Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Hey guys, Their has been a lot of talk on the WSK or TRACKER style knife as far as performance, but I have not seen anything on the design ownership and the right to reproduce the blade. I am proposing a discussion on who has ownership of the design and the right to dictate who can make or can not make the knife design. As you are all aware of the many makers of this style of blade. I own a Red Scorpion Six Blades Predator WSK and am very thankful for it. I am glad that someone produced it. I would have loved to have a Dave Beck WSK or a Roger Linger. I like the Jensen version as well as the new "Hardin WSK". I think that this knife style is great and seeing the different versions are really cool. I like the way TOPS version looks although it is not my favorite it is still a good knife. My question stems from a desire to work out the truth. I spoke with Aaron last night and he said that Tom Brown was threatening with a lawsuit and that Tactical Knives was going to do an article but have decided to hold back. This knife was making head way and now this startup company, who in my humble opinion has produced a great product is being stopped because of a lawsuit threats. The knives are different. It is like comparing a Ford to a Chevy they both have four wheels and a steering wheel but as many of you can see they are different. Just like the design of the knives. So here in lies the question. Does anyone really own the WSK Tracker design or is Tom Brown just trying to throw around his wallet and push competition out of the market? If anyone one knows I would really like to hear from the makers of the different WSK styles if they were faced with this. Mr. Linger or Mr. Beck are you guys out there available to shed light on who developed this knife and has the right to sue over design rights? I don't know the law in this area but is chaps my _ss to see someone push a good design under in such a manner.