Wilson Tactical / Kirby Lambert Collaboration Knife

18 Aug

I’ll note that the limited run of this knife (10 serial numbered pieces at $550 each) completely sold out in about a day! In any case, the Wilson Tactical / Kirby Lambert “Snap with IKBS” knife is still worth reading about.

A Lambert folder has been on my dream list for several years now as I believe they represent the pinnacle of what a tactical folding knife should be. Below is info and some nice photo’s from Wilson Tactical on this knife:


For over a decade, WILSON TACTICAL® the knife and tool division of WILSON COMBAT® has brought the finest in quality edged tactical tools to our discriminating clientele. For 2010 we are raising the bar and will be offering a limited collection of handmade knives by some of today’s premier tactical knife makers without the long wait typically associated with special ordering a custom edged masterpiece.

These newly designed knives featured in the new CUSTOM ALLIANCE will be few in number, and will quickly become a valued centerpiece of your collection. These offerings will typify the WILSON standards of extraordinary quality, classic design and unmatched value.

Wilson Tactical Custom Alliance Knife by Kirby Lambert
“Snap with IKBS” by Kirby Lambert

Designed by Kirby to be the perfect EDC knife, here’s why:

  • Small Enough For Comfortable Everyday Carry, But Can Also Take On The Tasks Of A Large Tactical Folder
  • Wide Blade Design Gives It A Feel Of A Larger Knife
  • CPM 154CM Stainless Steel Blade For Maximum Edge Holding And Corrosion Resistance
  • .080” 6AL/4V Titanium Liners For Maximum Strength And Minimal Weight
  • Carbon Fiber Bolsters And G10 Handle Scales For A Lifetime Of Use
  • Finger Choil Allows For Added Comfort As Well As A Rock Solid Grip In Both Regular And Reverse Grip
  • Fold Over Pocket Clip Allows For Deep Concealed Carry
  • Great Ergonomics…
  • Positioning Of The Flipper Combined With A Solid Detent And The IKBS Allow It To Fire Open Like Lightning
  • Secure Lock-Up In Both The Open And Closed Position

IKBS – Ikoma Korth Bearing System

Rather than the blade rotating against washers, a race is machined into the liner where ball bearings are placed. The blade then rotates on the ball bearings allowing the blade to rotate with minimal resistance while retaining zero side to side blade play. For more information on the IKBS, visit www.ikbsknifetech.com

Wilson Tactical Knife


Steel – CPM 154CM
Blade Length – 3.5″
Blade Thickness – .160″
Handle Length – 4.6″
Overall Length – 8.2″
Weight – 5.2 oz.
Bolster Material – Carbon Fiber
Handle Material – Olive Drab G10
Hardware Material – Stainless Steel
Liner Material – .080” 6AL/4V Titanium
Features The IKBS Pivot Bearing System


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