Operator with Walnut and Caswell Finish
Product Description for Operator with Walnut and Caswell Finish
Maker: Winkler Knives (click to see more by this maker)
Item num: 98669
Blade length: 4.10 in.
Cutting edge length: 3.90 in.
Total length: 8.50 in.
Blade height (at heel): 0.80 in.
Blade thickness (near bolster): 0.18 in.
Blade thickness (at midpoint): 0.14 in.
Blade thickness (near tip): 0.05 in.
Item weight: 4.30 oz.
Shipment weight: 13 oz.
Blade: 80CRV2 carbon steel with a non-glare Caswell finish
Handle: Natural walnut set on a full tang
Sheath: Kydex wrapped with leather
Description: Daniel Winkler became a fulltime knifemaker in 1988 and received accreditation as an American Bladesmith Society master bladesmith in 1993. He has spent more than three decades studying and perfecting the nuances and handmade knives. Winkler Knives is a custom manufacturing operation that represents the evolution of Mastersmith Daniel Winklerís knifemaking expertise coupled with the needs and field experience of Tier 1 Special Operations Teams from around the world.
This tool was crafted in the Winkler Knives shop in Northwestern North Carolina by skilled Blue Ridge Mountain artisans. It was created to provide unfailing performance and to last a lifetime. The Winkler Knives touch mark represents their unwavering commitment to producing the highest quality knives, axes, and breaching tools available.
The Operator is the result of a question asked of Veteran Kevin Holland who spent more than fifteen years serving as both a Navy SEAL and Army SOF Operator. Daniel Winkler asked Kevin what he would consider to be a perfect knife based on his experience. The Winkler II Operator is the result of combined knowledge of the two men -- Kevin as a skilled Operator and Daniel as a skilled Knifemaker.
The Operator features a 4 inch distal tapered blade formed from 80CRV2 carbon steel. The slender blade is designed for quick action and deep penetration. A distal tapered tang ensures optimal balance and control.
Warm toned natural walnut scales are set on the full tang. The handle provides a secure, comfortable grip.
The Operator is accompanied by a Kydex sheath wrapped with brown leather. It can be worn horizontally or vertically and includes a metal belt clip.
Availability: In stock. Usually ships in 1-2 business days