We’ve had Medford products for several weeks now and I haven’t gotten around to a Blog post- because they have been coming and going out in a fast and furious fashion. These combat knives and folding knives are amazing– they are strong, well made and well designed and not inexpensive- and the public loves them. We ordered them back in January and they finally arrived in July, and this is the typical lead time on these items. They are absolutely worth the wait. The whole operation is a reflection of the creators, Greg and Amy Medford in Phoenix, AZ. These two are dynamic, high spirited, fun and creative individuals with a real passion for the product and the business. They have an amazing process for each knife that includes fully hand grinding each blade and fitting each knife together to the utmost perfection. The fit and finish on these workhorse big, honkin’ knives is superb. The materials are great and the the packaging is super professional. We see a lot of products come through the Knifecenter, but the Medfords have really raised the bar in all these respects. Look for great things in the future with a quicker production cycle, but the knives will never be better than they are now. They may have automatic grinders in their production down the road, but now everything is ground by hand. You may regret not getting these early models.
After the overwhelming success of our first run of Exclusive M390 Gunhammers, the KnifeCenter is extremely excited to see the new batch of these awesome tactical knives come in with the Torpedo style blade shapes. Available in either serrated or honed, spring-assisted or manual opening, you now have the choice between a tactical black DLC coated blade or an attractive Stonewashed finish. If you choose to go with a manual opening knife but are not familiar with the Maxx Glide Pivot System these knives utilize, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This ball bearing design is exclusive to knives by Darrel Ralph and it really does close the speed gap between assisted and manual knives. With little to no wrist action, the blade flies open using the thumb studs or flipper mechanism and locks up solidly with the overly-thick titanium lockbar. M390 Steel from Bohler is an excellent performance steel balancing corrosion resistance and extremely high hardness (62HRC) which provides superb wear resistance during hard use cutting. You can check out these new M390 Gunhammer models exclusively at www.knifecenter.com.
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Hand Tech Made (HTM) Knives are production versions of custom designs from some of the most well known knife designers in the industry. They feature work by Dirk Pinkerton, Randall King, Kirby Lambert, Greg Lightfoot, and Darrel Ralph. The Gunhammer, with three very different yet capable blade styles, is one of the most successful tactical designs we’ve come across at the KnifeCenter. Available in your choice of serrated or honed, coated or bead blasted, you now have a choice between the spring-assisted opening or the manual version featuring the Maxx Glide system. If you’re not familiar with the Maxx Glide Pivot System, it’s exclusive to designs by Darrel Ralph and it really does close the speed gap between assisted and manual knives. With absolutely no wrist action, the blade flies open using the thumb studs or flipper mechanism and boy does it lock up solidly with the over-thick titanium lockbar. All these great features are available on all Gunhammer models but what makes this Exclusive is the M390 Super Steel we got the folks at HTM to use for this run of knives only. Balancing excellent corrosion resistance and extremely high hardness (62HRC), M390 Steel from Bohler provides superb wear resistance during hard use cutting. Limited to only 30 production pieces per model, pick up your Exclusive M390 Gunhammer today at www.knifecenter.com.
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William Scagel, rest his soul, can be considered the father of modern custom knifemaking as many of his designs and techniques are still copied and used to this day. Scagel’s style of using stacked leather and stag, paired with a drop point hunting blade became popular for it’s quality, elegance, and high degree of function. Scagel Knives were always 100% handmade, as William preferred it, making original Scagel models extremely hard to come by. Today, a new company has begun remaking Scagel knives to the same exacting standards in Michigan and they come in two different fixed blade models, the Bowie and the Hunter. Whether you prefer stag or leather, a maneuverable 5-3/8″ blade or a larger 8″ size for more serious tasks, there’s a Scagel configuration for you. Get one in your hand and you’ll be able to tell the absolute quality of every William Scagel knife, available at www.knifecenter.com.
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New Condor Products – Just In!
Condor Tool and Knife company has been supplying America with great quality machetes, knives, and tools for several years. The KnifeCenter was their very first customer in the US! Since the start, the design and quality of their products has been extraordinary and we love being able to offer these fine products to you. Condor just released a bunch of new items which we think their fans will really love. They have a new Kukri, several new machetes, throwing stars and a lot more. You can see their whole selection at the Condor Brand page and see just their new items at www.knifecenter.com.
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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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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.
KA-BAR Big Brother Fighting Utility Knives
Ka-Bar Knives have been a fixture on the world combat knife stage since WWII. They’ve steadily expanded their offerings and now they are offering “super-sized” versions of two of their best sellers. These are monster combat knives with 9-1/2″ long blades and they’ve added a long sharpened and serrated section on the top of the blade for extra utility. These are a great idea! You can see both models at www.knifecenter.com
Here is the description of the KA2211 Black Blade and Handle Combat Knife from Ka-Bar:
Spartan Blades Knives now at the KnifeCenter of the InterNet
We are proud to offer some of the finest American made knives from Spartan Blades. These are rock solid designs and manufacturing quality. See the selection at www.knifecenter.com