Even though Colonel Rex
Applegate passed away in July 1998, his legacy remains with us, and so, we
celebrate the date of his birth, in June of 1914... 100 years ago. Partnered with Wild Bill Donovan of the OSS
to initiate the "School for Spies and Assassins." Learned hand to hand combat with W.E.
Fairbairn. Was a personal friend and
shooting instructor to John Wayne.
Expert in riot control and combat handgun techniques. And of course, an innovator in combat knife
development and technique. In honor of
this celebration, the factory in Solingen will produce four extremely limited
edition patterns in the Applegate line of fixed blade combat knives. All will sport milled rosewood handles, and
carry a blade steel of 154CM. Each piece
comes complete with a commemorative box and certificate of authenticity. Limited to just 199 pieces for the U.S. market,
and 199 pieces for distribution in Europe. This model is the much sought after
Mini Smatchet. Blade length: 4
3/4". Overall length: 9".
Fixed blade knife
Boker Applegate Mini
Overall length: 9"
Blade length: 4 3/4"
Blade material: 154CM
Handle material: Rosewood