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Brian Tighe’s “Tighe One On” is Swedish Damasteel from one end to the other.
The handle inlays are “Black Lip.” The maker can be contacted at 12-111 Fourth Ave., Dept. TK, Suite 376, Dept. TK, Ridley Square, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3P5; (905) 892-2734 tighe@allstream.net www.tigheknives.com

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Ken Onion calls this one his “DeadSexy.” The blade is CPM-154V and the handle is titanium with G10 inlays. The maker can be reached at 47-501 Hui Kelu St., Dept. TK, Kaneohe, HI 96744; (808) 239-1300 shopjunky@aol.com www.kenonionknives.com 

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Ron Rosenbaugh’s “Hunter” sports a 5.25-inch blade of ATS-34 stainless on a handle of ironwood and mammoth ivory. The maker can be contacted at 2806 Stonegate Dr., Dept. TK, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 (815) 341-0654 rgr@rosenbaughcustomknives.com,  www.rosenbaughcustomknives.com

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Jeremy Krammes’ “APoc” model folder features a 3.25-inch S30V stainless blade on a titanium frame with carbon fiber handle scales. The maker can be contacted at 138 West Penn St., Dept. TK, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972; (570) 385-2462 blade@jkknives.com www.Jkknives.com

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Shane Sibert’s “Pocket Rocket” offers a 4-inch blade of S30V stainless on a titanium handle. The blade is held open by a muscular frame-lock. The maker can be contacted at P.O. Box 241, Dept. TK, Gladstone, OR 97207; (503) 650-2082 shane@sibertknives.com www.sibertknives.com

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Chris Reeve’s “Integral Dagger” features a 10-inch blade of CPM154 stainless. The guard and spacers are titanium and the cord-wrapped handle “rayon braid.” The maker can be reached at 11624 W. President Dr., Suite B, Dept. TK, Boise, ID 83713; (208) 375-0367 crkkinfo@chrisreeve.com www.chrisreeve.com 

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Brain Tighe calls this one the “Twist Tighe.” Like the Tighe One On, it is Swedish Damasteel from one end to the other with Black Lip handle inlays. The maker can be contacted at 12-111 Fourth Ave., Dept. TK, Suite 376, Dept. TK, Ridley Square, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada L2S 3P5; (905) 892-2734 tighe@allstream.net www.tigheknives.com

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Thomas Haslinger designed the “FireFly” as a runner’s knife but has found it makes an equally good neck/utility blade. The S30V blade is 2.75 inches long and the handle is carbon fiber. The maker can be contacted at 164 Fairview Dr. S.E., Dept. TK, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2H 1B3; (403) 253-9628  thomas@haslinger-knives.com www.haslinger-knives.com

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This was Ken Onion’s prototype for one of Kershaw’s “Zero Tolerance” folders. The blade is Mike Norris Damascus and the handle is titanium with mammoth ivory inlays. The maker can be reached at 47-501 Hui Kelu St., Dept. TK, Kaneohe, HI 96744; (808) 239-1300 shopjunky@aol.com www.kenonionknives.com

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