Winkler Knives Pick & Glock 43 -The Firearm Blog

Today’s Picture shows an interesting and discrete solution for Every Day Carry. Austria meets North Carolina. I could have taken my own pictures of the WK Pick and a Glock 43, but none of mine has a threaded barrel like this one. The minimalistic holster seems pretty nice too. I first saw Winkler Knives at the SHOT Show two years ago and decided I should buy one.

You can find the Winkler Knives Pick here. 75 USD for a pick might be a lot of money, but I don’t regret my purchase.

I liked the fact that you can order the knife, wait for delivery and pay once the product is ready to ship. They seem confident to sell their product anyway, which I understand. I like the hand made look and feel.

From the WK Pick description:

The WK Pick is a tool designed to punch holes, break ice, and dig. In addition, it can be used as an effective defensive weapon to stop an attacker. Pick has a leather wrapped handle to enhance grip. The simple molded sheath has a removable spring belt clip. Without the clip the sheath will fit in standard Molle loops on a vest or pack. Lashing holes facilitate alternate mounting.

Tool Specifications

Blade steel: 80CrV2

Black oxide no-glare finish

Tool length: 7 1/2″

Blade thickness: 1/4″

Winkler Knives operate out of Boone, North Carolina, USA, with Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler together with his partner, wife & Sheath Maker Karen Shook. Their motto is The Tradition of the Past, A Legacy for the Future.

About WInkles Knives:

Winkler Knives is a limited production company that custom manufactures a diverse line of high performance edged tools. It was established in response to requests from within the SOF Community for specialized breaching tools and has become widely acclaimed for its no frills approach to tactical and rescue operations. Winkler Knives’ products boast attributes such as tapered or skeletonized tangs, no-glare finishes and multi-option carry systems. Each tool is made from specialty steel best suited to the intended use of the equipment. Our unique processes, executed by craftsmen under the direct supervision of Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, result in handmade knives and axes without custom made prices.

Winkler Knives has had the honor of providing Team specific knives and axes to some of America’s most elite fighting forces since 2004. The Company’s history of producing custom-made cutlery, as well its origin in working with Special Operations, began long before that.

Daniel Winkler began making knives in 1975 and became a fulltime bladesmith in 1988. He earned accreditation as a Master Bladesmith from the American Bladesmith Society in 1993. As a historical enactor, he drew inspiration from the knives and axes of the American Frontier- a time when the tools a man carried meant sustenance and survival. That influence translated to a recognizable style that brought Winkler and his sheath-making partner Karen Shook widespread fame. That same influence remains evident in the tools created by Winkler Knives today.



All photos from the Winkler Knives homepage.

The soft armor is from Velocity Systems, check here for details.

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