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GUNS Magazine February 2012 Digital Edition - Page 60

“Gun Fit” STORY: Pat Covert Knifemaker Marvin Winn strikes gold with an affordable handmade hunter. If it fits, she has a better chance for more hits. More hits = More fun. Choosing the right gun and making sure it fits a lady is important. Custom Workhorse hen it comes to knives, the word “custom” scares W a lot of folks right out of the chute. Granted, many custom knifemakers’ prices are downright scary, but when you can get a very nice handmade knife with premium steel for a couple hundred bucks, it’s worth a look. Marvin Winn of Frisco, Texas, makes such knives and does it first class all the way. Shari can help. Shooting champion Shari LeGate provides all the information needed for any lady to get started in shotgun sports through her DVD, Women’s Guide To Shotgunning. Order Today! (800) 628-9818 (M-F 8am-3pm PST) www.gunsmagazine.com/ fmgvideo rice: Special P $24.95! 60 Only Winn’s Hunter model is a nicely styled, well executed fixed-blade sized just right for medium to light field chores around the camp, from cutting rope and pointing tent pegs; to all manner of food prep. In essence, this knife is a workhorse that will be an able companion strapped to the side or at the ready The “Toxic Green” G10 scales (optional) ensure this knife will stand in your pack. The out anywhere, but the quality of the CPM S30V blade steel and overall Hunter’s straight custom grind ensure a stand out even with a more sedate handle color. back satin finished blade—4" in length—has a deep hol- model shown here sports hard-to-mislow grind all the way to the spine, place Toxic Green G10 scales, but rest which translates into excellent slic- assured Winn can tone one down for ing ability. Marvin cut no corners on you. A variety of handle materials are the blade steel, and the Hunter fea- offered, including G10, Micarta and tures top shelf S30V stainless manu- exotic woods. If you’re a traditionalfactured for Crucible Industries spe- ist you can also get the Hunter with cifically for the cutlery industry. The stainless steel bolsters. knife is 8.75" overall with a stylishly What you’ll really appreciate about sculpted handle that exudes comfort Winn’s knives is the overall fit and the moment it hits your hand. The finish, and here’s where getting value for your money comes in. The workHunter manship is first class, just what you’d expect in a custom, fabricated from Maker: Marvin Winn Maxcutter knives materials that will last a generation 8711 OakWOOd Ln. or two… or three. Winn’s Hunter is FriscO, tx 75035 priced at $200 on the nose, and that (214) 471-7012 includes your choice of a handcrafted WWW.gunsMagazine.cOM/Max-cutter-knives leather or Kydex sheath. Some producBlade material: CPM S30V, Blade length: 4", tion knives cost as much! The knifeOverall length: 8.75", Weight: 6.5 ounces, maker also offers drop-point models handle: Toxic Green G10 (optional), Sheath: (great for skinning) and a couple of Kydex or leather, Price: $200 tactical designs as well. W W W. G U N S M A G A Z I N E . C O M • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 2

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