Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

Blade Show 2012 Award Winners

2012 Industry Achievement: Knife Rights & AKTI

2012 Accessory of the Year: Wicked Edge Precision Sharpener Pro-Pack I

2012 Kitchen Knife of the Year: Shun Tayo Kitchen Knife

2012 Investor Collector Knife of the Year: William Henry B12 Freedom

2012 Collaboration of the Year: Zero Tolerance & RJ Martin 0600

2012 Best Buy of the Year: Kershaw Cryo

2012 Manufacturing Quality Award : Chris Reeve Knives

2012 Hall of Fame Inductee: Harold Kit Carson

2012 Most Innovative Imported Design: Lionsteel DPX Gear HEST 2.0

2012 Most Innovative American Design: Spyderco Autonomy

2012 Imported Knife of the Year: CRKT Ken Onion Foresight

2012 American Made Knife of the Year: Microtech Socom Delta

2012 Overall Knife of the Year: Zero Tolerance 0888

Kershaw 1085 American Made Diskin Hunter is Superb

Kershaw 1085 Diskin Hunter is Superb

Skinning, quartering, dressing, light splitting, shaving, and whittling are only a few of the things the Diskin Hunter is capable of. Designed by custom maker Matt Diskin to be a field dressing knife that could also perform camp tasks, the 1085 is the happy medium between functional blade size and svelte, compact design. The blade is 4-5/8″ long with tons of belly and shaped like a cross between the Tremor and Rake models. The steel is 14C28N stainless, which will take an extremely sharp edge and provide excellent corrosion resistance so you won’t have to worry about your blade rusting out in the field. The thing that sets the Diskin Hunter apart is the handle. Made from textured G10, the handle being only one inch at it’s widest point makes it easy to get a good grip on, especially with gloved hands. The knife comes with a high quality leather belt sheath and is backed by the Kershaw lifetime warranty. Best of all is it’s made in the USA and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.

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Kershaw Brawler Assisted Series

Kershaw Brawler Assisted Series

The Kershaw Knives new entry:
A cold front blew in from the West the other day, leaving us with sunny skies and-oh look, the awesome new Kershaw Brawlers! These are a whole lot of knife for the money. They offer Kershaw’s smooth SpeedSafe® assisted opening, accessed via the thumb studs or the built-in flipper. A nice, solid liner lock secures the tanto-style 3 1/4″ blade, featuring 8CR13MOV stainless steel with a non-reflective black DLC coating, available in both plain and partial-serrated edges. Grab one today before somebody else beats you to the punch! Check them out at www.knifecenter.com!

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Kershaw Tremor Assisted Very Cool Knife!

Kershaw Knives Tremor Assisted Very Cool Knife
Kershaw Tremor Assisted Very Cool Pocketknife!
Kershaw Knives releases another winning folding pocketknife. The Tremor you just felt was the sound of Kershaw’s competitors running back to the drawing board. Kershaw has been the leader in the development and evolution of assisted opening knives since the beginning. We have not seen much new from them in the last couple years in this category, but they have come roaring back with the Tremor. This large G10 linerlock with a blade kicker is made in China under the supervision of Kershaw’s parent company and features the original Ken Onion SpeedSafe technology.
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New Zero Tolerance 0700 Model Pocketknife

New Zero Tolerance 0700 Model Folding Knife Pocketknife
New Zero Tolerance 0700 Model Pocketknife

The new Zero Tolerance 0700 is a very tip heavy tanto blade, and we like it! The handles are thin but comfortable to grab in both forward and reverse grip. The blade is S30V, the scales are G10, nothing is second rate. Although not as heavy as some other Zero Tolerance models, it does not compromise blade strength. If you need an under 5 inch tactical folder with a strong, aggressive blade, this is the knife you want.

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New Zero Tolerance Model 0160 Combat Knife

Zero Tolerance 0160 Combat Knife
New Zero Tolerance Model 0160 Combat Knife

Zero Tolerance designs their knives with a no-nonsense attitude. These are knives that are meant for heavy duty use in combat situations. The Model 0160 is no exception. The full flat tang ensures stability and power, reflected in the heft of the knife. The blade, on the other hand, will hardly reflect anything at all, because of the Tungsten DLC coating. The thick spine reinforces the knife’s power, while the sleek shape boosts the agility. The sheath utilizes a positive holding system that holds the knife well, but it also includes a snap strap for extra security.

As an American made item, you know that the materials are high quality as well, with premium Sandvik 14C28N steel for the blade, and grippy 3D machined G-10 scales.

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New Kershaw Field Knife and Skinner

New Kershaw Field Knife Hunter and Skinner
New Kershaw Field Knife and Skinner

It seems like knives are getting more and more complex. Sometimes you just need a little simplicity. Kershaw really takes this lesson to heart with the introduction of the Field Knife Hunter and the Skinner. These knives feature a single piece of metal with G-10 scales for grip. This simple design means that there are fewer ways to go wrong. The full flat tang adds stability, and the textured G-10 scales improve grip. The long edge on the Field Knife makes it great for slicing and general tasks, while the deep belly on the Skinner Knife is designed for skinning, as the name suggests.

Both of these American made knives are going for under $40.

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New Kershaw Rake Assisted Opening Pocket Knife

Kershaw Rake Assisted Pocket Knife
New Kershaw Rake Assisted Opening Pocket Knife

Kershaw comes up with so many great innovations that quickly become the industry standard. Their new composite blades may just be the next big thing. The Kershaw Rake features high-performance Sandvik 14C28N steel on the spine, and the wear-resistant D2 steel on the cutting edge. The wide blade and deep belly give this knife a longer usable edge than other knives of similar lengths, increasing the slicing capabilities of the knife. Despite the size of the blade, the assisted action snaps the knife open quickly and firmly. Best of all, it is made in the USA.

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The Return of the Gold Kershaw Leeks

Kershaw Gold Leek
Gold Kershaw Leeks

Out of all the Kershaw Leek versions that were available several years ago, the gold ones were our favorites. Though we are not normally drawn to bling, these Gold Leeks stood right at the edge between cool and obnoxious. Now, they are back for a limited run, and you can own one at a great KnifeCenter price of only $59.95!

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New Value Volt II from Kershaw

Kershaw Volt II Assisted Opening Knives
New Value Volt II from Kershaw!

The Kershaw Volt was a crazy knife at a crazy price. Now Kershaw and collaborator RJ Martin have teamed up to make the Volt II. The new version features the same overall shape as the original, but that is where the similarities end. There is now assisted opening and a molded Polyimide handle. Plus, because it is built in China to Kershaw’s exacting standards, it is only $25.95 at the KnifeCenter.

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