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 2012 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.
We are pleased to announce the availability of our latest Wilson Combat Custom Alliance from the peerless hand of David Broadwell, the new Panthera Fighter. Using some of the most unique materials and finest craftsmanship on earth, this "Big Cat" will be a unique addition to any collection of fine handmade knives.
The blade of the lightning-fast Panthera Fighter is hand ground and finished from ELMAX stainless, a Swedish powdered metal "super" steel with amazing toughness and wear resistance that also takes a flawless hand-satin finish. The contoured handle is likewise unique and is masterfully crafted from a block of rare and beautiful Hawaiian stabilized Koa wood. Koa is a tough wood and often exhibits chatoyancy, an optical condition when wood grain exhibits a shimmering three-dimensional character. Hand textured titanium pins add a high-tech, rugged accent.
The premium leather sheath for the Panthera Fighter was custom made by Lance Parrish of Southpaw Leatherworks, who is quickly becoming recognized as a master sheathmaker.
The Panthera Fighter is limited to ten serial-numbered pieces, limit one knife per customer.
|Blade Steel||ELMAX Stainless|
|Blade Length||8 1/4"|
|Handle Material||Hawaiian Koa (Stabilized)|
|Handle Length||5 1/8"|
|Overall Length||13 3/8"|
|Hardware||Stainless / Titanium|
01 of 10 - SOLD
02 of 10 - SOLD
03 of 10 - SOLD
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07 of 10 - SOLD
08 of 10 - SOLD
09 of 10 - SOLD
10 of 10 - SOLD
David Broadwell - Master Artisan
David Broadwell has been making handmade, custom knives since 1981 and full-time since 1989. His background as a machinist and artist gave him the skills necessary to make knives, but his passion and love of the craft has elevated him to the highest levels of the knifemaking world. His knives are highly collectible and usually only available after a considerable wait. David has won numerous "Best Of" awards over his career for his pens and knives, most recently winning "Best of Show" and "Best Folder" at the "Gathering" an exclusive annual event featuring high end knives hosted by the USN network. David is a lifelong firearms enthusiast and member of the NRA and we are honored to be working with him on this and future projects.