Outdoor & Survival Knives, Tools, and Gear

While it seems like it has been hot forever at this point, summer has only started – there’s still plenty of time for hiking, camping, hunting, and bushcrafting before the weather turns on us. Then again, we’re located in Virginia…’unpredictable’ is an understatement when it comes to our weather. These eight outdoor essentials are ideal for survivalists from any region, including locations with seriously sweltering humidity.

 

Spyderco Sprint Run Delica 4 Wharncliffe Folder

Inspired by a request from one of their customers, this variation of a Spyderco favorite features a flat-ground Wharncliffe-style blade crafted from high-performance HAP40 tool steel. You’ll get all the standard Delica 4 Lightweight features paired with a thick, straight edge that specializes in controlled cuts. This workhorse lockback also sports unique burnt orange handles that make it a standout from the lineup. This knife is in such high demand that we’re actually waiting on a new batch from Spyderco – so stay tuned for the next run!

 

Steel Will Roamer Outdoor Fixed Blades

Tough, versatile, ergonomic – all characteristics embodied by the Roamer. These fixed blades come in a wide variety of blade shapes, some of which are forged from high quality D2 tool steel. The grippy handles are available in highly visible orange and attractive black, and their deep grooves ensure a firm hand purchase, even in wet conditions. If you’re a hunter or a fisherman, you need a Roamer.

 

KA-BAR All American Tactical Spork 3 Pack Set

You may not think of a spork as a complete set of flatware, but KA-BAR’s twist on this classic kitchen utensil is just that thanks to its hidden serrated knife. Made from foodsafe Grilamid, this USA-made fork/spoon combo tool is dishwasher safe and weighs in at only 3.9 ounces – a light load for any backpack, pocket or tool box.

 

Real Steel Knives Bushcraft D2 Folder

Real Steel was tasked with making a compact folding knife that performed like a bushcrafting fixed blade – and we can safely say they delivered. This folder has a tough D2 plain blade with a Scandi grind and a squared off spine that can be used with a fire steel. The G10 scales will stay grippy even in wet conditions, and the red stainless liners give it a touch of class you don’t usually see with survival knives in this price range.

 

Cold Steel Rajah II Folders

Any true outdoor enthusiast knows that having a kukri is a requirement, not an option. It’s a multi-purpose tool that cuts, chops, slices, and shears through tough materials like butter. Cold Steel has come through with a folding kukri that comes equipped with their Tri-Ad locking mechanism, Griv-Ex handles, and your choice of CTS-BD1 or AUS-10A steel. We can tell you firsthand that holding this 14” monster folder makes us feel ready to take on anything.

 

Buck Knives Silver Creek Series Fillet Knives

For the big fish hunters out there, these fillet knives are perfect for large catches. Made with flexible 420 Series steel that’s highly corrosion resistant, these blades will bend and move easily through meat and scales to give you a perfectly sliced fillet. The blue rubber handles have anti-slip grips and stainless steel safety guards that feel great in the hand, making these a necessity for any angler.

 

Camping and Survival Fire Starters

We have a wide variety of fire starters that are sure to shed some light on your next outdoor adventure. We’ve got fire steels, fire starters, compasses, match tube holders, parashovels, fire starter gels, and more! These are must-have outdoor essentials that anyone who’s looking to put together a safe, secure, and festive campsite will need.

 

ESEE Knives Orange Survival Signal Tarp

Made from 300 denier nylon, this 5’x5’ signal tarp can be used for keeping things dry and can act as an improvised bag or hammock. For the bushcrafter or survivalist who wants to travel with as little gear as possible, this American-made tarp can perform a multitude of tasks – you can even build a makeshift shelter with it.

 

 

Customs & Mid-Techs: BLADE Show 2018 Edition! (Part Two)

Here we have the last batch of custom and mid-tech knives from our trip to BLADE Show – and we’re ending our haul with some pretty incredible designs from Jeremy Marsh, Tom Krein, and Tom Ploppert.

 

Jeremy Marsh Dressed Up MAC RoxStars

We were fortunate to get a few of Jeremy’s MAC RoxStars at BLADE that feature zirconium or zircu-ti pocket clips with hidden hardware for a little extra pizzazz. It’s one of the premier tactical folders on the market and available for a fraction of what a full custom would run you even though it feels just as nice.

 

George Muller Custom Knives

We managed to grab quite a selection of George’s offerings at the show, including a few well-priced EDC beauties. As with all of his knives, they combine top-notch materials together harmoniously to give these designs the look of true art knives.

 

Steven Kelly Custom Knives and Gear

Straws, Ti Sushi Sticks, Doohickeys, Screw-Its, fixed blades and heck, even a titanium spike – we’ve got some of nearly everything from the 2018 BLADE Show that Steven offers at the moment. We always love working with Steven and his wife Malissa, his constant companion at every show. Out of everything we got at BLADE, these Dragon Skin pattern milled Sushi Sticks might just be the coolest thing.

 

Spartan Blades Custom Special Edition SHFs

SHF Spartan Harsey Folder…quickly becoming THE knife to have from Spartan Blades. We have an awesome selection here of customized and special edition models, so you’re sure to find one for you or a very, very good friend.

 

Tom Krein Custom Splinter Flipper

Tom Krein Splinter = ideal EDC knife. It’s small, ergonomic and fast, which makes it fun to pull out of your pocket and use without calling attention to yourself. With CTS-XHP stainless steel and durable G10, it’s a user piece with class and definite curb appeal.

 

Al Warren Custom Fixed Blades

Alan C. Warren custom knives are functional works of edge art. He puts in the time and includes features that you don’t often see but will absolutely love, like silver soldering on the finger guard for a cleaner look or tapering the tang thickness of the blade at the butt end to save weight. They are specifically designed, manufactured, and honed for hunting tasks and deserve to be used. However, these are some of the most beautiful cutting tools we’ve ever carried so safe queen status is definitely not out of the realm of possibilities.

 

Les George/Allen Elishewitz Cerebrus Mid-Techs

Sometimes it’s difficult to see two makers’ design styles in a collaboration but that definitely is not the case with the Cerebrus from Les George and Allen Elishewitz. This large and in charge tactical flipper looks like an Elishewitz knife with a George finish and mid-tech build quality. We are making them even more enticing by taking $125 off, so if you want to get one into your hands at a great price…better act quick!

 

DPx Gear USA-Made HEST/F Urban Special Editions

The HEST/F Urban came about when Robert Young Pelton wanted to bring a knife to the EDC community that wasn’t just for knife people. It’s for all people who appreciate well-built tools that will last for generations. These three special edition models will appeal to anyone who wants something different than standard issue stonewashed/bead blasted.

 

We have new knives from EOS, RMJ Tactical, Kansei Matsuno, Chuck Richards, Matt Westberg, Rick Hinderer, balisongs from Les Voorhies and Nathan Dewey, and more Astio flippers from Todd Begg Knives. We get new Customs and Mid-Techs in every day, so please email us at support@knifecenter.com with any inquiries.

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Happy 4th of July, America

Happy 4th of July!

Here at KnifeCenter Independence Day holds a special place in our hearts.  Here’s to a wonderful Fourth of July celebrated with friends and family. We encourage all citizens to stand up for truth in all aspects of our government. Please stay safe this holiday as we look forward to celebrating many more holidays with our awesome customers!  Happy 4th of July from the Knifecenter!

Ten Items To Up Your EDC Game

At KnifeCenter, we have a pretty unique way of getting to know people. We don’t take them out to dinner or quiz them about their favorite hobbies or interests – we always ask to see their everyday carry first. A person’s EDC says a lot about them, whether they realize it or not. If they’re outdoorsy and active, you may see a load bearing carabiner or a water-resistant wallet. A frequent partier will probably have a pretty nifty bottle opener on hand, or a hands-on person may have a Leatherman or some kind of multi-tool they use to tackle tasks on the go.

If your current EDC is a little lackluster, don’t worry – KnifeCenter has you covered. We’re the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best and most useful selection of EDC items that will definitely tell the world what an awesome person you are.

 

 

 

  1.  The Wallet Ninja 18-In-1 Multi-Tool

This functional tool is the size of a credit card and will slide right in your wallet. It’s a bottle opener, a screwdriver, a can opener, a cell phone stand, a ruler, and more all in one. It’s also TSA-approved, meaning you’ll have a trusty sidekick when it comes time to plan your next trip. Its heat treated black stainless steel is guaranteed to never rust or bend, so your $9.95 is going to go a long way.

 

 

 

  1. Chris Reeve Leather Wallet

Speaking of wallets, when was the last time you bought one? This semi-custom leather wallet from Chris Reeve Knives has a simple design we love. It has two compartments to separate your cash from your credit cards, and its sturdy calfskin leather construction makes it worth the price. If you’re looking for all-weather performance, check out this Maxpedition CMC Wallet – its water and abrasion-resistant nylon fabric makes it a great wallet for outdoor use.

 

 

 

 

  1. A Tactical Pen

Everyone should have a pen handy, and it’s even better if that pen doubles as a self-defense tool. We love the way these pens write, and they’re tools that we encourage you (and your loved ones) to have within easy reach. These tactical pens are a great bargain that could potentially be a life-saver – it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!

 

 

 

  1. A Rite in the Rain Pocket Notebook

Just as they say you should always keep a notepad by the phone, you should probably try to keep one in your pocket. Your cell phone is more than likely your current go-to memo pad, but it’s always wise to have a backup – especially one that gives great all-weather performance and has a nonabsorbent cover.

 

 

 

 

  1.  A Uniquely-Designed Victorinox Swiss Army Knife

Almost everyone has heard of a Swiss Army Knife – it’s a great multi-tool that comes with several integrated utensils. A few common tools you’ll see on this type of knife are scissors, tweezers, nail files, and a plain or serrated blade. We love the fact that this collection of Victorinox Swiss Army Knives sports fun and creative designs that were chosen from social media submissions from all around the world.

 

 

 

  1. Leatherman Skeletool

Maybe you’re thinking, “I don’t need a multi-tool, I already have a Swiss Army Knife”. Well then, maybe it’s time to up your game and go Leatherman. Their stainless steel Skeletool can handle tougher tasks than some Swiss Army Knives thanks to their built in pliers and wire cutters. We offer a huge collection of models with different tool options – you can even go with a smaller version like the Leatherman Micra Keychain Mini, which will help you save a little bit of money while still delivering the same great quality performance.  

 

 

 

  1. A Zippo Lighter

Why choose a Zippo over a traditional gas station lighter? It’s a tool you will be able to keep refilling and reusing, their windproof line comes with a lifetime guarantee so you can get it repaired for free, and they come in a vast range of distinctive designs and patterns.  

 

 

 

  1. Kershaw Dividend Flipper Knife

The Dividend from Kershaw is a slim, sleek knife that makes it an ideal candidate for an EDC. The design was inspired by Kershaw’s Link Series, but was created to be a more compact version. It has a stainless steel drop point blade that makes it an efficient slicing tool and an easy SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism. If you’re looking for an EDC knife that’s both handsome and handy, you’ve found your glass slipper.

 

 

 

  1. CRKT Squid Folding Knife

CRKT’s Squid Folding Knife was designed specifically to be a great EDC – it’s compact, it weighs in at mere 3.4 ounces, and it’s very reasonably priced. This knife has a deep pocket clip that will give you a discreet and safe carry and sports an attractive stonewashed finish. If you’re someone who likes to put their EDC to work, this knife may be a great option due to its price – at $19.95, you can afford to give it some tough love without fear. Did we mention it comes in black?

 

 

 

  1. Spyderco Delica Folding Knife

Spyderco’s Delica is an EDC workhorse, and we have a pretty expansive collection that has a wide variety of vibrant handles and top quality blade finishes. There’s a reason why the Delica is one of Spyderco’s best selling knives.


In the end, every person is different and will create their own EDC that works for them and fits their personality. These are just ten of the many things that would be useful (and potentially life-saving) to have in your pocket or purse. Tell us what you would add to this list – follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram so you can tag us with your favorite EDC and tell us why it should make our next list. Don’t forget to share this blog with your friends and let us know what list you’d like to see next!             

Doc Shiffer Knives Field Grade Recon Folders

Doc Shiffer Knives Field Grade Recon FoldersThe Doc Shiffer Field Grade Recons are midtechs with the same buttery action as the full custom models, and excellent build quality. The stonewashed blade is just begging to be used and N690 stainless steel provides excellent corrosion resistance. The handles are made from 0.15″ thick Titanium slabs and are available in a variety of colors, as is the Titanium pocket clip. You also have your choice of a lightweight flow-though design, or an anodized Titanium backspacer with a nice jimped texture. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.

Schrade Utility Liner Lock Folders

Schrade Utility Liner Lock FoldersYou can not beat the price and the functionality behind these Schrade Utility Liner Lock Folders. These knives are lightweight but strong enough to get the job done. They’re excellent designs and there is sure to be a model that catches your eye and fits your needs well. Give them a try, you will not be disappointed – excellent quality for the price. See them all at www.knifecenter.com.

Ferrum Forge Deuce Redux Flipper

Ferrum Forge Deuce Redux FlipperThe Deuce Redux Flipper is just downright, simply put one beautiful knife. It’s the first model run from Ferrum Forge that might be better as a safe queen than a user. The polished Titanium handles have blue anodizing on the edges and interior for a very classy look. The marble carbon fiber inlays are some of Elliot Williamson favorite material and it’s a beautiful look against the silver and blue. This knife is worth every penny, trust me when I say the Ferrum Forge Deuce Redux will not disappoint. Action, lockup, detent, fit, and finish are second to none. Find out more for yourself at www.knifecenter.com.

Cold Steel 62KGC Rajah II Folding Knife

Cold Steel 62KGC Rajah II Folding KnifeThe Rajah II was developed by custom knifemaker Andrew Demko, one of the chief designers at Cold Steel. This knife does an excellent job taking the Kukri and adapting it to a folding version that will prove to be an instant classic. Try the Rajah today and experience for yourself the power of a Kukri that fits in your pocket. Find it at www.knifecenter.com.

SOG BladeLight Mini Knives

SOG BladeLight Mini KnivesA knife? A flashlight? How about both. The SOG Bladelight Minis are the best knives in low light situations, and they’re not just gimmicks. The LEDs on both sides of the blade will light up whatever you are cutting. Since these knives are water resistant, they’re the perfect knife for use on a boat, or near the water. Just remember to oil the blades regularly as salt water does major damage quickly to stainless steel. Get one today at www.knifecenter.com.

Smith & Wesson CK401 Frame Lock Folder

Smith & Wesson CK401 Frame Lock FolderThe Smith & Wesson CK401 Drop Point Frame Lock is a manual-folding knife with style. The frame sports a two-tone, black and brushed steel finish, which is the same on the blade and it really gives this knife a cool look. For the price, this is a knife worth having, even considering its diminutive size. It’s only 5.88″ overall, but ergonomically it’s excellent. We look forward to seeing a larger brother in the future. For now, take a closer look at the new CK401 at www.knifecenter.com.