Enter the Showcase: Custom & Mid-Tech Treasures

It’s that time of the week again – we’re showing off some seriously sick custom knives from Rod Olson, Tony Marfione, and Robert Oldaker. We’ve even featured a tactical beard comb in this collection, which is certainly not something you’ll see every day!

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best custom knives from some of the most famous knifemakers in the world.

Rod Olson Custom JV Gemini Flipper


The JV Gemini from Jared Van Otterloo and Rod Olson is a near-perfect knife. This flipper features a beautiful Damasteel blade, a nicely contoured titanium handle, and amazingly smooth and precise action. Incredible fit, finish, and function are words that not only describe Ron’s work, but also the way of life he’s built making knives for 40 years.

 

Olamic Cutlery Custom Busker Front Flippers

The Busker is a knife built for fidgeters, but we think it’s also a great way to express your personal style since almost every model is a one-off. That’s true of all the knives in this collection – each one has its own unique style with small embellishments we know you’ll love.

 

Menovade STUFF Friction Folder

This robust slipjoint from Nicholas Lin is back in stock. This folder provides a ton of cutting power in an ultra-compact design, and the linear milling pattern on the G10 scales ensures a rock-solid, two-finger grip.

Marfione Custom UTX-85 Tactical Beard Comb


Tony Marfione has teamed up with The Real McCoy (top beard oil maker) to bring you an OTF you can carry with you and use anywhere you need a quick brush. It’s the same UTX-85 model without a sharpened blade, so if you’re a fan of firing a blade back and forth endlessly consider a custom beard comb for you or a friend.

 

RMJ Tactical Production Jungle Combat Fixed Blades


The Jungle Combat is Ryan Johnson’s homage to the Vietnam era knife and one of our favorite new takes on a timeless classic. We loved the authenticity of the leather sheath, but the Kydex option is the more versatile choice made even better by its sub $400 price point.

 

New Pens from Hinderer, Darrel Ralph, and Tuff-Writer


A pen is an essential part of any EDC, so why not add some tactical functionality to what you’re already carrying? We have some of the industry’s best here, and for the money, there isn’t a better tactical pen on the market than the Aluminum Investigator from Rick Hinderer.

 

Robert Oldaker Custom Gladius Flippers


The Gladius was the first ever custom release for Robert Oldaker, named for its tanto edge shape that’s very reminiscent of a Roman Gladius. It’s tactical, beautiful, manufactured with outstanding quality, and we’re taking $100 off each model to entice you to give this new brand a shot. You won’t regret it!

 

SIG Sauer Knives by Hogue


SIG Sauer and Hogue are names synonymous with the gun industry, but they’ve teamed up once again to bring you a new take on an excellent line of knives. These beauties are perfect for the SIG guys among us.

 

We have production Firetac Spear Points and Spantos from Rick Hinderer coming soon! We’ll also have a large shipment from Mick Strider that we’re very excited to share. We get new Customs and Mid-Techs every day, so please email us at support@knifecenter.com with any inquiries. What Customs do you want to see us showcase next?

Taking Tactical to a Whole New Level

It’s time to get tactical. Self-defense is a no-brainer – why not make it easier with one of these high quality tools? We have knives from popular brands like Zero Tolerance and Cold Steel in this list, as well as a production version of a custom karambit from Richard Derespina we think you’ll love.

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best tactical knives from some of the most famous knifemakers in the world.

 

Zero Tolerance 0770 Flippers

ZT’s 0770 was inspired by their award-winning 0777, and is a smaller assisted opening version that gives you the same solid performance of its predecessor. All of our models feature premium S35VN steel, and you have your choice of either carbon fiber or anodized aluminum handles.

 

Kizer Cutlery Pinkerton Little River Bowie Fixed

The Little River Bowie is a cool fixed blade with dependable 1095 carbon steel, black G10 handle scales, and a sleek Dirk Pinkerton design. This robust knife comes with a compact profile that makes it functional and easy to carry. Did we mention the ultra-tactical black-on-black color scheme?

 

Browning Knives Black Label Crack Down Assisted Folder


The Crack Down has a solid, no-nonsense build and sleek design that’s a steal at only $37.95. It’s a great assisted folder with textured G10 scales and finger grooves that guarantee a super secure grip. No silly bells and whistles – this tactical knife is simple in the best way.

 

Cold Steel Urban Edge Push Daggers

Cold Steel is the purveyor of some of the finest production push knives on the market right now, offering razor sharp edges and letting you maintain control thanks to those excellent ergonomics. The Urban Edge, specifically, delivers that same self-defense practicality you expect, but its size and shape grant additional versatility as a useful everyday carry cutting tool.

 

Pro-Tech Stiletto Automatic Folders

These semi-custom, USA-made stiletto automatic folding knives range from high end models to more affordable variations. Our large selection features great steel, cool handles, and many interesting touches that give each knife their own unique look and style.

 

Benchmade Mini Presidio II AUTO Folder


This new Benchmade Mini Presidio II is a great automatic knife that features a CPM S30V steel blade and a lighter, more concealable design. This variation has an ergonomic black aluminum handle with a milled texture that will give you an ultra secure grip.

 

Derespina Production Model 10 Karambit Fixed Blade


We think the Model 10 Karambit is one of the best CQC knives ever designed by Richard Derespina, and it’s one of the most deadly in the hands of a trained user. Now you don’t have to wait for one of his rare custom knives – this production version features the same materials at a fraction of the price of the original.

 

Weapons Care Tools

 


These care tools will ensure that your weapon gives you the best possible performance in the field. This selection ranges from inexpensive maintenance kits to high quality equipment for heavy duty cleaning.

 

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Incredible Custom Masterpieces from Legendary Knifemakers!

Customs, customs – read all about it! Seriously, you should read this list…it’s full of incredible custom pieces from Jason Guthrie, Custom Knife Factory, Naylor Forge, Sal Manaro, and Shirogorov. We know shelling out the cash for one of these masterpieces may seem daunting, but we do have payment plans available. Because of their stellar quality and premium materials, having one of the knives from this list means you have a knife for life.

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best custom knives from some of the most famous knifemakers in the world.

 

Jason Guthrie Custom Scout Folder

The Scout is a smaller version of Jason Guthrie’s Ranger model, yet all aspects of this folding knife are just as capable as the original. It’s perfect for everyday carry with its minimalistic construction, and will shine as an outdoor hunting or backpacking utility tool. This folder sports a “classic tactical” appearance with clean lines, high tech components, and a shape anyone and everyone will find appealing.

 

Custom Knife Factory Aich Flippers

The CKF Aich is built with premium materials and a Malyshev design anyone will appreciate. This flipper offers a dramatic look and top-of-the-line performance. It’s relatively compact in stature, but it fills the hand extremely well and flips like butter on 2-row ceramic bearings.

 

Naylor Forge Custom Fixed Blade

Naylor Forge is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Artist Blacksmith Shop that specializes in traditionally made and styled knives. This hunting and tactical fixed blade has a stout build quality and real workman type attitude.

 

Sal Manaro Custom Non-Magnetic Bullseye

This USA-made Bullseye’s blade is made of Boye Dendritic Cobalt – a super performing, investment cast, non-rusting cobalt alloy. It excels on tough fibers such as hi-tech rigging line, deck and anchor line, and net. Not a steel, the cobalt alloy cuts aggressively (and keeps cutting), is completely impervious to seawater corrosion, and is non-magnetic. This knife is ideal for a number of us out there that neglect even our most expensive blades.

 

Shirogorov F95R and Hati R Flippers

These folders are variations of the F95 flipper that put Shirogorov on the map for the US market. The Hati is a half-titanium model with a blue twill presentation scale that is remarkably lightweight, while the F95R features a different mill pattern to bring a new look to an excellent design.

 

We’ll have new customs coming soon: Stray Cat Custom Fixed Blades, Microtech Signature Series Hellhound Tanto Ultratechs, and a couple of custom pieces from Chad Nell and Rod Olson. What’s your favorite custom from this collection? We get new Customs and Mid-Techs in every day, so please email us at support@knifecenter.com with any inquiries. Don’t forget to share this post, and let us know what you’d like to see from us next! 

Eight Outdoor and Survival Essentials for Spring!

There’s finally a light at the end of the snow tunnel – and this time, spring really IS nearly here. Check out these eight outdoor and survival essentials that should definitely make an appearance in your pack this season.

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best survival knives and outdoor tools from some of the most well known knife brands in the world.

 

Kershaw Reverb Folding Knife

This manual opener is a lightweight outdoor knife that can easily be deployed with one hand, and it comes with a built-in carabiner clip. The Reverb’s two-tone sheepsfoot blade has a sharp edge, and the handle’s G10 scales and carbon fiber overlay give it a nice textured grip.

 

Ken Onion Knifeworks Special Edition Hunting/Fishing/Skinning Bird and Trout Knife

Proudly made in the USA, this special edition fixed blade knife from Ken Onion is a semi-custom design that has a DLC coated blade and polished black G10 handle. The ergonomics and quality materials of this knife make it one of the best performing field knives in the industry.

 

Condor Tool & Knife Heavy Duty Kukri

This Joe Flowers-designed fixed blade Kukri knife from Condor is a more affordable variation of their K-TACT Kukri. You’ll still get the same overall length with a 1075 high carbon steel blade and bead blasted finish, but with a new Walnut Wood handle and lighter weight.

 

United Cutlery Gil Hibben Triple Thrower Set

Based on Gil Hibben’s own karate knife design, these throwing knives are a fun way to spend a day in your backyard and can also be used as hunting tools. For less than forty bucks, you’ll have one of the most popular throwing knife sets around.

 

Spyderco Harpy Folding Knife

The Harpy’s curved hawkbill blade is fully serrated VG-10 steel, so pulling cuts will be more controlled when you’re dealing with rope, line, webbing, or netting. This is a great folding knife with a solid lockup that can rival the performance of many pricier outdoor knives.

 

Cold Steel Roach Belly Fixed Blade

The Roach Belly was a popular 17th century blade style known for its versatility, economy, and effectiveness.  This model gives you decent steel for only $14.95, and the high impact polypropylene handle will deliver great all-weather performance.

 

Schrade Outdoor Kit Emergency and Survival Tool Kit

This is a great all-in-one kit for budding survivalists and seasoned outdoorsmen. This survival kit includes a folding saw, axe head, shovel head, survival pick head, and a rubberized 2-piece hollow handle for additional supply storage – all neatly contained in a sturdy polyester case.

 

UST Delta Windmill Stormproof Lighter

This rugged outdoor lighter works when wet, lights up to 30,000 times, and can withstand 80 MPH winds. Watertight and impact-resistant, the tough elastomer armor ensures reliable performance and the lighter has an easy one-handed operation.

 

What product on this list is the best?  Did your favorite outdoor essential not make the list? Let us know! Don’t forget to tell us what you’d like to see us post next, and be sure to share this blog with your outdoor-loving friends and family.