D&L Sports™, Inc.
 
D&L Sports™ Heavy Duty Service Knives
Dave Lauck has received many requests to design a line of service knives with the same rugged, field practical design concepts used in D&L firearms. Here they are.
D&L fixed blade service knives are available in 5", 7" and 9" blade lengths. They feature full tang construction with high carbon 1095 steel. These knives are differentially heat treated to allow for both knife toughness and edge retention.
These knives are a full 1/4" thick in the spine and all the way through the handle area. You will notice the stout blade is precision ground into two straight line cutting edges, a long straight cutting edge and a straight line angled point cutting edge. This Dave Lauck design feature is not only to provide excellent cutting action, it is to allow for simple maintenance of the cutting edges. These knives are designed for hard use, not for nonuse due to the fear of edge damage like so many curved edge designs. The straight edge design of these knives allows for easy sharpening on guided hand sharpening systems. Keeping a keen edge on these knives is simple, even without being an experienced knife sharpener. Simple enough to complete even under field conditions. This design allows you to use the knife hard, then bring it back to a fine edge without ever having to send it off for professional sharpening.
These knives offer other important design features: a serrated cutting edge section for rope or webbing, a tapered/curved point for strength and on-centerline thrusting, an angled thumb stop for use with a saber grip, an index finger recess in front of the guard to allow for a close cutting grip, and an index finger recess behind the guard to allow proper indexing and locating of the knife. This finger grip area also serves as a subhilt for positive withdrawal and control of the knife. The birds head butt design allows for superior hand positioning, a positive draw from the sheath, and over all control of the knife. The black micarta handle slabs are nonslip, super rugged, and triple crossbolted in place for durability. Lanyard hole positioning is optimum for securing the knife to your grip.
Overall steel knife finish is black, with aluminum training models also available.
The steel knives are serial numbered for collector value and identification purposes. Special requests have been made for matching knife firearm sets. This is occasionally a possibility.
Method of carry is just as critical as the knife itself in many situations. Dave Lauck has designed a Kydex carry sheath for the service knives which allows for horizontal small-of-the-back carry. This superior positioning of the knife allows for secure, comfortable long term carry. It also allows for a lightning fast draw.
The sheaths are designed to allow right or left hand carry. The precision used in making these sheaths even allows for two sheaths to be attached together in a manner which allows two knives to be carried with one handle positioned for right hand draw, and the other for left hand draw.
The sheath can be easily disassembled for cleaning out dirt and debris. The sheaths can also be lashed in place on web gear when SOB carry is not favored.
Special Note:
Knives carried for special purposes are best NOT utilized for daily chores, like opening cardboard boxes. This will help assure a keen edge is maintained for times of need.
Knives
Prices
Sheaths
Prices
5" knife
$258
5" sheath
$80
7" knife
$272
7" sheath
$88
9" knife
$298
9" sheath
$96
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