1. Welcome to the New & Improved BladeForums. New software info here. Please report problems in Tech Support, and read existing threads before posting! - Spark
  2. I've changed the default forum style to Flat Awesome based on feedback. Don't like it? Click here to change how the forums look Feedback on this is welcome here.
  3. The rules for The Exchange can be found here. Please read and follow them.

Knife stores in Seattle and Washington State?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by jjcoolay, Jun 5, 2003.

  1. jjcoolay

    jjcoolay

    769
    Jul 4, 2002
    Any good knife stores in Seattle or Bellingham? I am planning a trip down south and would like to know what stores are worth stopping by.
     
  2. Mark J

    Mark J

    Mar 15, 2001
    Nothing really fantastic that comes to mind. There's always Excalibur Cutlery stores in the malls (e.g., Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood, Tacoma Mall). Here's a related thread.

    http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=215883

    You could always visit SOG in Lynnwood and get the tour (assuming they still do that).

    - Mark
     
  3. eric

    eric

    132
    Dec 29, 2002
    If you don't mind driving about 25 min. South of Seattle, check out Sportco in Fife sportco.com.
     
  4. peshkabz

    peshkabz

    198
    May 6, 2003
    The stores at Alderwood, BelleSquare and Southcenter are all horribly over priced, and frankly the employees tend to have little knowledge about knives. They also like to sell you knives that are illegal in this state - butterflies, etc..
    I know about Sportco and this is a good source.

    The best kept secret in the Seattle are is found in the suburb town of Renton. The store is called Bens Loans. NOW WAIT!!! This is a pawn shop up front, but the back half is one of, if not the truly finest gun and knife shops in the northwest. They have many assortments of knives and even more guns - they do not sell junk. These guys are excellent. I work at a very large aircraft company in the area - you might have heard of it. This week alone I have helped three co-workers hear buyu from them. Honestly, with knives alone, I have purchased more than 40 knives (birthdays, fathers days etc)from them over the years and at least 12-15 for co-workers . I don't make a dime, I just steer the way.
    For over 15+ years I have been buying there - with prices others cannot touch. These guys sell 'average' to the 'very best'!

    Call Marty, Ben, or Terry. All three of these guys will give you a great deal!!

    They have a huge supply of knives! Call them and check them out!! If they do not have what you want, they can get it in days!

    I do not work there.


    ;) ;) ;) :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  5. Gabe Newell

    Gabe Newell

    Jan 6, 2003
    Blade Gallery is in Seattle.
     
  6. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    the military surplus store north of downtown Seattle (I think it's around 2200 north on 1st) has the best selection of production knives downtown - way overpriced compared to the net, of course, but at least you can hold a lot of different knives as opposed to just staring at a picture.

    aha! address from another link:
    Federal Army and Navy Surplus, Inc.
    2112 First Avenue
    Seattle, WA 98121
     
  7. jjcoolay

    jjcoolay

    769
    Jul 4, 2002
    Wow thanks for the response! I could not possibly visit all those places but will try my best.
     
  8. jjcoolay

    jjcoolay

    769
    Jul 4, 2002
    Could I actually get the address to Ben's Loans? That sounds like a pretty good store for me to pop into. How much further south from Seattle is Renton?
     
  9. Shavin' Sharp

    Shavin' Sharp

    76
    May 26, 2006
    You are invited to come on in to Fox Knives USA and Blade-Tech in Puyallup and we'll also be happy to give you a tour:D
     
  10. Hoodcanal5

    Hoodcanal5

    287
    Sep 6, 2010
    there is a store in the southcenter mall that has a good selection. It has a set of armor outside of the store. There prices are bad but they have high quality knives to handle. Cabelas has a pretty good selection also.
     
  11. randomlooker

    randomlooker

    671
    Jan 31, 2007
    Guys? 7 year old thread. :confused:

    (I wonder if this Ben's place is still around...)
     
  12. HonedEdge

    HonedEdge

    54
    Oct 14, 2010
    Thats Excaliber. I think someone else already pointed out that they are horribly over priced, and some of the employees aren't all that knowledgeable. If you are near a mall though, almost all washington malls have one, and they do have a nice enough store to swing through and take a peak.
     
  13. HonedEdge

    HonedEdge

    54
    Oct 14, 2010
    Oh man, I'm officially that guy. Saw a post about a guy coming to washington and thought cool. Saw the posts from today and jumped on that band wagon. Did not not really look when this thread started, what the hell. :confused: :mad:
     
  14. Lucentdawn

    Lucentdawn

    43
    Aug 11, 2010
    I would skip Excalibur, just go to Federal Army Navy Surplus downtown, was just there about a month ago and it has a very good selection of production knives, including Emersons.
     
  15. Undertow82

    Undertow82 Gold Member Gold Member

    720
    Nov 23, 2010
     
  16. jack60

    jack60

    8
    Jul 10, 2013
    Ah....these post are 10 years old. I've been to most all the places mentioned here. Ben's Loans is overrated. Was in there today and very little knives to choose from. Sportco seems to have the largest selection along with Cabela's. Was in both of those places today too.

    A side note. It makes me sick to see all the old brands such as Gerber, Kershaw, Browning, Winchester being made in China now.
    I've been in a couple of those factories in the old days, Gerber, Kershaw. Good 'ol days!
     
  17. BobSig

    BobSig Gold Member Gold Member

    May 6, 2011
    There is still a good number of USA made kershaws.
     
  18. jack60

    jack60

    8
    Jul 10, 2013
    Not really, I checked... less than 30% are made here.
     

Share This Page