Brous Blades Silent Soldier Framelock Flipper Knife Review — Quick Review

The Silent Soldier from Brous Blades in a framelock flipper format?  What could be better.  The fantastic style and quality construction really shine through on this Jason Brous designed and produced knife.  It boasts a D2 tool steel flipper blade with a black cerakote finish.  The double swedge has a variable grind that tapers right down to a laser precise tip that allows you to make fantastic cuts whether you are slicing, chopping or even making piercing cuts.  The design of the handle puts your hand in the driver’s seat whatever style cut you are performing.  Titanium liners are topped by a beautiful twill weave carbon fiber scale making the knife durable as well as classy.  Get a FrameLock Silent Soldier while they last.  Like every Brous Blade, it is made here in the USA and comes with a certificate of authenticity.  Find them here on our website and enjoy the video below:


  • Overall Length: 6.375″
  • Blade Length: 2.5″ (Blade Tip to Handle)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.1″
  • Blade Thickness: 3/16″
  • Blade Material: D2
  • Framelock Material: Titanium
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Closed Length: 3.65″
  • Weight: 4.2 oz.
  • Finish: Black Cerakote
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Benchmade 484 Nakamura Knife Review — Video Review

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Kershaw BlackWash Thermite SpeedSafe Assist Knife — Quick Review

Kershaw BlackWash Thermite

Kershaw BlackWash Thermite SpeedSafe assist knife.

The Kershaw Thermite is now available with a BlackWash finish.  A Rick Hinderer design, the Thermite opens quick with the SpeedSafe system and boasts a 3.5″ hollow ground blade with a flat ground “spanto” tip.  The flat ground blade will give you excellent slicing capabilities.  The “spanto” tip gives you more piercing strength as well as some prying capabilities–although I never suggest using your knife blade as a pry tool.  The great thing about the BlackWash finish is that it looks great and conceals any scratches or dents you may possibly get as you use your knife.  The blade opens with either the flipper or the dual thumb studs.

The Thermite back handle scale is stainless steel, also with a BlackWash finish.  The front scale is black G10.  This gives you more secure grip.  A framelock, it uses a stabilizer bar to ensure an even more secure lock up when the blade is opened.  The pocket clip is a four position deep carry which allows for more covert carry.

Looking to pick one up today?  Check out the Kershaw BlackWash Thermite on our website and let me know what you think of yours down below.


  • SpeedSafe assisted opening
  • Frame lock with lockbar stabilizer
  • Flipper and thumbstud
  • Quad-carry; deep-carry
  • Steel: 8Cr13MoV, BlackWash Finish
  • Handle: Machined G-10 front, 410 steel back, BlackWash Finish
  • Blade length: 3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm)
  • Closed length: 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
  • Overall length: 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm)
  • Weight: 4.9 oz.
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CRKT No Bother Fixed Blade Knife Review

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Schrade 60BT Automatic Knife Review — Video Review

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Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS Folder Knife Review

Benchmade 484 Nakamura

Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS folder knife

The Benchmade 484 Nakamura AXIS folder is new for 2014.  It brings the best of two worlds into one incredible knife.  The detailed design from Nakamura features comfortably contoured black G10 handle scales on stainless steel liners.  Add in the modified drop point M390 super premium stainless steel  blade and you have a knife that is certain to get every cut done with precision and ease.

The blade on the 484 opens smooth with either of the thumb studs.  The modified drop point blade has a bit of a clip point style to the top edge and features an elevated thumb ramp with jimping so you can make precision slicing and chopping cuts with ease and maximum control.  The M390 blade is a high performance blade steel that ranks excellent for cutting ability and wear resistance.  This is because it has a high concentration of vanadium and chromium carbides.  The production process ensures a uniform carbide distribution throughout the steel.  It offers extremely high corrosion resistance.  All of this means that with the 484 you have a knife that is going to be performing for decades.

The blade locks open with the fantastic Benchmade AXIS locking system.  If you haven’t used one of these before–you really need to get a knife with this system.  It is dependable, solid and easy to use.

The handle has three crosswise grooves across the width of the handle that give your hand plenty of traction points however you are holding the knife.  Each of the grooves corresponds to one of the finger grooves along the front edge of the handle allowing you to grip the knife in a very comfortable position as well as ensuring that the knife isn’t going to slip when you are making heavy cuts.

The removable tip up pocket clip is reversible right and left.  It is a split arrow style.

If you are looking for a  high quality folder that is going to be perfect for your pocket and even more perfect when the need for making some cuts arises–the Benchmade 484 Nakamura is sure to be for you.  It has the best materials around and the construction and assembly is exactly what you would expect from Benchmade–top notch.  And with the M390 blade it is the kind of knife that will be treasured for generations.

  • Blade Length: 3.08″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.114″
  • Handle Thickness: 0.570″
  • Blade Material: M390 Super Premium Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 60-62 HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop Point
  • Weight: 3.52oz.
  • Pocket Clip: Reversible, Silver, Split Arrow, Tip Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.03″
  • Closed Length: 3.95″
  • Sheath Material:Sold Separately
  • Class:Blue
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Microtech Executive Scarab OTF Knife Review — Video Review

Quick video shot of the Microtech Executive Scarab Knife.  Great OTF knife that we have in stock, ready to ship right now.  Check out all the available models here.

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Benchmade Ball AXIS Flipper 300-1 Knife Review — Video Review

Quick video review of an instant Bench  made classic–the Ball AXIS Flipper.

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Benchmade 477 Osborne Emissary 3.5 Knife Review — Video Review

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Benchmade 531 Pardue G10 AXIS Lock Knife Review

Benchmade 531 AXIS Lock Knife

Benchmade 531 AXIS Lock Knife–a Mel Pardue designed folder

The newest iteration of the fantastic Pardue folder from Benchmade offers you the same great knife with G10 handle scales.

The Pardue AXIS lock knife features the AXIS® locking mechanism.  This system, if you have never used it, has a small bar that extends through the knife handle and protrudes just slightly on both sides of the knife handle.  It protrudes maybe 1/32″.  Each end of the bar is stepped to give it a comfortable feel when you grip it with your fingers and thumb.  The bar rides in a small channel that extends horizontally along the knife handle about 3/8″.  When you open the blade, the bar locks into position closer to the blade.  This prevents the blade from closing.  It is an extremely strong blade lock.  To close the blade, you grab the bar between your thumb and finger and pull the bar towards the butt of the handle.  This releases the blade so you can close it manually.  The thing I like best about the AXIS® locking system is the strength.  My second favorite thing about it is the ease and simplicity of use.

The Benchmade 531 boast G10 handle scales with a herringbone texture and color pattern.  The handle scales are supported by partial liners that extend up to the spine.  There is some light jimping on the liners that gives your thumb some extra grip right where the G10 handle curves into a slight thumb ramp.  This is the perfect control spot for your thumb when making slicing or chopping cuts.  A unique finger groove that doubles as the spot where the thumb studs sit when the blade is closed allows you to get your forefinger locked in when making heavy cuts allowing you to keep a solid grip on this fabulous little knife.  The 531 has a reversible (left/right) tip up pocket clip.

The blade is 154CM stainless steel and can be found with a satin or BK black coated finish.  It is available with a plain edge or combo edge.  The 3.25″ blade is plenty big to get serious cuts done and because the knife is so light–it only weighs 2.10 ounces–it is the perfect knife for pocket carry.  It won’t take up too much pocket real estate™ but it will allow you to take care of whatever the world decides to throw at you.  If you are interested in picking up one of these great Mel Pardue designed folders, you can find them here on our website.  Let me know what you think of yours down below.

  • Blade Length: 3.25″
  • Blade Thickness: 0.090″
  • Handle Thickness: 0.370″
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Modified Drop Point with Ambidextrous Thumb-Studs
  • Weight: 2.10 oz.
  • Clip: Black, Reversible, Tip-Up
  • Lock Mechanism: AXIS
  • Overall Length: 7.42″
  • Closed Length: 4.17″
  • Sheath Material: Sold Separately
  • Class: Blue
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