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Daniel Winkler

Daniel Winkler is an American award-winning custom knifemaker based in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, USA.


Winkler has been making knives since 1977 and is a certified Mastersmith with the American Bladesmith Society and designed and built the knives and tomahawks for the 1992 motion picture: The Last of the Mohicans.[1][2][3]

Winkler was primarily known for his Native-American or pioneer-style influenced designs until 2012. In that year Winkler became involved with military and tactical knives and tomahawks.[4] Winkler designed the Sayoc-Winkler "R&D Hawk" in conjunction with Sayoc Tactical Group Tomahawk Instructor Rafael Kayanan as a tomahawk for modern military applications.[5]

R&D Hawk by Sayoc-Winkler Knives 2


  1. ^ Haskew, Mike (2003-09-01). "Pipe Hawks" 30 (9). Blade Magazine. pp. 26–34. 
  2. ^ Haskew, Mike (2006-09-01). "Star-Spangled Hawks Take Wing" 33 (9). Blade Magazine. pp. 30–37. 
  3. ^ Nickens, Edward (2004). Legend of the Bowie. Field & Stream. pp. 73–75.  
  4. ^ Kertzman, Joe (15 August 2013). Knives 2014: The World's Greatest Knife Book. Iola, Wisconsin: F+W Media. p. 53.  
  5. ^ Haskew, M.: "Sayoc Tomahawk",Blade Magazine, June 2009
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