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Winkler Neck Knife

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

The Winkler Neck Knife is a great entry into the line of edged tools crafted by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. Granted, it’s a bit different than his traditional American designs but it’s pure quality all the same.

The handle is textured for grip and the 3 1/8″ blade has a durable Black KG finish to protect the knife under adverse conditions where routine maintenance isn’t so routine. Overall length is 7 1/8″ and the knife comes with a kydex sheath with a removable chain lanyard and optional belt loop or PALS system.

Winkler Knives II – Jungle Knife

Monday, August 6th, 2012

The WK II Jungle Knife takes its inspiration from a traditional Borneo design. Developed at the request of a SOF customer, the Knife’s hidden tang reduces overall weight and enhances forward balance for increased chopping power. The rear handle swell with a downward sweep provides secure indexed grip. Made of 5160 steel, the blade measures 12″ from the front of the steel ferrule, with a 7 1/4″ cutting edge. Overall length is 17 1/2″. The Jungle Knife comes with a Kydex sheath (not pictured) that features a pocket for the included rubber mounted DMT diamond sharpener.

Daniel Winkler Folding Flint Striker Set

Monday, July 9th, 2012

I didn’t realize until The Blade Show that Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler produced a fire starter set. Called the Folding Flint Striker Set, it’s based on the items carried by frontiersmen before the advent of the match. Winkler is well known for his fascination with early American history. In fact, he began making knives in order to outfit himself in the same equipment as an 18th century woodsman.


Set includes Knife, flint, char tin with char cloth, tinder with fat wood and a draw-string deer hide pouch. Additionally, he can provide a neck pouch for the knife at an additional charge. Just like all of Winkler’s other products knife pouches are hand built, to last.

Starting fires in a traditional manner is a skill that should be acquired and practiced. If I could only get one thing for my birthday, this would be it.

Winkler Stealth Axe

Monday, March 12th, 2012

Long before he ever built an axe for America’s elite, Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler developed a reputation for his traditional Native American designs. With the Stealth Axe from Winkler Knives II, Daniel has developed a close quarters alternative to the WK II Combat Axe. I really like the Stealth Axe having had a chance to briefly handle one at SHOT Show. It’s a good fit in the hand and well balanced with the heft of the head so close to the fist. It feels like you can get a good swing going with it.

The Stealth Axe features a 4 3/4″ head made from S-7 steel with an overall length of 9″. It only weighs 1.2 pounds vice the 1.5 pounds of the full-sized WK II Combat Axe. It has a full tang, integral handle and is available with maple, micarta or rubber handle scales. You definitely aren’t going to lose your grip with the rubber handle but Daniel related to me that many users of his knives and axes prefer the wood. He says it gives them a connection with home when they are deployed. They can reach down to their blade and feel the reassurance of a little piece of America. Since Winkler offers KG coating, you might want to consider it to give your Axe a worry free camo finish. Don’t forget, it also comes with a felt lines Kydex sheath.

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Winkler II – An Overview

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

We’ve written several times about ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. He started making knives because he was looking for authentically produced Early American edged tools. Eventually, his work caught the eye of a member of NSW and the rest is history. For a good history of his involvement with the military see our article on his Breaching Axes.

This video is an excellent overview of the capabilities of Winkler’s creations. Watching him throw down on that Civic with his Rescue Breaching Axe gives you a good idea of how it will perform in the field.

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