Milwaukee Hardline Fixed Blade Knife Review
The Milwaukee brand name was founded in 1876 and they are one of the oldest manufacturers of knives in the world. They have been making knives since 1884 and their first folding knife, called “Klein” (a German word meaning “knife”) was introduced in 1895. The company changed its name to Milwaukee Tool Company in 1902 when it acquired another manufacturer, the New York Cutlery Co. They continued to expand their product line until the 1950’s when they were bought out by Stanley Black & Decker.
In 1967, after years of financial difficulties, Stanley Black & Decker sold the company to a group of investors led by John Josten. After some changes in ownership, including the sale of several brands and factories, Milwaukee Tool Company ceased production in 1989. Since then there have been rumors that Milwaukee may re-enter manufacturing again but nothing has come true yet.
The Milwaukee brand name was revived in 2010 with the acquisition of the company by Klyton Industries. The new owners have stated that they will focus on bringing back the original Milwaukee design and quality. In 2012, they released a limited edition model called the “Milwaukee Classic”. The “Classic” features a black oxide finish, stainless steel liners and a titanium frame lock mechanism. The knife comes with a leather sheath made from cowhide and is priced at $149.
A larger version of the “Classic” was released in 2013 called the “Over / Under”, which features a frame lock similar to the Street Beat. The Over Under comes with a 4-inch blade and an overall length of 8 inches. The knife is priced at $199. In 2014, the company launched the “Fixed Blade Hunter” in partnership with Buck Knives. The knife has a 3.5-inch blade and an overall length of 8.25 inches.
It comes with a genuine leather sheath and is priced at $219.
The “Sircut” is a folding knife that has been designed for everyday carry. It has a 3.5-inch clip point drop point blade made from 8Cr13MoV steel and a black finish. The handle is made from stainless steel with carbon fiber inserts. The Sircut is priced at $89.99.
In 2016, the company launched a limited edition version of the Sircut called the “Sircut LE”. The LE has a blade made from CPM-S35VN steel and a black anodized titanium handle. The knife is priced at $139.99.
A folding knife called the “Slip Joint” was launched in 2017. The knife is designed by Sal and is made from Elmax super stainless steel. It has an overall length of 4.6 inches and a 2.4-inch blade.
It comes with a genuine leather pouch made by Horween and is priced at $219.
The company has also released a fixed blade knife called the “Camp Knife” in 2018. The knife is made from 1095 Cro-Van steel with a black powder coat and a genuine leather sheath. It is priced at $159.99. Questions/Comments about the HistoryInformation page? Email Ron Hawaii
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