Tactical Customs | Tactical Knives March 2009

Our roundup of the latest tactical, hunting, and survival knives in Tactical Knives March 2009.

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Stephan Fowler’s “Slim Fighter” offers a 7.5-inch blade of forged 1084 carbon steel on a handle of stabilized maple burl. The maker can be contacted at www.fowlerblades.com

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Don Hanson’s switchblade dagger features a 4.25-inch blade of mosaic Damascus hand forged by the maker. The handle is North Sea mammoth ivory on a titanium frame. The artist can be contacted at www.sunfishforge.com

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Kyle Royer’s combat knife features a 6.75-inch Damascus blade and a handle of ironwood. The maker can be contacted at royerknifeworks@live.com

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Walter Brend’s 10-inch Bowie is ground from Devin Thomas stainless Damascus steel and mounted on a stag handle. The maker can be contacted at walterbrend@hotmail.com
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Ken Steigerwalt’s art folder offers a 3.75-inch blade of ATS-34 stainless on a handle of 416 stainless with 18kt gold and black pearl inlays. The maker can be contacted at www.steigerwaltknives.com

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Russ Andrews’ “San-Mai Sub Hilt” features a 10-inch blade with a core of L-6 tool steel between 150 layers of O-1/15N20 Damascus. The handle is amber fossil walrus tusk with mounts of 1084/15N20 Damascus. The maker can be contacted at russandrews@sbcglobal.net

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George Dailey’s collector grade art folder features a 3-inch Mick Maxen Damascus steel blade and bolsters on a handle of fossil walrus ivory with 14kt gold and diamond inlays. The maker can be contacted at www.gedailey.com

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Twin Blades’ (brothers Harry and Charlie Mathews) Bowie offers an 8-inch blade of forged 5160 carbon steel mounted on a handle of sambar stag. Both knifemakers can be contacted at www.twinxblades.com

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Henry Torres’ clip-point Bowie offers a 7-inch blade of 52100 carbon steel on a handle of ironwood burl. The handguard is 410 stainless. The maker can be contacted at www.htknives.com

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D’Alton Holder’s Upswept Bowie offers a 9.5-inch blade of 440-C stainless on a handle of rosewood with nickel silver mounts. The maker can be contacted at www.dholder.com

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