"M'Bogo" by Marcus Lin | Custom Alliance #29

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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 2015 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.

"M'Bogo Large Semi-Skimmer"  by Marcus Lin

In the Swahili language M'bogo means Cape Buffalo and this knife is stout enough to handle the task of breaking down the smallest to the even the largest game animal.  The Semi-Skinner is a famed R.W. Loveless pattern and was designed after many years of field testing and evaluation. It was deemed by many as the professional’s choice in an all purpose field/utility knife for everyday use.  This Marcus Lin version of the design is a rare, larger Loveless semi-skinner pattern that he occasionally made for hunters looking for a stouter field blade that could handle any chore.

There is no doubt that in the world of handmade knives there was no bigger influence than Robert W. Loveless. Loveless was the pioneer of handmade high-performance knives from modern materials that looked as good as they worked.  His legendary designs like the drop point hunter, sub-hilt fighter, chute knife and his embrace of high-performance steel and handle materials were the genesis of the current industry of handmade custom cutlery across the world. Loveless was an American institution who freely trained a multitude of young makers in his signature rakish styling and build techniques up until his death in 2010.

This rendition of the Large Semi-Skinner is rarely encountered by collectors and will put a smile on the face of any custom knife enthusiast.  The perfectly hollow ground and mirror polished CPM-154 blade is surrounded by matched African blackwood scales and a stainless steel guard.  The sheath is handmade of rugged 9-10 ounce leather of exceptional quality. 

The feel, balance and construction of the M’bogo are all impeccable and we are pleased to offer this unique knife to our customers.


 Blade Steel  CPM 154
 Blade Length  6"
 Blade Thickness  .190"
 Handle Material  African Blackwood
 Handle Length  5"
 Overall Length  11"
 Hardware  Stainless
 Weight  8.6 oz.

Limited to 10 serial numbered pieces-complete with custom leather sheath by maker.

01 of 10 - SOLD
02 of 10 - SOLD
03 of 10 - SOLD
04 of 10 - SOLD
05 of 10 - SOLD
06 of 10 - SOLD
07 of 10 - SOLD
08 of 10 - SOLD
09 of 10 - SOLD
10 of 10 - SOLD

Marcus Lin

Marcus has been making custom knives since 2004 and has studied with Loveless and his partner Jim Merritt in his quest to build true-to-form Loveless design hunting and fighting knives. Lin is considered one of the top makers of authentically constructed Loveless design knives in the world.