The Defender – Blade Show 2009 "Overall Knife of the Year"
At the 2009 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia Lone Wolf’s new Paul Defender won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award . The Paul Defender was designed by Paul W. Poehlmann. Mr. Poehlmann is a custom knife maker and holds patents for folding knife mechanisms including the “Axial Locking Mechanism” used in the Paul Defender design. He brings his unique background in engineering to knife making and the results speak for themselves. The “Axial Locking Mechanism” locks a knife open and closed. It easily opened and closed with one hand.
The Defender is totally ambidextrous. The pocket clip and handles can be swapped from one side to the other. The 3.9 inch blade is 154CM high-carbon stainless steel. The Defender is one handed open and close with the Paul “Axial Locking Mechanism”. It is made in the USA. It is a new design for 2009. Lone Wolf describes the Defender as a “Gentleman’s Tactical Knife”. Overall length is 9 inches. The blade is heat treated, tempered and cryogenically frozen which gives the knife a tough long lasting edge. The edge is flat ground for ease of sharpening. The knife feels great in your hand. The Defender that won the award had a Cocobola Wood handle. The knife is also available in Black G-10.
Lone Wolf Knives is the creation of Jim Wehrs, President and Owner. The company is located in Wilsonville, Oregon and the knives are made in the USA. Lone Wolf Knives specializes in semi-custom knives. They work with knife makers to develop knife designs and manufacture their knives using the best materials available.
I like Paul Poehlmann's Axial Locking Mechanism because it is rock solid when it locks the knife open and closed. It will not open if you do not want it open and it closes tight. Easily opened and closed with one hand. I also like them because they are made in the USA.
For more information see the Lone Wolf Web site or contact me.