A French design dating back to the late 1920s, the Douk Douk is still being made today because of its low cost, extremely simple form and high utility blade. Made without a locking mechanism, these knives feature a very strong back spring for a good closed detent and solid lockup. The bail at the end can be used to lock the knife closed or utilized as a lanyard loop. Available in a few different variations, all the knives have a razor sharp 3-1/8″ carbon steel blade and an overall length of 7-1/2″. The thin sheet metal handles are extremely sturdy and help to keep the weight of these knives at 2.5 ounces or less. Etchings in the handle and on the blade show the history of the Douk Douk brand and of the knife design, which has changed very little in look and materials in over eighty years. You can find these classic pocket knives at www.knifecenter.com.
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Two great products for one great price! Check out this sweet combo pack from Leatherman-it includes a limited-edition orange Fuse multi-tool, and an awesome LED Lenser H5 headlamp. Perfect for camping, survival, or just when the power goes out, this set provides all the tools you need, and the light you need to use them.
The Fuse weighs in at just over 6 ounces, but is bristling with all the tools you could want-a 420HC main blade, needlenose pliers, wire cutters, Phillips and flat head screwdrivers, scissors, bottle opener, and more! Includes a nylon sheath.
The set also includes the LED Lenser H5 headlamp, which pumps out 25 lumens and uses advanced optics to allow you to focus the light-you can create a circular low beam for reading at night, or a bright beam to pierce the darkness at a distance. Joggers may appreciate the red backlight for extra visibility. 3 AAA batteries included.
Check out this great set-for a great value-while it lasts at www.knifecenter.com!
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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!
Blackjack Knives aren’t as well known as ESEE or Ontario but they should be with the high quality, excellent designs they are producing right here in the USA. The newest knives from Blackjack to come through our door were the Tac Ops Ranger Series featuring convex ground 1095 carbon steel blades with a powder coating to match the handle color. Made from lightly textured Micarta, the handles are ergonomic, durable, and available in a variety of colors. The included black Kydex sheath secures the knife tightly and comes with a premolded belt loop that can be switched for vertical or horizontal carry. A good looking and feeling knife with a lot of survival and tactical function, Blackjack Knives have got a winner with the Tac Ops Ranger Series of knives. Get yours at www.knifecenter.com.
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Building off the overwhelming success of the Model 42, the newest Bali-Song from Benchmade is an absolute beaut. The 62 keeps the same Weehawk blade shape, now made from D2 tool steel and measures in at 4-1/4″. The handles are now made from stainless steel for a heavier knife which means easier flipping. The latch mechanism on this butterfly is the T-latch which comes attached to the bite handle with torx screws and is both reversible and removable. This knife is true Benchmade quality, making for an excellent collectible or usable bali-song and it comes with a soft nylon carry sheath. Get your 62 before Benchmade discontinues it at www.knifecenter.com.
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Boker is well known for producing some of the highest quality pocket and fixed blade knives in the world. The Special Edition Evergreen Series with smooth olive wood handles are no exception. The beautifully brushed 440C blades come razor sharp and have an extremely strong detent providing solid lockup. All the handles are nicely rounded and very smooth for a comfortable, ergonomic grip. The inlaid Tree-Brand logo reads ‘Solingen’ underneath symbolizing the quality of manufacturing coming from one of the premier steel capitals of the world. These knives are serial numbered and limited to only 500 production pieces worldwide. Pick yours up for a great price at www.knifecenter.com.
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Just in at the KnifeCenter is the really cool, high-value Survival Edge from Cold Steel. It’s a light duty bushcrafting design excellent for any utility task performed around the camp site. If you’re familiar with Mora of Sweden Knives, the Survival Edge is a very similar design with many more capabilities. The Secure-Ex sheath clips easily onto your belt and comes attached with a Ferrocerium fire steel to match the handle color. The 5″ mirror polished blade is made from German 4116 Stainless Steel which, according to Cold Steel, performs better than 420 and 440 series steels while providing improved corrosion resistance. What sets the Survival Edge apart is the extremely rigid, hollow handle design. With an internal length of three inches and diameter of one inch, there’s ample storage space for any small fishing, safety, or survival items. With a reasonably ergonomic handle, dual finger guard, and rubber O-rings for a secure grip, the Survival Edge is one useful tool and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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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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Zero Tolerance has become well known in the knife community for making wide blades of quality materials and near-unbreakable toughness. People around the world have been calling for a slimmer, lighter knife built to the same stout standards and ZT responded excellently with the model 0780. Loosely based off the ZT0160 combat fixed blade, it incorporates features from different Kershaw and ZT knives to make for a useful and ergonomic design. It’s got a solid skull crusher on the end, nicely textured G10 handle scales, and a four-position deep carry pocket clip for secure carry. The 3.5″ S30V blade has sharp, functional jimping on the spine and can be opened with either the flipper mechanism or the tapered thumbstuds that Kershaw uses on the Blur models. The knife has an entirely black tactical look but at 4.0 ounces and very slim in the closed position, it is definitely the right size to have on your person at all times. Check out this new EDC combat folder from Zero Tolerance at www.knifecenter.com.
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