Best Survival Knives – 2020

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“Survival knife” is one of those terms that everyone interprets a little differently, probably because Survival (with a capital “S”) is such a broad idea that no two people are bound to see it the same way. What you need to survive has just as much to do with your surroundings and your mindset as it does your equipment. One thing we’re sure of, however, is that you wouldn’t want to make a go of it without a knife.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 3-21-2020

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Uncertain times call for gear you can rely on – gear that can see you through to the other side. We’ve got a brand new Becker fixed blade to show you this week as well as one of our favorite new lighter designs of recent years brought to you by Exotac. On top of that, a selection of emergency LED lanterns, survival kits, multi-tools, a capable machete, and more.

Best Hard Use Folding Knives 2020

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Tired of trashing cheap pocket knives? This list is for you! These hard use knives are built to tackle jobs that might wreck weaker tools. If you want a pocket knife you can treat with impunity, here are our picks for the best options available in 2020:

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 3-7-2020

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If you’ve been looking to upgrade your gear ahead of camping season, we’ve got a bunch of cool stuff to show you this week, including versatile folders from Benchmade, the return of American Tomahawk Company, and an affordable Morakniv fixed blade that makes a nice upgrade from the base models. Read on to see those, and more.

Best New Knives – February 2020

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With lots of new products trickling in after their announcement at SHOT Show in January, February was a busy month here at the KnifeCenter. We’ve added hundreds of new items, but here are a few of the most anticipated and best new knives that hit our shelves this month.

New Knives Weekly Roundup – Kershaw, Kizer, Spyderco

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We get so many new knives here at the KnifeCenter every week, it can be hard to keep up. So, starting today, we’re publishing a weekly roundup here on the blog to help cut through the chaos. We’ll be taking a look at a few of our favorite new products, every week! Today’s picks include a long-awaited Spyderco variant, eye-catching Kizer designs, an Integral titanium framelock with a surprising price tag, and a few new Kershaw folders. Let’s take a look.

ESEE Knives Upgrades (Almost) Everything

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ESEE Knives just got better, thanks to new 3D machined and contoured handle scales rolling out across their entire line of classic fixed blades. Whether it’s the jungles of the Peruvian Amazon, or the remote forests of the American South, ESEE knives are field-tested in some of the most demanding environments on earth. Founders Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin stand behind their knives because they’ve already pushed them to their limits.

ESEE has always had an “if it ain’t broke” mentality when if comes to knife design, and it’s served them well – today they are one of the most trusted survival knife brands in the world. Which is why these ergonomic upgrades come as such a surprise! We just received our first batch of the new knives, so let’s dive in for an in-depth comparison between the existing models and their new counterparts.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 2-22-2020

If you have wanted more ergonomic handles for your ESEE Knives, the wait is finally over! Read on for the big news, as well as a selection of the new Buck 110 and 112, some excellent items for your survival kit, and a great deal on a discontinued Condor.

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 2-11-2020

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Some models never feel old. We’ve got some great knives this week that still feel as fresh as when they did when they first came out, from Benchmade’s Crooked River and Morakniv’s Eldris, to some newer faces too, including some DogBite fixed blades and a Condor machete designed by Julio Diez.

New Buck Knives and the BuckMaster 2.0: SHOT Show 2020

Buck Knives continues to mine their design archives for popular knives from the past, bringing them back with a modern twist. For 2020, they’re reviving the BuckMaster, one of Buck’s rarest and most memorable fixed blades: a diving/survival knife built for Navy SEALs in the 1980s and ’90s. We interviewed BuckMaster expert Rich Neyman and retired Navy SEAL Tom Coulter, who told us the story of the original knife and its upcoming return!