The Bailout is a tactical spinoff of Benchmade’s popular ultralight Bugout Series, but a few tweaks have been made to emphasize even more strength than that original model. It’s designed for operators that need a solid tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space or weight, but it works just as well for folks that need a tactically oriented EDC or backup blade without the overbuilt bulk that many tactical knives can fall victim to.
Let’s take a look at some of 2018’s greatest knife hits from Knife Center. These are knives that you guys just couldn’t get enough of and we sold more of than any other knives. Here’s the rundown:
So, we’ve sold a lot of Spyderco knives this year, including a lot of the Para 3, but what really surprised us was the SpyderHawk Salt. This is one of our top-selling Spydercos of the year, and it has to be because of how distinctive it is. This folding knife would make a great dive knife because it features a fully serrated hawkbill blade with Spyderco’s H1 steel. That’s right, this knife is a part of Spyderco’s Salt Series, which means it’s virtually impervious to rust, making it great for use in marine environments.
Looking for gift ideas for a tactical knife fanatic? Or maybe you’re looking to grow your current combat knife collection? Either way – we’ve got eight awesome gift suggestions from great knife brands like Cold Steel, Blackjack Knives, Böker, and more.
The DPx HEST/F Milspec is a low-profile knife now available with corrosion-resistant German Niolox tool steel, a patented RotoBlock frame lock, integrated glassbreaker, and an easily adjustable all Torx screw construction. Robert Young Pelton, DPX’s Founder and international adventurer, knocked it out of the park with this design, and LionSteel’s Italian production seals the deal on this fantastic knife.
Designed by renowned knifemaker Andrew Demko, the Pro-Lite offers up all the best elements of Cold Steel at a bargain price. This rugged EDC design is beautifully simple with a classic appearance and slim profile, and the FRN handle keeps the knife light and impact-resistant. The Pro-Lite is completely ambidextrous with a reversible clip and thumbstud for left or right carry. Available in tanto, clip point and drop point variations, this value folder is now 56% off!
Steven Kelly’s handmade Titanium Spike is a high quality, last-ditch tool built for concealment that weighs in at less than three ounces. Steven is the master of working with titanium, and this spike is definitely evidence of that mastery. Each piece is unique, so the scorched battle earth finish may vary slightly, but that just adds to its collectibility and style.
While we’re huge fans of Blackjack’s traditionally-styled American fixed blades, the Mamba II’s tactical design is a complete departure – and we’re still enamored. From the A2 tool steel to the snakeskin-textured rubber scales to the MOLLE compatible sheath, the Mamba II is a truly fearsome knife with a monster blade. We’re talking 9.5” of steel, complete with recurve and convex blade grind. And now, during Black Friday weekend, we have all Blackjack fixed blades on sale HERE.
With its clean lines and slim design, the Kwaiken is easily one of the most influential knife designs of the 21st century. The thin construction and exclusive materials make the Kwaiken a true crossover between a gentleman’s folder and a tactical knife. With G10, steel and titanium options to choose from, you can pick whichever flavor best works for your taste.
For those that love Honshu’s famous karambit lineup, it’s time to branch out and pick up one of their push daggers. Available in both large and small variations, these self-defense weapons are super discreet and built from good stock. The genuine leather sheath comes equipped with a quick release snap and nickel-plated steel boot clip, and the dagger-style blade’s capable steel is more than ready to tackle the gnarliest tasks.
ASP designs some of the world’s finest public safety lights that are reliable, powerful, and incredibly bright – everything you’d need for a great tactical flashlight. This collection has keychain models, brightly colored options, and flashlights that run off of a single AAA battery. With a maximum output of 470 lumens and a maximum runtime of 2 hours, any one of these flashlights would make a great stocking stuffer for someone you care about (or yourself).
Justin Gingrich, one of our favorite knife designers, teamed up with a Marine Corps Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit to bring us the Ranger EOD Kerambit. This heavy-duty fixed blade boasts a thick slab of powder coated 5160 steel and sculpted Micarta handles. OKC is renowned for their legendary quality and toughness, so if you’re looking for a tool that will last a lifetime, this is the one.
Check out all of our running Black Friday and holiday sales – there’s something for everyone over at KnifeCenter. We are the original and best online catalog of cutlery and a one-stop shop for all of your gift-giving needs this season!
We’ve got two limited edition variations of Spyderco’s popular Para 3 with peel-ply carbon fiber handles and 52100 carbon steel, which provides exceptional wear resistance and edge holding capability. The newest variant is now made even more versatile with a partially serrated edge. These premium materials combined with the Para 3’s open-backed construction and patented Compression Lock mechanism make this a workhorse knife ready to be used, no matter which edge you choose.
Pohl Force Knives- New Tactical Knives from Deitmar Pohl
The Pohl Force combat knives have been very popular in Europe for some time. Dietmar Pohl has been a knife designer for some time and we have sold many that were made by Boker. This line of combat knives is manufactured by Lionsteel in Italy or in Taiwan. The Taiwan models use 440C steel for the blades and they are affordable. The Italian models use D2 for the blades and have a three dimensional texture for the G10 handles. These knives are really well made, both the Taiwanese and Italian models. Each is checked by Dietmar who also signs it’s certificate. The packaging is amazing with the fixed blades coming in a zipper pouch and the folders in a nice case. These are all large knives with thick blades and will serve you well. He always includes things like a sticker, certificate and instructions.
DPX Orange HEST 2.0 with Free Book
This is the best HEST 2.0 we have seen! DPX is the brainchild of Robert Pelton, an adventure author and the products are really first rate. The knives are made in Italy by Lionsteel with D2 tool steel blades and a great locking system with a safety feature built in. So, the design is great and the quality is superb. Then, with this model which is exclusively sold by KnifeCenter, you get an autographed copy of Pelton’s book, “The Adventurist.” This knife is limited in quantity. You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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DPx Gear HEST II Fixed Blades Woodsman and Assault
DPx Gear and Robert Pelton have released great products over the last year or so. This year promises many more. These first 2 items for 2012 are short-run fixed blade versions of the Hostile Environment Survival Tool (HEST) II fixed blades. One is for the outdoors in general, the woodsman, and the other is black coated for stealth combat use. The handles are removable with storage in them. They are awesome knives and have the DPx signature features, the notch for dealing with hot things around a camp fire, the pointed end of the handle and the wrench cutout.
You can see these new knives at www.knifecenter.com
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The Filipino Barong Machete is a great choice for several reasons. It is longer than most fighting knives without being measurably heavier – making it a favorite of martial arts folks. It’s a very easy and effective weapon to wield. It is also a favorite of outdoorsmen in the know, as it is weighted towards the front of the blade, making it great for clearing foliage tirelessly.
You can see them at www.knifecenter.com
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Bear OPS Combat Knives from Bear and Son Cutlery
Bear and Son Cutlery is one of America’s premier manufacturers. They have a selection of folding pocketknives and fixed blades that casual users and hunters have carried for years. Now, Bear and Son is offering a selection of good quality and all American made combat knives called the Bear Ops. We’re proud to be one of the first dealers to offer these to the public and you can see the Bear Ops selection at www.knifecenter.com
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