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Winkler Knives – Tactical Cleaver

ABS Master Bladesmith designed the Tactical Cleaver for a SOF customer who wanted a longer cutting surface. He says it’s the most powerful chopper bag tool he’s ever used.

Blade Specifications
Blade steel: 80CrV2
Black oxide no-glare finish
Blade length: 7 1/2″
Blade width: 3 1/8″
Overall length: 13 1/8″
Blade thickness: 1/4″

Fast draw carrier
Un-Lined Kydex®
HD shockcord quick-release retention system
Nylon belt straps with Mil-Spec Pull-The-Dot™ snaps
Designed for belt or pack carry



18 Responses to “Winkler Knives – Tactical Cleaver”

  1. Stefan S. says:

    Just a modern copy of a Fascine knife.

  2. Schuyler Ashton says:

    Looks like someone hammered 2 sugar cane knives together and extended the rear hook.

  3. Mike Tinsman says:

    The true test of a blade is to use it for everyday for everything. Send me one and ill put it through hell n well see wether or not it stands the test of time

    • mike says:

      What is your background? What are your credentials like? Winkler has an army of current and former SF/SPECWAR guys who would be lining up to abuse this thing.

  4. Vic says:

    I mean, I understand it’s a luxury good, but are there people that actually pay $650 for a hard use knife? Am I just that much poorer than everyone else?

  5. Cy says:

    What next the tactical steak knife?!!! I know Winkler makes great blades but this is starting to get crazy.

    • SSD says:

      Because a user asked for a knife, it’s ridiculous?

      • Cy says:

        The concept is not ridiculous but the fact it’s called the tactical clever. Why not just call it the “ultimate cleaver”,the “Cleavenator” or the “leave it to cleaver”? Not knocking the quality of the product just the fact that every thing seams to be titled tactical.

        • SSD says:

          Are you going to buy one?

          • Cy says:

            I’m thinking about it. The only drawback I see is the inside curve to the hook is not sharpened. Keep the upper portion of the hook like it is so you can pry but sharpen the curve so you hook and cut. But then again I’m not not a knife designer maybe it would create a weak point that could fail? And with blade that thick I’m not going to do it.

  6. JJ says:

    I told my daughter we’re getting this to have out when she starts dating.

  7. Greg says:

    Save your $$.

    Far better choice and MUCH less expensive is WW2 bolo knife. Available on Ebay or with some searching on Internet.

    Mine was professionaly sharpened and is now essily maintained. The issue scabbard cannot be beat.

    This “cleaver” is absurd design wise as well as price. “Tactical”? I think “theatrical” is better term.

    • SSD says:

      I’m just curious, do you know how Daniel is? Have you ever heard of the American Bladesmith Society?

  8. Jesse says:

    That’s literally $30 of steel…make friends with a welder if you must have that knife.

  9. SamHill says:

    I like this shape of knife better than that shape of knife. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    When I grow up to become an ABS master smith, and have dudes buying my knives for $450 all day, every day, I’d name them something cooler. Reeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  10. Grady Burrell says:

    This is a tool, a thought driven, heft and balance designed piece of gear that will last a lifetime. As with any tool, the value is in “Actual Use”. On the shelf, it may seem expensive, in use, as designed, a bargin. The great NSN Woodsmans Pal was too thin, it was mass produced and incredible KIT, however only the leather handle held up and a thicker version was always asked for. With 80CrV2 and 1/4 thick, simply outstanding!