Mike Tamboli Folder

Mike Tamboli of Glendale Arizona has been making knives for over 30 years. He has won many awards for his work in miniatures as well as regular sized custom knives. He has had his knives featured in many of the popular knife periodicals. 

Here is one of recent folders which has just been added to the website: 



Mike Tamboli Liner Lock Folder


Pro-Tech Dark Angel Dragon OTF Knife

The knife is a Limited Edition Pro-Tech OTF Dark Angel #5 of 40 made. It has stainless steel housing a Chad Nichols Damascus blade. What makes this knife unique and one of a kind is the engraving on the handle. The Dragons were engraved by the famous Italian master engraver Paolo Barbetti. And trimmed in 24 K Gold.

Dark Angel 001 Dark Angel 002 Dark Angel 003 Dark Angel 004 Dark Angel 005 Dark Angel 006 Dark Angel 007 Dark Angel 008 Dark Angel 009 Dark Angel 010

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Damascus vs Solingen Steel: Which is Better?

I have had many people always ask me how strong is Damascus steel compared to other steels, well now I have an answer.

The following is taken from Dr. John Verhoeven, Metallurgist from his article on the Historical Account of Damascus steel


“There is a general myth in some of the popular literature that genuine Damascus steel blades possess outstanding mechanical properties, often thought superior to modern steels.  This idea was shown to be incorrect as long ago as 1924

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Great Eastern Cutlery’s Tidioute Knives

Sonoran Desert Knives is proud to carry GEC’s Tidioute Knives

Great Eastern Cutlery

Great Eastern Cutlery

Great Eastern Cutlery is noted for it’s American craftmanship and traditional hands-on manufacturing methods. It is located in Titusville, PA. These highly traditional knives are handled with exotic hardwoods, american cattle bone and genuine stag. The jigging is also done on site in the GEC bone works. The blades of these quality knives are crafted from either 1095 high carbon steel or 440HC stainless steel with tang stamps that include Tidioute Cutlery, Northfield Un-X-LD and Great Eastern Cutlery

Made in teh USA

Made in the USA



Lone Wolf Knife “Cocobolo Wood Pro-Grip Paul Defender”

lone wolf paul defender knife
Lone Wolf Knife “Cocobolo Wood Pro-Grip Paul Defender”
Proudly made in the U.S.A.

Lone Wolf Knife “Cocobolo Wood Pro-Grip Paul Defender” is quick to open & close, tough and great looking. The exciting design of the Paul® Defender was a collaboration between Lone Wolf designers and Paul Poehlmann the inventor of the Paul Axiel locking mechanism. The Defender is a true “Gentlemen’s Tactical Knife” with precision fit and finish, one of the toughest locks in the world and a premium quality blade. Every Defender can also be easily adjusted for right or left hand carry!

The extreme strength of the patented Axial locking mechanism and the safety of its locked-open and locked-closed (safe in the pocket) blade make this lock ideal for a tactical knife. The Paul® Defender has a great looking 3.9 inch blade designed for utility and piercing with a flat ground edge for strength and ease of re-sharpening.

The blade is built from premium 154CM high-carbon stainless steel that is tough and holds it cutting edge extremely well. The blade is heat-treated, tempered and cryogenically frozen to maximize it’s cutting performance and toughness. The Defender’s frame has thumb-notching just behind the blade on the top of the handle combined with its taper forward design to provide a positive grip. The handles are AAA Grade natural cocobolo hardwood that is checkered to provide a secure grip to match its natural beauty. These great looking handles are held in place with precision screws and escutcheon cups for a classy and high-tech appearance that is sure to please any knife enthusiast.

It is important to note that the Defender is totally ambidextrous and can be adapted to left hand use by simply removing the pocket clip and handles and swapping them from one side of the knife to the other converting the knife to a full-function left-handed knife. Buy two and set one up for both pockets and you can defend with either hand should the need arise. The Paul® Defender has a limited lifetime warranty

Blade Material: 154-CM Stainless Steel
Handle Material: Checkered Cocobolo Wood
Blade Length: 3-7/8″
Closed Length: 5-1/8″

Weight: 3.7 oz