dbad OEF Defender

dbad OEF Defender

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

  4 Reviews  |  

11
5.25

USD 110.00

USD 34.8

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)>>
 

Specification

  • 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
  • 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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KHHI also supplies the following Promotional Materials with every shipment:

  • KHHI Warranty Card [1 year Guarantee + Lifetime Warranty]
  • KHHI Brochure [Company's profile, its websites, products and related]
  • KHHI Manual [Tips and techniques on handling, maintaining and using a Khukuri]
  • Design Khukuri Pamphlet [Custom-design your own khukuri/ knife through KHHI]
  • Letter from MD [An official letter addressed by the MD himself to the buyer]
  • Letter of Declaration [Letter of authenticity and confidence declared by FHAN (Federation of Handicraft Association of Nepal)]

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Reviews (4)

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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


Superb.

Fantastic knife. Took a while to get used to as it's a big heavy thing but when I did it's wonderfully versatile. A bit of teak oil brings the grain out on the handle and I took off a sharp edge around the cross guard. KHHI have been brilliant with answering queries and keeping me informed of progress. Highly recommended.

Date: 3rd June, 2021

Tim Fernand Dorset, Bournemouth, United Kingdom


I received this knife on March 3 and while overall I'm happy with it and it is well built, I have to say I'm also disappointed. The knife while beautifully crafted and built like a tank nonetheless came with some rust already on the side of the blade which I understandably wasn't happy about and I was quick to remove it. Also the sheath came in a different color than depicted in the picture and while this isn't a big deal, additionally the sheath has a rather prominent stain on the front which unfortunately is. I don't know what caused the stain but it looks damn ugly I have to say. Overall I like the knife and while I don't regret buying it, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed with the purchase compared to my KHHI Bowie. I will continue to do business with KHHI and in fact already have a new knife being made as I write this.



Reply by KHHI nepal >>
Thank you sir.

The leather quality we are getting in the market is not coming good the moment. Supplier is not being able to meet our standard quality. We are very sorry for that. In your next order we will send you a black leather sheath or even a western one if you prefer that. We will get back to you very soon.

Namaste,
KHHI nepal 

 

Date: 4th March, 2021

Ryan Johnson