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These Knife Accessories Make Awesome Holiday Gifts!

If you already have a well-stocked EDC rotation or you know your friends’ pockets and packs are full up on folders and fixed blades, it’s time to expand into accessories. Most knife enthusiasts prefer to spend most of their spare change on knives, but why not pick up a little something extra that will make your carrying experience better? From cool lanyards to customized hardware to decorated clips, KnifeCenter has pretty much everything you need to deck out your knife with style.

With hundreds of options, we can’t go into each and every one, but we’ve chosen our favorite knife accessories for you that we think would definitely be a welcome addition to anyone’s collection.

 

GD Skulls USA Bead Series

 

 

Genadijs Dmitrijevs specializes in handmade beads of the highest quality 925 silver and bronze. They’re much heftier than many other skull beads on the market because of their premium materials and construction. The real reason you should pick up one of these beads? Look at them! They’re super cool and there’s a huge collection of different options – everything from gas masked skulls to pirates to cowboys. Adding one of these to your lanyard will not only take your knife to the next level aesthetically, but it’ll make it easier to withdraw your knife from your pocket – a true win-win.

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Combat & Tactical Knife Lovers

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.

 

 

DPx HEST/F Milspec Niolox-Steel Folder

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.

 

 

 

Cold Steel Pro-Lite Folders On Sale

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!

 

 

 

SK Knives Scorched Battle Earth Titanium Spikes

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.

 

 

 

 

Blackjack Mamba II Fixed Blade Closeout

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.

 

 

 

Böker Plus D2 Kwaiken Flippers

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.

 

 

United Cutlery Covert Defense Push Daggers

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 Tactical Flashlights On Sale

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).

 

 

 

Ontario Ranger EOD Kerambit Fixed Blades

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!

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Essential Outdoorsmen Gear Under $50

With fall approaching, those of us who love to spend our time outdoors are eagerly awaiting some casual bushcrafting and hunting adventures without the summer heat or winter freeze. Whether you are a casual trekker or a seasoned hunter, now is the perfect time to get out and play with your favorite blades. For all you outdoorsmen on a budget out there, we’ve pulled together what we feel is some of the most essential hunting and outdoor gear under $50. Now you can focus solely on the right thing – The Hunt.

 

Havalon Replaceable Blade Hunting Knives

 

 

We’ve asked our social media followers before what they prefer for their hunting adventures – a solid full-tang fixed blade or a knife with replaceable blades. The results were surprisingly even. Replaceable blades are great for lessening the weight of your pack and they keep you from needing to sharpen while field dressing your game. Havalon’s Piranta knives make it easy– when the blade gets dull, just pop it off and replace it with a razor sharp new one. For less than thirty-six bucks, you’ll get thirteen replacement blades, a rugged, stain resistant handle with a grippy rubber inlay, and a durable Nylon holster. For the hunters looking to speed up their field dressing and skinning processes, the Piranta may be the best knife option for you.

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The Best Customs of the Week – KnifeCenter’s Picks!

Another week, another fresh batch of custom and mid-tech knives. This time we’ve got two production knife features, so check out the list below to find your next EDC or safe queen.

 

Arcform Catalysts by Geoff Blauvelt 

 

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Top Picks: Mid-Summer Outdoor & Survival Gear

Twice a month we pull together some of the best outdoor and survival knives and tools so you can update your outdoor pack or emergency kit. Basically, we’re doing the work so you can spend less time shopping and more time adventuring. This week we have a cool variety of items that range from folding steak knives to knife bracelets. Intrigued? Check out the items below and follow the links to fill your cart with some mid-summer camping essentials.

 

Boker Magnum Outdoor Cuisine III Folder

Looking forward to an upcoming camping trip? Are you a survival enthusiast or bushcrafter who wants to pack light? The Magnum Cuisine III is a kitchen knife designed for the great outdoors that will cut through freshly grilled game with ease. The broad 440C Japanese Nakiri-style blade is perfect for slicing through both tough meat and delicate veggies, and the Rosewood scales feel as good as they look.

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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!

KnifeCenter is the original and largest online catalog of cutlery, and that includes the best custom knives from some of the most well known knifemakers in the world.

 

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.

Spartan Blades Akribis Folders

Spartan Blades Akribis Folders

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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Zero Tolerance Blackwashed Model 0300

Zero Tolerance Blackwash Model 0300

 

The Model 0300 was Zero Tolerance’s first ever knife, co-designed by Ken Onion and Mick Strider, and it became an immediate success in the realm of hard use folding knives. ZT has separated themselves from the competition by using only the best available materials and manufacturing stout tactical knives to some of the tightest tolerances in the industry. The handle of the 0300 is a large 5-1/4″, made from machined G10 with a titanium frame lock. It’s got great jimping for your thumb in both the forward and reverse grips, much like a Strider Knife, which is functional even with gloves on. The 3-3/4″ S30V blade features the new Blackwashed finish which is best described as a DLC (diamond-like carbon) finish that been tumbled (or stonewashed) for a non-reflective, broken-in look. The Model 0300 was such a popular design that it spawned a smaller brother, the 0350 with all G10 handles, that continues to be among the most popular knives ZT manufacturers. Blackwash is the same finish as the Acid Stonewash by Brous Blades and seems to be where manufacturers are heading for a durable, non-reflective finish on high end knives. Check out the new Zero Tolerance 0300 at www.knifecenter.com.

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New Quartermaster QTRM5TR Pre-Production Models

New Quartermaster QTRM5TR Pre-Production Models
A long-lasting friendship with some of the insiders at QTRM5TR Knives has allowed Knifecenter a very unique opportunity. QTRM5TR has just recently introduced it’s “second season”. This time, QTRM5TR has decided to pay homage to another pop culture favorite television show from the 80’s. Set in Hawaii, and filling our heads with images of scantily clad beach bunnies and Ferrari’s; the show has left a lasting impression with a lot of us males, aged 30-60.

At first discovery, the names seem strange, but once the overall theme is realized, it’s quite amusing and certainly a unique way to draw a kinship with their customer base. The names of the knives hardly matter at all once it’s in your hand. The angular, modern and industrial stylings of their knives are attractive and unique, but the surprisingly comfortable ergonomic-grip in the midst of all the angles and edges is remarkable.

The use of a new Carpenter Alloy in these knives is a great choice. We’ve received stellar reviews of the CTS XHP alloy and their newest air-hardened, high-carbon, chromium steel offering certainly won’t disappoint either. CTS BD4P alloy is a high-performance blade steel offering a fine, uniform carbide structure yielding excellent edge retention and grinding/polishing characteristics.

All in-line QTRM5TR Knives come equipped with the ORB® pivot system and tri-spoke pivot assembly: These two features will continue to further separate this new American brand from its competition and allow them to yield more popularity in the years to come. The folders are so smooth and lock up is so solid that you’d think they were customs that were triple the price. Get them now. We bought the entire run of pre-production examples, no one else on earth has these knives for sale.

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New HTM M390 Torpedo Gunhammers are Here!

New HTM M390 Bowie Gunhammers are Here!

After the overwhelming success of our first run of Exclusive M390 Gunhammers, the KnifeCenter is extremely excited to see the new batch of these awesome tactical knives come in with the Torpedo style blade shapes. Available in either serrated or honed, spring-assisted or manual opening, you now have the choice between a tactical black DLC coated blade or an attractive Stonewashed finish. If you choose to go with a manual opening knife but are not familiar with the Maxx Glide Pivot System these knives utilize, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. This ball bearing design is exclusive to knives by Darrel Ralph and it really does close the speed gap between assisted and manual knives. With little to no wrist action, the blade flies open using the thumb studs or flipper mechanism and locks up solidly with the overly-thick titanium lockbar. M390 Steel from Bohler is an excellent performance steel balancing corrosion resistance and extremely high hardness (62HRC) which  provides superb wear resistance during hard use cutting. You can check out these new M390 Gunhammer models exclusively at www.knifecenter.com.

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