While not strictly a “custom” knife company, Medford Knife and Tool’s knives are all handmade in-house from the ground-up. They pride themselves on their 100% American-Made pedigree, using primarily American-made tools and parts. This is great is you’re American, but if you’re not, it probably doesn’t matter much but at least should count towards a quality made tool. The Praetorian has become something of a icon in the knife world, and for good reason.
Custom and Production Tactical Knife Reviews
Microtech has been synonymous with high-end, precision machined knives since their inception in 1994 in Vero Beach, Florida. They have collaborated with many high-profile knifemakers, and with this more recent release, the D.O.C., they have collaborated with Strider. The D.O.C. feels like an amalgamation of the Strider SMF and Microtech’s design flare for details.
Brous Blades, run by young Jason Brous, creates some very interesting, and well-made knives. This is one of his Mid-Tech pieces, not the custom one-offs that are about twice the price. Having handled the one-offs, the quality is on par, though the one-offs are much more customized and totally unique.
Jake Hoback is a well-respected, popular knifemaker that started making custom knives years ago as a young lad, and started professionally in 2003. His first big hit was the A10 folder, and the Kwaiback is probably his biggest hit yet. This is the Midtech version of the Kwaiback, which is influence by Japanese martial arts and of course his stout faith in God – probably the two most noticeable influences on this knife. I also have to say that this is one of the coolest knives I have picked up in a long time – I am very happy with it!
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