Winkler Knives is a limited production company that custom manufactures a diverse line of high performance edged tools. It was established in response to requests from within the Special Operations Forces community for specialized breaching tools and has become widely acclaimed for its no-frills approach to tactical and rescue operations. Their unique processes, executed by craftsmen under the direct supervision of Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, result in handmade knives and axes without custom-made prices.
The Belt Knife is Winkler Knives' most popular design. It measures in at 9.25" overall with a 5" Caswell no-glare black oxide finish clip point blade. The blade is made from 80CRV2 which is an extremely tough high carbon tool steel with excellent edge holding capabilities. The tapered full tang is sandwiched between two slabs of sculpted maple wood that not only looks great but also gives the handle texturing for added grip. The overall fit and finish and the attention to detail are certainly visible on this knife with Winkler Knives deciding to do intricate file work rather than standard jimping on the thumb ramp. It's perfectly balanced and the size and shape will lend well to most all applications. It's an ideal tool for both outdoor enthusiasts and tactical operators. Each Belt Knife includes an ambidextrous lined Kydex leather belt sheath, malice clips, MOLLE loop attachment and hardware.
Specifications Blade Length: 5.00" Cutting Edge: 4.50" Handle Length: 4.25" Overall Length: 9.25" Blade Thickness: 0.21" Blade Material: 80CRV2 High Carbon Tool Steel Blade Style: Clip Point Blade Grind: Flat Blade Finish: Caswell No-Glare Black Oxide Handle Thickness: 0.70" Handle Material: Sculpted Maple Wood Sheath: Lined Kydex Leather Weight: 7.2 oz. Made in the USA