Cold Steel’s president, Lynn Thompson bought the first knife that custom maker, Lloyd Pendleton ever made in 1973. Now the two friends have collaborated to produce two of Lloyd’s most popular knives, they call them the Lloyd Pendleton Hunter and Mini Hunter.
In fabricating these knives, Cold Steel has tried to duplicate Lloyd’s work as accurately as possible. Both the Pendleton Hunter’s hollow ground blade and the Mini Hunter’s flat ground blade are honed to perfection. The handle’s cross sections and contours match Lloyd’s handmade knives exactly. For safety and durability, they have dispensed with leather in favor of Secure-Ex for the sheaths. This material won’t rot or mildew and is far more resistant to cuts or punctures than leather.
Pendleton Custom Classic
Whether you’re hunting the Big Five in Africa, Elk in Colorado, Moose and Bears, or Whitetail deer in the North Forty, there aren’t many things that will enhance your hunting experience more than carrying and using this superb custom-quality hunting knife. The Pendleton Custom Classic is a handsome reproduction of Lloyd Pendleton’s Drop Point Hunter. It has a 3.5″ blade with a sharp yet sturdy point for piercing and a truly razor-sharp edge with plenty of belly. Its hand-crafted polished blade is hollow ground from 5 mm thick AUS-10 blade construction. With its tapered full tang construction and extra stout “spine” it’s virtually indestructible and, in a pinch, can double as a life-saving survival knife. Lloyd’s guard and integral bolster have been exactly duplicated. Precision machined from stainless steel and skillfully polished, it features a single short quillon and a unique “thumb print” on the bolster to help protect the fingers and allow any number of grip options. The handle is also a faithful copy of Lloyd’s original. Featuring a red fiber liner that accents the tapered tang, and twin contoured handle scales made of highly polished black linen micarta with six stainless retaining pins. A heavy pouch style sheath is included. It’s made from brown cowhide with a thick welt and sturdy stitching and is wet molded to fit each knife. It covers two-thirds of the handle so your knife is held secure and won’t “pop out” inadvertently.
- Item Number: 36LPST
- Name: Pendleton Hunter
- Blade Length: 3.50″
- Handle Length: 4.75″
- Overall Length: 8.25″
- Steel: AUS-10 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.375″
- Handle Material: Black Kray-Ex
- Sheath: Secure-Ex Sheath
- Weight: 5.8 oz