Washington D.C. Knife Stores

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by breyfb, Apr 6, 2006.

  1. breyfb


    Apr 3, 2006
    With the closing of most of the Chesapeake Knife and Tool stores in the Washington D.C. metro area, can anyone recommend a good knife store?

    I will most likely end up purchasing a knife off the internet, but I would like to be able to hold it in my hand first.

  2. puukkoman


    Sep 30, 2004
    There's still a Chesapeake Knife and Tool in Columbia Mall, and one in Towson (you might run into me there) if you make the trek.
  3. Active Verb

    Active Verb

    Jun 30, 2004
    Also in DC, try Washington Police Supply.


    There are a pretty good set of Benchmades at Blue Ridge Arsenal in Chantilly.

    And of course, in College Park, MD, you can visit Knifecenter with an appointment. www.knifecenter.com Even though they are internet, you can drop by with an appointment. Actually, KC might be your best bet unless you want some of the lower end stuff, then try Walmart.
  4. combatready


    Feb 27, 2006
    call me ill give you my number after u respond to this i have in stock striderS benchmades chris reeves spydies and alot more and IF I CANT GET IT YOU DONT NEED IT.
  5. combatready


    Feb 27, 2006
    Im In Centreville Va
  6. m_calingo


    Oct 13, 2003
    There's a Chesapeake Knife and Tool in Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, MD.
  7. Confederate


    Sep 5, 2005
    Yeah, but the pickings are so few at any of these stores. The Chesapeake Knife and Tool mentioned above have lots of people come in to look at the knives, then buy them somewhere else because of the high markups. They do seem to carry a lot of Benchmarks, which are great knives.

    Very few places carry Spyderco or Cold Steel that I've found, and to rule them out probably wouldn't be a good idea unless you were only looking for a good cutting knife. I like some of the Cold Steel knives for their strength and know that Spyderco makes some tough knives as well.
  8. ChuteTheMall


    Jun 23, 2000
    Best knife selections I've seen are at the larger gun shows, in Richmond or Chantilly, Gaithersburg, Upper Marlboro, and Frederick. Some actually have Internet-competitive prices. Big knife dealers often skip the smaller shows.

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