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JW Smith tactical

Discussion in 'Custom Knife Forum Archive' started by See2, May 31, 2001.

  1. See2


    Dec 5, 2000
    OK. I'm not stirring the pot here - I have a legit question! [​IMG] In the recent "Agreement" thread, Chefget posted a pic of a tactical folder by JW Smith. I gotta know what it is, what it costs, and how I can order one!!! Any additional pics showing the blade shape would be appreciated too. [​IMG]


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  2. narruc1

    narruc1 Banned BANNED

    Oct 19, 1999
    Chris, why don't you ask Michael, he is a very nice guy to talk to... Ask Mike!

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  3. Les Robertson

    Les Robertson Banned BANNED

    Oct 10, 1998
    Hi Chris,

    John W. Smith is about 2 years behind on tactical folders. Also, about a week ago John fractured his wrist, so that is not going to speed things up any.

    Currently, I don't think John is accepting any more orders for tactical folders.

    I belive the price on Chef's knife would be $475 if John would make it for you.

    John's tactical knives do show up in the aftermarket on occasion. John's two most popular tactical models (based on amounts sold) are the LDC-5 and LDC-105.

    Good hunting.

    Les Robertson
    Custom Knife Entrepreneur
  4. Rick

    Rick Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 27, 1998
    I received this John W Smith tactical "fighter" a few weeks ago. It's my current daily carry. Great F&F and a very useful and versatile utility knife. Blade length is 3 3/4". It weighs under 3 1/2 ounces, the action is light and smooth, and the lock up is flawless. Price was $400 with polished CF scales and an above average hand rubbed finish.

    Note the dovetailed bolsters; not something you see on a "tactical" knife very often.

    [This message has been edited by Rick (edited 05-31-2001).]
  5. Ryan Meyering

    Ryan Meyering

    May 4, 1999
    You might want to keep an eye on the For Sale: Individual forum; his tactical folders pop up from time to time. A couple of his folders sold there within the last week or so, and I think one of his LDC tactical folders is still available from one of the sellers.


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  6. jbravo


    Sep 16, 1999

    Here's the knife in question. It is currently on its way to a US sailor in Japan. It is the only one like it that I've seen, and its a real handful while being as clean and tight as all of John's work. If the buyer doesn't like it, I'll let you know!
  7. Les Robertson

    Les Robertson Banned BANNED

    Oct 10, 1998

    That's not a LDC folder, although I used to own that knife.

    I belive Ross Torres is selling a LDC-105.

    Les Robertson
    Custom Knife Entrepreneur
  8. See2


    Dec 5, 2000
    JB -

    That's the one! Wow.... she's sweet. I LOVE that blade... does it have a model number, or anything? I'll bet that Squid keeps it!

    Les - thanks for the info - hope his wrist gets better soon. Do you have contact info for him, so I can at least ask?

    I'll fire off an email to Mike, too. Thanks for the help guys! [​IMG]

  9. Chefget

    Chefget Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 2, 1998
  10. nifrand

    nifrand Custom Knife Forum Mod

    Feb 25, 1999
    If anyone is interested I have another one of that same knife[one in pic] and a LDC 5 and they are both for sale.


    have a"knife"day

    [This message has been edited by nifrand (edited 06-04-2001).]
  11. kawanin


    Jan 31, 2001

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