The SM-10T fixed blade knife from US custom knife maker Sal Manaro is based on a design that Sal originally developed for a SWAT officer. The design is rugged, strong, tactical, and reliable. The whopping 6.7 mm thick construction of the blade gives you a piece of mind that you can count on this knife for anything and everything. The single piece of 440C stainless steel is hollow ground along the main edge length to ensure a reasonably sharp cutting edge and flat ground near the tip to provide maximum strength. The textured G10 scales, adequate jimping, and great finger guard all ensure a firm grip and it includes a rugged kydex sheath with belt adapter. See it at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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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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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Helle is a very cool company and this new Survivor Man series is great. They make amazing products in Norway that are really world class. They use top quality materials for real world use. The wood they use is extraordinary and people give the steel rave reviews. It gets razor sharp and is easy to sharpen. When you get a Helle knife, it arrives in its cardboard tube and the knife is in its sheath with a cleaning cloth over it. The knife fits nice and snug in the formed leather, Their prices are reasonable for top quality products. These Survivor Man items are new and they seem great with a polished blade and oiled wood handles. The grip feels perfect. These are not fancy knives, but are items to be used and depended upon. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Recently released by Cold Steel, we are proud to offer the incredible Leatherneck! Featuring full-tang construction, the 6 3/4″ high-carbon SK-5 blade is flat ground on both sides-ideal for cutting or slicing. Cold Steel is well known for the toughness of their products, and the Leatherneck just may set a new standard-it’s that solid! The handle is made from extremely grippy, deeply checkered Kraton® material. The Leatherneck also features a machined steel butt cap for use as a hammer or impact tool if necessary. It ships with a sturdy Secure-Ex® sheath, complete with fully detachable and ambidextrous belt loop. Check ‘em out at www.knifecenter.com. Semper fi!
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Gil Hibben Hibben Sub Hilt Assault Bowie
This is a great sub-hilt combat knife from United Cutlery and designed by the infamous Gil Hibben. It has a Micarta handle that really fits your hand nicely- at least it fits mine which is a medium size. The price is exceptional especially when you compare it to the Cold Steel Black Bear model, although that one is of a much finer quality, made in Japan with San Mai steel. The look is similar, but the similarity doesn’t extend much further. Smith and Wesson came out with a monster subhilt recently that even has this one beat on price, although it doesn’t have Gil Hibben‘s sense of design. This Gil Hibben one is affordable and has a nice, leather sheath included. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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United Cutlery SOA Assault Knife
United Cutlery puts out an interesting assortment of products. Some are fantasy, some are curiosities and some are decent usable products. This fixed blade SOA (Special Operations Association) model is one of the latter. They are economically produced in China (of course) and have a decent quality of steel (AUS-6) and a great pattern of relief on the Micarta handles. We can market these at $38.95 which is a great price for a decent knife. They have a Kydex sheath with a belt clip. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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The Filipino Barong Machete is a great choice for several reasons. It is longer than most fighting knives without being measurably heavier – making it a favorite of martial arts folks. It’s a very easy and effective weapon to wield. It is also a favorite of outdoorsmen in the know, as it is weighted towards the front of the blade, making it great for clearing foliage tirelessly.
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