Tactical Customs | Handmade Knives

What’s new in customs. Focusing on the art and craftsmanship of the handmade knife.

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This Bill Sowell Bowie sports a 9-inch blade of 1084 carbon steel on a desert ironwood handle. The maker can be contacted at 100 Loraine Forest Court, Dept. TK, Macon, GA 31210; (478) 994-9863 billsowell@reynoldscable.net
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Kirby Lambert’s “Incinerator” model tactical folder offers a 3-7/8-inch blade of 154CM stainless on a carbon fiber/titanium frame with G-10 handle scales. Lambert can be contacted at 536 College Ave., Dept. TK, Regina, Saskatchewan S4N 0X3, Canada (306) 737-2333 www.lambertknives.com
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Craig Camerer’s “Gambler” offers a 5-inch blade of 1084/15N20 Damascus on an amber stag handle. The maker can be reached at 3766 Rockbridge Rd., Dept. TK, Chesterfield, IL 62630; (618) 753-2147 www.camererknives.com
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Jeremy Krammes’ tactical folder offers a 3.5-inch blade of S30V steel on a Damasteel frame with carbon fiber scales. The maker can be contacted at 138 W. Penn. St., Dept. TK, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972 (570) 385-2462 www.jkknives.com
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Jerry McClure’s dagger sports a 5-3/8-inch blade of Odin’s Eye Damascus on a Siberian white jade handle. The artist can be contacted at 3053 Isim Rd., Dept. TK, Norman, OK 73026 (405) 321-3614 jerry@giraffebone.com
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Tim Britton’s classic single-blade trapper features a 3.25-inch blade of BG-42 stainless on a sambar stag handle. The maker can be contacted at 5645 Murray Rd., Dept. TK, Winston-Salem, NC 27106; (336) 922-9582 www.timbritton.com
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Another Sowell Bowie, this time with a full 12.5-inch blade of W2 carbon steel on a stag handle. The maker can be contacted at 100 Loraine Forest Court, Dept. TK, Macon, GA 31210; (478) 994-9863 billsowell@reynoldscable.net

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Craig Camerer’s “Slither” offers a 10-inch recurved blade of W2 carbon steel on a belah wood handle. The maker can be reached at 3766 Rockbridge Rd., Dept. TK, Chesterfield, IL 62630; (618) 753-2147  www.camererknives.com

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Dean Gates’ tanto offers a 9-inch blade of 1084/5N20 Damascus on an ostrich-skin wrap over a ray-skin hilt. The maker can be contacted at P.O. Box 268, Dept. TK, Blythe, GA 30805; (706) 830-2221 www.gatescustomknives.com