Lone Wolf Defender


Type: Folding
Blade: 100mm
Lock: Axial
Avg Price: N/A
Overall
7.0
Quality
7.0
Ergonomics
7.0
Value
7.0

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Overall
7
Quality
7
Ergonomics
7
Value
7
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-Owned for 1 year

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I guess It's a little hard for me to believe

this knife got knife of the year. I like the checkered handle. Deployment is different. It take a little practice to get good with it. If I were to use one word to describe this knife, it would be INTERESTING


Comment by Bill   02/13/2013
This knife, when made by Lone Wolf, was called a Paul Defender (designed by Paul Poehlmann) and easily a 10 in quality. They made several versions, the Cocobolo handle is pictured. It was a 10 in looks when you look at it directly and not via a thumbnail photo. Top of the line and none better. The blade and style of this knife indicates that it was designed for self defense. The blade measured 3.9 inches and was premium 154CM steel. Being able to legally carry a non-spring loaded knife that fires out super fast to full deployment is critical if you are looking for a self-defense blade in some states that have restrictive knife laws. However, learning the mechanism and getting ti to operate flawlessly was a "process" not intuitive or quickly learned. This blade locks in both the closed and open position. Which may be a great thing if your custom tailored pants are to stay intact:-) I saw Jim Wehr, President of Lone Wolf Knifes (pre-Benchmade buyout) whip that sucker out of his pocket, blade out, so fast that I couldn't really see what he did. Bamm! Out and in his hand, blade out, ready. As fast as the amazing spring loaded (but illegal in some places) Infidel which can easily be deployed via only the touch of a button. But the Defender is fully legal. When I had Jim slow down and show me how he did this circus trick, he had tightly grasped the round part which locks the blade between the blade and the wood handles and flicked his wrist. Just...flicked ...it fired so fast and easy I didn't believe my eyes. I had him repeat it and then grabbed for the knife and tried it myself. Nope. Just like at the circus when the barker can keep easily knocking down the 3 pins and you can't, even after you have paid 25 bucks in 1 dollar bills attempting it...there's a skill that is learned. I did not even get the blade out holding it that way. It felt un-natural to even try. Yet later I persisted, and eventually I could also (almost) do what Jim had so easily done. It takes practice and is one of those skill's learned via repetition. As I have a bunch of spring loaded knives...legal or not, I carry them and just put the Defender in the drawer for later once I was done messing and learning it. But that is not to denigrate the thing. It is an art form to fire it, and the knife itself shows the knifemakers art. It's a 10 if you didn't have to practice it, but ....:-)
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