DPx Gear HEST/F 2.0 T3 Triple Black Special Edition Folder

DPx Gear HEST/F 2.0 Triple Black Special Edition Folder

DPx Gear, in partner with Italian knife manufacturer LionSteel, is doing some amazing things with their excellently designed HEST Folder. After almost a year of field use gathering opinions, suggestions, and modification ideas, DPX Gear has come out with their Triple Black special edition folder with some serious tactical improvements. The main complaint about their original folder by soldiers serving all over the world was that it just wasn’t tactical enough. The knife lacked serrations and the Titanium lock side and clip were too darn visible and with this simple idea at heart, the new HEST T3 was born. The knife now comes with a tactical black G10 handle scale, a PVD-coated Titanium lockbar, and is free of any discernible markings on the blade or clip. This allows for the knife to disappear into the night and with the sharp biting serrations, it’s possibly the perfect combat theater tool. Another awesome new feature of the Triple Black T3 folder is that the skull shaped adjustment tool now incorporates a built in compass. For it to function correctly, the tool had to be made from a non-magnetic alloy and what better for this than Titanium. Adjust your tactical tool with style and be sure to get yours before they’re gone forever, strictly limited to 500 production pieces. You can find this stout, tactical folder at www.knifecenter.com.

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Benchmade 483 Shori by Seiichi Nakamura

Benchmade 483 Shori by Seiichi Nakamura

New for 2012 in Benchmade’s Blue Class is the 483 Shori designed by Seiichi Nakamura. This joins his overwhelmingly popular 480 Shoki design, 2008 IWA Knife of the Year, and the 482 Megumi as some of the most elegant gentleman’s folders produced by Benchmade. Excellent size, weight and materials are the heart of the knife, but the ergonomics are it’s soul. For a small knife without any jimping, the knife locks into place very well with minimal fear about your fingers sliding forward onto the blade. The other aspect that sets the Nakamura series of knives apart is their use of the Nak-Lok, which acts like a cross between a lockback and frame lock but has a button you push to actuate. This design allows for ultimate strength in both the upward and downward direction of the blade and keeps your fingers clear from danger when closing the knife. The Shori is an excellent knife and you can find it at www.knifecenter.com.

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Les Stroud “Survivorman” Knives by Camillus

Les Stroud Knives by Camillus Now is Stock

These just came in! First they had competing shows on television and now they’ve got competing product lines for your hard earned dollars. Introducing Camillus’ answer to Gerber’s Bear Grylls line; the Les Stroud series of survival tools. They’ve got all your wilderness bases covered and then some with these classic, functional, and stout designs ranging from the pocket folder to full size machete. Each knife features a carbonitride titanium 440 stainless steel blade, grippy ergonomic rubber handle, and an included fire steel. That’s right, even the small folding knife comes with a fire starter tucked away into the handle so it’s never far away from a capable striker. All the fixed blade knives come with excellent sheaths and at the price point, they will definitely be hard to beat for capability, durability, and style.  Find the right knife for your particular excursion at www.knifecenter.com.

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Benchmade Gold Class 940-121 Osborne AXIS Folder

Benchmade Gold Class 940-121 Osborne AXIS Folder

The model 940 from Benchmade could very well be the perfect EDC knife. I honestly can’t find a single negative thing to say about it. The materials, craftsmanship, ergonomics, and attention to detail are all absolutely superior. Take all this and multiply it ten-fold for 2012, introducing the Gold Class model 940-121 by Benchmade. This knife, already near perfect, gets a true overhaul sparing no expense by using the best premium materials available on the market. The CPM-M4 super steel blade is finished in a clear protective coat called Cerakote and paired with the green titanium handle and carbon fiber bolsters, it creates a very pleasing look. If you’ve ever handled any of the 940-943 series of knives, you’ll know I saved the best part of it for last; the size. For a blade just a hair under 3.5″ and weighing in at only 3.2 oz., this knife absolutely disappears in your pocket. When closed, the knife is only 1-1/8″ wide at it’s largest point so you can slip your hand, phone, keys, or another knife into your pocket without obstruction. Gold Class knives are truly custom level production blades, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.

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Boker Plus Epicenter by Todd Rexford now at KnifeCenter

Boker Plus Epicenter by Todd Rexford

We are fortunate here at the KnifeCenter to stock a large variety of items and the Epicenter from Boker has all the best qualities you look for in a knife. The titanium handle is anodized to provide you with good grip and it has an extremely thick lock bar for ultra-tight lockup. The pocket clip, also titanium, is reversible for tip up or tip down carry, depending on your preference, and it buries very deeply in the pocket. The drop point blade has plenty of belly and being made of VG-10 steel, is a great compromise between edge holding capability and corrosion resistance. The handle has completely flow through barrel construction so lint has no place to hide and the absolutely huge  pivot point allows for extremely smooth action. Everything on the knife is adjustable, all you need is a T6 and T8 Torx bit, which comes included with every knife. Boker Plus has definitely hit a home run with the Epicenter, see for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.

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CRKT Liong Mah Eraser Tactical Folders

Columbia River Knife & Tool has some of the best and highest value knife designs available on the market today. The Eraser from Liong Mah is the next combat worthy folder that you will be able to count on for your life. The knife features a 3-7/8″ blade with an extremely versatile blade shape which also happens to be a personal favorite. The reverse tanto blade is extremely strong, durable, and fit for every use from slicing to stabbing to chopping. The slight curvature in the handle is very ergonomic and locks the knife in your hand with a full four finger grip. The handle scales are contoured G10 and the blade steel is AUS8, hollow ground, with a bead blast or Titanium-Nitride finish. There are no thumbstuds on the knife but the pocket clip can be positioned in four places for complete ambidextrous carry. The Mah Eraser is a highly functional knife design which is extremely well built, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.

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Spyderco Endura Sprint VG10 Damascus Steel Blade, Blue Jigged Bone Handles

Every year Spyderco Knives produces limited production designs available in different handle or blade materials than their originals known as Sprint Runs. For 2012, they are upgrading the extremely popular Endura model, making the matching model to the Damascus/Jigged Bone Delica from 2011. Featuring layered VG-10 Damascus steel, blue titanium bolsters, and jigged bone scales, the Endura Sprint is great for any Spyderco fan or collector. The knife does not have a pocket clip and it adds a little weight to their Lightweight and FFG models, but you get so much more with this knife. It’s got the feel of a custom knife in the familiar package of an old favorite and the Damascus etching on each blade is unique, making each knife one of a kind. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.

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Boker Plus Whale Folding Knife 3″ Plain 440C Blade, Black G10 Handles

The Boker Plus Whale is the next excellently designed, over built knife to come from Boker. Modeled after renowned knife maker Jens Anso’s custom CATO design, the Whale is a stout G10 version at an affordable price point. Featuring an upswept 3″ blade made from 440C Stainless Steel and superior ergonomics, it can be used continuously without creating hotspots or sore areas of the hand. With a confidence inspiring titanium liner lock and Boker’s high tolerances and great attention to detail, the Whale truly has the feel of a custom knife. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com.

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HTM Darrel Ralph DDR Gunhammer Torpedo

Introducing the production version of Darrel Ralph’s custom Gun Hammer folding knife, the Torpedo. This knife is an absolute tank, featuring a lightning fast assisted-opening mechanism and a wicked 3-1/2″ S30V bowie style blade.  The handle is made from thick 3D-machined aluminum  and features a .09″ thick titanium liner lock. It is an overbuilt knife that will stand up to torture, hard use, and anything else you can throw at it. A superb design using top quality materials, the Torpedo makes an excellent combat, tactical, or camp knife and we will be receiving additional variations of this knife soon. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading

Camillus Carnivore 12″ Fixed Blade Knife

The Camillus Carnivore is a beast of a tool. The 12″ Titanium Bonded blade has multiple uses not just cutting but sawing, chiseling, digging, and wire cutting as well. The handle is extremely ergonomic and provides good traction in wet or dry environments. The knife  includes a Camillus nylon sheath and a full lifetime warranty. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com

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