White River Knife & Tool was a new brand from Michigan that we discovered at the Blade Show in Atlanta this past month. They are producing some extremely high quality, functional knife designs and we knew they were a brand we had to offer to you guys. We chose to go with their cross-over Izula style knife, the Backpacker, and their small utility neck knife, the Knucklehead, thinking these models a pretty good representation of their overall brand. What sets White River Knives apart from the competition is that they’re machining all of these in-house from one solid piece of S30V. This stainless steel, from Crucible Materials Company, was the first steel specifically formulated to be used in knife making. Prized for it’s superior edge holding capabilities and corrosion resistance, CPM S30V will perform as well as your 1095 Carbon steel camp knives but rust at a fraction of the rate, even without the coating. All White River Knives come with a handmade Kydex sheath, an attached lanyard, and can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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Skinning, quartering, dressing, light splitting, shaving, and whittling are only a few of the things the Diskin Hunter is capable of. Designed by custom maker Matt Diskin to be a field dressing knife that could also perform camp tasks, the 1085 is the happy medium between functional blade size and svelte, compact design. The blade is 4-5/8″ long with tons of belly and shaped like a cross between the Tremor and Rake models. The steel is 14C28N stainless, which will take an extremely sharp edge and provide excellent corrosion resistance so you won’t have to worry about your blade rusting out in the field. The thing that sets the Diskin Hunter apart is the handle. Made from textured G10, the handle being only one inch at it’s widest point makes it easy to get a good grip on, especially with gloved hands. The knife comes with a high quality leather belt sheath and is backed by the Kershaw lifetime warranty. Best of all is it’s made in the USA and can be found 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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Is it a tactical combat knife or a wilderness blade? That’s for you to decide. The Combat Kukri from KA-BAR is an extremely versatile knife built to handle the toughest tasks with ease. Fitted with an 8-1/2″ curved blade, the Kukri is well designed for chopping and hacking or for draw cuts and slashes. The Kraton handle provides a good, hand-filling grip and also helps to reduce shock absorbed by the hand. The pommel at the butt end adds to the knife’s capabilities, allowing for light hammering and smashing duties. For a knife measuring in at just over 13″, the best thing about the Combat Kukri is it’s weight. At 13.4 ounces, you get enough weight behind it to get the job done but the balance of the knife makes it feel much lighter and it’s very very maneuverable. Whether you’re a combat professional or weekend camper, try out a Combat Kukri for yourself and find out just how great this knife really is. Best of all, it’s proudly made in the USA and available at www.knifecenter.com.
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Scorpion Knives are a new brand for us here at the KnifeCenter and they are some of the most well designed, overbuilt fixed blades we have ever seen. Most, well actually all the knife designers at Scorpion use their real world experiences to bring new features and uses to their particular knife designs. From Chris Caine, Anton du Plessis, and John Wiseman to Geoff Todd, John Campbell, and Bob Beasley, Scorpion Knives are specifically designed to do all the tasks expected by both the combat soldier and survival enthusiast. Using a variety of blade and handle materials, one thing remains constant; a 3/16″ (or thicker) full tang slab of hardened steel is the heart of the knife. Check one out today for yourself and you will not be disappointed. See the entire line at www.knifecenter.com.
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The DPx HEFT is the bigger, more versatile brother of the original HEST model. Fit with German Sleipner tool steel and hollow removable scales, the knife is ideal for hard use work out in the woods or to protect your life. Available with a 4 or 6 inch blade and in a tactical Assault or camping Woodman configuration, there’s a model to fit everyone’s individual style. You can see these at www.knifecenter.com.
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One of the newest knives to the Buck 2012 line is the Ron Hood designed Punk. A smaller version of the Hoodlum, the Punk is the everyman’s sized utility, camping or survival fixed blade. The finger choil at the rear of the blade is perfect for choking up on when doing delicate or fine detail work. The Micarta scales are removable which allow for this knife to be tied to a stick or similar, transforming it into a spear. Top quality materials and an awesome warranty from Buck, the Punk designed by the late Ron Hood is great tool for every outdoorsman. You can see this at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
United Cutlery Survival Kukri Sawkback Machete
“You got saw in my machete!”
“You got machete in my saw!”
Okay, it probably didn’t happen like that. But United Cutlery has put out a new sawback kukri machete that is, pardon my French, pretty darn cool. At 21″ overall, it’s portable enough to bring on most any outdoor activity, and its robust 14-3/4″ full-tang blade is up to whatever task you can throw at it. Even better, it’s got sawback serrations to make nice clean cuts whether you’re building a survival shelter or just cutting that tree limb in the front yard down to size. It ships with a lanyard and a durable nylon sheath. Available in gray or yellow. Check ’em out at www.knifecenter.com !
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New Timberline Bush Guide Set
Russ Kommer is a hunting guide in Alaska, and his designs reflect the hard-use conditions of his home state. The new Timberline Bush Guide Hatchet and Skinner set features thick spines, and wear resistant materials. These are tools that could be taken out into the frozen Alaskan wilderness on a hunting trip, used to field dress the kill, and then taken back out the next week for camping in the deserts of Arizona. The hatchet can be used for cleaving bones or chopping firewood. The skinning knife could be used for skinning an elk, or slicing a steak for dinner.
Whether you are hunting elk in Colorado or on a survival exercise in Death Valley, California, you can’t go wrong with Timberline’s Hatchet and Skinner Combo set.
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New Survivor Knife from Dajo
The Dajo Survivor knife is a full, if minimalist, survival kit at a great price. The sharp, wide blade can be used for everything from shaving a branch for tinder to skinning caught animals for food. The notch on the back of the blade is designed to be used as a striker for the Swedish FireSteel that is included, and the cutouts in the handle are designed to allow for the blade to be used as the head of a spear, while at the same time lowering how much weight the kit ads to your pack. Rounding off the kit is the survival whistle, which can be used in an emergency to draw search teams to your location without using up your voice and energy.
At $29.95, this is a must have knife for the survivalist on a budget. Also a great gift for the aspiring survivalist.
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