The Winkler SD1 (Standard Duty) knife is a versatile, compact fixed blade knife with a full length of 7 inches, making it a great size for a boot knife, pack knife, or neck knife. New for 2018, the SD1 is entirely American made by Winkler Knives and with its unique, practical features, it is sure to become one of your favorite everyday knives.
With a blade length of 3.25 inches, the belly of the knife curves to a sharp trailing point, creating a smooth cutting surface for slicing and puncturing work.
The 80CRV2 high carbon steel blade is known for its strength, reliability, and edge retention, which means it can handle the toughest of jobs and rarely needs to be sharpened. The no-glare finish gives the user an added tactical advantage when stealth is required and prevents reflection.
The blade is made of high carbon tool steel, one of the toughest materials on the market, known for its strength, hardness, and excellent edge retention. And the no-glare finish gives the user an added tactical advantage when stealth is required.
Remember to clean and oil the blade after each use.
Thumb index file work on the top of the blade spine gives your thumb a flat resting place when you need to choke up on the knife for work or combat purposes and prevents your thumb from slipping when moisture is present.
The lanyard hole in the handle enables you to secure the knife with a lanyard when in use or hang it for easy access. You can also use the hole to lash an extended handle to the knife to make a spear or create added reach.
The fully skeletonized tang allows for more force to be leveraged through the handle - useful when cutting through hard materials and creates a balanced, sturdy knife with some heft that acts as an excellent tool for percussive work in combat or field dressing.
The handle is curved to fit your hand and made from materials designed to achieve a secure grip.
The knife comes with a heavy-duty, felt-lined Kydex sheath lined to keep the blade protected and designed for multiple carry options. It can be worn for a right- or left-hand draw using the spring steel belt clip.
If you don’t already have a Winkler blade then you have been missing out. I own several but I needed a fixed blade EDC. Blade is scary sharp and texture handle gives allows for better control of the blade. I wear gloves and the handle has plenty of real estate for my hand . The felt lined sheath is a great touch. It protects the blade and Allows a silent draw. ( you won’t hear a click when the blade is placed back in the sheath because of the fabric inside) The tension for the sheath was too much for the first week so give it a little time and it will release easier. Came with a Discreet Carry Concepts clip which are the best on the market right now.
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My first Winkler knife and I feel like I got my money’s worth.
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