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Timberline Knives

Timberline KnifeTimberline Knife and Tool hasn’t been around very long but is a company that seriously wants to build the best production knives available. An impressive list of nationally known custom knifemakers have contributed to Timberline’s sporting and tactical knife designs during the first twenty years of Timberline’s existence. Russ Kommer, Greg Lightfoot, and Terry Truetel are only a sample of the experts who have worked with the Timberline design team.

Company History

Timberline’s history is still mostly in the future, since John and Nancy Anthon only started the company in 1989. Actually the company’s official name is The Great American Tool Company, or GATCO, based in Buffalo, New York. Timberline Knife & Tool and Timberline Tactical represent the divisions within the company which focus on knives, hatchets, and related products such as sharpening systems. The company’s goal is to build precise and reliable knives which create 100 percent customer satisfaction. Timberline targets the professional community of military, law enforcement, and emergency medical personnel as well as the outdoorsman, hobbyist and homemaker. The unusual models Timberline produces also attract collectors. To mark its 20th business anniversary, Timberline contracted Russ Kommer of Fargo, North Dakota, to create 100 GATCO 20th Anniversary Limited Edition fixed blade knives, handmade from ATS-34 stainless steel and polished black ash burl.

Knives

In the Timberline brand you’ll find two main divisions: civilian and professional. A few models could fit in either category, but a double-edged tactical blade can be more than awkward if most of your work is done around camp. Pick more practical models for tasks like whittling tent pegs and field dressing game. Civilian choices include the Lightfoot Pistol Grip, a one-hand opening knife with the look of a dueling pistol; and the Valloton Rescue knife, designed for EMT’s and firemen but equally handy in anyone’s car emergency kit. The Montauk Point Fillet Knives consist of a matched pair of fillet knives designed by Greg Lightfoot and based on advice from commercial fishermen. You’ll also find survival hatchets and sporting knives by Russ Kommer and tactical knives by experts including Kelly Worden and Tim Herman. You may wish you were a secret agent, just so you could carry the Herman Wall Street Tactical knife.

Where to Buy


Timberline Combat Pen by Greg Lightfoot

Tactical Aluminum Gray 700 LCP

Timberline Combat Pen by Greg Lightfoot | Tactical Aluminum Gray 700 LCP

Only a few years ago, the idea of a lightweight combat pen would have seemed silly to most people. With today's restrictions on the use of simple items like nail polish and fingernail clippers, as well as items actually intended for self defense (like many knives), the combat ...





Russ Kommer Alaskan Canoe Hatchet

Stainless Steel Camping Ax by Timberline

Russ Kommer Alaskan Canoe Hatchet | Stainless Steel Camping Ax by Timberline

One of the nice things about canoe camping is that you can take more than you could comfortably carry. Instead of a little packer's stove, you can take a two burner camp stove; instead of a lightweight trail tomahawk, you can take a Russ Kommer hatchet with a 4 ...





Timberline Vallotton Kickstart AO

Plain Edge or Partially Serrated | Vaoltton/Ochs Opener

Timberline Vallotton Kickstart AO | Plain Edge or Partially Serrated | Vaoltton/Ochs Opener

Here's a great deal on a utility pocketknife that should please you with its durability and functionality.

The blade is a beautifully finished plain edge at 3.5 inches, crafted of bead blasted AUS-8 steel (which is made with added Vanadium, an element particularly resilient to corrosion).

It's got a convenient 4.62-inch handle, with a ...





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