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SHOT Show – Winkler Knives Push Dagger

Monday, January 26th, 2015


Winkler Knives had several new items including this push dagger design created for an element of a national LE agency.

SHOT Show – Winkler Knives

Friday, January 23rd, 2015

The Ranger and Ranger Breaching axes share a very distinctive feature. The shape of the axe head is based on an original hatchet used by a member of Roger’s Rangers in the early 1700s. It was found Fort Wentworth in New Hampshire.


The steel is 80CRV2 and they are available in any of Winkler’s finishes such as the Tan Micarta on the Breaching or the rubber on the Ranger. Naturally, the Breaching element of the breaching model is a distinct element.

Winkler Knives Exhibits in First SHOT Show Booth

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

I received this note this morning from ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler. He is a true artist and one of the friendliest people I know in industry. If you are at SHOT Show, it is well worth your time to stop by and see him.

Well after 5 years on the waiting list we finally have a booth at the 2015 Shot Show in Las Vegas, January 20 – 23 at the Sands Convention Center, Lower level Booth #861.

Besides Karen and me, will have retired SEAL and Army Special Operations Operator Kevin Holland. Also Dom Raso, former SEAL, NRA News commentator and originator of Dynamis Alliance, will be at the booth each day of the show.

If you can make it to the Shot Show please drop by and see us and our entire product line. Also please pass this invitation to any of your colleges that might be attending.

The Shot Show is a professional Trade Show open only to retailers, LE, Military and First Responders. It is not open to the general public.

Blade Show 2014 – Winkler Knives Introduces Door Entry Tool

Monday, June 9th, 2014

Winkler Knives has introduced a very specialized piece of kit called the Door Entry Tool.


Available only to authorized, vetted users, the Door Entry Tool is designed to fit into the jamb where it does exactly what the name implies.


Blade Show 2014 – Winkler Knives – Folder Update

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

ABS Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler is expanding out of his traditional tomahawk and fixed blade work to develop a folding knife.


He’s adapting the blade profile of the popular Belt Knife to a folder style. Wanting to follow his philosophy of a simple, straight forward design, Daniel introduces a design with one-handed opening as well as a removable pocket clip. He told me he is still perfecting the design which should be out later this Summer.

Blade Show 2014 – Winkler Knives Introduces the Dynamis Blade

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Working in conjunction with US Navy SEAL Veteran, Dom Raso of Dynamis Alliance, Winkler Knives has introduced the Dynamis Blade.


Dom Raso and Daniel Winkler have a long relationship and Dom approached Daniel to develop and produce a fighting knife based on his experience as a combatives instructor and fighting down range.


The double-edge blade design can be used both forward and reverse grip to accommodate all fighting styles including those who are students of Martial Blade Concepts. In fact, grip is a key factor with a textured rubber grip (featuring the Dynamis logo) riveted to a full tang which is Skeletonized handle for weight. The 4″ blade is forged from CPM3V. It is also concealable with additional blade options under development. Look for more details soon.

The Winkler Axes That Started It All

Monday, June 3rd, 2013


ABS master smith Daniel Winkler has been producing various “Breaching/Combat Axes” for several US units since the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom but the genesis of the project was actually in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. A member of the US Navy contacted him and asked him to develop an axe for his team based on some of the traditional American designs he had been doing. Daniel produced a prototype and the requester purchased it himself. The team approved the axe but due to finance restrictions placed on their funding there was no money to finance the purchase for the rest of the Unit. Daniel’s client carried the prototype axe during the first Gulf war and later retired from military service. In an odd twist, after 9/11 he reentered military service, but this time with the US Army. During his training and deployment other members of his team saw the effectiveness of the axe and wanted one too. Daniel made several more at the same 15-year-old price (actual cost) and the guys were lining up to purchase them with their own funds. These photos taken at Blade Show are of two examples of Winkler Axes produced for that very Operator.

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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.