shape. The KVT bearing systems give them very, very smooth opening action and makes them extremely enjoyable to fondle. These are great designs and well executed knives, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.
Based on Mike Read’s popular non-locking folder, the PITS (Pie in the Sky) Slipjoint Folder was designed to comply with British knife laws. It’s a heavy duty, hard use folder that you can count on in a tactical encounter. It features a broad clip-point blade, flat ground from Bohler N690Co stainless steel. The ergonomic handle scales are precision machined from solid titanium and skeletonized to reduce weight and increase grip texture. All around a great every day carry knife without the hassle of a lock or legality concerns. Get your today at www.knifecenter.com.
This Gustavo Cecchini design is the best knife I have ever seen from Boker Plus, bar none. Gustavo, the genius behind GTC Knives, has a style different from every other manufacturer and his knives are some of the most sought after in the industry, regularly selling for $3,000 and up. The Federal is a true GTC design with absolutely superb fit and finish. The blade profile, handle shape, flipper profile, and even the carbon fiber inlays are done in true GTC fashion. It features a very unique pocket clip design, kind of like a frame lock mechanism, where the clip lays perfectly in line with the handle scales when not being used. Truly unlike any other production piece, check out this amazing knife at www.knifecenter.com.
The Foundry is a truly unique collaborative effort between Spyderco and Carpenter Technology Corporation. With a 465 stainless steel handle, a refined Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.), and the awesome wire clip – it’s an ideal everyday carry user. The Foundry’s broad clip-point blade features a full-flat grind for strength and superior edge geometry and the trademark Spyderco round hole for convenient one handed opening. Check it out now at www.knifecenter.com.
The Quartermaster QTR-3f has gone through some changes and come out on the other size an improved folding design. It is nearly 40% lighter and features a nearly 30% slimmer profile. The locking mechanism has been upgraded to the highest caliber Titanium Framelock with a dual-purpose steel lock bar insert. This prevents overtravel when disengaging the lock and also keeps the face properly aligned under the blade face during use. The knife features the ORB Pivot System, textured G10 scales, and a reversible tip-up pocket clip. See more info on the knife at www.knifecenter.com.
The TFF-1 Tactical Fighting Folder is an absolute monster of a knife developed for military & law enforcement personnel. It’s a big, beefy blade that you 100% can count on whenever you might need it and whatever you may need it for. The handle is made with a solid titanium frame lock and your choice from a variety of G10 face scales. The tip-up carry pocket clip is sized appropriately for this folder and is extremely strong. The wide, spear point blade is made from 0.19″ thick D2 steel with a black oxide finish and a hollow grind. The TFF-1 is an ambidextrous one-hand opener and built entirely in the USA. It is up to just about any challenge, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
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Designed by the survival experts over at ESEE Knives, Mike Perrin and Jeff Randall, and produced by Blue Ridge Knives, the Avispa is a hybrid between the Ontario RAT handle combined with the blade style of the Zancudo folder. Compared to the Zancudo, it features a larger, more capable 3.5″ blade for better cutting power. Features a nice, slim design with a full-size blade in stonewash or black. Handles are textured FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon) in the front with a stainless steel back. The framelock lockup feels solid and the blade easily glides open using the dual-thumb stubs. The Avispa will surely appeal to many with its 4-way pocket clip making it 100% ambidextrous. Overall, this is a great choice for an EDC for anyone looking for a high quality, full-size folder not looking to break the bank. See all models at www.knifecenter.com.