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Watson Knives Clinch Pick Modifications

The factory production version of the venerable Shivworks Clinch Pick is a very good knife right out of the box but there is room for improvement. For instance, the sheath has too much material around the guard area of the knife. This prevents the user from gripping the Clinch Pick optimally without having to adjust their grip. Some users also find the handle to be slightly larger than it needs to be and, as with any factory knife, the edge can be improved. That is where Watson Knives comes in…

Joe Watson Clinch Pick Mods

Watson Knives now offers a Shivworks Clinch Pick Modification package that addresses the issues above. The mod package has three components that can be mixed and matched based on your needs. Watson Knives can re-grind the knife with a thinned, hollow primary and secondary bevel to improve cutting performance. They can also thin and texture the G-10 handle slabs to slightly reduce the handle size and greatly improve grip. Finally, they can trim your sheath so that it has both excellent retention but also allows a proper grip right from the sheath.

These modifications will require you to send your Clinch Pick to Watson Knives so be sure to follow directions carefully. Check out the Shivworks Clinch Pick Mods at Watson Knives.

News from Joe Watson Knives

Joe Watson Knives was busy at Blade Show. The knife maker used the time to iron out the details of two very interesting collaborations.

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HiTS Karambit

The HiTS Karambit, a collaboration with Darryl Bolke of Hardwired Tactical Shooting, is the first karambit that Joe Watson Knives will offer. Joe and Darryl (who happens to be the “DB” that Strider fans will surely be familiar with) already have another successful collaboration under their belts in the original HiTS Knife. The new HiTS Karambit is designed to be functional for both novices with basic targeting and striking training and for seasoned users who can push the design to its limits

The new knife has been heavily influenced by Steve Tarani in design and use. Tarani’s Aluminum Control Device makes a great training version for this knife.

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Shivworks/Watson Pushdagger

Many of you have already seen the pushdagger that was mentioned on these pages several months ago. At the time of publication, Joe told me he was seeking the input of Craig Douglas (AKA Southnarc). That has now been made official. Douglas is a gifted trainer and has designed several successful self-defense oriented knives himself. He knows how to make push knives work. With Joe Watson’s design and Craig Douglas’ input, this knife will definitely be on point.

Tracker Dan and Joe Watson Collaboration Bloodsharks

Two of the preeminent names in serious concealment knives have teamed up to collaborate on a knife that many consider the best of its type. You can now purchase a Tracker Dan designed Bloodshark that has been finished by Joe Watson. Joe started with some ATS-34 steel blanks, ground them, etched them like he does many of his blades, and gave them his excellent epoxy soaked cord wrapped handle. Each knife comes with Tracker Dan’s well designed kydex sheath and a trainer is available separately.

Check out the Bloodshark from Tracker Dan and Joe Watson.

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