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Winkler Knives Winkler II SAYOC

rated 5.0 of 5 stars
photo: Winkler Knives Winkler II SAYOC axe/hatchet

Daniel Winkler is one of the finest knife and tomahawk maker in the world. A custom piece is, I believe, a 10-year wait and lots of cash. His Winkler II line was to provide a more affordable way for people to get his knives and hawks into the public's hands.


  • Choice of grips
  • Choice of blade coating
  • Durability
  • Fit and finish
  • Some of the best knives and hawks on the market
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Great sheaths
  • Purpose designed


  • Price may be steep for some


Daniel Winkler is an ABS cert mastersmith. If you have seen "Last of The Mohicans" you have seen some of his hawks and knives. Each item that leaves his shop is inspected twice and is signed off on and you're provided with this paperwork.

His knives and hawks were originally designed for specops who approached him to get projects done. Well of course the public wanted to have these too and Winkler II was started. He makes tools to use and stands behind his tools.

If you want a great knife and got the money a Winkler is worth a look. At the top you'll see my Winkler II SAYOC and Rogers Ranger Hawks.

Source: bought it new

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