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KnifeCenter Reviews ArtisanCutlery’s Kinetic-Tool

Today, we’re going to be taking a look at the ArtisanCutlery Kinetic-Tool. This thing is a unique hybrid between a butterfly knife, an automatic knife, and a multi-tool. Let’s check it out!

 

 

The Kinetic-Tool is a combination of three different genres. Looking at it, you’d think it was just a butterfly knife – but when you open it, it’s actually a multi-tool. The blade on the Kinetic-Tool is 440C with a stonewashed finish, and it comes with a bottle opener, a couple of hex wrenches, a screwdriver on the tip, and you can even use the whole thing as a pry tool. It also features a 3” ruler on the spine.

 

 

That’s not all – in addition to a butterfly knife and a multi-tool, it’s actually an automatic. This is the first hybrid butterfly knife/automatic that we’ve ever seen, and it took us completely by surprise. We just love it. This is certainly going to make an impression when you pull it out at a party, whether you’re doing tricks, using it to open your beverage, or flipping that switch to pop the blade right open.

 

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Great Combat Knives – Spyderco, Cold Steel, Boker & More!

Knife Center is kicking off the New Year with more awesome tactical knives and gear. We’ve got heavy-duty combat tomahawks from Maserin, Walter Brend-designed automatics from Pro-Tech, Ken Onion’s Bombastic collaboration with CRKT, and more on this list. Let us know your favorite knife featured here in the comments!

 

Maserin B.A.C. Combat Tomahawks

 

Optimized for extreme conditions, the Maserin Battle Axe Concept hawks are built for tactical use with multiple cutting edges, a spiked poll, and a striking point on the end of the handle. Made with quarter-inch thick slabs of D2 steel and bolted G10 scales, these Alessandro Zanin-designed tomahawks come with a form-fitting Kydex sheath and a plastic hard case for easy storage and transport.

 

Spyderco Hundred Pacer Folding Knife

 

The Hundred Pacer’s dramatic styling and textured G10 scales are inspired by a Taiwanese viper about to strike. The upswept blade is full-flat ground from premium CTS-XHP steel with slicing performance to spare. The layered G10 scales sport a snake-like pattern for a secure grip and come equipped with a sturdy liner lock and an ambidextrous wire clip.

 

 

Cold Steel Kobun Tanto Boot Knife

 

In the Japanese underworld, Kobun means “soldier,” and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more reliable soldier than this fixed blade boot knife. Like all Cold Steel tantos, the Kobun features a reinforced tip that makes it less prone to bending and chipping than your typical boot knife. The included Secure-Ex sheath is equipped with a sturdy clip, making it easy to be discreet with this agile warrior of a blade.

 

 

Pro-Tech Walter Brend Automatics

 

We have a bunch of new automatics from Pro-Tech featuring Walter Brend’s instantly recognizable blade profile. From dressy models to those with a rugged aesthetic, these knives are available in two sizes and come with some of the best automatic opening action on the market. If you need an EDC or a combat knife with blindingly fast action made from 154CM or layered Damascus steel, look no further.

 

 

Boker Plus Alan Folts LDE Dagger Closeout

 

The LDE is a great backup fixed blade that is ergonomic, shockingly lightweight, and features more than four inches of viciously efficient double-edged steel. The thumb groove on the front end of the scale further enhances the outstanding handling of this classic offensive knife pattern. Nearly any carry preference can be achieved thanks to a versatile leather sheath that allows either horizontal or versatile carry.

 

Bark River JX4 Bushbat Karambits

 

The JX4 Bushbat was created by Chris Tanner (PreparedMind101) to be a purpose-built, everyday carry knife that incorporates some bushcraft and combat karambit aspects into a single, unified design. It works well in both a forward and a reverse grip and you’ll have your choice of CPM-154 super steel or A2 tool steel, along with a wide variety of Micarta handles. Bark River’s famous convex grind ensures it has the strength to stand up to any task.

 

CRKT Ken Onion Bombastic Folding Knives

 

Ken Onion’s Bombastic folder pairs vintage styling elements with WWII-inspired textures. This isn’t your average everyday carry folder – it’s a show-stopping classic piece designed to mimic old-school military equipment. Not just a pretty face, this is still a hard working tool thanks to a sturdy frame lock, IKBS ball bearing pivot system, and finely ground spear point blade.

 

 

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The Latest Edition of the Knife Center Catalog is Here!

With over 1,800 pages containing more than 700 brands, the 2019 KnifeCenter Printed Catalog is the ultimate reference for all the greatest cutlery and accessories, offering thousands of products that haven’t even made it on to our website yet.

 

Customers have time and again told us that this is the best thing we sell. You’ll get hours of enjoyment as you leaf through our sections on the hottest knife brands, including Spyderco, CRKT, Cold Steel, Zero Tolerance, Kershaw, and hundreds more. And there are more than just knives. From one piece multi-tools to sharpeners, camping and survival gear, shaving supplies, and more, it is all here in this definitive guide that no enthusiast should be without.

The best part about this catalog is the element of discovery. While shopping on the web is direct and efficient, it is often hard to stumble upon new and exciting things. With every turn of these pages, you’ll find awesome gear that you didn’t even know you wanted.

From Swiss Army Knives to machetes to kitchen gear, give us a call or visit our website for availability and the latest prices, which come in significantly lower than the full retail prices listed in the catalog.

You might be asking why an internet company like Knife Center wants you to have this paper catalog, but the answer is simple: these pages represent a knife industry bible and there is no other resource like it. Nowhere else will you find as many knives, accessories, and cool gear all collected into one, easy to read place.

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Knife Center’s Best-Selling Knives of 2018

Let’s take a look at some of 2018’s greatest knife hits from Knife Center. These are knives that you guys just couldn’t get enough of and we sold more of than any other knives. Here’s the rundown:

 

Spyderco SpyderHawk Salt Folding Knife

 

 

So, we’ve sold a lot of Spyderco knives this year, including a lot of the Para 3, but what really surprised us was the SpyderHawk Salt. This is one of our top-selling Spydercos of the year, and it has to be because of how distinctive it is. This folding knife would make a great dive knife because it features a fully serrated hawkbill blade with Spyderco’s H1 steel. That’s right, this knife is a part of Spyderco’s Salt Series, which means it’s virtually impervious to rust, making it great for use in marine environments.

 

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The Newest 2018 Custom and Mid-Tech Knives

2018 may be coming to an end, but there are some industry-leading knife makers out there who are still putting out incredible custom and mid-tech knives before the New Year. Not only did we pick up some new automatics from Pro-Tech Knives, but we also have a custom tactical beard comb from none other than Tony Marfione that is a fidgeter’s dream. Let’s kick off the list with one of the coolest knife collaborations we’ve seen in a while…

 

Jake Hoback/Snecx Collaboration Buster

The design genius Tan from Snecx Design Lab is one of the most interesting makers in our industry as he has no formal background in knives. He was just a guy in search of the perfect knife three years ago who set out to make his own, never knowing that he would be collaborating with some of the best in the business so quickly. The Buster is amazing and a must-have in your collection – we’ll just leave it at that.

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We’re Revisiting Cyber Monday!

We’re revisiting Cyber Monday and marking down 3,200 items one last time before the big holiday rush is over. These prices are valid through December 21st at 11:59 PM, so be sure to check out our awesome selection of quality cutlery, multi-tools, and accessories to find the last-minute gifts you need to cross the rest of the names off your shopping list.

 

 

 

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The Best Last-Minute Gift Ideas

There’s still time! We can get some great Christmas gifts to you that will really “WOW” your friends and family. Be sure to take a look at our holiday shipping calendar for details so you can choose the right shipping option at checkout.

If you’re experiencing the freak out associated with last minute shopping, we’ve got you covered. We have a ton of amazing products that are  and ready to ship. We’ve featured some of our favorite last-minute gift ideas below!

 

Nail Nippers

 

Stop browsing and start buying – these Concord Executive Nail and Toe Clippers are only $32.95. Buy now!

 

Nail nippers are another gift that everyone needs, be it on their keychain or by their bedside. We carry the highest quality nail clippers that are going to guarantee a clean snip every time. If you’re looking for some premium, durable options that will stay sharp, Concord Gentleman’s Accessories has you covered. DOVO, absolutely the best grooming company out there, also has great clipper sets that can be attached to your keychain and cuticle cutters that will keep your nail beds tidy. If you’ve finished up most of your shopping but need a handful of stocking stuffers to divvy up, you can’t go wrong with any of these quality nail nipper sets.

 

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Free Shipping – This Weekend Only!

For a limited time only, KnifeCenter will offer free shipping on all non-oversized, in-stock, ready-to-ship orders. From premium EDC knives to the best fixed blades to awesome gift options, we’ve got a huge selection of items – just use promo code SANTA at checkout and reap the rewards!

 

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Two HUGE Sales – Best Kitchen Knife Sale EVER!

The Black Friday deals continue with two huge sales. Last year you guys loved Black Ops Friday so much that we did it again, this time with over 1,400+ items now up to 65% off! You’ll find some of the best knife brands in the business in this selection of items, so don’t wait to snatch up some gifts for yourself and your friends.

 

 

Not feeling the combat and tactical vibe? Take advantage of the best kitchen knife sale we’ve ever had, instead! Henckels and Wüsthof are the top brands of cutlery from Germany, and the other kitchen brands here will definitely help you cross names off your gift lists this year.

 

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Combat & Tactical Knife Lovers

Looking for gift ideas for a tactical knife fanatic? Or maybe you’re looking to grow your current combat knife collection? Either way – we’ve got eight awesome gift suggestions from great knife brands like Cold Steel, Blackjack Knives, Böker, and more.

 

 

DPx HEST/F Milspec Niolox-Steel Folder

The DPx HEST/F Milspec is a low-profile knife now available with corrosion-resistant German Niolox tool steel, a patented RotoBlock frame lock, integrated glassbreaker, and an easily adjustable all Torx screw construction. Robert Young Pelton, DPX’s Founder and international adventurer, knocked it out of the park with this design, and LionSteel’s Italian production seals the deal on this fantastic knife.

 

 

 

Cold Steel Pro-Lite Folders On Sale

Designed by renowned knifemaker Andrew Demko, the Pro-Lite offers up all the best elements of Cold Steel at a bargain price. This rugged EDC design is beautifully simple with a classic appearance and slim profile, and the FRN handle keeps the knife light and impact-resistant. The Pro-Lite is completely ambidextrous with a reversible clip and thumbstud for left or right carry. Available in tanto, clip point and drop point variations, this value folder is now 56% off!

 

 

 

SK Knives Scorched Battle Earth Titanium Spikes

Steven Kelly’s handmade Titanium Spike is a high quality, last-ditch tool built for concealment that weighs in at less than three ounces. Steven is the master of working with titanium, and this spike is definitely evidence of that mastery. Each piece is unique, so the scorched battle earth finish may vary slightly, but that just adds to its collectibility and style.

 

 

 

 

Blackjack Mamba II Fixed Blade Closeout

While we’re huge fans of Blackjack’s traditionally-styled American fixed blades, the Mamba II’s tactical design is a complete departure – and we’re still enamored. From the A2 tool steel to the snakeskin-textured rubber scales to the MOLLE compatible sheath, the Mamba II is a truly fearsome knife with a monster blade. We’re talking 9.5” of steel, complete with recurve and convex blade grind. And now, during Black Friday weekend, we have all Blackjack fixed blades on sale HERE.

 

 

 

Böker Plus D2 Kwaiken Flippers

With its clean lines and slim design, the Kwaiken is easily one of the most influential knife designs of the 21st century. The thin construction and exclusive materials make the Kwaiken a true crossover between a gentleman’s folder and a tactical knife. With G10, steel and titanium options to choose from, you can pick whichever flavor best works for your taste.

 

 

United Cutlery Covert Defense Push Daggers

For those that love Honshu’s famous karambit lineup, it’s time to branch out and pick up one of their push daggers. Available in both large and small variations, these self-defense weapons are super discreet and built from good stock. The genuine leather sheath comes equipped with a quick release snap and nickel-plated steel boot clip, and the dagger-style blade’s capable steel is more than ready to tackle the gnarliest tasks.

 

 

 

ASP Tactical Flashlights On Sale

ASP designs some of the world’s finest public safety lights that are reliable, powerful, and incredibly bright – everything you’d need for a great tactical flashlight. This collection has keychain models, brightly colored options, and flashlights that run off of a single AAA battery. With a maximum output of 470 lumens and a maximum runtime of 2 hours, any one of these flashlights would make a great stocking stuffer for someone you care about (or yourself).

 

 

 

Ontario Ranger EOD Kerambit Fixed Blades

Justin Gingrich, one of our favorite knife designers, teamed up with a Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit to bring us the Ranger EOD Kerambit. This heavy-duty fixed blade boasts a thick slab of powder coated 5160 steel and sculpted Micarta handles. OKC is renowned for their legendary quality and toughness, so if you’re looking for a tool that will last a lifetime, this is the one.

 

Check out all of our running Black Friday and holiday sales – there’s something for everyone over at KnifeCenter. We are the original and best online catalog of cutlery and a one-stop shop for all of your gift-giving needs this season!