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{{Infobox company |
name = Medford Knife and Tool|
type = Corporation|
foundation = [[Phoenix, Arizona USA]] (2010) |
location = [[Phoenix, Arizona USA]] |
key_people = Greg and Amy Medford |
industry = [[Manufacturing]]|
products = [[Knife|Knives]]|
num_employees = 22|
homepage = [http://medfordknife.com Medford Knife and Tool]
}}
[[File:Medford Knife and Tool.jpg|frameless|left|Company logo]]
'''Medford Knife and Tool''' is a Phoenix, Arizona based custom knife and tool company founded in 2010 by Greg and Amy Medford. Specializing in hand-made titanium and steel fixed blade and folding knives with innovative designs, Medford Knife and Tool is an example of the new American craftsman. While these knives were originally designed and manufactured for military, law enforcement, and tactical uses, many knife collectors, hunters, and frequent knife carriers have been backing Medford with their support and purchases.
[[File:Medford knives.jpg|600px|frameless|center|Photo of products]]
==Products==
'''The General''' - This design was inspired by a friend of MKT as an homage to his grandfather...a Brigadier General in the United States Marine Corps. This knife is a wicked design with clean lines and rugged simplicity. The blade is hand Flat-ground and embodies the very best of American pragmatism and the rugged individualism of creative honest design. The composition of this knife is amazing
in balance with the similar stock thicknesses in both blade and handle. The hardened back-strap breaker adds unsurpassed strength and utility to the overall balance of the design.
'''The Colonial''' - This blade was designed to accompany men on their Adventures into the great American landscape and beyond. The Colonial represents the attributes of our American Founding Fathers from self-reliance, casting off of the old, simplicity of design and above all...utility and practical toughness. The grooved handle provides unsurpassed grip and tactile feedback for all use conditions. The blade is simple and unbiased towards the backcountry, big city, or battlefield. The back-strap provides a solid spine of strength around which the knife is braced for anything and its integral lanyard hole connects you to the knife as well.
'''Gigantes''' - The Giants from Greek mythology would carry this knife. It is HUGE and befitting of its name. The knife sports a “Harpoon” style floated false edge and extremely practical main edge for all seasons. For men with big hands, this knife is right at home. For normal hands this knife is stunning in its light weight and very comfortable feel. When size does matter, the Gigantes is the right choice. The uniform stock thicknesses of this knife put everything into balance and you will be stunned how easily this truly Giant knife fits into normal jean’s pockets and makes a great EDC pocket sword.
'''Marauder''' - The Marauder is a mean design that utilizes the awesome tip strength of the Flat-Grind and the tried and true performance of
a Hollow-Ground main cutting edge. This Combo ground knife has a function driven form that is unique in the Knife world. The clean lines of the knife are self-evident and in this case, less is more. Note the curved Fuller-groove that doubles to not only lighten the forward weight of the design but also as a sneaky thumb-slide groove for opening. The sides are .187” Titanium and The blade is .260” thick. This design gets its name from the B-26 Marauder of WW II repute. The Marauder was known for awesome fire-power and brute force toughness in battle.
'''Praetorian''' - The Praetorian is a Marquee knife. It is a TON of blade in a relatively small package. This design incorporates aerospace materials, space age coatings, old school metallurgy, thoughtful design and hand craftsmanship that is rare but alive and strong in this modern world. This knife is a beautiful and savage balance of form and function that will drop your jaw. An all-around awesome EDC knife.
'''Micro Praetorian''' - 3/4ths the size of the standard sized Praetorian G/T, this chunky knife offers the same blade and scale thickness as its larger counterpart. You can slip this beefy little monster into smaller pockets, with the same nasty grip and punch of its big brother. So, if you’re looking for a smaller version of the Praetorian G/T you already own, or just want a smaller chunky folder, this knife is definitely for you!!
'''Arktika''' - This is a massive knife of unparalleled utilitarian form and function. As always MKT brings brute force and elegance together into an awesome marriage of clean lines and purposeful ergonomics. This knife is as at home in the desert as it is in a Fjord on the Icelandic coast. Heavily jimped on all grip surfaces and contact points of both handle and blade, this knife is made for work. Notice we have combo ground the blade for awesome tip strength and main cutting edge performance, as well as turned the pommel into a heavy-duty ice breaker. Yes...it will break windows too
'''Viper''' - The Viper takes its name and attitude from the venomous Vipers of the animal Kingdom and one of the world’s air superiority fighters. Like both beast and machine the Viper is fast, lethal and has the looks and performance to back it up. Our extreme precision machining and hand fitting allow MKT to get bearing-like performance and fluidity from rock solid, large surface area phosphor-bronze bushings.
'''TFF-1''' - The TFF-1 is the ultimate ambidextrous tactical folder. We developed this knife for military & law enforcement personnel. This design circumvents fixed-blade restrictions and accommodates tactical operators looking for a space-saving knife carry option. This blade is meant to augment or replace a fixed blade and is built for hard use. As with all of the War Fighter Series knives, the non-lock side can either be G10 or Titanium with a Ti locking side. All models have D2 blades and a one-hand deploy, HEAVY liner lock design. The blade is meant to be two-hand stowed and unintentional retraction of the blade is nearly impossible.
'''Fat Daddy''' - For knife maniacs who think the TFF-1 is not big enough.
'''FUK Flipper''' - For those of you who want the ultimate utility knife in an even smaller package, and the ability to flip it open, then this is the knife for you!! A fantastic blade for Close Quarters Battle and heavy utility work, the unique angle and geometry of the FUK gives it many of the advantages of a Karambit , in either the forward or reverse grip, and great mechanical advantage for everyday utility. This small but ever capable design conceals well and feels like an extension of the hand when held. This knife is the perfect companion piece to its fixed counterpart.
'''Panzer''' - The Panzer is the first in a series of smaller but exceedingly stout folding knives. We named it the German for “Tank” for obvious reasons.
'''187 F''' - The 187 F is unique, awesome, and just plain fun. Guys who like “Flippers” will love the speedy 1-hand deployment of this blade. Guys who scoff at “such silliness” will get seduced by this little beast of a tool and how it feels. The Deployment Trigger harkens back to a graceful time in America when function was coupled with style to create the iconic tools of force and beauty that defined our growing nation.
'''187 RMP''' - The 187 RMP is one of the smallest folders MKT offers. The Ramp Nose style blade is absolutely functional and looks mean. The dual sub-hilt composition of the handle and blade offer superb grip comfort for all uses. This model offers a man a compact knife with as much blade as is possible crammed into the tidy package. When carrying a real knife is a must, but size, weight and space are a concern, the 187 RMP has no equal.
'''187 DP''' - The 187 DP is a drop point juggernaut in the 187 series. The size of this knife is just perfect for guys with big hands and nearly any job that could benefit from a knife. If you like full-sized folders with very little weight the 187 series delivers. This blade design is awesome for general utility cutting tasks and the tip and forward belly are ideal for skinning or finite cutting tasks.
'''Tomahawk''' - A no goofin’ around, straight forward design with only subtle ergonomic adaptations for modern hard use. The edge is wedge ground for optimum small branch clearing and heavy field use. The main grind angle is optimized for the S7 steel the tool is made from in an effort to balance edge strength and depth of cut properties. The flat backed head is perfect for improvisational hammering or batoning as well. Slight forward rake to the handle and head offer a unique mechanical advantage for the hardest of field work. The contoured G-10 grips offer the very best grip possible. This is an un-stylized Hawk made for the real world and made in a perfect size for back country exploring.
'''TomaHatchet''' - This pint-sized beast is an awesome Kit item for any serious back country explorer. When weight or space is an issue, the mini axe is sure to get it done. From improvisational skinning to field craft, this thing delivers. The design is a marriage of traditional handle silhouette and a Nordic influenced “bearded head” for maximum cutting edge. The Tomahatchet is hand ground and softened and comes “Field Nude” for each woodsman to add their particular cord wrap style.
'''Crown of Thorn and Grenuckles''' - The Crown of Thorn is the ultimate novelty key-chain fob or CQB “space maker” when you get jammed-up in close quarters. The design is pretty self-explanatory but suffice it to say, the fingers sit comfortably into the tool and the ‘Thorn’ comes in 2 grind configurations: symmetrical spear-style and an asymmetrical wedge- ground style. While both grinds adapt well to any use, the wedge grind is the only choice for loose carry in a bag since it has 3 sharp edges as opposed to a singular high point.
'''Machete''' - The TacMach machete is an MKT original twist on an ancient tool. A slight recurve and specially designed tip were developed for NSW operations in heavy brush and jungle undergrowth. MKT has done what we do best...we have abandoned the notion of a cheap disposable Asian import and raised the bar in performance, workmanship and materials. This is a hand-ground and hand-edged tool for unparalleled performance and reliability. From the handle to the sheath and overall design you will find the TacMach in a class of its own.
'''Emperor''' - The Emperor was the inspiration for the Praetorian. This is an exclusive MKT concept; a fixed and folding pair of knives with near identical weight, feel and size. This concept gives an operator the ideal consistency of tools between the fixed blade on his “Kit” and an EDC folder that feels and performs the same. The Emperor sports the same combo grind ultra-rugged flat ground tip and hollow-ground main edge, hard or wrapped handle and dependable window piercing pommel.
'''Fixed Karambit''' - The MKT Karambits are nothing short of evil! These knives are meant for professional operators and schooled knife technicians and are suited for extreme close quarters work. The S.E. Asian design is well suited for reverse grip and we have added striking nodes to the ring for point striking. The Fixed (FK) blade has reverse barbs and a traditional dual edge. Our kydex sheath for these blades is heavy duty, small, low profile and ready for real world use.
'''STA''' - The STA Sniper blade was designed for a USMC Scout/Sniper and instructor with the STA Training Group in Phoenix, AZ. We wanted to bring something completely unique to the craft of the Sniper and their particular needs.
This clever design employs innovative tool integration with classic knife elements for a perfect blend of utilitarian form
and function. The 1/2” wrench in the handle will fit nearly any scope ring mounts on Earth, the hilt screwdriver fits turret adjustments, measuring marks on the spine are extremely convenient for both Scouting and Sniper uses and the LTRE (Look Through Range Estimator) can significantly improve visual range estimation out to 400 yards. The blade is nearly indestructible in the field and the compact dimensions will allow easy placement on any kit
'''USMC EOD''' - The USMC EOD-1 design was made at the request of our late friend David Lyon for the United States Marines. It is official USMC approved kit and an awesome versatile tool. This ground breaking design was developed in collaboration with current USMC EOD Technicians out of 29 Palms. From the blunted probing end to the side hammer pommel to the caribiner hole for wire pulling, you will find this design sets a new standard for multi-use functionality.
'''FUK''' - The Fighting Utility Knife is meant for just that: Close Quarters Battle and heavy utility work. The unique angle and geometry of the FUK gives it many of the advantages of a Karambit , in either the forward or reverse grip , and great mechanical advantage for everyday utility. This small but ever capable design conceals well and feels like an extension of the hand when held. Look for the Flipper FUK as a perfect EDC companion piece to this smart and wicked design.
'''SeaWolf''' - The Sea Wolf L/S is an awesome combo grind knife incorporating the flat grind technique on the tip for extreme strength and hollow grinds down the main edge for razor sharp performance over many years of use. The blade is extra wide for strength and just makes you feel like stabbing anything near you...the grip is our unique terrace design to elegantly accommodate the varied geometry of the human hand. This knife is made for war.
'''SUK''' - The Slender Utility Knife is the slimmer, straight version of the FUK. While the FUK is ideal for close quarters and utility work, the SUK - in its linear design - allows for stabbing & piercing in small, hard-to-get places and allows an operator an extremely light carry option. This small but ever capable design conceals well and feels like an extension of the hand when held. The near triangular cross-sectional geometry of this design lends itself to lethal puncture use.
'''NAV-H''' - The NAV-H is a small twist on the NAV-T. By adding finger grooves the NAV-H is more “grippy” and possibly better suited for wet applications or as a survival knife in the cockpit. The NAV-H has been specially adapted for U.S. NAVY applications. This knife feels like part of your arm when clenched in the fist.
==MKT==
Medford Knife and Tool is planning to release a more affordable line of knives under the brand, MKT. These knives will still have Medford's edgy design but will have less hands-on human touch in the manufacturing process.
==Greg Medford==
Greg Medford is a native Arizonan and an ardent American patriot. He is dedicated to hand-crafting and small-scale manufacturing as a part of the new Small Factory Industrial Rebirth of America. Greg’s early development was deeply shaped by his Mom being 2nd generation Greek immigrant and Dad being from an old Irish/ American family that hails from Massachusetts, West Texas and Arizona. The values of pragmatism, hard work, honesty, love of one’s country, and treating people right were instilled early.
Greg is relatively new to knife making but attacks the calling with the same intense passion and dedication towards excellence that he brings to everything he does. A life long lover of all things edged, he is no newcomer to the design and use of knives. He has been restoring and using period Japanese swords since the mid 1980s. Greg is a 31-year professional Martial Artist and hand-to-hand instructor, as well as a close quarters master level instructor and has a very strong background in close quarters bare-handed weapon defense and disarms. He holds a Commercial Pilot’s License and is an FAA certified single/multi/instrument flight instructor. He holds a surface level aerobatic competency card for flying airshows and has been a leader in the Warbird Aviation community for years. When Greg flew airshows professionally, he was not only the pilot, but he built his planes, rebuilt their engines, and even imported exotic planes from around the world for restoration and use. All of these experiences uniquely prepared him for the design and manufacture of advanced edged weapons and tools. Greg served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1992 as an M.O.S. 0311. He was part of “New England’s Own” and deployed for Operations Desert Storm and Shield in 1990-1991.
Greg was part of the augmentation force integrated into the 5th Marines and was a part of ground combat operations in Task Force Ripper in Western Kuwait. He holds a special place in his heart for anyone who needs a knife for the various things required in warfare and brings his first-hand experience to the design and making of these special blades. As a husband and father of two, Greg knows and feels how important it is to have the very best tools to get you back to your loved ones after a mission or adventure. When a knife leaves the studio with the MKT logo stamped into it, all of these influences bear forth in the steel and quality of our products.
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{{Infobox company |
name = Medford Knife and Tool|
type = Corporation|
foundation = [[Phoenix, Arizona USA]] (2010) |
location = [[Phoenix, Arizona USA]] |
key_people = Greg and Amy Medford |
industry = [[Manufacturing]]|
products = [[Knife|Knives]]|
num_employees = 22|
homepage = [http://medfordknife.com Medford Knife and Tool]
|logo = File:Medford Knife and Tool.jpg}}
[[File:Medford knives.jpg|333x333px|Photo of products|left|thumb]]
'''Medford Knife and Tool''' is a Phoenix, Arizona based custom knife and tool company founded in 2010 by Greg and Amy Medford. Specializing in hand-made titanium and steel fixed blade and folding knives with innovative designs, Medford Knife and Tool is an example of the new American craftsman. While these knives were originally designed and manufactured for military, law enforcement, and tactical uses, many knife collectors, hunters, and frequent knife carriers have been backing Medford with their support and purchases.
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