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!

 

 

 

Kershaw 1670NBSW Blur Folding Knife

Kershaw 1670NBSW Blur Folding KnifeThe Kershaw Blur is a favorite among knife enthusiasts for it’s speed and ergonomic design. It’s a great general purpose knife that is as good a choice for an everyday carry as it is for a tactical tool. Equipped with Sandvik 14C28N stainless steel, it provides the Blur with the corrosion resistance you need, and excellent edge-holding ability. Designed by Ken Onion. Get one today at www.knifecenter.com.

Kizer Cutlery Matt Cucchiara Flashbang and Dorado

Kizer Cutlery Matt Cucchiara Flashbang and DoradoKizer collaborated with custom knifemaker Matt Cucchiara to bring you the Flashbang and Dorado folders. Every surface and every edge on each handle is contoured for comfort, and gives these knives an exceptional look and feel. The pocket clip is machined titanium to complement the sleek style of these knives. Overall, these are superb knives. They truly capture the design style and quality of Cucchiara Knives, and are great values for the money. See them at www.knifecenter.com.

Kershaw Shuffle Multi-Function Folding Knives

Kershaw Shuffle Multi-Function Folding KnivesThree new colors are added this year to the family of the Shuffle, an awesome compact folder from Kershaw. But it’s not just looks that are important, this design is one of our favorite small folders at any price point. It sports a wide drop-point style blade, a back spacer that doubles as a bottle-opener, and a lanyard hole that is also an emergency screwdriver. And the ergonomics are out of this world. Pick out one in your color at www.knifecenter.com.

Reate Knives District 9-A, Hills and Horizon-C

Reate Knives District 9-A, Hills and Horizon-CTo start with, Reate Knives are made in China, but that’s the only criticism you can lay against these knives. All three of the knive’s actions are so smooth they feel like they are assisted and the price of these knives is well below their quality level. Plain and simply, these are superb designs with excellent materials and affordable prices, making these some of the best everyday carry knives on the market. These knives can handle anything and everything you will throw at them and most likely will replace and EDC knife you are currently carrying. Check them out at www.knifecenter.com.

Buck 270 Alpha Dorado Folding Knife

Buck 270 Alpha Dorado Folding KnifeIs made in the USA important to you? Need a hard working knife for a great price? Look at the Buck Alpha Dorado. This new model features a Stainless Steel frame handle with a Mossy Oak Infinity inlay, and 420HC satin blade. This is a quality hunting knife you can also EDC and it comes with a black nylon belt sheath. Take a closer look at www.knifecenter.com.

Benchmade 477S Emissary

Benchmade 477S EmissaryThe Benchmade 477S Emissary is the second folder to feature the AXIS assist locking mechanism, after the Barrage. The spring assisted action  of this slim, lightweight folder makes it a great EDC and tactical choice for anybody. The blade rockets out, and locks up tightly, each and every time you actuate the ambidextrous thumb studs. The handles are CNC machined from a billet of high strength aluminum alloy, giving the knife strength without adding weight. All in all this is a great pocketknife for anyone, especially Benchmade fans. It reminds us a lot of the 940m which is definitely on a short list of best folding knives ever made. Get your Emissary today at www.knifecenter.com.

Spyderco C190CFP Ed Schempp Bowie Folder

Spyderco C190CFP Ed Schempp Bowie FolderWith this knife Ed Schempp has captured the style and spirit of the classic American Bowie knife in a folding model. It’s as much a highly-functional everyday-carry folding knife as it is a tactical tool. The brass bolsters give the Schempp Bowie, a distinguished presence while the carbon fiber scales add a bit of modern flare. This is another great model in Spyderco’s ethnic series, modernizing classic designs for today’s world. Take a closer look at www.knifecenter.com.

Brous Blades Sinner Series

Brous Blades Sinner SeriesThe Brous Blade Sinners are lightweight yet incredibly solid feeling in your hand, and they are absolutely top quality knives. This is a collaboration between Jason Brous and Sal Manaro, a custom knifemaker from New York. It does have the feel of a custom quality knife. Jason has just about perfected his bearing system and detent, these flippers put the O’s in smooth action. With four different models and two one-offs from Jason Brous, I’m sure you can find the one for you. See them all at www.knifecenter.com

American Made Products at the Knife Center

American Made Products at the KnifeCenter of the InterNet
We have thousands of products made in the USA. We try to find the very best American Made products that we can. We have a page of links to various products that are made in America. From American Made Folding Knives to American Made Mulititools, to American Made Kitchen Products and American Made Flashlights and much, much more.