Vintage Crawford Custom Kasper Dragon Wharncliffe Fixed Blade Tactical Knife

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This is the original Crawford Kasper Dragon Custom made knife. CRKT took this design and put it into production, but this is the one it is based on. Bob Kasper, the late writer and combat instructor, designed the basic outline of the Dragon after ten years of study into the principles of extreme in-close fighting developed by Dr. Gordon Eric Perrigard over fifty years ago. These techniques use automatic conditioned reflexes with minimal body movement. The knife is considered as part of the hand. Bob sent his sketch to award-winning custom knifemakers Pat and Wes Crawford of Crawford Knives in West Memphis, Arkansas, who developed the handle scales. As Pat Crawford says, "This knife is all business. I hope it will become a part of Bob's legacy to the professional martial arts community." Like its namesake, the Dragon bites (with the tapered tip), claws (with the long Wharncliffe cutting edge), and strikes (with the pommel) its adversary. The Crawford custom Dragon has proven popular with law enforcement and military operators. The 4.50" full tang blade has a tapered Wharncliffe grind for great penetrating power. It is made of exceptionally tough 154CM stainless steel to stand up to the worst abuse. The handle features a deep finger choil and textured G10 scales with deep diagonal grooves for optimum grip with gloved hands and under wet conditions, aided by deep friction grooves at the thumb. At the pommel, a pointed metal hammer tip is useful for window breaking and other tactical impact needs. True to Bob Kasper's concept, this is a knife with perfect balance that truly feels like part of your hand. Mass is centered at the palm, and the tapered blade tip makes the Dragon feel like a much smaller knife. Despite its tactical intentions, we have found that thanks to its weight, balance, grip and long precision cutting edge, the Dragon makes a very functional and versatile knife in the shop, too.



Crawford Kasper Dragon

Made in:

United States


Near mint with light handling wear, mostly from going in and out of sheath. Comes with original sheath.

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Folder Closed, or Fixed Overall Length:

9.375 " long

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Blade Length:

4.375" long



Additional Notes:

Comes with original sheath

Knife Type:

Fixed Knife

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CA Prop 65 Warning:

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


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