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• P A T C O V E R T • Lone Wolf’s Trask and Swale go beyond the call of duty. hen Benchmade acquired highly respected Lone W Wolf Knives in October 2010, many, including myself, breathed a sigh of relief. Lone Wolf did a great job resurrecting and expanding on the legendary Paul (Paul W. Poehlmann) designs and built a solid reputation for quality over the years. If their latest duo—the Trask and Swale—are any indication, the Lone Wolf brand is in excellent hands. The Trask and Swale are liner-lock folders, which share a common handle design. The larger Trask is 7.87" overall with 3.4" blade, and the Swale checks in at 6.95" with a 2.92" blade. There are subtle differences in the blades in that the Trask has an upsweep in its clip-point design while the Swale has a more traditional, gently sloped clip style. Benchmade hit a home run with the Trask and Swale. This is a The blades are made of pair of knives that will please hunters and tactical users alike. excellent N680 stainless steel (manufactured by Bohler Uddeholm of Austria) with wood handles are nothing short of a satin finish. The grooved Olive- handsome and offer superb grip. The top shelf fit and finish are everything you’d expect from Lone Wolf. TRASk AND SWAlE MaKer: LOne WOLf KnIveS Lone Wolf markets the Trask and 300 BeavercreeK rd. Swale as knives for the outdoorsman OregOn cITy, Or 97045 and, without a doubt, both blade (503) 431-6777 designs are excellent for both WWW.gunS MagazIne.cOM/ skinning game and performing light LOne-WOLf to medium field chores. Where I part BlADE MATERIAl: paths with the company is I think N680 stainless steel both knives can just as easily serve BlADE lENGTH: as dress tactical folders. There’s no 3.40" (Trask), 2.92" (Swale) reason either wouldn’t make for a OVERAll lENGTH: highly-functional, everyday carry 7 .87" (Trask), 6.95" (Swale) WEIGHT: knife with style to boot. Better yet, 4.4 ounces (Trask), whether you choose to use the Trask 3.8 ounces (Swale) or Swale as a folding hunter or HANDlE: personal carry, the price is extremely Grooved Olive Wood right. The Trask has a suggested CARRy: retail of $100, the Swale $90. That’s Pocket clip a great price for such finery, and PRICE: deserving of a close look on your $100 (Trask), $90 (Swale) next knife purchase. WWW.GUNSMAGAZINE.COM • DECEMBER 2011 A 2-RUN HOMER! DIXIE 2011 CATALOG ONLY $5.00! Everything Blackpowder From replica firearms of yesteryear to today’s blackpowder hunting and sport equipment. Dixie’s 2011 catalog is packed with more than 10,000 items including blackpowder shooting supplies, antique gun parts, and accouterments. PROFESSIONAL SERVICE AND EXPERTISE GUARANTEED www.dixiegunworks.com FOR ORDERS ONLY (800) 238-6785 Major credit cards accepted VIEW ITEMS AND ORDER ONLINE! DIXIE GUN WORKS, INC. P.O. Box 130 Dept. 2 Union City, TN 38281 INFO PHONE: (731) 885-0700 FAX: (731) 885-0440 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org 70