Customs | Custom Tactical Knives

We take a look at what’s new in custom, handmade knives.

A Pat Crawford 4-inch-bladed tactical folder in S30V stainless with a spear-point blade. The maker can be reached at 205 North Center Drive, Dept. TK, West Memphis, AR 72301; (870) 732-2452 www.crawfordknives.com

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Matthew Lerch’s “Titan Fighter” offers a 4-inch blade of S30V stainless on a titanium handle frame. The maker can be reached at N88 W23462 Dr., Dept. TK, North Lisbon Rd., Sussex, WI 53089; (262) 246-6362 www.lerchcustomknives.com

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Jim Smyth’s “Shark” features a 3-3/4-inch blade of CPM154 stainless on a titanium handle frame with ivory Micarta scales. The maker can be reached at 734 Clover Ridge Lane City, Dept. TK, Itasca, IL 60143; (630) 747-3201 www.smythcustomknives.com

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A matching pair of 4-inch-bladed tactical folders from Pat Crawford, one S30V stainless and the other Mike Norris Damascus. Both feature titanium handle frames. The maker can be reached at 205 North Center Drive, Dept. TK, West Memphis, AR 72301; (870) 732-2452 www.crawfordknives.com

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Ted Ott’s Bowie sports a 10-1/2-inch blade of CPM154 stainless on a sambar stag handle. The maker can be reached at 154 Elgin Woods Lane, Dept. TK, Elgin, TX 78621; (512) 844-2470 www.ottknives.com

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Lucas Burnley’s “Pelican” offers a 3-1/2-inch blade of 154CM stainless and a titanium frame with natural G-10 scales. The maker can be reached at 1005 LaFont Rd. SW, Dept. TK, Albuquerque, NM 87105; (505) 265-4297 www.burnleyknives.blademakers.com

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A classic Walter Brend recurved-edge fighter. The 10-inch blade is stainless Damascus and the handle is koa wood. The maker can be reached at 353 Co. Rd. 1373, Dept. TK, Vinemont, AL 35179; (256) 739-1987 walterbrend@hotmail.com

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Kelly Carlson’s “Barracuda” gives a new meaning to “dress tactical.” The 3-1/2-inch blade is satin finished D-2 with a sapphire set in the thumb stud. The handle frame is “Black Timascus,” a new material developed by Alpha Knife Supply. Carlson can be reached at 54 S. Holt Hill, Dept. TK, Antrim, NH 03440; (603) 588-2765 www.carlsonknives.com

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Johnny Hamlet’s “Hunter” offers a 4-inch blade of 440C stainless on a black/red Micarta handle. The maker can be reached at 300 Billington, Dept. TK, Clute, TX 77531; (979) 265-6929 www.hamlets-handmade-knives.com

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