With its 4.5-inch CPM 3V steel blade, the Winkler Belt Knife is a tough, durable fixed blade belt knife built for hard work. This exclusive edition is part of our Foundry Gear series; some of the highest quality variations from the top makers and is a combination of what we would want in a knife for ourselves. We upgraded the Belt Knife with extremely tough, CPM 3V Steel. 3V steel is an alloy that is engineered specifically for incredible toughness. Full tapered tang design for balance and strength. This knife is a great choice looking for a survival, field or tactical knife.
The blade, coated with a black Caswell, offers corrosion resistance and reduced glare. The 3V steel alloy has some chrome in the mixture, so while it is not technically stainless, it is rust resistant especially when combined with the black Caswell coating. This toughness and rust-resistance is a significant upgrade to Winkler's standard steel selection. It costs more but we think it is well worth it!
The 4.5-inch sculpted G10 Multi-Cam Micarta handle provides superior grip and handling, even in the rain, snow, or mud, making the Winkler Belt Knife the perfect tool for hard-use or survival applications. The grip on this knife is outstanding for chopping, hard-use, and durability.
This Winkler fixed blade comes equipped with a custom felt-lined Kydex and leather sheath, keeping the blade clean and protected, providing simple and comfortable carry, and allowing for quick access when the knife is needed. With a weight of only 8.9 ounces, the Winkler Belt Knife 3V edition provides the weight needed for tough jobs, while remaining light enough to easily carry. File work on the thumb rest of the blade spine for added grip. Full tang design gives the belt knife balance and strength. Lanyard hole in the rear of the handle.
I had been considering buying a Winkler Belt knife for a long time. The Knife Art SE version in CPM 3V with the sculpted G10 grips has exceeded my expectations. I thought about going with the Walnut grips for a more traditional look but I am glad that I went with the G10 scales instead. They look great. I was concerned that they would feel a little edgy to my hands but that is not the case at all.
The combination of the G10 scales and CPM 3V steel is a very functional fixed blade knife that will handle any reasonable task that a knife of this type would be expected to perform. The fit and finish are superb! I have other fixed blades that I will be looking to part with as this knife makes them obsolete.
In summary I think that it was well worth it to pay the extra money to get the SE version. This knife is perfect! I am very happy with my purchase from Knife Art. If you want a Winkler Belt Knife then this is one to get.
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Very happy with this purchase. I had purchased a Winkler Combat Axe and wanted to pair it with one of his knives. Considered several different models such as his spike series and S.A.R. Knives as well as several of his popular belt knives, and did a lot of research over the past few months. Fell in love when I saw this on Knife Art.com. This costs a little more than a regular belt knife (about $75 on average), however I feel the money is well spent on the upgrades. CPM 3v is an awesome steel and I love the sculpted micarta camo handles because they are a departure from Winklers normal wood handles. The sheath is extremely well made and comes with several mounting options. Looking forward to using this knife. Didn't buy it as a collectors piece, but these blades from Winkler are meant to be used. This was my first time shopping with Knife Art.com and was happy with the transaction. Product was exactly what they represented on their website and it shipped the same day. Will be ordering with them in the future. Thanks Knife Art.
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This knife design is a classic, and is executed beautifully. There is no doubt this knife will serve me well the rest of my life, and it has become a most welcome companion. The 3V is a great steel choice, and the Ion Bonded coating should make it very durable as well.
Plan on pulling it out of the sheath a million times a day to admire it when you first get it, it's that nice. The sheath is very well made, the felt lining is awesome and it holds the knife very securely.
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