The knife's function determines the type and features of the equipment. A well-made tactical knife stands the test of time and endures extensive wear and tear. The full tang construction between the blade and handle is sturdy and secure allowing for immediate transport horizontally or vertically on a belt. As far as blade standards go, you want to consider a sharp cutting edge with a strong thick point. The Spike model comes in 80CRV2 carbon steel with a matte black Caswell coating.
Bulky equipment is cumbersome; the ergonomics (how it feels in your hand) whether in a reverse grip or forward grip requires a comfortable feel. The tribal pattern tiger stripe maple is grippy and durable. A signature feature on this Winkler is the exposed pommel spike at the end of the handle.
Part of the feel involves a good weight of 6.9 ounces with a 5" inch blade, perfect for those special operations or tactical maneuvers. A poorly made knife still won't fit your needs. A blade designed with high-quality steel ensures a razor-sharp edge, making for easier sharpening when needed. Regardless of preference always get a knife with a quality blade. A Winkler Spike fixed knife is a classic blade using carbon steel with a thickness of about 0.20".
So there you have it, the basics for a classic fixed blade. Whether fixed or folded get a knife that is suitable for your needs, made with quality materials, with a comfortable feel. The Winkler Spike line offers a variety of premium knives to choose from and you will have peace of mind when you use any of their products.
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I bought this knife for general purpose use/EDC/tactical knife. I like this knife, but it has flaws which should not exist on a $410.00 knife. The overall design of the metal part of the knife is good, except the there are sharp edges around the choil and the sharpened edge of the blade was not stropped to a fine polish, some areas of the edge would not even shave hair. For a $410.00 knife, these minor flaws should not exist. The major flaw of this knife is the handle scales are way, way too thin to enable a good ergonomic secure grip, especially when holding it in a tactical/fighting grip. The handle scales are too thin, completely flat with no palm swell. As a result, I will be replacing the existing handle scales with those with much better ergonomics. To me, the thumb ramp is useless, my hands are right between medium and large. I will be grinding the thumb ramp off. With all this said, I still like much of the overall design of this knife, therefore, it is still worth keeping after making some changes to it. I really like the composite kydex/leather sheath. The sheath clip works very well, you donít even need a belt this clip works so well. Sheath rides high for good concealment. Sheath provides very good retention and is extremely silent when removing the knife from the sheath. The spike on the pommel doesnít have a super pointy tip so it is comfortable to carry in up/down position without sticking into your ribs. Carrying this knife in horizontal position is not concealable when wearing your average loose fitting t-shirt, although the sheath be used for both vertical and horizontal carry. Using vertical carry, the knife is very concealable.
Purchase and delivery smooth and painless, website provide good visuals of the product. The knife is a wonder to hold and behold. There is no excess in it. A large, strong knife, it's capable of fine work - perfectly controllable in sharpening a pencil to an ultimately fine point, for example. Seems very, very sharp. Beware the spike, it's sharper than you might expect. As with most fixed blades, I find myself wanting a bit longer hilt. Scabbard is as valuable as the knife.
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