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IWA 18 – Kryptek/Winkler Collaboration

Friday, March 9th, 2018

Kryptek is showing the WK2 Recon Knife and the Legacy Axe, designer by Special Operations Veteran Kevin Holland and produced by Winkler Knives.

The W2 Recon Knife incorporates blade serrations while the Legacy Axe offers a spike at the rear of the head. Both are made from 30CrV2 Steel and feature a Caswell finish and sculpted rubber handles.

GAOS 18 – Law Tactical Survival Knife

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

Although Law Tactical is known for their folders (AR stock folders, that is), they’ve created a limited run of fixed blade survival knives with Winkler Knives.

Featuring a hollowed out handle, to secret survival items, these are limited to just 100 pieces. They’ve just received the second tranche of 25 and have them for sale at the show.


– .366 (3/8”) thick 80Crv2 steel

– Overall 10 1/8”

– Weight 10.7oz

– Blade 5” with chisel point grind for improved light prying capabilities

– Black Oxide Caswell finish

– Handle ¼” thick Black Canvas Micarta

– Skeletonized handle with storage area

– Recess cut handle scales for increased storage space

– Bolt sets for handle removal

– Law Tactical handle engraving for increased grip quality

– Screwdriver included for handle removal

– Multi wear capable leather covered sheath system (vertical, horizontal, right hand, left hand, PALS loops, steel spring clip, leather belt loop)

Due to the nature of custom items, slight variations may occur.

Due to the limited number, please contact belen@lawtactical.com for ordering instructions.

SHOT Show 18 – Winkler Knives

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Winkler Knives is displaying three new knives designed by Jason Knight.

From left to right we have the Jager, Pathfinder and Everycarry. All are available with Micarta or Walnut. The unique handle on the Pathfinder is called Relic which is a dyed Micarta.


See What’s New From Winkler Knives at SHOT Show

Thursday, January 18th, 2018


Jason Knight to Join the Winkler Knives Team

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Earlier Today, Winkler Knives released this statement.

Daniel Winkler’s and Karen Shook’s hope is that Winkler Knives will continue producing high performance edged tools for people who really need them for many decades, if not centuries, to come. To this end, they asked Master Bladesmith Jason Knight to join the Winkler Knives team. The three have been friends since the early 1990’s, when Jason Knight was a teenager and Karen and Daniel were not. Knight’s creative genius and knife making expertise are perfect complements to Winker Knives’ manufacturing capabilities. His (comparative) youthfulness means continuation of the standards of excellence for which Winkler Knives is known. Karen refers to the working relationship between Daniel Winkler and Jason Knight as the “Merging of Masters.” Both Master Bladesmiths have a reputation for originality and blade integrity that has brought them international acclaim. The two have the skill, expertise and vision to translate the nuances of their hand forged blades to the Winkler Knives Collection.

I Can’t Wait!

Monday, January 15th, 2018

Blade Show 2017 – Winkler Knives and Case Announce Collaboration

Monday, June 5th, 2017

Of everythingthing I saw at Blade Show, this announcement was the most exciting due to the possibilities it opens for SSD readers. Winkler Knives told me about a collaboration between them and Case, an American knife manufacturer with a long and rich history. The new Case Winkler Skinner is the first in their new collaborative “American Heroes” series. It was designed by Kevin Holland. While many of you may know ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, you may not know Kevin. He not only served in not just one, but two military services, it was with the most elite units in each, completing more than 2,000 combat missions in multiple deployments across the globe. Since retiring, Kevin has worked as a designer for Winkler Knives and as a consultant for several other companies. He is currently employed as a business executive in the private sector.

If you’ve wanted a Winkler, but didn’t feel you could afford one, this may be just the answer.

For around $300, you’ll get a knife built exactly how Daniel Winkler wants it be built, designed by a great knife designer.

Below is the press release from Case.


New fixed blade design demonstrates synergy between two influential American makers

Bradford, Pa. – June 2, 2017 – The Case® Winkler Skinner is a new fixed blade knife crafted collectively by Case® and Winkler Knives. The design is the result of a decades-long career in knife making by Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and the extensive experiences of retired U.S. Army Special Operator and Navy SEAL Kevin Holland. Case will be unveiling a collection of three different versions of the new knife at BLADE Show 2017, which takes place June 2-4 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, GA.

The Case® Winkler Skinner is the first in a planned series of collaborations aimed at celebrating American heroes, an idea brought to life by Case’s historic military contributions and Winkler Knives’ ongoing involvement with U.S. Special Operations. The knife is manufactured in Case’s modern production facility by an elite team of Case knife makers whose work is held to strict quality and performance standards equaling the reputation of Winkler Knives’ custom manufactured blades.

The Case® Winkler Skinner is a high-performance field knife that is lightweight, well balanced and built for dependability. The flat ground, distal tapered Trailing Point blade is made from tough 80CrV2 steel, known for its enduring lateral strength, superior edge retention and ease of sharpening. The full tang is skeletonized and tapered to reduce weight and improve balance. The knife is accompanied by a molded black leather sheath that’s specially reinforced to help keep its shape, ensuring a continually snug fit when not in use. A reversible belt attachment accommodates carrying the knife on either side of the body.

All of these premium features make the Case® Winkler Skinner the perfect ally to take on hiking, camping and hunting adventures, and a welcome addition to any military operator’s kit.

“At Case, we like to say that every knife tells a story, and this new collaboration will surely speak volumes,” remarked John Sullivan, Case’s Director of Marketing. By combining Daniel’s and Kevin’s expertise and personal experiences with Winkler Knives’ methods and our own Case technology, we’ve crafted a tough, utilitarian field knife that performs as well as a Winkler Knives II original and is suitable for use across many different environments.”

Daniel Winkler, with more than 30 years of experience to his credit, brings multiple disciplines to the Case® Winkler Skinner project – as a Master Bladesmith, respected metallurgist, blade geometrist and full-time knife maker who, through Winkler Knives, has served some of the most elite Special Operators across all branches of the U.S. military. “My introduction to Case knives came to me as a young boy in North Carolina, when my father gifted me the ‘Tested’ era Folding Hunter that was given to him by his grandfather – which I still own,” Winkler said. “I’m proud to be working with Case – a company who outfitted the First Special Service Force during World War II – and my friend, Kevin Holland – to bring a knife of this caliber to those who still serve.”

As co-designer of the Case® Winkler Skinner, Kevin Holland brings decades of intense military expertise to this collaboration. A highly decorated veteran member of U.S. Special Operations, Holland’s vast knowledge of knife design, construction and tactical use hails from the many different situations and extreme environments in which he had to depend on knives to survive. Holland’s real-world experiences helped craft the Case® Winkler Skinner into an optimal field knife as well as an essential accessory to Special Operators everywhere.

“As a veteran of U.S. Special Operations, I learned first-hand the importance of carrying the highest quality tools on assignment,” said Kevin Holland. “I’m proud to have been able to share my experiences to help create something that performs as well for outdoorspeople at home as it can for our Armed Forces around the world.”

The knife’s name, “Skinner”, reflects Holland’s years as a young hunter and trapper who relied on his Case Slimline Trapper to field dress small game and clean fish in the mountains of North Carolina. It is this story which inspired a Commanding Officer to assign “Skinner” as Holland’s nickname during SEAL Team selection, a title by which he answers to even today.

The Case® Winkler Skinner is 9.625 in (24.5 cm) in length; AKTI blade length is 5.125 in (13 cm) and is .1875 in (4.8 mm) wide. The knife will be available in August 2017 from Case Authorized Dealers nationwide with MSRP’s ranging from $295 to $310. For additional information, please visit wrcase.com.

Blade Show 2017 – Winkler Knives

Saturday, June 3rd, 2017

ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler introduced the Woodsman. It has two lanyard holes. One is up near the blade and the other is at the toe. Additionally, Daniel moved the thumb rest a little higher on the blade for close in carving work. Like other Winkler models, the Woodsman is made from 80CRV2 and is offered in the standard handle materials, Micarta, Rubber, Walnut and Burly Maple.