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Getting it right the first time seems to be a serious passion with SureFire’s knife division. Having first been shown a prototype of the “Charlie” heavy-duty field folder over three years ago, I was pleased to discover in late 2011 that the knife was finally in full production.

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Like all of the company’s cutlery line, the model was designed by well-known custom knifemaker Steve Ryan for professionals who are more interested in performance than flashy looks. The heavy, 4.1-inch 154CM blade is mounted on a self-guard 7075 aluminum frame that will guarantee the Charlie will be there for you when you need it most.

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To make things even more interesting, SureFire surprised knife users at the 2012 SHOT Show with a baby brother to the Charlie called the Jekyll. The compact 3.7-inch dress folder offers a blade a full 3.1-inches long, suited to hard use far out of its weight category. For more information on both of these knives look for David Spaulding’s field test article in the July Tactical Knives, on sale April 1, 2012.

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