Best old hand-made blades: axes and multi-purpose knives | Men's Magazine

2021-11-26 09:42:04 By : Ms. Lynn Lin

When Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical discovered that forged steel could help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, he and Columbia River Knives and Tools (CRKT) launched the Forged by War program to train knife veterans who used combat experience to develop missions-they Off-the-shelf tools once needed. Experienced manufacturers have been producing high-quality blades for a long time, and based on the most hard-earned knowledge, have produced a series of eye-catching new products.

Elmer Roush is a Vietnamese veteran and 50-year blacksmith. He used his experience in hand-to-hand combat and his in-depth knowledge of ancient Nordic weapons to create this tactical axe. The Viking Belt Axe is as useful on the homestead as it is on the battlefield. Choked by Tennessee hickory wood handles; the deep beard on the carbon steel head can control wood well, or is a useful way to disarm an opponent.

When Green Beret Billivo arrived in Southeast Asia with his Special Forces A team in 1961, the counterfeit Swiss Army Knife issued by his army had little effect. The well-known war correspondent and knife designer Robert Young Pelton used its inferior quality on missions to upgrade it in recognition of Wo's legendary service. This sturdy folder has a 4-inch steel blade and an evil marlin, used to loosen knots, poke the fuze hole in C4, or silence enemies behind the line.

Master knifemaker Daniel Winkler collaborated with veterinarian Kevin Holland, who served in the Navy SEAL Team 6 and Army Delta Force to create this sturdy and durable multi-purpose knife. Function is the key. It acts as a dagger in close combat, but combines the utility of light cutting and dragging when needed. Although it is carried by Holland to perform many advanced tasks, the operator is compact enough to be used for personal protection, hunting or daily carrying.

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