Here at the KnifeCenter, we're proud to stock excellent tools at every price, and the Gerber Sumo is shaping up to be an excellent budget knife. If you're looking for a low-cost, high-strength folder with fidget-friendly deployment, do not overlook Gerber's new Sumo folder. The banner feature here is its upscale crossbar-style lock: an innovative design that we've watched trickle out to different knifemakers once Benchmade's patent expired some time ago. The crossbar lock which Gerber is calling a “Pivot Lock” has a number of advantages: it's completely ambidextrous, strong, safe, quick, and easy to operate one-handed.
The blade steel is nothing special, but the blade shape is perfect for all manner of hard work. Coupled with the thick, sculpted G10 handle we think it would make a great camp knife or large EDC.
The Civivi Dogma isn't exactly new, because we've had the plain jane G10 versions in stock for about a month. What is new, however, are the striking brass and copper scales pictured here! Coated in black then partially buffed back to bare metal, it's a bold new look for a very old-school handle material. The jigged handle texture definitely adds to the classic feel, but the quick ball-bearing flipper deployment is as modern as they come.
Civivi's willingness to play around with traditional materials and techniques, like brass and jigged handle scales, really cements their place as a brand offering “enthusiast-grade” knives at an accessible price.
Designed by Tashi Bharucha, the Reate T3000 is made with superlative attention to detail and is sized just right for everyday carry. Falling into place between the smaller T2500 and larger T4000, the T3000 has a 3” M390 blade and is available with a selection of Micarta inlays, including the burlap pictured here.
Tashi Bharucha's designs always manage to look muscular, streamlined, angular, and organic all at the same time. The result here in the T3000 is a unique looking knife with comfortable, locked-in ergonomics and a spectacularly satisfying flipping action. Even though the competition at this price point is fierce, Reate never fails to exceed our expectations!
Maserin is celebrating their 60th anniversary with the release of the Sessantesimo slipjoint. Even if it wasn't for a special occasion, the Sessantesimo is worth talking about. There are a lot of modern slipjoints out there these days, but most of them have forgotten what really makes vintage slipjoints special, namely: lazer-thin blade grinds and hand-finished details.
Well, the Sessantesimo is proof that Maserin hasn't forgotten! It features two blades - a plain edge main blade plus a serrated pen blade on the same spring. Building a two-blade slipjoint with a single backspring is a challenge, since the blades have to fold up side-by-side without getting in each other's way. Here on the Sessantesimo, both blades work beautifully, with crisp half-stops for safety. Every surface on the handle has been neatly rounded, and the blade tangs are hidden for a seamless look and comfortable carry. Really, the only concession to modern knifemaking is the use of threaded fasteners instead of pinned construction. If you're looking for a dress knife or a polite slipjoint to carry alongside another knife, don't skip over the Sessantesimo!
The Tulay from Rike Knife is the world's first integral G10 flipper and the latest KnifeCenter Exclusive Release! Milled from a single piece of red/black G10, the wraparound handle on this knife is strong, supremely comfortable, and eye-catching too, thanks to contrasting carbon fiber inlays, with a selection of other colors also to be had. The blade is ready for action too. With over 3.5” of reach and a slice-ready profile, that means you aren't sacrificing performance at the altar of innovation!
Halfbreed Blades Large Bush S35VN Flippers
If your tastes run for the overbuilt, look no further than the Large Bush Flipper from Halfbreed Blades. This massive slab of titanium and S35VN steel will trample anything in front of you, and the handles even provide good comfort while doing said trampling. Our favorite part though, is the opening action. Flip it, and the weight of the blade as it slams open is sure to put a smile on your face!
If your tastes run more covert instead, check out the Angst from WE Knife Co. Weighing as little as 1.8 ounces, you could stash it anywhere on your person, ensuring the slim dagger-profile blade is ready to deploy in any situation. Single-edged and sharpened to perfection, this knife is easy on the eyes, but hard to miss!
The American-made LMF II is a bona fide classic, and one of the best-loved fixed blades in Gerber's repertoire. Designed and field-proven by troops around the globe, it features a tough combat/utility blade, an aggressive smashing pommel, and even a comfy/grippy nylon handle that provides insulation from electrical shocks. With a rugged knife like this by your side, you're ready to take on whatever the world can throw at you.
EDC-friendly yet deadly-serious in the right hands, the new Sedge series from Steel Will marries traditional utilitarian design with modern materials and construction that makes them a shoo-in for your next do-everything knife. The long, narrow D2 blade can pierce as well as it can slice, and a curved pistol-grip handle keeps your angle of attack just right while protecting your digits thanks to an integrated finger guard. Grab it, open it, use it, and you'll soon be convinced at just how capable this knife really is.
Built for the front lines and made in the USA, it is hard to overstate the confidence you'll feel when you put an RMJ hatchet in your hands. They use the toughest steels so you can abuse them mercilessly, and there are smaller options for campers and hikers to go along with their larger full-bore tactical models. Ridged G10 provides a solid and grip which lets you swing any of them with the force needed to back up the intent of these malevolent tools!
Tactical and practical, the MUT offers a comprehensive toolkit that will keep your primary firearm in top condition. With mounts for cleaning rods, a bolt override tool, replaceable carbon scraper, and more, you can keep downtime to a minimum since you won't have to go hunting for what you need. And of course, everything is built around a set of sturdy pliers and comes with Leatherman's 25-year warranty.
Cold Steel is known for making blades that are overbuilt and can take one heck of a beating. Inspired by some of the greatest fighting knives in history, their Chaos Series of fixed blades lives up to that legacy perfectly. Choose from the tri-edged Stiletto or double-edged Dagger, each inspired by WWI knuckle-knives, or the Marine Raider-inspired Bowie which makes one heck of a field knife. Rest assured they will still be standing when other knives have been laid to rest.
The latest KnifeCenter-exclusive will make you do a double-take. At a glance, the Rike Tulay looks like an elegant modern flipper design, but on closer inspection, you realize that the entire handle is carved from a single piece of G10! That's right, this is the world's first G10 integral knife.
Thanks to a cleverly engineered ball-bearing pivot and an embedded liner lock, this knife is impressively strong, impressively light, and impressively comfortable. The handle has a seamless feel, and the machining is top-notch. The 154CM blade is impressively thin behind the edge and should provide great performance. For everything the Tulay offers, we think it's an impressive value for just $150. These are exclusive to the KnifeCenter for now, so pick one up before they're gone!
In the Japanese Buddhist tradition, “Satori” roughly translates to “sudden enlightenment.” It suits this knife well, because Peter Rassenti's designs are on another plane. The Satori 2.0 a collaboration with Custom Knife Factory — is a smaller version of the original, and the second integral knife on this list. Instead of the G10 used on the Rike Tulay, the handle of the Satori 2.0 is made from a single piece of titanium. It's significantly more challenging to machine, but provides unrivaled strength and a clean, minimalist look with no need for fasteners. The blade shape is really the star of the show here: an aggressively sloped recurve tanto made from M390 that commands attention and is ready for hard use.