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Home Products Apogee - Talonite #13

Apogee - Talonite #13

by Ralph, Darrel, Krein, Tom

SKU 1048899

Date Added 06/28/2022

# Available This product is out of stock

Original price $595.00

Price $550.00

Overview

This Apogee by Darrel Ralph features a custom ordered sheepsfoot blade that has been reground by Tom Krein and is marked #1. Also comes with the original recurve blade that is marked #13. Both are Talonite with dual thumbstuds. The handle has an anodized titanium frame with a tip down bead blasted SS clip. This knife has some scuffs and scratches, it has been disassembled and one of the teflon washers was reinstalled incorrectly and damaged it, so now this knife is missing one teflon washer, otherwise good condition. Easy fix if you have some teflon washers.

Product Details

Blade Length 3

Overall Length 7.25

Closed Length 4.125

Weight (oz) 3

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Tip Down Clip, Tip Down Carry

Blade Material Talonite

Blade Details Drop Point, Recurve, Sheepsfoot

Handle Material Metallic

Other Details Tactical

About the Maker

Ralph, Darrel
Ralph, Darrel

In 1987 Darrel began making knives and the knife industry was forever changed for the better. His designs are not only artistry in motion but imagination come to life for those of us in love with cutting edge weapons. The first knife he ever made was a Butterfly patterned flipper. His first knife sale was five years later in 1992 at a knife show in Cincinnati. It would become the catalyst for over two decades of designs that would set the knife world on fire and raise the stakes for other custom knife makers. In a sense he turned up the pressure and lit a couple of fires in the tactical folder industry. His knives soon garnered the attention of the U.S. Government resulting in a contract to make switchblades for the military. Darrel passed away in 2021.

Krein, Tom
Krein, Tom

I have been fascinated with knives for as long as I can remember. I can’t remember a time that I didn’t have a knife… Growing up I usually had a slip joint of some kind in my pocket. As I got older I realized how useful a good knife was while playing in the woods, or fishing on the creek. After seeing a copy of Blade magazine my sophomore year in high school I decided that I wanted to be a custom knife maker. After reading everything I could find on the subject I started making some fixed blades around 1993. A little later I got a chance to work for knife making legends Bob Dozier, and A.G. Russell. I currently work for myself and my three boys help in the shop. Knives are some of man’s oldest tools. I feel the beauty of a knife is that it can be tool and weapon in one package. In my knives I feel that form should follow function. This doesn’t mean that a knife can’t be beautiful, just that its functionality shouldn’t be affected by aesthetics. I continually strive to improve my knives and the methods I use to build them.

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