Lone Wolf -Defender, 2009 Blade Show Overall Knife of the Year

The Defender – Blade Show 2009 "Overall Knife of the Year"

At the 2009 Blade Show in Atlanta, Georgia Lone Wolf’s new Paul Defender won the “Overall Knife of the Year” award . The Paul Defender was designed by Paul W. Poehlmann. Mr. Poehlmann is a custom knife maker and holds patents for folding knife mechanisms including the “Axial Locking Mechanism” used in the Paul Defender design. He brings his unique background in engineering to knife making and the results speak for themselves. The “Axial Locking Mechanism” locks a knife open and closed. It easily opened and closed with one hand.

The Defender is totally ambidextrous. The pocket clip and handles can be swapped from one side to the other. The 3.9 inch blade is 154CM high-carbon stainless steel. The Defender is one handed open and close with the Paul “Axial Locking Mechanism”. It is made in the USA. It is a new design for 2009. Lone Wolf describes the Defender as a “Gentleman’s Tactical Knife”. Overall length is 9 inches. The blade is heat treated, tempered and cryogenically frozen which gives the knife a tough long lasting edge. The edge is flat ground for ease of sharpening. The knife feels great in your hand. The Defender that won the award had a Cocobola Wood handle. The knife is also available in Black G-10.

Lone Wolf Knives is the creation of Jim Wehrs, President and Owner. The company is located in Wilsonville, Oregon and the knives are made in the USA. Lone Wolf Knives specializes in semi-custom knives. They work with knife makers to develop knife designs and manufacture their knives using the best materials available.

I like Paul Poehlmann's Axial Locking Mechanism because it is rock solid when it locks the knife open and closed. It will not open if you do not want it open and it closes tight. Easily opened and closed with one hand. I also like them because they are made in the USA.

For more information see the Lone Wolf Web site or contact me.


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Comment by Gary Nelson on March 30, 2013 at 7:09

I don't know what is going on wit the Paul knives.  I don't believe anyone is making them at this time. 

Comment by Brad T. on March 29, 2013 at 18:12

I thought when Benchmade bought Lone Wolf, that they were going to step and really set off the Paul line of knives.

A Gold Class Paul knife would have been mine if they ever were to make one. But, I think there was some licensing  issues with Paul the man himself and BM.

Comment by Gary Nelson on March 25, 2013 at 6:50

I have no more defends left.  I do have a few lone wolf pauls.  You can see them at Nelson Custom Knives.  A Paul group would be great.  There are a lot of Paul collectors.  The old Gerber Pauls are nice too.  I don't believe anyone is making Pauls right now.

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Comment by Leopold Lacrimosa on March 24, 2013 at 14:32

Sounds good Brad

Comment by Brad T. on March 24, 2013 at 10:48
Leopold, I wouldn't imagine he does. If so, I am pretty sure he would want a mint for it. I believe I will start a PAUL knife group, Lone Wolf and Gerbers would be welcome.

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Comment by Leopold Lacrimosa on March 17, 2013 at 21:11

You don't happen to have a Cocobolo Defender you're looking to sell, do you?

Comment by Bruce Piehl on December 23, 2009 at 7:27
Thanks Gary, That's nice.

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