Wilson Tactical Custom Alliance Knives

Wilson Tactical Custom Alliance Knives Review

High demand for these quality knives has them flying out the door!

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When you say Wilson Combat most folks start thinking guns, and with good reason. Wilson has an enviable reputation in the custom firearms field and has earned their spot there through hard work and masterful craftsmanship. But Wilson also deals with cutlery—and this isn’t just run-of-the-mill cutlery that Wilson has leant their name to. True to their reputation for top-quality products, Wilson has teamed up with a number of custom knife makers to do limited runs of select knives through the Wilson Tactical Custom Alliance. The Alliance allows them to bring customers limited numbers of tactical customs without the wait generally associated with ordering direct from a custom maker.

Wilson has already offered 11 previous designs and they’ve all sold out fast, so if you see something you like it pays to act quickly! The offerings have been a mix of fixed blades and folders, all from the hands of talented makers. Each run of knives is limited to ten serial numbered pieces, and when they’re gone, they’re gone.

Bladesmiths
Jason Knight started the series out and has done three of the eleven models offered so far. All three were fixed-blade designs: The Rogue Knight Bowie Fighter, the Dark Knight Damscus Bowie, and the Knight Wilderness Hunter. Jason hand-forges all of his blades from a variety of carbon steels and uses exotic woods for the handles. His sheaths are custom built by Lance Parrish and compliment the knives perfectly.

The first folder offered in the Custom Alliance was the Snap with IKBS from Kirby Lambert back in 2010. The Snap was a sturdy EDC piece like all of Kirby’s designs. Using Titanium liners, carbon fiber bolsters and G-10 scales it’s a solid but striking piece. The 154CM blade carries Kirby’s classic recurve design and is as practical for utility use as it is aesthetic.

Allen Elishewitz created the next folding design for the Custom Alliance in 2010 with his stunning Scout Elite. The Scout Elite blended premium Desert Ironwood handle scales with an ultramodern Titanium bolster lock, mated to a hand-ground 154CM blade complete with reinforced, armor-piercing tip. Allen followed this up with his futuristic Interceptor folder later that year. The Interceptor used a very unique 3D-machined black “wormhole” G-10 once again mated to a Titanium bolster lock and a flipper operated, 154CM blade.

Brian Tighe brought in 2011 with his Starfighter folder. The Starfighter used sculpted Titanium handles in Wilson’s signature starburst pattern and locked the blade in place with his Tighe button lock. The uniquely 3-D striated blade of the Starfighter was of RWL-34 powdered metal and operated via a flipper gliding open on his proprietary Sealed Thrust Bearing System (STBS).

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