MNKF: Three Finger Stabber, the Wilmont K23

| November 7, 2016
Categories: Assorted Ramblings

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Monday Night Knife Fights: Three Finger Stabber, the Wilmont K23

Dave Merrill

You may recall that we paid a visit to Wilmont Knives a couple months ago. For Monday Night Knife Fights you’re getting a little more Wilmont, and I do mean little.

It’s called the K23 and it’s handmade by Chris Williams of Wilmont Knives. The K23 was a collaboration between Williams and his apprentice, Justin Thompson. At just 5.5 inches overall with a blade ground from 3/16″ CRU-WEAR steel, the K23 disappears just about anywhere. You probably shouldn’t try to put it in your prison pocket, but it hides nicely on the beltline without adding too much bulk.

For concealment and access, the K23 ships with a custom kydex sheath specifically made for the Spyderco G-Clip. The clip is reversible and has a ton of adjustment. You can wear this baby IWB or OWB, and easily configure it for either dominant or support hand. It’s also noteworthy that the securing hardware sports torx heads instead of hex; torx heads are much harder to strip on screws of this size, so this is only a plus. The clip can also be removed for wear around your neck.

Though the K23 is small, it isn’t hard to keep your hand on it. The jimping on the blade is perfectly placed for the draw, and the G10 grips are contoured just right.


Though she be but little, she is fierce!

The K23 ships already sharpened. And I mean it’s sharp. Like had-to-buy-more-band-aids sharp. No problem slitting the throat of that chili mac MRE with this one.


Though custom blades normally (and justifiably) carry much higher prices, the diminutive K23 retails for $175. So while it’s not exactly a knife you can purchase just by skipping Starbucks for a week, it’s far from unobtanium.


[You can visit Wilmont Knives online here]

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About the Author: A combat veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Dave “Mad Duo Merrill” is a former urban warfare and foreign weapons instructor for Coalition fighting men. An occasional competitive shooter, he has a strange Kalashnikov fetish the rest of the minions try to ignore. Merrill, who has superb taste in hats, has been published in a number of places, the most awesome of which is, of course, here at Breach-Bang-Clear. He loves tacos, is kind of a dick and married way, way above his pay grade. You can contact him at Merrill(at) and follow him on Instagram here (@dave_fm).



  1. Jason

    Great knives from Wilmont Knives.

  2. strych9

    This kind of review is why I read BB&C.


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