Extrema Ratio Dark Talon

The common features of the “Basic Folder” series are lightness, simplicity and ease of carry. While BF1 e BF2 are utility knives, the BF3 is both an utility and a defense knife. The blade is sharp and piercing. Carry is sufficiently comfortable despite overall length; its “bridge shaped” clip helps properly conceal the knife given a deep enough pocket. Lean, slim and essential. 18-4826-Product_Primary_Image

This is one bad ass pocket knife

Now in stock


Roger Hatt Custom Folder

Canadian Roger Hatt has been making knives since 1994. When you get a Hatt knife, you get a beautiful bang for your buck.

Beautiful Damascus drop point folder with walrus ivory scales.

More information and to purchase the knife here






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  • Perfectly Balanced
  • Quick Rapid Deployment
  • Applegate-Fairbairn Designed S30V Steel Blade
  • Made in the USA

Overall Length: 8.70″
Blade Length: 3.78″
Blade Material: S30V
Weight: 5 oz.
Handle Material: Type III Anodized 6061 Aluminum

MSRP: $200.00

SDK Price: $125.00 Shipped

Call 602-397-0053 to order

Mike Tamboli Folder

Mike Tamboli of Glendale Arizona has been making knives for over 30 years. He has won many awards for his work in miniatures as well as regular sized custom knives. He has had his knives featured in many of the popular knife periodicals. 

Here is one of recent folders which has just been added to the website: 



Mike Tamboli Liner Lock Folder

Undead Stiletto Personal Protection Knife

Bear & Sons

Undead Stiletto Personal Protection Knife

Undead Stiletto Personal Protection Knife

Blade Material : CPM-S30V Steel

Handle Material : Reaper Z Coating T6 Aluminum

Rockwell : 58-60

Closed Length : 4-3/8″

Edge : 3-1/4″

Weight : 2.5 oz.

Extras : One Hand Opener, Pocket Clip & Tip Down Carry

Retail: $120.00

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Made in the USA


Lincoln’s Pocket Knife

President Abraham Lincoln‘s pockets were inventoried when he was assassinated. One of the items he carried was a pocket knife.

After contacting the Library of Congress I found the following information on Lincoln’s Pocket Knife:

The knife is 9 cm. long (or 19 cm. when fully opened) and 1.1 wide.  It has six blades, one major (3 x 1 cm.)  on each side occupying the center position, flanked by two smaller blades (ranging between 4 and 4.2 cm. long and .5 and .5 cm. wide).  The base of each blade carries the legend: “William Gilchrist’s / Celebrated / Razor Steel” on one side and the initials “W.G.” on the opposite.  (The next faces the same direction on each of the three blades at each end, but this is in the opposite direction in respect to the ends themselves.)  There are no other identifying initials or symbols to be found on the knife.

Eric Frazier
Reference Librarian
Rare Books and Special Collections Division
Library of Congress


Ironically, this his style of knife is called a Congress. The scales of the knife are Ivory. William Gilchrist was an American importer who had the knives made for him in Europe.


“Old Abe” knew how to use his knife. too. For example, when Christopher Spencer demonstrated his “horizontal shot tower” to him Lincoln whittled a front sight for the rifle that he thought might work better. – John Schedel

Limited Run Spyderco

My supplier partnered with Santa fe Stoneworks to bring to exciting designs of the already hot selling Dragonfly (C28P). These unique designs are limited to only 50 of each model. Each knife is individually numbered.

Dragonfly Stoneworks Spydeco

Dragonfly Stoneworks Spydeco

Only 14 left! Order yours today Dragonfly Stoneworks Spydeco


If you’re into collecting Prototype knives I’ve added 4 of them up on the website. Three Schrade and one Marbles on the Limited Editions and Rare Finds page

Schrade Yellow Snake Skin Stockman

Schrade Yellow Snake Skin Stockman Prototype
One of a Kind

Marbles Copperhead Pearl Prototype

Marbles Copperhead Pearl Prototype

Schrade Large Trapper Prototype

Schrade Large Trapper Prototype

Schrade Black Stockman Prototype

Schrade Black Stockman Prototype




Ammons Collar Ring-Lock Folding Damascus Knife

Added tonight to the website is a beautiful custom handmade collar ring-lock folding Damascus knife made by Dave Ammons of Tucson, Arizona

Dave Ammons Collar Ring Lock Knife

Dave Ammons Collar Ring Lock Damascus Pocket Knife

Knife Collection Insurance

So I got my Sept issue of Knife World Magazine this week but had no time to read it until this morning. One of the featured articles was on acquiring insurance on your knife collection. A pretty good idea if you have a fairly valuable collection. One of the companies mentioned was Collectibles Insurance Services, which I found out it is one of the companies my wife represents. So if you’re an Arizona, California, New Jersey or Illinois knife collector and are considering insuring your collection, Contact my wife Joyce at Aimpro Insurance: http://Aimpro.net.

They’re newly on Facebook too: https://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Aimpro-Insurance/121704197913923