You have to hand it to Neil Ostroff of True North Knives; he has an outstanding eye for “tactical” when picking exclusives for his website. Not only are the makers he offers the hottest names in the business, the True North specials exhibit the very best of this elite group’s designs. Take a close look at these eight knives and you will see why we say that. For more information please contact True North Knives at www.truenorthknives.com
Michael Vagnino’s “Dress P-40 Warhawk Manual” sports a handy 2-5/8-inch blade on a titanium frame. A serrated, right-hand thumb stud is provided for opening the blade. The bolsters are Devin Thomas stainless Damascus and the handle scales are carbon fiber. Closed length 3-¾ inches.
Kirby Lambert’s “Incinerator MT” offers a 3-15/16-inch blade of CPM 154 stainless on a titanium frame handle. Dual stainless thumb studs provide lightning-fast one-hand opening. The handle scales are “Ranger Green G-10” and the bolster is “Coyote Brown” G-10. Closed length, 4-7/8 inches.
Danish knife maker Mikkel Willumsen’s “Dark Angel V.2 Ranger” was part of a limited run of 10 knives. The CPM 154 blade is 4-½ inches long on a grooved “Ranger Green” titanium handle. An extra heavy frame-lock secures the knife in the open position. Closed length, 5-½ inches.
Darrel Ralph’s “Gun Hammer Torpedo” features a flat ground 3.9-inch blade of CPM 154. The handle is titanium with machine-textured blue and black G-10 inlays. Dual stainless steel thumb studs are provided for one-hand opening. Closed length, 4.8 inches.
Mick Strider’s “RC Harpoon Damascus” features a 4-inch blade of hand-forged steel on a contoured, anodized titanium handle frame. The knife opens by means of a “Strider Oval Opener” and offers a tip-up pocket clip on the reverse side. Closed length, 5-1/8 inches.
Bob Terzuola’s “Eagle Rock Fighter” offers a 4-1/8-inch blade of CPM 154 stainless coated in black Seracote. The handle frame is titanium with carbon fiber scales and a Micarta backspacer. Closed length 5-1/8 inches.
Greg Lightfoot’s “Lightfoot Slice” features a 4-1/8-inch blade of Sandvik 19C27 stainless with a double hollow grind and a “Subsonic Tip.” The handle frame is titanium with carbon fiber scales and a G-10 bolster. Closed length, 5-½ inches.
Joe Caswell’s “In-Line Retractable Pocket Clip” folder offers a 3-¼-inch blade of stainless Damascus steel on a titanium frame. The handle scales are textured carbon fiber with the maker’s patent-pending retractable pocket clip. Closed length, 4-½ inches.
You have to hand it to Neil Ostroff of True North Knives; he has…
by Tactical Life / Jul 6, 2009