Thorn of the Desert: Mike Draper’s “Sabra” (a type of prickly pear cactus) features a camo blast coated 3.5-inch recurved edge blade of CPM 154 stainless on a titanium handle frame. The grip scales are black and brown G-10. The maker can be contacted at 10 Creek Dr., Dept. TK, Riverton, WY 82501, call 307-851-5933 or visit draperknives.info.
Best of Both Worlds: John Kubasek’s “MFT” (Modified Fighting Tanto) sports a special D-2/carbon fiber laminated blade 4-inches long. The handle is also carbon fiber with a dovetailed titanium blade lock. For more information please contact the maker at 74 Northampton St. Dept. TK, Easthampton, MA 01027, call 413-231-7776 or visit kubasekcustomknives.com.
After a couple of years of seeming like it was just coasting along, the June 2012 Blade Show and International Cutlery Fair in Atlanta came back to life in a major way. Not only was the show bigger than ever, but sales were great for just about everyone. Terrill Hoffman worked the tables taking photos for the Tactical Custom pages—highlighting many of the more striking customs on display. Here’s a look at the Tactical Folders.