I was pleasantly surprised when unboxing the new Bad Blood Cross Fire Tanto. This reminds me alot of some other knives by popular manufacturers for a fraction of the price. The fit and finish done on the textured G10 handles are just exceptional. The grooved handles feel formed-fitted and feel very natural and secure while the flipper makes it very easy to quickly deploy your blade. Most of the knives I carry are set tip-down (personal preference) so may take a little getting used to the tip-up only pocket clip. However, with the design and value of this knife, it’s definitely not a deal breaker. This is a knife you can count on day in and day out. For more info to www.knifecenter.com.
The design on the handle of the Kizer Ki4423 is a work of art…literally. The designer (Kim Ning) incorporated two important Ancient Chinese Symbols: “Ling Zi (Pheasant Tail)” and “Hui ZhuanLun (Gyroscopewheel)” inspired by a treasured Chinese sword. It has probably the smoothest opening action of any knife I’ve ever seen, probably because it is made entirely by hand. The fit, finish, buttery smooth action, razor sharpness, and materials are exactly what you look for in a knife twice this price. The new 4423 from Kizer is a knife you must handle to appreciate just how nice it really is, check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
The Mini-AXIS Stryker may be a smaller version of the original but don’t underestimate this little guy, he is just as rough and rugged as his big brother. It’s an excellent size if you prefer compact EDC blades and is definitely a fun knife to play with and to use. Comfortable ergonomics, textured G10 handles, smooth Axis lock, and functional drop point blade are standard. The new deep carry pocket clip is a huge improvement over the standard painted clip on the original, see the new Mini-Strykers at www.knifecenter.com.
Superb balance and the awesomely fun AXIS lock – what else need we say about the new 484 Nakamuras from Benchmade. This is the 4th model in the series and even if you buy this knife strictly as a collectible piece, I feel like you might get your money’s worth because of how much you’re gonna play with it. The blade, like that of the 940 Osborne folder, has an excellent EDC/utility shape and it flips in and out of the handle with the slightest wrist movement. This knife probably has the best jimping of any Benchmade knife – great angle at which it contacts the thumb and perfectly done for maximum purchase. Finger grooves are perfect for medium sized hands and it comes with a reversible split arrow pocket clip. Check it out at www.knifecenter.com.
You may not have heard much about Bad Blood Knives, but I’m here to tell you that they are great hard use EDC option. Built along the lines of the Ontario RAT model 1 and 2 knives, they are overbuilt to the teeth. Full liners, thick stainless steel blades, and contoured G10 handles make them both attractive as well as durable. These two new models are popular fixed blade models engineered into tactical folders. The Razorhoof and Partisan Nano are two superb designs we are glad they’ve made into viable EDC options. A hawkbill blade like the Razorhoof is ideal for self defense while the belly of the Partisan Nano lends itself well to all your utility cutting tasks. Check out these great new folders that won’t break the bank at www.knifecenter.com. Continue Reading
Spyderco Native with Carpenter Steel Blade and Brown Handle
We think the Native is one of Spyderco’s best designs. It is medium sized, has a great blade shape and the handle is thin so it’s easy to carry. We thought you might want one with the great Carpenter CTS-XHP steel and so we got this model for you. Not only that, but we are offering it at an initial discount of only $79.95! These blog posts stay up here, so don’t blame us if, when you see this post, it’s already back to our full discount price of $89.95. These are a Sprint Run meaning there are only but so many made. They will run out so grab one if you’re interested!
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RJ Martin has a knack for functional blade shapes and comfortable, ergonomic handles. Many of his custom and limited production knives sell for $500 and up, so to get one of his designs at this price is remarkable. Kershaw, as well as Boker and some other manufacturers, is very adept at taking high end custom designs and turning them into production pieces. No corners were cut designing, engineering, and manufacturing the 3890 Scrambler. The assisted opening blade can only be opened with the flipper mechanism since it lacks conventional thumbstuds. The SpeedSafe mechanism is quick, strong, durable, and proven. It can be found on countless different Kershaw designs.
The best way to describe the Scrambler is that it is an extremely sleek looking and functioning knife. There’s no jimping on the blade spine which I can live without, but some people might call it a crime that they left out this important part of ergonomics. However, the shape of the handle locks this knife into your hand just fine. The machining work on the backspacer, as well as the G10 handle with stainless steel bolsters, adds to the aesthetics of the knife making it a folder you will be proud to carry every day. The frame lock mechanism, ultra stout pocket clip, and coating on the steel parts of the knife add to the design’s strength and wearability. This is a knife you should have in your collection and it can be found at www.knifecenter.com.
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Here at the KnifeCenter, we strive to offer you the best edged tools available and we believe these Akribis folders fit that bill nicely. Spartan Blades is well known in the industry for their stout, well built fixed blade designs. The fit and finish on any Spartan Blade is very Chris Reeve-esque with great attention paid to the ergonomics and cutting angle of each knife. The Akribis is their first folding knife and we are very excited about this one. It features titanium handles, with a Rick Hinderer lock bar stabilizer, available in meteorite grey or flat dark earth and your choice of G10 or carbon fiber scales. The 3-1/2″ blade is made from S35VN stainless steel and also comes in your choice of a meteorite grey or black PVC blade coating. The opening action is buttery smooth and the loud click of the lock bar engaging is one sweet sound you’ll definitely appreciate. This is a hard use, tactical folder that’s as at-home in your jeans or khakis as it is on your LBE. There’s no doubt you will be proud to show this knife off to your friends, check them all out at www.knifecenter.com.
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