This is a very nice folder with a top-of-the-line stonewashed S35VN stainless steel blade. The blue anodized titanium handle has a sturdy frame-lock and a custom finished surface texture which provides better than adequate grip. The design is set up with a tip-up carry pocket clip and comes with nylon belt sheath to protect it. The blade is very well balanced and I have found it to be extremely easy to open with one hand using the thumb stud. It’s a classic folding design with superb ergonomics and even better fit and finish. Pro-Tech really give Chris Reeve a run for his money when it comes to manufacturing quality – each knife is absolutely superb. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.
ONE TOUGH KNIFE THAT’S EVER-READY FOR WORK, UTILITY, AND EVERY DAY CARRYING. Get your hands on a Whirlwind and you won’t want to let go. This one will be your constant companion whether you’re on the jobsite, working in the garage, or doing chores around the house. The first thing you’ll notice is how this big handful of a knife nestles into your palm. The ergonomic design and the tough, glass-filled nylon handle scales provide a grip that’s comfortable, secure, and ensures that you’re always in control of the cut. Next, of course, you’ll want to try out the razor-sharp blade. Just push on the thumbstud and—twack!—the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism moves the blade out of the handle and it locks securely into place, ready for use. The blade is a classic drop-point, perfect for handling a wide range of tasks—pretty much anything you care to throw at it. The blade steel is high-performance 14C28N. Developed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik Steel, it offers excellent corrosion resistance, hardness, and edge retention. In fact, Sandvik considers this the highest-performance steel available that can still be fine-blanked. We would have to agree. But the only way you’re going to know for yourself is to get a Whirlwind of your own at www.knifecenter.com.
Spyderco Hungarian Design Folding Knife
Spyderco’s ethnic series has amazed a lot of us through the last several years. They have taken designs – some ancient – and modernized them in their own inimitable fashion, into modern Spyderco models. Included among them are the Jot Singh Khalsa, Bob Lum Chinese Models, the Ed Schempp Navaja, and the Nilakka Folding Puukko among others. This model, however, is really exceptional. The eastern European flavor is reflected in the stylized handle which fits an average sized hand very well. The dual extensions on the highly polished bolster serve as a thumb rest on top and a guard on the inside of the handle. The materials seem really well thought out a with nicely polished and well formed G10 handle along with a top quality steel blade that is what Spyderco calls a full flat grind- meaning flat from the top of the blade to the top of the final bevel that goes to the cutting edge. Although all parts of the handle, bolster and pocket clip are highly polished, the blade is left with a satin finish. This is a great knife, made in Taiwan and presented at Spyderco’s high level of quality. Collector’s will want to have one of these so that, in years to come, they will be able to take this out and amaze others. The liner lock works very well and is buried just enough to avoid accidental release. These swing open easily, lock securely and close conveniently. We see this latest entry from Spyderco Knives as a real winner, even though the price is not low. You get what you pay for- at least in this case, and in our opinion.
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Spyderco Orange Pingo Folding Knife
Spyderco has the Pingo models made for them in Italy. They arrive with the top quality Böhler-Uddeholm’s premium N690Co stainless steel and an easy to open design. They’re designed by Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes of Denmark and work great.
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Every once in a while, our friends over at Kershaw Knives come out with something new that generates a buzz around our office. When we first laid eyes on the new Kurai, we knew that they had come up with something really interesting.
The Kurai is a gentleman’s folder with style to spare, with carbon fiber-patterned aluminum handle scales. It doesn’t sacrifice substance either-it’s heavy for its size (in a good way), and its 2.5″ 8Cr13MoV blade with Titanium Carbo-Nitride coating provides great performance and corrosion resistance at an extremely reasonable price. Opening is smooth and easy with the thumb stud, and the linerlock is nice and solid. The Kurai makes a great gift, too! Check them out today at www.knifecenter.com!
New from Boker Plus, meet the ultra-cool Nano: it’s bright, versatile, and it wants to be your new best friend! Its small size is perfect for EDC duties at 4-3/4″ overall, and its stout 1-7/8″ 440C stainless steel blade can slice through pretty much anything you throw at it-plus it takes a very sharp edge. Bright lime-green Zytel scales make it hard to forget if you set it down, and it fits comfortably in all but the largest hands.
The Nano sports an easy-to-use frame lock, and jimping on the spine just adds to its grip and versatility. It may be small, but it’ll be a loyal companion for years. Check them out today at www.knifecenter.com!
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Maserin Knives from Italy
We love the Maserin knives. The materials are great and the workmanship is excellent and the designs are superb- as you would expect from Italian designers. We brought in a limited number of their products because we know that you’ll like these, too. The prices are good, too. We even have a folder made over there that we can sell at $14.95! Check them out.
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New SVORD Folding Pocketknife Models
Svord Knives make great products. They have their Peasant Knives which we have been offering for some time and people love them. Svord Knives has now released this Peasant Knife with aluminum handles. They’re really great folders with very thin profiles. The handle grips the base of the blade to sort of lock it open with a “friction lock” system. They are very reasonably priced and well made. These are made in New Zealand. The carbon steel that they use will take a razor edge.
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Cold Steel Voyagers
Cold Steel Knives are awesome. Their Voyager series has been a KnifeCenter favorite for over a decade and their Vaquero style blades are also favorites. I, personally, have carried a Vaquero Grande (no longer available) for years in my cars, right by my left hand in case I should ever need it and it is one of the most effective weapons you can have. They have since integrated the vaquero style blades into the Voyager series and we feel this makes a lot of sense. They are made the same and it makes the selection more straight forward. We’ve finally started getting them all in!