"Blackout" by Les George | Custom Alliance #11


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WILSON TACTICAL® CUSTOM ALLIANCE

For over a decade, WILSON TACTICAL® the knife and tool division of WILSON COMBAT® has brought the finest in quality edged tactical tools to our discriminating clientele. For 2011 we are raising the bar and will be offering a limited collection of handmade knives by some of today's premier tactical knife makers without the long wait typically associated with special ordering a custom edged masterpiece.

These newly designed knives featured in the new CUSTOM ALLIANCE will be few in number, and will quickly become a valued centerpiece of your collection. These offerings will typify the WILSON standards of extraordinary quality, classic design and unmatched value.

"BLACKOUT" by Les George

Our newest Custom Alliance knife, the BLACKOUT from the high-tech shop of knifemaker Les George combines cutting edge materials and master craftsmanship with a rugged tactical style that this Marine is becoming well known for. The BLACKOUT is a unique modification to Les’ wicked and celebrated Hydra frame-lock that adds a rapid-firing integral flipper to quickly bring the massive blade into service. The special BLACKOUT Stainless Damascus steel, custom made by bladesmith Chad Nichols especially for this project is wickedly ground in a ferocious reverse curve pattern that will slice and dice even the toughest materials with ease. The uniquely shaped BLACKOUT blade is sandwiched into a hand-filling frame-lock of hardened Titanium with an insert of textured carbon fiber for a subtle reminder of the futuristic nature of this hand made design. Titanium frame-lock flipper with precise, hand crafted construction and flawless fit.

  • Rugged, Tactical Style that Les is Known For
  • Rapid-Firing Integral Flipper to Quickly Bring the Massive Blade into Service
  • Stainless Damascus Custom Made by Chad Nichols Especially for this Project
  • Wickedly Ground in a Ferocious Reverse Curve Pattern
  • Hand-Filling Framelock of Hardened Titanium with Textured Carbon Fiber Insert

The BLACKOUT is limited to ten serial-numbered pieces, limit one knife per customer.

SPECIFICATIONS

 Blade Steel  Stainless Damascus by Chad Nichols
 Blade Length  3.8"
 Blade Thickness  .190"
 Handle Material  6AL4V Titanium
 Handle Length  5.2"
 Overall Length  9"
 Hardware  Stainless Steel / Titanium
 Finish  Satin
 Weight  7.4 oz.

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Les George

"I began making knives in 1992 and have been fortunate enough to have worked with and learned from some of the best knife makers in the world. The maker most responsible for my progression is Stan Fujisaka of Kaneohe, Hawaii. I had been making knives for several years before I met Stan, but he opened the door to a new level of knife making for me and shared his considerable knowledge with me freely. I will continue to refine my craft and to build on all that I have learned so far.

 

I enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1997 and spent over 10 years in its service. I served as a heavy equipment mechanic, an Embassy Guard in foreign lands and a Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician in many of the world’s garden spots.

 

I have trained in Explosive Dynamic Entry, Advanced Access and Disablement, Improvised Explosives and Devices, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Close Quarters Combat and many other technical and tactical skills.

 

I have deployed to, lived and worked in Laos, Thailand, North and South Korea, Peru, Mozambique, South Africa, Iraq and many other places in between. Since my departure from the Marines I have worked as an Unexploded Ordnance Technician clearing unexploded munitions, from projectiles to land mines from old training areas.

 

As an EOD Team leader in Iraq, I oversaw over 300 EOD responses and over 100 Improvised Explosive Devices where rendered safe. All of these experiences have given me a unique view of how I think knives."

 

More information about Les George and his rugged tactical style knives can be found on his website www.georgeknives.com