Eight Outdoor and Survival Essentials for Spring!

There’s finally a light at the end of the snow tunnel – and this time, spring really IS nearly here. Check out these eight outdoor and survival essentials that should definitely make an appearance in your pack this season.

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best survival knives and outdoor tools from some of the most well known knife brands in the world.

 

Kershaw Reverb Folding Knife

This manual opener is a lightweight outdoor knife that can easily be deployed with one hand, and it comes with a built-in carabiner clip. The Reverb’s two-tone sheepsfoot blade has a sharp edge, and the handle’s G10 scales and carbon fiber overlay give it a nice textured grip.

 

Ken Onion Knifeworks Special Edition Hunting/Fishing/Skinning Bird and Trout Knife

Proudly made in the USA, this special edition fixed blade knife from Ken Onion is a semi-custom design that has a DLC coated blade and polished black G10 handle. The ergonomics and quality materials of this knife make it one of the best performing field knives in the industry.

 

Condor Tool & Knife Heavy Duty Kukri

This Joe Flowers-designed fixed blade Kukri knife from Condor is a more affordable variation of their K-TACT Kukri. You’ll still get the same overall length with a 1075 high carbon steel blade and bead blasted finish, but with a new Walnut Wood handle and lighter weight.

 

United Cutlery Gil Hibben Triple Thrower Set

Based on Gil Hibben’s own karate knife design, these throwing knives are a fun way to spend a day in your backyard and can also be used as hunting tools. For less than forty bucks, you’ll have one of the most popular throwing knife sets around.

 

Spyderco Harpy Folding Knife

The Harpy’s curved hawkbill blade is fully serrated VG-10 steel, so pulling cuts will be more controlled when you’re dealing with rope, line, webbing, or netting. This is a great folding knife with a solid lockup that can rival the performance of many pricier outdoor knives.

 

Cold Steel Roach Belly Fixed Blade

The Roach Belly was a popular 17th century blade style known for its versatility, economy, and effectiveness.  This model gives you decent steel for only $14.95, and the high impact polypropylene handle will deliver great all-weather performance.

 

Schrade Outdoor Kit Emergency and Survival Tool Kit

This is a great all-in-one kit for budding survivalists and seasoned outdoorsmen. This survival kit includes a folding saw, axe head, shovel head, survival pick head, and a rubberized 2-piece hollow handle for additional supply storage – all neatly contained in a sturdy polyester case.

 

UST Delta Windmill Stormproof Lighter

This rugged outdoor lighter works when wet, lights up to 30,000 times, and can withstand 80 MPH winds. Watertight and impact-resistant, the tough elastomer armor ensures reliable performance and the lighter has an easy one-handed operation.

 

What product on this list is the best?  Did your favorite outdoor essential not make the list? Let us know! Don’t forget to tell us what you’d like to see us post next, and be sure to share this blog with your outdoor-loving friends and family.

Great Camping Items You Need This Season

With spring approaching, now’s the time to re-evaluate your camping pack and add some sweet new gear. We’ve got knives, we’ve got hatchets, we’ve got survival kits – basically, we’ve got it all.

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best survival knives and camping tools from some of the most well known knife brands in the world.

 

 

Spyderco Endura Folders

Spyderco’s Endura folding knives need no introduction considering their impressive pedigree. These perennial favorites are known for their slim and lightweight build, and their ample size makes them a perfect fit for people with larger hands. For a very reasonable price, you’re getting a robust folder with great steel that comes in a variety of handles, blades, and materials.

 

 

Gerber LST Folders

Lightweight performance was the goal when the LST was developed by Gerber in the 80’s, and these two folders definitely fulfill that ambition. The LST has a lockback design that weighs in at a mere 1.2 ounces. Want to go even lighter? The Ultralight is only 0.6 ounces. These easy-carry USA-made folding knives are a steal at under twenty bucks each.

 

 

Benchmade Bushcrafter Fixed Blade

When you look at the Bushcrafter 162 from Benchmade, you’ll see some features you usually find in custom knives. Its high ground premium S30V blade and contoured G10 scales make this fixed blade a high quality knife that performs like a true beast.

 

 

Camillus Les Stroud Signature Series Survival Kits

We can’t name all 25 essential items that come in the Survival Kit from Camillus Knives here  – the list is simply too extensive. The 18-piece kit isn’t any easier. Both include matches, a whistle, a compass, a fire starter, a stainless lockable pot, and more.

 

 

Schrade Uncle Henry Series Fixed Blades

Who doesn’t love a classic? Our selection of Schrade’s Uncle Henry fixed blades has your next hunting knife, and you’ll love the old school style that makes them true collectibles. Each one has a stag horn handle, a solid full-tang construction, and a high end D2 steel blade. There’s even a gut hook model if you want more precision when skinning your well earned game.

 

 

Condor Tool & Knife Axes and Hatchets

You can identify a traditional Condor axe by its hickory handle, high carbon steel, and Condor Classic finish. Our offerings also include variations that have Micarta or paracord-wrapped handles, just in case you want a little diversity in your Condor collection. No matter which one you choose, you’re getting a quality survival tool that is a must-have for your next camping trip.  

 

 

UST Camp Care Gear

Spring is almost here, so it’s time to update your camp pack with these Ultimate Survival items from UST. Keeping your clothes (and yourself) clean on your next trip will be a breeze with their Solar Shower, microfiber towels, and reflecting clothesline. Considering the prices of these products, you’re getting a great deal on some cool items that are essential for a group trip.

 

 What are your camping plans this spring? Have any great places you’re headed to where you can put these items to good use? Let us know! Don’t forget to tell us what you’d like to see us post next, and be sure to share this blog with your outdoor-loving friends and family.

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!             

Fallkniven PC Folding Knife

Fallkniven PC Folding Knife

The Fallkniven PC is a perfect everyday carry knife. It’s lightweight, durable, slim, ergonomic, and quality. With a fiberglass reinforced Grilon handle and a blade is made of Cobalt Special Steel, you get a lot of knife for the money. The blade has nail notches on both sides of the blade for use by right and left handers and can be classified as a two-handed opening knife. No lanyard hole or jimping whatsoever on this guy but it does have a nice, easy to manipulate liner lock for safety. See more at www.knifecenter.com.

Pro-Tech 7725SW TR-3 Integrity Folding Knife

Pro-Tech 7725SW TR-3 Integrity Folding Knife

This is a very nice folder with a top-of-the-line stonewashed S35VN stainless steel blade. The blue anodized titanium handle has a sturdy frame-lock and a custom finished surface texture which provides better than adequate grip. The design is set up with a tip-up carry pocket clip and comes with nylon belt sheath to protect it. The blade is very well balanced and I have found it to be extremely easy to open with one hand using the thumb stud. It’s a classic folding design with superb ergonomics and even better fit and finish. Pro-Tech really give Chris Reeve a run for his money when it comes to manufacturing quality – each knife is absolutely superb. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.

Kershaw 1560BWST Whirlwind Folding Knife

Kershaw 1560BWST Whirlwind Folding Knife

ONE TOUGH KNIFE THAT’S EVER-READY FOR WORK, UTILITY, AND EVERY DAY CARRYING. Get your hands on a Whirlwind and you won’t want to let go. This one will be your constant companion whether you’re on the jobsite, working in the garage, or doing chores around the house. The first thing you’ll notice is how this big handful of a knife nestles into your palm. The ergonomic design and the tough, glass-filled nylon handle scales provide a grip that’s comfortable, secure, and ensures that you’re always in control of the cut. Next, of course, you’ll want to try out the razor-sharp blade. Just push on the thumbstud and—twack!—the SpeedSafe assisted opening mechanism moves the blade out of the handle and it locks securely into place, ready for use. The blade is a classic drop-point, perfect for handling a wide range of tasks—pretty much anything you care to throw at it. The blade steel is high-performance 14C28N. Developed in a partnership between Kershaw and Sandvik Steel, it offers excellent corrosion resistance, hardness, and edge retention. In fact, Sandvik considers this the highest-performance steel available that can still be fine-blanked. We would have to agree. But the only way you’re going to know for yourself is to get a Whirlwind of your own at www.knifecenter.com.

Spyderco Delica Glow in the Dark Plastic Folding Knife Kit

Spyderco Delica Glow in the Dark Plastic Folding Knife Kit
The Spyderco knife kit is great for those kiddies who try to emulate their parents or want what they have. Now they can carry around a safe plastic version of a classic Spyderco design and be completely safe. It’s also secretly a way to teach youngsters about the function, inner workings, and safe handling of a folding knife.  The glow in the dark color of the kit can be customized with paints to give children the ability to make their knife kit look truly unique. This kit has everything you need to built your first model of a folding knife and requires no special tools nor glue. Get yours at www.knifecenter.com.

Spyderco Hungarian Design Folding Knife

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Spyderco’s ethnic series has amazed a lot of us through the last several years. They have taken designs – some ancient – and modernized them in their own inimitable fashion, into modern Spyderco models. Included among them are the Jot Singh Khalsa, Bob Lum Chinese Models, the Ed Schempp Navaja, and the Nilakka Folding Puukko among others. This model, however, is really exceptional. The eastern European flavor is reflected in the stylized handle which fits an average sized hand very well. The dual extensions on the highly polished bolster serve as a thumb rest on top and a guard on the inside of the handle. The materials seem really well thought out a with nicely polished and well formed G10 handle along with a top quality steel blade that is what Spyderco calls a full flat grind- meaning flat from the top of the blade to the top of the final bevel that goes to the cutting edge. Although all parts of the handle, bolster and pocket clip are highly polished, the blade is left with a satin finish. This is a great knife, made in Taiwan and presented at Spyderco’s high level of quality. Collector’s will want to have one of these so that, in years to come, they will be able to take this out and amaze others. The liner lock works very well and is buried just enough to avoid accidental release. These swing open easily, lock securely and close conveniently. We see this latest entry from Spyderco Knives as a real winner, even though the price is not low. You get what you pay for- at least in this case, and in our opinion.
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Spyderco Orange Pingo Folding Knife

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Spyderco has the Pingo models made for them in Italy. They arrive with the top quality Böhler-Uddeholm’s premium N690Co stainless steel and an easy to open design. They’re designed by Jens Anso and Jesper Voxnaes of Denmark and work great.
You can see this knife at www.knifecenter.com
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