Winkler Knives RnD Compact Size Axe w/ Boltaron Sheath

Winkler Knives RnD Compact Size Axe w/ Boltaron Sheath
Winkler Knives is a limited production company that custom manufactures a diverse line of high performance edged tools. It was established in response to requests from within the SOF Community for specialized breaching tools and has become widely acclaimed for its no frills approach to tactical and rescue operations. Winkler Knives’ products boast attributes such as tapered or skeletonized tangs, no-glare finishes and multi-option carry systems. Each tool is made from specialty steel best suited to the intended use of the equipment. Our unique processes, executed by craftsmen under the direct supervision of Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler, result in handmade knives and axes without custom made prices.

Winkler Knives has had the honor of providing Team specific knives and axes to some of America’s most elite fighting forces since 2004. The Company’s history of producing custom-made cutlery, as well its origin in working with Special Operations, began long before that.

The WK RnD Compact Axes offer all the attributes of the RnD Full Size axes, but with the center of the handle removed to make the axes easier to carry and deploy in close environments.

The WK RnD Axe Series is a collaborative design between Master Bladesmith Daniel Winkler and skilled Sayoc Kali martial arts trainer Rafael Kayanan. The full-size model is the most tested and highly developed axe produced by Winkler Knives, and has been proven in combat applications by a Special Operations Force Team. It is a favorite among operators and servicemen who choose their own equipment. The handle design provides a standard grip position, as well as a secondary close quarter grip that was developed to emulate the feel of a handgun grip.

The optional front spike is a valuable feature in combat usage.

Tribal option is not available on synthetic handle materials.

Axe Specifications:

  • Axe steel: 80CrV2
  • Finish: Black oxide no-glare finish
  • Head length: 5.50"
  • Overall length: 10.875"
  • Blade thickness: 0.375"
  • Construction: Skeletonized full tapered tang
  • Country of Origin: USA

  • Fast draw carrier
  • Lined Boltaron®
  • HD shock cord quick-release retention system
  • Nylon belt straps with Mil-Spec Pull-The-Dot™ snaps
  • Designed for multiple carry options