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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!

More Great Combat and Tactical Knives!

Another week, another great batch of tactical knives and gear from KnifeCenter. From karambit flippers to American-made balisongs to self-defense pens, this collection features some seriously hardcore combat essentials.

 

Fox Italian-Made Karambit Flippers

No combat list feels complete without a karambit – especially a folding version that flips as well as these models from Fox Knives. These self-defense tools feature the patented Emerson Wave, a thumb slot and a flipper tab, so you’ll have your choice of deployment method. We have a great selection that includes aluminum, carbon fiber, and G10 handle options with Bohler N690 blades. We even have a trainer model with 420C steel if you need to do some practicing before handling the real deal.

 

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Great Tactical Knives and Gear at KnifeCenter

Spyderco Para 3 Combo Edge and Plain Edge Limited Edition Folders

Spyderco Para 3 Combo Edge and Plain Edge Limited Edition Folders

 

We’ve got two limited edition variations of Spyderco’s popular Para 3 with peel-ply carbon fiber handles and 52100 carbon steel, which provides exceptional wear resistance and edge holding capability. The newest variant is now made even more versatile with a partially serrated edge. These premium materials combined with the Para 3’s open-backed construction and patented Compression Lock mechanism make this a workhorse knife ready to be used, no matter which edge you choose.

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Top Five Best ESEE Knives

Try this: whip out your phone and text the biggest outdoor and survival knife enthusiast you know and ask them this – “who makes the best survival knives in the business?” Chances are, they’re going to tell you that ESEE ranks pretty high (if not the highest). Since 1997, Jeff Randall and Mike Perrin have been changing the game when it comes to the wilderness industry. Their goal is to offer realistic tools that are designed for people that are going to use and abuse them, which is why their brand has been so successful. Their ‘no questions asked’ warranty doesn’t hurt, either – you’re essentially covered for everything but rust. If you break it, they will replace it.  

Even in the company’s philosophy, it clearly states that one of the most important aspects of the business is that ESEE won’t provide a piece of gear that hasn’t been tested in the real world. How seriously do they take that mission? Considering that ESEE’s founders also run an adventure and training company that regularly does jungle survival courses in the Peruvian Amazon, we’d say – very. Anyone who regularly handles outdoor knives knows the power of 1095 carbon, and ESEE is able to get more out of that steel than any other production knife company thanks to their famous heat treatment.    

You know the drill by now – as the leading cutlery retailer, we’re overqualified to cherry-pick the best ESEE knives for you. Let’s begin with the knife that started it all…

 

ESEE-3

 

Best Application

General purpose field and utility knife that’s perfect for bug-out bags or survival kits

Why We Love It

What the ESEE 3 lacks in size, it more than makes up for in strength. It’s the very first knife that Jeff and Mike debuted at ESEE, essentially making it their flagship knife. The National Tactical Officers Association gave it a 4.77 out of 5, cementing its reputation as a favorite with law enforcement and military teams.

Why You’ll Love It

Like we said before, you’re going to get more out of that 1095 carbon steel than you will from any other knife company. This knife is comfortable and easy to carry thanks to its size and versatile sheath. Because this is such a popular knife model, we have over 40 iterations of the ESEE 3. From combo blades to Venom Green finishes to highly visible orange scales, we can pretty much guarantee there’s a model out there for even the most eccentric knife user.

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The Best New Pocket Knives of 2018

We may only be a little more than halfway through 2018, but we’ve been wowed by the number of incredible knives that have made their way onto the scene this year. We’ve picked what we think are the best pocket knives (so far) of 2018.  These are definitely must-have additions to any EDC rotation.

 

Spyderco C227GP Brad Southard Hanan

 

A gracious gift, indeed! If you haven’t been brushing up on your Hebrew lately, that’s what Hanan means – and it pretty much describes this folding knife to a T. Designed by custom knife maker Brad Southard, the Hanan is one of the best gentleman’s folding knives to hit the market this year. Unlike most Spyderco knives, the Trademark Round Hole is much smaller than you’ll typically see, which is because this Spydiehole is mostly aesthetic. Instead, you’re going to rely on the flipper tab to deploy the blade. In our opinion, a gentleman’s pocket knife has to have certain qualities to make it worthy of the title – and the Hanan delivers that in spades. The two-tone G10/titanium hybrid handles are smooth and have an elegance that screams ‘class’. Plus, you can’t go wrong with S30V steel.

Why we picked it: Brad Southard is an amazing knife maker and designer, and his collaborations with Spyderco are no exception. This knife combines great design with high-end materials.

 

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Two of Spyderco’s Best Folding Knives Get a Makeover

The Endura and Delica, two of Spyderco’s most popular folding pocket knives, got a serious glow up with these new FRN Zome Camo handles. Zome is an ancient Japanese art form that focuses on dyeing textiles using dyes from plants, flowers, fruit, and other natural sources. Take a look at KnifeCenter’s review where we dive into what makes these handles so unique!

What Does a 3.15″ Mini Karambit Look Like?

 

It’s compact, it’s useful and let’s be honest, it’s downright cute – any real man can admit that. Looking to add a useful karambit to your EDC or keyring? Check out our video where we show you just how much Fox KnivesMini-Ka folding karambit can handle.

KnifeCenter’s 8 Combat and Tactical Essentials!

Looking for a self-defense tool for you or a loved one? We’ve picked out eight tactical essentials that make perfect gifts – even if you just end up treating yourself!

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best tactical knives in the world.

 

Kershaw Dmitry Sinkevich Concierge Flipper

Love the look and feel of Dmitry Sinkevich’s designs but don’t have Zero Tolerance money? Enter the Concierge, his new flipper collaboration with Kershaw. The clean, refined look is paired with black G10 handle scales, a custom inset pivot, and a backspacer with raised jimping. This knife fits your hand comfortably and flips smoothly thanks to Kershaw’s manual KVT ball-bearing system. Considering it’s less than forty bucks, adding this compact flipper to your cart seems like a no-brainer.

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Our Thoughts on the New Brous Blade Imports

 

Sure, the new imports from Jason Brous are more affordable – but what are our real thoughts on these new knives? Watch our video for a rundown of the Enforcer, Division, and the Silent Soldier flipper.

Top Picks: Mid-Summer Outdoor & Survival Gear

Twice a month we pull together some of the best outdoor and survival knives and tools so you can update your outdoor pack or emergency kit. Basically, we’re doing the work so you can spend less time shopping and more time adventuring. This week we have a cool variety of items that range from folding steak knives to knife bracelets. Intrigued? Check out the items below and follow the links to fill your cart with some mid-summer camping essentials.

 

Boker Magnum Outdoor Cuisine III Folder

Looking forward to an upcoming camping trip? Are you a survival enthusiast or bushcrafter who wants to pack light? The Magnum Cuisine III is a kitchen knife designed for the great outdoors that will cut through freshly grilled game with ease. The broad 440C Japanese Nakiri-style blade is perfect for slicing through both tough meat and delicate veggies, and the Rosewood scales feel as good as they look.

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