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Best New Knives: October 12th 2020

Spyderco Rockjumper folding knife, open in hand

This week, it's a return to form with a future classic from Spyderco and an irresistably cool Ontario budget folder, plus a video overview from David C. Andersen of all the greatest new knives, big and small. Read on and let's dive in! Spyderco Rockjumper

What Is the Best Ultralight EDC Pocket Knife?

Benchmade Orange Mini Bugout, Spyderco K390 Dragonfly 2, and SOG Gold Ultra XR on a white background

Beefy overbuilt folders have their place, but sometimes you just want something that you can slip in your pocket and never notice it is there. The easier something is to carry, the more likely you will actually have it with you when you need to cut something, and thanks to modern manufacturing you can still get a lot of capability without a lot of weight. With many of these folders weighing less than 2.5 ounces – sometimes much less! – you’ve got no reason to never have a blade with you.

Are Non-Locking Pocketknives Worth Carrying? — Real Steel G-Slip

Real Steel G-Slip Folding Knife

If our shelves this year are any indication, non-locking knives are making a serious comeback. But in an age of easy one-handed opening, secure locking mechanisms, and convenient pocket clips, what's behind the renewed interest in knives without some (or all) of these features? Let's take a closer look. Something...

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 9/27/2020

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SOG continues to impress with a compact yet beefy folder, Gayle Bradley has a new fixed blade for Spyderco, Kizer introduces an affordable folder ready for the line of duty, and more this week.

CJRB Crag — Best EDC Pocket Cleaver?

CJRB Crag knife open on while background

The latest addition to the KnifeCenter-exclusive lineup is the CJRB Crag, an outstanding folding cleaver and one of the best options out there, at any price. Let's take a closer look at this knife, the upgrades exclusive to this version, and why you should consider adding a folding cleaver to your collection.

What’s the Best Knife with a Phillips Screwdriver?

Leatherman FREE K2 tools partially unfolded on table

We answer a lot of questions about knives here at the KnifeCenter, and we think it’s about time to start sharing our answers publicly for the whole internet to see. Today, we’re talking about Phillips screwdrivers on multitool knives, a frequently requested (and extremely useful) feature that can be hard to find. What are the best knives...

Survival/Outdoor Knife & Gear Roundup: 9-19-2020

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This week we have a link to the past with an iconic knife pattern from Becker Knife & Tool, an American classic from Estwing, a new folder from Ontario, and more. Keep reading below.

Combat/Tactical Knife & Gear Roundup: 9/13/2020

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Rike has an innovative flipper that we get to unveil this week. In addition to that, we've got a new tank of a folder from Halfbreed Blades, Cold Steel fixed blades inspired by fearsome historic blades, and more below. SOG-TAC XR Flippers

Spyderco Reveal #6 – New 2020 Knives Announced This Week!

A selection of Spyderco folding knives open

The release of Spyderco’s Reveal catalogs is always a welcome surprise here at the KnifeCenter, and Reveal #6, which came out just yesterday, is packed with good news. Lots of new steel and material updates to existing models and a few all-new knives, too, including Spyderco’s first balisong in over a decade! Everything listed here is available for pre-order, so let’s take a look at some of the standouts!

9/11: We Will Never Forget

Twin Towers, NYC, with excerpted text from the pledge of allegiance on top

9/11 was a very important day here at the KnifeCenter, as it was for all Americans. Our business was located within the Washington, DC area at the time. After the second plane hit, we closed our doors and sent all employees home to be with their families to get ready for whatever the future would bring. The...