AITOR is a Spanish knife manufacturer produced under the brand Pielcu and they’re producing some fine quality, excellent designs at reasonable prices. They gravitate toward supplying the true survivalist but AITOR also makes one of the coolest tactical blades we’ve seen in the Oso Negro. It’s reminiscent of a Rambo style bowie knife but with a generous re-curve to the blade and extremely functional saw teeth on the spine. In fact all the survival designs with these same saw teeth are extremely sharp and bite really well for improved cutting performance. Sheaths on the AITOR survival knives are equipped with a small survival pack in a hidden compartment which generally include fishing and sewing kits, scalpel, compass, latex tubes (which can also attach to legs on the sheath to be used as a slingshot for hunting), and many other items depending on the particular model. They make camping utensils and other utility folding knives that are simple designs and good values for their overall quality. Check out the all the AITOR models at www.knifecenter.com.
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White River Knife & Tool was a new brand from Michigan that we discovered at the Blade Show in Atlanta this past month. They are producing some extremely high quality, functional knife designs and we knew they were a brand we had to offer to you guys. We chose to go with their cross-over Izula style knife, the Backpacker, and their small utility neck knife, the Knucklehead, thinking these models a pretty good representation of their overall brand. What sets White River Knives apart from the competition is that they’re machining all of these in-house from one solid piece of S30V. This stainless steel, from Crucible Materials Company, was the first steel specifically formulated to be used in knife making. Prized for it’s superior edge holding capabilities and corrosion resistance, CPM S30V will perform as well as your 1095 Carbon steel camp knives but rust at a fraction of the rate, even without the coating. All White River Knives come with a handmade Kydex sheath, an attached lanyard, and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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Tim Leatherman is the father of the modern multi-tool and has become a household name in the tactical equipment field. Leatherman started the company in 1983 with the original Pocket Survival Tool and today has over 30 different models which are considered top of the line for multi-tools. The Rebar is the newest Leatherman model for 2012 and it utilizes the same platform as their extremely popular Super Tool 300. It has 17 different tools, a high quality nylon belt sheath, unprecidented 25 year warranty, and a conveniently compact design in which all the tools are accessed from the interior of the Rebar in the open position and do lock in place. If you’re looking for a tool that can do practically everything which is comfortable and light enough to carry around all day, the Leatherman Rebar is a great choice for soldiers and civilians alike. See the Rebar and all the rest of Leatherman’s products at www.knifecenter.com.
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If you’ve ever wondered what the ideal tactical “go-to-war” combat knife may be, the Harsey family from Spartan Blades might just be the answer. The Hunter and Model II are classic, functional designs with some hi-tech, new-age features. The full-tang S35VN blades are 3/16″ thick which provides excellent torsional strength and are available in your choice of color. The canvas micarta scales are 3D machined and contoured to give you a firm grip while also offering superb ergonomics in the forward and reverse grips. Many people believe a fixed knife is only as good as it’s sheath and if that’s the case, this is where the Spartan Harsey blades excel. You have the choice between a MOLLE compatible Cordura sheath or one made from Kydex, both lock in the knife extra securely and provide an ample array of carry options. These knives are based loosely off “The Yarborough” fixed blade designed by William Harsey, which is the knife presented to each cadet of the US Army Special Forces Qualification Course upon their graduation. You can see these works of edged art at www.knifecenter.com.
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Shadow Tech Knives is a new brand for us here at the KnifeCenter and we are excited to have them. They bring an entirely new design to the combat knife table with their Scorpion and Stinger models. Fit with cylindrical shaped blades and steep grinds, they were designed to be concealed self defense knives for tactical situations, perfect for stabbing. If those aren’t quite your style, the push daggers with their multi-position carry clip can do all the same jobs and more. They pack a lot of blade into their compact designs and the Kydex sheaths attach easily to any belt. See these new knives from Shadow Tech at www.knifecenter.com.
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The DPx HEFT is the bigger, more versatile brother of the original HEST model. Fit with German Sleipner tool steel and hollow removable scales, the knife is ideal for hard use work out in the woods or to protect your life. Available with a 4 or 6 inch blade and in a tactical Assault or camping Woodman configuration, there’s a model to fit everyone’s individual style. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com.
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One of the newest knives to the Buck 2012 line is the Ron Hood designed Punk. A smaller version of the Hoodlum, the Punk is the everyman’s sized utility, camping or survival fixed blade. The finger choil at the rear of the blade is perfect for choking up on when doing delicate or fine detail work. The Micarta scales are removable which allow for this knife to be tied to a stick or similar, transforming it into a spear. Top quality materials and an awesome warranty from Buck, the Punk designed by the late Ron Hood is great tool for every outdoorsman. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
SPECIAL! Columbia River M6014NKI Medium Size Combat Fixed Blade
Columbia River Knife and Tool has had some great knives though the years. The M60 series of combat knives were some of them but they are now mostly unavailable. The M6014 is the smaller size fixed blade, but it has all the bells and whistles and we got some in at a fantastic price. These have the inscription “Operation Iraqi Freedom Certified” on the blade. The sheath is really a deluxe combat Nylon model with a lot of attachment options. So, with this closeout sale, you get a well designed and well made combat knife with a 4.5″ Tanto partially serrated blade made of AUS 8 stainless, a top quality combat sheath all at the amazing price of $32.95. These can, of course, be used for a wide variety of applications- they are easy to carry and lightweight and so they will work well for camping and hiking. This is a special purchase, so grab one (or more!) if it suits you. We’ll feature them on a sale list next week and may sell through quickly, but the blog readers deserve a few days lead time on this great deal.
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New Case Outdoor and Hunting Utility Knife!
It is not often that we get an exciting new Case fixed blade, but when we do it is usually a big deal. This new Case is an instant American made classic- perfect for your hunting, or gift giving, expedition. The handles are Micarta, and fit a variety of hand sizes. The blade is classic Case, with its upswept tip. The open style sheath is beautiful black leather, and molded to fit the knife perfectly. This is a Father’s day gift that will be passed on to son and grandson.
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