Daniel Winkler became a fulltime knifemaker in 1988 and received accreditation as an American Bladesmith Society master bladesmith in 1993. He has spent more than three decades studying and perfecting the nuances and handmade knives. Winkler Knives is a custom manufacturing operation that represents the evolution of Mastersmith Daniel Winkler's knifemaking expertise coupled with the needs and field experience of Tier 1 Special Operations Teams from around the world.
Winkler Knives are crafted in the Winkler Knives shop in Northwestern North Carolina by skilled Blue Ridge Mountain artisans. Winkler Knives are created to provide unfailing performance and to last a lifetime. The Winkler Knives touch mark represents their unwavering commitment to producing the highest quality knives, axes, and breaching tools available.
The production process has been thorughly tested and proven in the field. Each piece is custom made in Daniel's shop utilizing stock removal and heat treating procedures he developed specifically for military projects. The steels used are all made in the USA and are proven performers. Handle material choices are the same as those specified by various SOF Teams. Sheaths and carriers are designs resulting from extensive field testing by and feedback from active duty Team Members.