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dbad OEF Defender

dbad OEF Defender

A yesteryear's warrior blade.. Victory, Glory, Honor!! Semper Fidelis

  7 Reviews  |  

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USD 34.8

Default Specification

  • Blade Size (in): 11
  • Handle Size (in): 5.25
  • Handle Material: White wood
  • Actual Weight (gm): 700
  • Overall weight (gm): 850
  • Shipping weight (gm): 1250
  • Blade finishing: Unpolished
  • Blade sharpness: Standard (very sharp)
  • Blade material: 52100
  • Place of Origin: KHHI, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Accompanying knives/B-up: None
  • Blade thickness (mm): 7
  • Handle finishing: Unpolished
  • Sheath: Black Leather
  • Tang type: Full Flat
  • Fixture: Iron
  • Edge grinding: Dual
  • Edge Hardness: 55-57 hrc
  • Blade (panel) Grinding: Scandi
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dbad OEF Defender knife; a blade for heavy impact and deadly inflict...
a lethal fusion between a KNIFE and KUKRI

 

Designed by YouTube knife reviewer Donnie B All Day (DBAD), comes a blade that is truly a Gurkha meets Sparta inspired masterpiece. Long new and old school lines pair up together to form the most formidable fighting knife on the market today.

 

OEF-mission

Words from the designer himself >>

Another collaboration piece with The Khukuri House in Nepal, KHHI. I came up with a new design and I called it the DBAD OEF DEFENDER. I gave them specs, told them what I wanted, drew it up, made a beautiful diagram, and they masterly made it happen. I designed it to make it an ultimate fighting knife.

 

What's so special about the blade?

It is a handcrafted 52100 steel. The full tang length of 16.25" is fit with an 11" perfectly heat treated blade. The speared tip floats downward From the spine giving it an unequaled combat swing. With a wedged tip, penetration through your target in nearly unnoticed. The edge is super sharp and the upper edge is 90% sharp and because its a fighter it needs to have a backslash. 

 

Why use a kukri style grip?

The kukri grip is tried and tested. This style and shape of the handle are Battle prepared and confidently gripped. When something works so well for so long, choosing another grip style wasn't even a thought. The handle is designed to be 100% like a traditional khukuri made of white wood pinned (dotted) and true full tang and u can see the tapering in the tang, the reason to do so if left same thick like in the spine, the rear would be too heavy for the front, the balance would be thrown off. These guys know how to do taper in the blade and scales, it looks almost invisible and perfectly done; to give you a perfect balance on the blade. 

 

Why traditional style leather sheath?

Handmade leather sheath beautifully made, you have your leg tie, frog on, and it is wood on the inside leather-wrapped, I went on with the TAN, since its OEF defender; my operation enduring freedom fighting knife, that I wish I had in Afghanistan. These sheaths have been practically tested and used for centuries as khukuri sheaths, easily available materials, made locally by real people with the hand; are budget-friendly and durable too.

custom defender knife

Donnie B, explaining the design, features & testing the knife  (see below)>>
 

Reviews (7)

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Big but practical

Remarkably agile, for such a big blade. There were some tiny hot spots on the handle, but nothing a bit of sanding paper couldn't solve. I put on a choil and made a kydex sheath for it. It is now one of the favorites in my collection. Well done, KHHI & DBAD!

Date: 14th July, 2022

Theo Vermeer Drenthe, Netherlands


Excellent Work

I had KHHI make a 7.5 inch version of the OEF and they did an excellent job. The finish was brilliant. It is a very light, yet strong blade in a more compact package. The sheath is also very will made. The Kami Arjun Baraily did an excellent job and is an asset to the organisation. Were flexible and happy to modify their standard design. Can't recommend enough.

Date: 8th July, 2022

Jason


with black wood handle & black sheath

It's HERE!!! I can't believe how BIG and BEAUTIFUL it is!!! I'm in awe! Thank you so very MUCH KHHI for making it for me, my very "first" custom knife (making it "very special")! Please thank Master Blade Smith Ajay Magar for his excellent and astounding work on my, OEF Defender made by KHHI from the DBAD CREATION series... MORE orders to come.

defender with black wood handle and black sheathdefender knife and sheath

Date: 24th December, 2021

Jorge A Fernandez Miami, USA


Excellent Workmanship

An absolutely brilliant piece of work. Not only functional but also a work of art. Very well balanced for its size. Designed as fighter, this would also suit as a large camp knife, especially with the micarta handle. Cannot recommend highly enough. Also excellent customer service. Kept me informed right through. Do recommend requesting tracking number be sent before the knife is sent. DHL had it at my front door before I had the number so I had to scramble to contact them to leave it at my door because I was not home. Otherwise use excellent service.

Date: 30th August, 2021

Jason Bryant Australia


Ultimate Fighter

Just got my custom OEF Defender and I love it! It is an ultimate fighting knife with an absolute LETHAL swedge, I know Donnie said the swedge was about 90% sharpened but Ajay Magar put a 98% sharpened swedge on that bad boy. It cut through the folded paper towel and deep into the pad of my index finger just wiping off the oil! It didn't take long to draw first blood haha. It's also quite the chopper taking down a 2" mulberry branch in one swing, I wouldn't want that to be someone's arm. I attached two images to see the blade, mine was done in rosewood and a western leather sheath. 

 

 

Date: 26th June, 2021

Nathan Pierce


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