Columbia River Lift Off™ Linerlock Folders
This is a creative new opening system from Columbia River Knife and Tool. Originally developed by Depok Chopra, a knife distributor, this system utilizes the thumb stud for starting the assisted opening system. Just press down on the thumb stud and start the opening process and the blade just flies open. They have a stylish look, too!
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United Cutlery M48 Kommando Series
This Kommando series is amazingly large combat knives in a series “reminiscent” of the Becker knives, but at a lower price level. OK, the quality and design aren’t what the Beckers are either, but the value is pretty good.
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Spyderco Spyderfly Smallfly Butterfly Knife MIM Handles
Spyderco Spyderfly Butterflies are legendary. The styling is second to none. They are well made – totally in the USA – with great action and they have been a great seller for a long time. Instead of the standard G10 layer on the handles, this new model has solid, molded metal handle. They say it helps the balance- well, here is the whole deal from Spyderco.- We just like the look and feel! Continue Reading
Spyderco Jumpmaster Fixed H1 Steel Serrated Edge Blade
Spyderco Knives put this specialty knife out as their first new entry for 2009. It is a Jumpmaster fixed blade with a great story behind it. Personally, I would not carry a fixed blade when falling large distances through the air to land on the ground, but I’m certainly no expert on parachuting.
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Benchmade Nagara™ Nak-Lok™
Benchmade has come up with a great folder from China. This Nagara is an elegant folder with a new type of lock. The Nak-Lok is a simple button that releases the liner inside the handle that has flexed over to lock the base of the blade in the open position. The handles are a handsome blue anodized titanium and the pocket clip is highly polished. The clip can be positioned on the other side of the handle. The Nagara is an imported item but has a great level of quality. The blade of first batch has this etching on the blade: “First Production xx/1000”
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Buck Gamut™ Folding Utility Knife
This is an interesting, new design from Buck Knives. The Gamut is a rounded handle folder that comes with a good quality belt sheath and lanyard. The handle has a great feel and it is a good sized blade. The steel is 420J2 stainless- which is typical of a lot of China knives- and this is made in China, but the overall quality if really good. The lockup is very solid- and this is something that a lot of very expensive knives have a problem with! The clip point blade is long and narrow with a serrated section. This is a good folder and I can absolutely see having one of these at a campsite for general use. It’s inexpensive enough that, if I left it behind, I wouldn’t sweat it.
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Buck Mayo/TN Carbon Fiber Handle Limited Edition
Now here is a gorgeous knife! Buck‘s custom shop has come up with a winner with this Mayo model 172 with a carbon fiber handle on one side and, on the other, titanium with a frame lock. This Mayo has a premium blade made of CPM S30V stainless steel heat treated by Bos at the Buck plant. Each knife is individually numbered xx/250 on the blade in this limited release of 250 items.
The feel is very light. The action is sure and fast. The lockup is secure. This is a real classic and very limited in availability.
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Buck’s New 300 Series with Wood handles- USA Made
Buck knives has been producing the 300 series as long as we can remember. They are small, mostly multiblade folders that are easy to carry and well made. They have always been American made until Buck brought in some China imports last year with wood handles. These new ones, however, also have wood (Dymonwood- laminated birch with stabilizing). They are handsome looking and well made in Buck’s new Idaho factory.
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SHOT Show 2009- Day 4 – the latest news!
Emerson will have A-100 Mini Folders and a super CQC8.
Canal Street will offer an 1873 Cowboy Bowie. Also a stainless traditional liner lock. A new large Muskrat.
Spyderco – Here’s some prototypes and concept knives I missed before.
How about a Military with titanium handle and frame lock! Just a concept knife- so don’t try to order one yet! Also, a new rendition of the Hobbit Warrior that Round Eye Knives and Al Mar did years ago! This one has H1 non rusting stainless steel on a broad upswept blade with serrated top. The Police Camo handle Concept, the Breeden Rescue with green G10 handle with an edge that is slightly upswept from sheepsfoot and a sharpened recessed notch on the top of the blade.
The Ed Schemp designed Balance – very symetrical, tiny crescent shape with 1″ blade with hole in exact middle. The new Perin folder. Bradley folder with CPM M4.
Ontario now has the full Ranger line. These are awesome fixed blades made of 1/4″ 5160 carbon steel stock. The thinner knives like the Shiv and Shank are made of 1095 carbon steel. This 5160 is a high carbon spring steel like is used in large truck leaf springs and can take repeated abuse without cracking. They also have their first auto opener.
Schatt and Morgan will have three historical models. One is from tooling dated to 1917. They found the tooling in the attic at the Queen factory. Also a cotton sampler with a wide flat blade.
CASE has a pink polkadot series of a few models. It is a white bone with pink indents. They have a “desk knife” which is a small fixed blade with sheepsfoot handle and bone or pearl handle. It comes in a leather pouch. They will also have a black G10 series replacing the orange G10.
The damascus models will be a tiney trapper, 2 blade tiny toothpick, mini trapper, canoe and stockman.