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Empire Outfitters is a family run business established to provide unique, high quality custom knives and gear at the best possible price. We only sell what we have in stock unless it's a special preorder. All orders ship out the same day!


Empire Outfitters Staff


Craig Nugent - Knife & Gun Guy

My name is Craig Nugent. I have been interested in knives and gear ever since my grandfather put his Korean War Bayonet in my 3 yr old hands. Since then, I've been HOOKED! Tactical Knives, Kitchen Knives, Camping Knives, Fishing Knives, Axes, Tomahawks, if it can hold an edge I'm interested! If I am not in the shop you will find me out in the woods or on the water. I love to hunt, fish, hike, shoot, race anything with a motor, and everything outdoors.

Craig is a lifelong student of interpersonal conflict with instructor certifications in multiple disciplines including but not limited to firearm tactical training programs, and the NRA. Additionally, Craig has graduated from numerous commercial handgun, shotgun, carbine, bolt gun and tactical training courses conducted by industry experts and schools, totaling over a thousand hours of training. 




Rich L - Knife and Firearms expert who is in charge of acquisitions and R&D


Buddha - Hiking partner and shop dog

Yoda - Newest team member 


ARMY Specialist Sean Nugent - R & D and field tester 


Joan - Comptroller and Shipping & Receiving 

Cindi - Photography & Web design

Abi - Shipping

Craig Sr. - Office 


We pride ourselves on customer service so if you should ever have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us



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Reviews & Testimonials 


Kevin Hill , Indiana Feb, 02 2016

Empire Outfitters -- RMJ Tactical Shrike - **OUTSTANDING**

Purchased a RMJ Tactical Shrike form these guys. The Shrike is AWSOME !!! and Craig and Empire Outfitters was GREAT with the sale and communication about my order. Also their price was the best I had found and I got FREE shipping. So if your looking for great service and price you can not go wrong with EMPIRE OUTFITTERS.


Matthew Feb, 01 2016

Craig is awesome!

Contacted Craig on a total whim to see if he was able to get a tool that I have wanted for a long time. Craig responded in record time, contacted the maker of the tool for me and had one special ordered. He kept in constant contact with me throughout the ordering process and even took a picture of my specific tool and sent it to me so I could lust after it while waiting for it to arrive by mail. I am so amped about Empire Outftters and would recommend anyone do business with them. I am a definite promoter of the company. Expect more of my money soon ;)


zomglazerpewpew May, 11 2015

Thanks EO!!!!

Just got my two BeerDefenders and Harp Wallet! I love the free shipping! Craig hooked it up! Everything came quick and Craig hooked it up...even got some Pez, Atomic Fireballs, and a cool "Thank You" note included. Definitely will continue to do business with yall...thanks again!!!


Andrew Erwin Apr, 02 2015


Empire Outfitters went above and beyond resolving an issue I had with an order I placed and made it right.


Matthew Demmer Mar, 14 2015

Great company!!!

I ordered the JK Urban Back up and I can't wait to use it on a hog hunt. They shipped very fast and included a personal note of thanks, and I would just like to return the favor. I will definitely be back when I am ready to order my next knife.

Cody Berger Mar, 10 2015

Great site with great products

Empire Outfitters is great site with great products at really fair prices. Have found things here that aren't available anywhere alse.


Cody Obropta Jan, 11 2015

Great People, Very Satisfied

I ordered a gift for my girlfriend that matched her EDC perfectly for Christmas from this company. Not only did they ship it promptly, I also received a sticker and a bunch of candy! An added benefit of this company is their unique stock. Many of the things found on the website are very difficult to procure elsewhere or not available. If you're looking for something unique or a high-end custom, this is certainly the place your search will conclude. The staff is great and I give the business a well-deserved 5 stars.


Benson Morrill Dec, 14 2014

5 star experience all around!!!

Great pricing, fast shipping, personal touch to the receipt, and awesome knives! I'm very happy with Empire Outfitters, and will now check this website whenever I'm looking to get a new knife. And the starbursts that came in the package gave me something else to do while I was flipping my new knives!



Great service

Good communications, very helpful with my order, and the products actually came with a handwritten note!


Eric Huttemann Dec, 10 2014

Outstanding Site and Service

Empire Outfitters is an outstanding online establishment. The site allows the customer to easily navigate and find what they are looking for as well as browse the quality items. And the items are indeed quality. Be it rare, limited, or hard to get, Empire Outfitter can find their hands on it and allows anyone the opportunity to purchase and the shipping is prompt and always arrives ahead of schedule (at least for me). If I haven't sold you on the site yet, my latest package came with a lovely handwritten note as well as some candy. Empire Outfitters is an awesome place, and I will very much continue to do business with them.


Brendon Benito Nov, 26 2014

Great items!

fast shipping thank you so much!


Landon Terry Nov, 19 2014\

These are great, honest people here at Empire Outfitters! Lifetime customer!

I bought a sprint run Spyderco Paramilitary 2 off of here on November 6, 2014. On November 8, the tracking number informed me that the knife was delivered in my mailbox by USPS (incredible fast shipping.) I got back to my house after work to see that the knife had been stolen right out of the mailbox. Proceeded to call Craig and inform him that he should file a claim with USPS. Craig immediately found another sprint run knife and had it sent to me to replace the one that had been stolen. Not a hiccup, complaint, or any sort of blame was issued by Craig or the EO crew. I will definitely be a lifetime customer and will recommend these guys to anyone who asks. Do not hesitate to order from this site. Thanks again, Craig!


mostlyknives Nov, 15 2014


Fantastic products, consumer service and great site! Highly recommend for any knife purchase or beerdefender!!


kevin chariton Nov, 04 2014

Awesome Products + Super Fast Shipping.

Purchased two knives monday a.m. He was able to ship them that same day and I had them by Thursday. Awesome experience. I will definitely be buying more from empire.


mostlyknives Apr, 14 2015

Perfect edc blade!

This might be the perfect edc fixed blade! its small and light enough that it disappears on your belt, yet the cutting edge and grip on the handles allow for a wide range of tasks!! Get one, period…if you can. @mostlyknives