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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Customs & Mid-Techs: BLADE Show 2018 Edition!

Check out our latest additions to the site – these incredible BLADE Show 2018 customs. Don’t worry, though…we still have a few things left to add from the show, so the fun isn’t over.

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Kurt Merriken Custom Knives

Kurt Merriken is a talented up and coming custom knifemaker and we’re very excited to be able to showcase a couple of his knives. This full-time firefighter from Florida spends much of his free time grinding away, specifically on unusually large, intimidating folders. We picked up two very different yet equally impressive models from Kurt at the BLADE show: two elegant full dress Excursion Prototype flippers with Damascus and timascus and a Mutiny Reincarnated Prototype in liner lock configuration.

 

Biegler Bladeworks Custom Balisongs


Brian Biegler is about to take the butterfly community by storm with his exceptional array of blade shapes and utterly amazing flipping action. These handmade balis are the cream of the crop, yet they won’t set you back so much that you’ll never actually use these premium tools.

 

Butch Ball Custom Flippers


Butch Ball is a local designer for us, yet we always seem to be seeing him down in Atlanta instead of in Virginia. With that said, we picked up as many pieces as we could from Butch that exemplified the tactical yet stylish nature of his work and they’re moving quickly, so act fast.

 

New Hotness from Custom Knife Factory


It was too much to try and fit all the different models we got from CKF at the show in the title, so we’ll do it here. We have some customized one-off and full dress Decepticon 4s, Gavko SF Spinner Flippers, and Hoback Kwaiback collaborations, plus some production Bragga and Kadat flippers. We even have a handmade Decepticon from Alexey Konygin that was hand-delivered here to Virginia by Alexey himself. All of these pieces are absolutely amazing and will make worthy additions to your collection.

 

Les George Custom Rockeye and Mid-Tech Galvos


Les George is a true gentleman in this industry, but his work is anything but. It’s designed for real-world tactical use with just the right amount of embellishment to not be over the top. We picked up a number of his Galvo boot knives in various finishes, as well as this stunning Damascus Rockeye that’s outfitted with Chad Nichols Cu-Ti mokume pivot collars.

 

Alan Kritzman Custom Flippers


If there’s one thing Alan Kritzman is not, it’s greedy. These flippers are undeniably elegant and sophisticated and feature top-notch fit and finish, but they sure aren’t priced like knives that were handmade in the USA. They will provide you with excellent value for your money and give you a knife you’ll look forward to using each and every day.

 

Carlo Cavedon Custom Knives


Carlo Cavedon manufactures knives under the company name CavedonArt – and that perfectly describes his work. His knives are extremely beautiful, often featuring hand engraving to take it to the next level. We’re lucky to be able to offer these two amazing pieces to you.

 

Melvin Lozada Custom Knives


Melvin Lozada is a custom knifemaker who tires easily of making the same design so he’s always progressing onto something new and improved. We have a few new models here including the Anubis, Bandido 3.0, and a skeletonized fixed blade. We also have some tried and true designs in the shape of a Rhino 5.0 and this beautiful Damascus Chronos flipper.

 

Chuck Gedraitis Custom Knives


2018 is the year of the slipjoint and Chuck Gedraitis is 100% on board. We picked up a number of his new compact slipjoint models in addition to a single tactical Marauder XL model that’s large, in charge, and outfitted with only the best materials Chuck could find.

We still have a few more things from BLADE Show to get up on the site including pieces from Greg Lightfoot, Rick Hinderer, Kendall Hughes, Scorpion 6, and Spartan Blades. We get new Customs and Mid-Techs in every day, so please email us at support@knifecenter.com with any inquiries.

New Collaboration from Lucas Burnley – The Kihon Flipper

Lucas Burnley and Boker have teamed up once again to bring you the latest addition to the Kihon seriesa modified tanto-style model with rugged D2 steel. This new flipper is a return to form for Burnley, and it brings the Kihon series back to its roots as a collection of Japanese-styled knives rather than the Americanized drop point variations we’ve seen.

My name’s Chandler Caldwell, and I’m a Product Specialist and writer for KnifeCenter. Let’s take a look at this new collaboration and see how it compares to Burnley’s famous Kwaiken.

 

Chandler Caldwell – Product Specialist, writer, and all around knife nut. 

 

Lucas Burnley works hard to show that utility shouldn’t come at the cost of beauty. This is something he’s tried to show for years and we definitely feel he’s succeeded. The Kihon shares inspirational elements with the Kwaiken, one of Burnley’s most well known knives. Both combine a traditional Japanese style with the utility of a compact knife.

 

The legendary Kwaiken, a much beloved industry favorite.

 

Like we mentioned, the new Kihon varies slightly from the Kihon family tradition of a standard drop point blade. The modified tanto on the new model really helps it stand out and showcases Burnley’s love for Japanese-style knives.

Both knives feature clean lines and unique designs. The Kihon has milling that gives it a pretty sleek look overall. While not being too aggressive, the aluminum handle keeps the knife surprisingly light for its size but maintains its strength.

 

This new Kihon is the latest addition to the Kihon family that features a modified tanto blade, a stainless steel handle with a “Rising Sun” texture, and a sizeable frame lock. 

 

Burnley’s knives share the trait of being extremely functional, but we think that the Kihon and the Kwaiken give wildly different performances. The Kwaiken is widely known as a gentleman’s folder, and as many of you know there are people that think a gentleman’s folder is too small and can’t be used well. We personally don’t agree with that sentiment at all, and think that the Kwaiken is an amazing EDC. The Kihon, on the other hand, has a slightly larger handle and a thicker, wider blade which may appeal to that audience. This is a great go-to work knife, or at least a knife that’s designed for more regular use and abuse.

The fit and finish of both is exemplary, but the Kwaiken has always deserved major recognition in particular. Burnley designed a serious masterpiece when he created this knife. It’s famous for good reason – it’s a sturdy workhorse with comfortable handling and a slim build. It fits so seamlessly in your pocket you’ll almost forget it’s there.

The Kihon may be a better choice if you’re going to be working with a knife for a long period of time, however. Compared to the Kwaiken, it has a more sizeable stainless steel frame lock and performs like a tactical EDC dream. We don’t doubt it will join the Knife Hall of Fame alongside the Kwaiken, but we want to hear your thoughts. Both are engineered to give you optimal versatility and Japanese influenced simplicity, but which would you rather have in your pocket? Let us know over on our social media networks: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Pre-BLADE Show Custom and Mid-Tech Showcase!

We’re obviously more than excited about next week’s upcoming BLADE Show, but luckily we were still sent in some pretty stellar custom and mid-tech pieces to show off before we get hit with the motherload.  Check them out below, and let us know what you’re excited to see while we’re at the show!

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New Custom and Production Pro-Tech Automatics

We just got in another shipment from Pro-Tech Knives – and we got quite a haul. From custom Strider PTs to the brand new TR-5 Tactical Response Auto, these are some of the best knives money can buy and are 100% American made.

 

Sean O’Hare Custom Flippers

Sean O’Hare makes some of the most elegant tactical and utility knives around, and he’s one of our favorite custom knifemakers to deal with. He’s genuine, quiet, and unassuming – just like his knives. These flippers will outperform your expectations, and you’ll have the satisfaction of being able to do some serious cutting.

 

Marfione Custom Knives Socom Elite Prototypes


From prototypes to the newest copper and brass inlaid pieces, we have a number of different Socom Elite models for you to choose from. This is one of the premier folding knives on the market in terms of design, function, and following…and we absolutely love it.

 

Matthew Martin Custom Handmade Pens


Matthew Martin, son of RJ, is as talented on his lathe as his father is on a grinder. These are without a doubt some of the finest handmade pens we’ve come across. They utilize top-notch materials and feature what may just be the nicest fit and finish you’ve seen in a writing instrument. Don’t worry – they will be delivered in time for Father’s Day.

 

Les George Custom FM-1 Damascus Folder


The FM-1 is one of Les George’s first designs. It perfectly exhibits the graceful yet muscular, flashy yet practical style that has come to define his knifemaking career. With a Chad Nichols Stainless Boomerang Damascus blade, hand-sculpted titanium handles, and a marbled carbon fiber inlay, this half-dress FM-1 is just the right balance of beauty and beast.

 

Darrel Ralph Custom Fusion AOD Flipper


This knife might be one of the wildest and most ambitious knives ever to leave Darrel Ralph’s workbench. The blade is made from two of the most exotic materials used in knifemaking today, interlocked and fused together in a pattern across the blade: a spine of raindrop Mokuti and an edge made from the nearly corrosion-proof Stellite 6K cobalt alloy. The Mokuti handles have been sculpted and then selectively blasted and polished to give them a striking two-tone look that pairs perfectly with this amazing blade.

 

Butch Ball Custom Damascus Flippers

Butch Ball makes each of his one-of-a-kind knives by hand in his Virginia shop. He might be best known for his collaborations with Benchmade, but his custom work is where Butch lets his craftsmanship shine. These flippers are all made with high-performance stainless Damascus or Damasteel blades, and they flip open confidently on their ball-bearing pivots.

 

Tuff-Writer KC Exclusive Precision Press Pen


The Tuff-Writer pen was designed to be the toughest pen out there, and with years of reliable service in some of the most inhospitable environments on the planet, that claim has been fulfilled. This KnifeCenter Exclusive is precision-built with black DLC-coated steel and orange Cerakote aluminum, and includes several inserts to accept most major refills (Parker / Fisher / Foray).

 

Gerry McGinnis Custom and Pro Line Knives


Whether you pick a full custom, hand ground fixed blade or a folder from his Pro Line Series, Jerry McGinnis’ sinuous designs and obsessive eye for quality are apparent in every detail. From the crisp hand-set detents in his framelock flippers to the organic, ergonomic curves of his handles, these are some of the best and most collectible knives on the market.

 

Benchmade 319DLC-1801 Limited Edition Proper Slipjoint

Benchmade revisits their smash hit gentleman’s knife, the Proper, with this new limited-edition run with a black DLC S30V blade and “Benchmade Blue” G10 handles. Traditional in form, this non-locking folder is built with a modern construction, blade steel, and modified sheepsfoot blade shape that feel thoroughly new-age yet enjoyably nostalgic.

 

Coming soon: we’ll have some beautiful pieces from Enrique Pena and the new Bastinelli Trigger. The countdown to BLADE Show has begun and we’re only a week away. We’ll be there in full force and expect to come back with a plethora of awesome stuff from the industry’s best. We get new Customs and Mid-Techs in every day, so please email us at support@knifecenter.com with any inquiries.

Introducing The Knife Guide!

You know KnifeCenter is the largest and original catalog of cutlery, but did you also know we’ve been an educational resource since our launch in 1995? From day one, we’ve been an international hub with the latest knife news. One of our biggest goals was to not only be able to give you the largest collection of products, but also have all the information you’d ever need about knives and tools to make an informed purchase.

One thing we take very seriously is making it easier for knife newbies to enter the industry. That’s why we’ve created The Knife Guide – a series of videos that will cover a wide range of topics, from learning about knife parts to knife and tool maintenance (and everything in between).

We already have the first two installments ready and rolling on our YouTube channel!

 

The Knife Guide 01: Defining an EDC

This video will not only define an EDC, but will explain a little bit about folding knives, pocket knives, fixed blade knives, multi-tools, and some rules for choosing a knife or tool that’s the right fit for you. You can also check out all of the products that we used in the video, just in case any of them caught your eye or seemed like a good fit for a first-time knife or tool buyer.

 

The Knife Guide 02: What is a Folding Pocket Knife? 

In the second installment of the series, we dug into exactly what a folding knife is – the parts, how they work, what additions impact the cost of a folding knife, the different types of locking mechanisms and how they function, and some of the trademarks you’ll see in folding knives from well known manufacturers like Spyderco and Benchmade. We pulled out some great knives to help showcase these features, that way you’ll know our recommendations and can feel confident picking up any one of these folders.

 

We’ll be adding new videos weekly on YouTube and featuring the products on our website. We’re going to talk about what a fixed blade is, the best way to sharpen steel, the different blade shapes and what blade types are best for specific tasks, the different types of steel and how they compare, the best knife handle materials, and more. We’re also eager to see what type of content you’d like to see in this series – nothing is off limits! Be sure to head to our Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to let us know what you think and your recommendations for what you’d like featured in this series next!

 

 

 

What’s New at KnifeCenter

Maybe the rest of you hate Mondays, but for us it’s one of the best days of the week. Why? We get to share new items with you, which include some pretty cool new additions that we think you’re going to fall for. Spoiler alert: to see a list of the best new items every Monday, you have to sign up for our newsletter.

If you’re late to the game, don’t worry – here’s a list of our greatest new items so you can peruse, click, buy, and brag. We even have a KnifeCenter Exclusive included in the list below! Who are we kidding, we can’t wait to show you…it’s first on the list.

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Spyderco KnifeCenter Exclusive Pakkawood Dragonfly 2 Folder

This KnifeCenter Exclusive Dragonfly has a three-layer laminate blade made from high-speed HAP40 tool steel and high carbon SUS410, which gives this knife great corrosion resistance. With an overall length of 5.56” and a weight of 1.9 ounces, this is a lightweight EDC option with a nice, manageable size. The gorgeous mahogany Pakkawood handle scales bring an old school look to this much beloved industry favorite. This folder gives you high quality steel, amazing versatility, a super secure Boye Dent lockback mechanism, and all the classic Dragonfly features you know and love.

 

Benchmade Bugout

The Bugout was created for people on the go and designed to be a full-size workhorse with all the benefits of a lightweight pocket knife. This model comes with a Ranger Green Grivory handle and a smoked gray nitride coated blade, which gives it a tactical and “rough” look that’s backed up by its premium S30V steel. Thanks to its deep carry pocket clip, you’ll have a discreet carry that won’t draw any unwanted attention. This knife is great for anyone looking for a hard use knife with high quality steel that can double as both a hiking knife and an EDC.

 

 

Kershaw Natrix

Inspired by ZT’s award-winning 0777, the Natrix is an extremely affordable SpeedSafe assisted flipper with a sub-frame lock and a newly added BlackWashed blade. Just like previous Natrix models, this version has great ergonomics and a quick deployment that adds to the overall slick design. For only $37.95, you can get a folding knife that has a look and feel similar to one of the best knives in the industry.

 

Victorinox Swiss Army 2018 Contest Classic Multi-Tools

The latest batch of limited edition contest classic Swiss Army multi-tools is here! Each tool features a unique design inspired by this year’s contest theme: Places of the World. These colorful collectibles are drawn from almost 900 entries worldwide. Constantly updating the designs in their multi-tool collection helps to bring new life to a time-tested classic series. These handy little knives are a great way to express yourself, and the integrated functions in each tool will make you prepared for anything.

 

We Knife Company 803 Rectifier Flippers

 

 

The Rectifier flipper is a tactical titan built to last, and we have a great collection that features a wide range of G10/titanium handle colors and your choice of either a black or classic two-tone blade finish. With its S35VN steel and ergonomic build, this knife has both beauty and braun.

 

Bark River Fixed Blades

These fixed blade knives from Bark River are perfect for the adventurer looking for tough steel and intense cutting power. You’ll have several canvas Micarta handle colors to choose from, and each one comes properly outfitted with a genuine leather sheath. Bark River Knives are designed to be used as outdoor professional knives, and their attention to detail and high quality steel back up the great reputation they’ve earned over the years.

 

ESEE Cody Rowen Orange G10 Camp-Lore

This highly-visible new Camp-Lore model is the smallest in the series, but don’t let its 6.25” length fool you. Designed by Cody Rowen, this bushcrafting knife is USA-strong, comes with tough 1095 carbon steel blade, and has removable orange G10 handle scales for easy maintenance. This knife is great for small tasks such as food preparation, tinder preparation, and skinning – and we love the rough Stonewash finish. If you’re an outdoorsman who wants all the benefits of a fixed blade in a compact folding knife, this is the knife for you.

 

Condor Tool & Knife Fixed Blades

We have four new uniquely designed fixed blades from Condor that blend cultural styling with contemporary materials. You’ll have your choice of either wood or Micarta handles, and each knife comes equipped with high quality carbon steel and a handcrafted welted sheath. With a spread like this, you’re going to have a hard time finding a job these knives can’t tackle.

 

 

Case Tony Bose Standard Jig Chestnut Bone Premium Stockman

No frills, no extras – this is a new knife that handles things the old fashioned way. The Case Tony Bose Chestnut Premium Stockman pocket knife features a 154-CM stainless steel blade that holds a great edge, and its high quality materials and build mean you’ll have a knife that stays in your family for generations. The style fits well in your hand and makes for a great EDC, but it’s also a collectible for anyone that appreciates simplicity.

Microtech Ultratech Tactical AUTO OTF

This latest iteration of Microtech’s much beloved Ultratech sports a hybrid handle with a tan G-10 front scale and black aluminum rear scale, which gives the knife a traditional style with a twist. We don’t have to tell you that this OTF automatic knife packs some serious punch.

Reate 2018 Torrent Titanium Flippers

Check out the 2018 release of Reate’s beloved Torrent model – this new version comes with Damasteel’s RWL-34 stainless steel, and the titanium handles are available with or without carbon fiber inlays. These are a great option for those that are looking for a high quality knife, but aren’t ready to jump into the world of custom and semi-custom knives.

 

SOG Powerpint Multi-Tool with 18 Tools

Welcome the newest member of the Power multi-tool family – considering it has 18 integrated functions and is available for only $39.95, we think it’s a pretty stellar addition. This well-engineered tool comes in at only 4.2 ounces, so you’ll avoid the hefty and uncomfortable carry of most other multitools.

 

Savage Forge Bottle Openers

These Jesse Savage-designed bottle openers will bring your EDC game to the next level. Hand-forged using a hammer and anvil, these USA-made tools have a traditional rod-iron finish and unique one-of-a-kind look.

There you have it – 13 new knives and tools available for the best deals at KnifeCenter! What’s your favorite? Let us know! We add new products every day, but our Monday Newsletter is saved for the best of the best. Let us know what you want to see on the blog next! Be sure to check on Thursday when we showcase some seriously sick Custom creations.

Taking Tactical to a Whole New Level

It’s time to get tactical. Self-defense is a no-brainer – why not make it easier with one of these high quality tools? We have knives from popular brands like Zero Tolerance and Cold Steel in this list, as well as a production version of a custom karambit from Richard Derespina we think you’ll love.

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Zero Tolerance 0770 Flippers

ZT’s 0770 was inspired by their award-winning 0777, and is a smaller assisted opening version that gives you the same solid performance of its predecessor. All of our models feature premium S35VN steel, and you have your choice of either carbon fiber or anodized aluminum handles.

 

Kizer Cutlery Pinkerton Little River Bowie Fixed

The Little River Bowie is a cool fixed blade with dependable 1095 carbon steel, black G10 handle scales, and a sleek Dirk Pinkerton design. This robust knife comes with a compact profile that makes it functional and easy to carry. Did we mention the ultra-tactical black-on-black color scheme?

 

Browning Knives Black Label Crack Down Assisted Folder


The Crack Down has a solid, no-nonsense build and sleek design that’s a steal at only $37.95. It’s a great assisted folder with textured G10 scales and finger grooves that guarantee a super secure grip. No silly bells and whistles – this tactical knife is simple in the best way.

 

Cold Steel Urban Edge Push Daggers

Cold Steel is the purveyor of some of the finest production push knives on the market right now, offering razor sharp edges and letting you maintain control thanks to those excellent ergonomics. The Urban Edge, specifically, delivers that same self-defense practicality you expect, but its size and shape grant additional versatility as a useful everyday carry cutting tool.

 

Pro-Tech Stiletto Automatic Folders

These semi-custom, USA-made stiletto automatic folding knives range from high end models to more affordable variations. Our large selection features great steel, cool handles, and many interesting touches that give each knife their own unique look and style.

 

Benchmade Mini Presidio II AUTO Folder


This new Benchmade Mini Presidio II is a great automatic knife that features a CPM S30V steel blade and a lighter, more concealable design. This variation has an ergonomic black aluminum handle with a milled texture that will give you an ultra secure grip.

 

Derespina Production Model 10 Karambit Fixed Blade


We think the Model 10 Karambit is one of the best CQC knives ever designed by Richard Derespina, and it’s one of the most deadly in the hands of a trained user. Now you don’t have to wait for one of his rare custom knives – this production version features the same materials at a fraction of the price of the original.

 

Weapons Care Tools

 


These care tools will ensure that your weapon gives you the best possible performance in the field. This selection ranges from inexpensive maintenance kits to high quality equipment for heavy duty cleaning.

 

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Check Out Our Haul From The East Coast Custom Knife Show!

We’re back from the 2018 East Coast Custom Knife Show, and we scored some pretty exceptional pieces. Check out the ones we featured on our Custom Newsletter – and don’t forget to sign up so you can see new ECCKS models, some limited edition pieces from RMJ Tactical, and a beautiful folder from Les Voorhies we’ll be showcasing soon! KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best and newest custom knives from some of the most well known and idolized knifemakers in the world.

 

 

Borka Blades Custom SBK Folders and Light Fixed Blades

Few knives we saw at the show are more recognizable than the new SBK/F Folder from Borka Blades. This folding knife is styled after Sebastijan Berenji’s signature fixed blade and is the same size as the Mini Stitch, which makes it perfect for both everyday carry and tactical applications.

 

 

Michael Raymond Custom Galaxis Folder

Anyone familiar with Michael Raymond knows the extreme precision and attention to detail that go into each of his knives – and this Galaxis model is no exception. It features a beautiful jigged titanium frame and pocket clip, as well as one of the smoothest and most precise openings on the market.  Michael Raymond’s knives are extremely difficult to come by (this is the only one we’ve ever had), so if you’re a fan you better act fast!

 

 

Jeremy Horton Custom Survival Shorties

Jeremy Horton is known in the industry for his signature blade grind and Survival Shorty fixed blade. Coming in a wide variety of shapes and sizes, each SS model is a perfect expression of Jeremy’s no-nonsense style and his elite skill behind a grinding wheel.

 

 

New Gavko Custom Folding Knives

It’s like Shark Week all year round in the Gavko Knife Shop as Michal’s always discovering and producing new Shark models. The Nurse and the Snubnose Shrunk Trasher are two of his newest creations and both are beautiful examples of the truly unique style that sets Gavko Knives apart from all the rest. We’ve already sold the Snubnose, but the Nurse flipper (pictured) is still up for grabs! 

 

 

John Gray Tracker Dan Bloodshark Flipper

The Bloodshark, designed by Tracker Dan and manufactured by John Gray, is built for discreet concealed carry and real world combat. We were lucky enough to get our hands on one flipper from John at the show, and it’s an incredible knife with a litany of distinct tactical features and some seriously sick flipping action.

 

 

Brad Zinker Ultra-Thin Flippers

Brad Zinker Knives brings a whole new dimension to the EDC game, redefining how easily knives can be carried. When they are this thin, they absolutely disappear in the pocket.  A bonus of this slim design is that some of these compact folders can also double as a really cool money clip.

 

 

Kurt Merriken Custom Knives

Kurt Merriken is a new maker for us, and we’re very excited to be able to showcase a couple of his knives. This full-time firefighter from Florida spends much of his free time grinding away, specifically on unusually large frame lock folders.  We picked up two very different yet equally impressive pieces from Kurt at the show: one elegant full dress dagger with a 4” blade and a behemoth cleaver style knife that could likely break down a whole chicken in a matter of seconds.

 

What pieces have you pumped? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to share this blog with your friends who appreciate a custom masterpiece. If you’re looking to buy a knife from the show before they’re snatched up, check out our collection of all ECCKS custom knives. Don’t forget to let us know what you’d like to see us post next!

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!