WIN a KNIFE!!!! At MKT we don’t celebrate just one National Knife Day, we celebrate MEDFORD National Knife Week! So starting Monday until next Thursday we are going to give away some Medford Knives! Winners will be announced next Thursday! All you have to do is a review of your favorite Medford knife and post it here in the Anti-Social Media Page.

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  1. Felix says:

    I first came became aware of Medford knives from the dealer that is not too far from me. While I have yet to be able to purchase one for myself– the dealer lets me fondle the knives when I come in. The Praetorian is everything a folding knife should be. I love the mass, weight, and feel of the knife. Definitely a dream knife for me that will 1 day be in my pocket.

  2. Shawn Simpson/ Ghost_Malone_EDC says:

    My favorite Medford is the Smooth Criminal. Mine I got from SMKW on my 40th birthday this year from my vacation my fiancé took me on for my 40th celebration. It was amazing. It’s has Yellow handles, PVD coated blade and pocket clip, and flamed anodized hardware. The flipper tab is the perfect size to not cause any hotspots. Its in that size range that’s easily concealed and the PVD coating is perfect for when your in places people might be offended “who cares anyways” and your trying to keep it discreet because your a gentlemen, lol. I love the color, and that Medford quality is unmatched in my opinion. It’s my favorite one due to the circumstances I’m getting it, it being my 40th birthday and it being the first vacation I’ve been on in 22 years. I don’t have small hands but they aren’t massive and the Smooth Criminal feels like it was made specifically for my hands. Very drop shutty with that button lock, no blade play whatsoever, and dead spot on centering. The type 2 anodizing on the handles is crazy strong, I dropped it on some rocks while hiking in the mountains and stomped on it “yes on purpose” to keep it from falling down a super steep drop off, I thought for sure I F’d something up and when I picked it up, I wiped it down and nothing, absolutely nothing, not even a scratch. I’d call that quality beyond anybody else’s. Very fidget friendly as I find myself often sitting on the couch opening and closing it. I’ve been around other knife people and they start showing what they have, usually Gerbers, some Benchmades, and when I show em my Medford it’s usually them saying “I wish I had one”. Even though it’s not a deep carry pocket clip, the knife sits good and deep due to where the clip mounts on. The built on lanyard tube is a cool touch, I personally don’t use them often, but sometimes I like tying one up and rocking it for a few weeks so knowing I have that option is cool. And it’s place out of the way as not to cause hotspots on my hand. Just a joy to carry. I’m from a small town in Iowa, we love pocket knives, and having a Medford in my pocket kinda makes me feel like my knife can probably handle more than what everyone else is carrying around here lol. The flamed anodizing on the hardware is crazy, I have no idea how Medford does it so evenly and different colors on one screw but somehow the dudes doing the flame anodizing are top notch out in Arizona. Don’t see any other companies doing what they do. Pocket clip has stayed nice and tight, and is easy to get in and out of the pocket but somehow doesn’t slip out or even move, well done. The only knife I can compare it to size wise is a Bugout, but the Smooth Criminal is like a Bugout on steroids, with a million times more quality and class. I’ve never had any issues with any hardware coming loose, or having to tighten up a pivot, I mean this thing just goes a goes. It has a very comfortable weight coming in at 3.53 ounces and carry’s super comfortable. I love teaming it up with my ASK for that “I can handle anything” carry. Check one out for yourself. Favorite Medford is the Smooth Criminal.

    Shawn Simpson/ Ghost Malone EDC

  3. Johnathan nghiem says:

    Just recently got into the knife game stumbled I upon medford praetorian genesis t, then fell in love with the praetorian line up and the medford bug bit me, now I have a few ti fafs and everything in between my favorite is a praetorian ti predator sculpted the build quality is absolutely second time none I honestly can’t hold other knives the same I have larger hands and prefer a knife I know is there and can say I feel confident I can survive many situations with a medford and bet my life on it

  4. Corey Ketrow says:

    I have many Medford knives and I love them all. But the M-48 is my new favorite. It is sleek and slim but has that Medford feel! Also this knife came to me sharper than any knife I have ever owned or handled! The blade is gorgeous and the Magnus tip is a genius idea! Best knives in the business!!

  5. Seth Burke says:

    So I am waiting in a line to order to go food and the fella in front has a Medford Knife tshirt on. Me being a gearhead and very fond of sharp shiny expensive knives i took a google gander and have been very impressed with the blade material choice Medford has used. I am a huge fan of cpm s35vn. Absolutely love this blade steel. I am a true Spyderco fan with 25 year old blades i still use. Recently while living in Oregon i picked up many Benchmade and Zero Tolerance knives since i had access to both companies all in s35vn or D2 . As my family has been traveling america this summer i always seek out new designs and materials but have been let down by all the cheap crap out there. Even the old antique sellers are empty-handed. This little trip down a new well built knife company is refreshing. I would put my money towards a Praetorian Slim would do just fine… nice knives… i would appreciate better display pics to show grind bevel or a shot of bearing details and lock engagment details. Etc.

  6. Patrick L says:

    The Medford Nosferatu is an amazing piece of craftsmanship. There is nothing else that compares to to it in the market. Its profile is completely unique and original but also has that haunting appearance of a bad ass knife. The handles are beefy yet slender enough to be comfy in the pocket. Overall I think its my favorite Medford.

  7. Marvin Woodland says:

    I don’t currently own a Medford knife, but I’d like to. The one I’m am quite fond of is the M48 Murdered out of course. I go to Medford knife and tool every now and then and drool while looking at that knife. I am infatuated with that model, I think it is so cool.

  8. Ryan says:

    Two words: THE GENERAL. To quote Norman Schwarzkopf, “I prided myself on being unflappable even in the most chaotic of circumstances.” The second I heard the blade lock into place, I knew this knife would not fail me. The shape of the blade originally grabbed my attention but the stealthy, blacked out configuration solidified my decision to take it home. The star engraved in the scale added a unique touch.

    The General wasn’t my first Medford purchase, and it certainly wasn’t my last, but it will always hold a special spot in my collection. I appreciate Medford for exceeding expectations and confidently producing high quality, American Made knives.

  9. Chris Neale says:

    My pick would be smooth criminal, as all Medford knives are,bullet proof, high quality knives. I see them as heirlooms to be handed down to your children, and grandchildren. Great job Medford!

  10. Jason O'brien says:

    I love the Medford thorn but had to sell mine had some serious car trouble perfect for slicey tasks and also perfect for EDC self defense ,also it’s my birthday tomorrow so fingers crossed

  11. Aaron Carver says:

    I only own one MKT and it is the Slim MIDI. I absolutely love it! I have handled many other Medford’s and the lockup and feel is just like any other Medford. It’s sleek and slim as an EDC, but is tough as nails (as is all MKT’s).
    Thanks for the excellent work, Greg, your team is quite impressive.

  12. Shane says:

    The Arktika is the pinnacle in my opinion. It was a shame to see it discontinued. The handle was perfect in hand, much like the Fat Daddy only with a useful breaker, and the dual ground blade lent itself to some incredibly hard and versatile use. I’d love to see it’s return someday. Either way, you can’t go wrong with a Medford in your pocket.

  13. Justin Kempfer says:

    Love the Marauder! The design is ergonomic and looks good and it’s very well made. Can’t wait to get another one!

  14. James Hurrey says:

    I been wanting a Medford for a long time now but just can’t afford it now My favorite is the infraction. Covid totally killed my business I can’t barely pay my mortgage. Thanks Greg for everything you do good sir.

  15. Seth Andersen says:

    I’ve been fortunate to own multiple Medford’s and love them all. However, if I had to pick just one it would be the Infraction. No such thing as the perfect knife, but this one comes close.

  16. Tyler DeWitt says:

    I bought a Micro Praetorian T full blackout a few years ago, Amy worked with me on making payments on it because I couldn’t afford to buy one right away. Love that damn knife and I really want to get another to go with it!

  17. Bruce J Tappan says:

    I love the fighter flipper! But all of the knives are are super sexy needless to say, and also love watching all of Greg’s YouTube videos!!

  18. Tony Flannery says:

    My favorite has always been the Praetorian, If you could only have one knife in this life mine would be the Praetorian, It’s phat and feels badass in hand, When you have it in your pocket it feels like self defense, Love mine and would not trade it in even for a new one!, Tony

  19. Paul Haskell says:

    I first became aware of Medford Knife and Tool on social media and began researching them as I am a blade enthusiast. While I have never owned one of their knives, I fell in love with the aesthetics of the full sized Praetorian Ti and all the options that are available to customize them. One day I hope to have one of my own!! You guys make beautiful American made knives!!

  20. Jason Griffin says:

    I don’t own one but I’ve got to handle a Praetorian Genesis T and fell in love with it. There was something about the all-metal construction and the no thrills look of it that made me fall in love with it. The weight of everything just felt like America during the Industrial Age. It looked and felt like it was something a machinist made in their off time or something that Homer Hickam would have built in the coal mines machine shop. There’s something about the way it felt, it felt natural and like it was an extension of me kind of like the way a 1911 would feel. The craftsmanship behind it was honestly simple perfection. Nothing over the top and nothing that says look at me. A Medford knife is something that belongs next to a Cabot 1911 or a Precision built bolt gun. One day I’ll have the money to buy one and that thing will be with me everyday. Nothing but Perfection from Medford knife and Tool

  21. Bear Hunting says:

    I received at Pretorian Scout as a gift after my last deployment. Its the stoutest folder I own and is in my bailout bag for those situations where I need to count on it.

  22. Robert Ramos says:

    My favorite MK&T is the Midi Marauder, it’s just so damn sexy and functional. Very few makers can get that perfect balance between form and function, Greg I think figured it out with the Marauder line up. Doesn’t matter if I’m out on the field or opening the wife’s Amazon boxes I always have my Midi Marauder in my pocket. I also appreciate the beautiful grind lines on all of his satin finish blades, his knives are just over all quality.

  23. Damian says:

    My favorite Medford product is the Praetorian Ti. Makes for an excellent shovel, hammer, cinderblock, wheel stop, mating club, counter weight, boat anchor, door wedge, or frying pan. Fine knife.

  24. Paul M Chattin says:

    My micro T is rock solid built like a tank. These aren’t just knives, they’re generational heirlooms. Smooth and precise instruments.

  25. Theron Vinson says:

    I do research on all the knives I custom build and by far one of my favorite knives in my Medford Slim Midi. I had this custom built to my specs and all of the little details are so immaculate. The box it comes in, the bubble wrap, the COA, the Patch, the stickers, even the packet of silica gel to keep the moisture out. Medford has their packaging down pat. It’s not just a tissue paper in a cardboard box. I love that they care enough about thier work to ship in style. Thanks Medford for paying attention to the details.

  26. Ron m. says:

    I’ve been admiring these knives since I stumbled across the praetorian about 3-4 years ago. The design is amazing. Never seen anything like it prior or since. Got my first praetorian shortly after seeing it (could help myself not to buy one). Glad I bought it so. Had been my daily carry since. Holding it, it’s built like a tank! No wiggle in any direction what so ever. Could ask for more out of a knife.

  27. Donald Hill says:

    I have three Medford knives and waiting an a fourth. I would say the Flipper Fighter is my favorite one. When the SHTF it is what I will carrying. Just knock a Commie in the head with that knife they are going down!

  28. Gary Lashewich says:

    Love my Slim Midi. Excellent craftsmanship. EDC always razor sharp. Keep up the great work Medford Crew.

  29. Josh says:

    Hands down the best knife I’ve ever got my hands on was the Praetorian Ti. You know a knife built as well as this, with tolerances that tight won’t let you down on duty.

  30. Ben Angileri says:

    I have owned several MKTs, from the Praetorian Ti, Praetorian T, and Fat Daddy, but I keep coming back to the Praetorian T. Just a great knife, that you can kick ass with!

  31. Lane Helgeson says:

    I’ve only collected knives for a few years now. Last year when I heard about the Medford Micro Praetorian I decided it was time to upgrade my game. I couldn’t believe how well tuned it was right out of the box. Most impressive was the attention of detail and craftsmanship present from every angle. I now own several Medfords. I share my experiences with many of the people I meet and I am always sure to explain to them that a Medford will last them for generations. My sons have already staked out the ones from my collection they want to Ladd to theirs.

  32. Manuel Solorzano says:

    I mean what can I say medford= badass. If you’ve never had a medford or think it’s not for you just get one into your hands because you are not going to be disappointed. My favorite is the medford line period. It to hard to pick just one but I am hoping to some how come across a TBF since they been discontinued. Whoever wins congrats man because your going to enjoy

  33. Jeff Parker says:

    I’ll have to wait and do my review after I win one of these as I don’t own one yet but would like too! They look exceptionally build and best of all made here in the USA!

  34. Lou Stefanou says:

    I’m a Medford Fan Boy, I like overbuilt American Made Knives. Most are in my EDC rotation. I’ve cut my collection down to around 15. Unmatched customer service and support, keeps me buying and collecting Medford’s.

  35. Eric Dodson says:

    I am the proud owner of a Medford Raider. It shaves my crayons on my breakfast toast in the morning so that it’s easier to melt.

  36. Tim K. says:

    Been following Greg Medford since he first started making knives. I was drawn by his outside the box no nonsense overbuild knives. My first knife of his was a Pretorian with camo scales and Phillips screws in D2. That knife was carried on and it for duty and used for things knives shouldn’t be used for! I was so impressed with the fit and finish centered blade, bankvault lockup. His edge are always polished and clean. Makes it easy to maintain on a strop. At this point I’ve owned just about ever knife in the Medford lineup and each time I’m just as impressed as the very first one I owned.

    When Greg started making videos I enjoyed that we are very much in line with our views on the world and state of affairs. This company bleeds patriotism.

  37. T. McGee says:

    I just don’t feel like it would be American to choose just one. The craftsmanship, the community, and that satisfying click… you just can’t go wrong. Gigantes, Panzer, .26 Marauder, TFF-2, Fat Daddy, to the Praetorian Ti, once you’ve handled one, you won’t settle for less.
    (If you pick me, I’m passing the blessing on to someone less fortunate)
    Rah!
    – that annyoying sculptor in the back

  38. Kevin says:

    I own two Praetorian T’s. The craftsmanship is incredible, the blades are sexy and yes they are large but they pocket so well that I carry them often. I definitely recommend MKT.

  39. Robert Ellison says:

    I own 3 medford knives. Slim midi .187 . And micro predotorian. Feel in love with them when I first laid eyes on the full ti predotorian. A co worker had. I’m In several knive groups pages and have always had Greg’s back fuck!the haters. Quality made knives by American company.

  40. Jacqui says:

    I gave my husband a Praetorian T as a wedding gift 6 years ago. For our first wedding anniversary he received a Praetorian Genesis and for our 6th anniversary I gifted him a Micro Praetorian which I feel is his favorite. Love all the knives and would love to win him another or maybe for myself!

  41. Ryan Eggers says:

    The last thing anyone wants is to end up in a knife fight. But if you did find yourself in such a situation, you would probably want the Medford 187 DP in your hand.

    The 187 DP is a beast of a knife. With 3/16th stock used throughout the entire knife there is no other word to describe it. With the 3/16th stock some people may find this overwhelming at first. After carrying it around, it seemed normal, and all the other knives in my rotation seemed small.

    Luckily for the guys with large hands, this knife fills them up. It’s balanced and feels large but not overly so. It’s like being just full enough from a good Chinese food dinner. There is ample jimping (small notches cut into the back of a blade to prevent your fingers from slipping) on the base of the knife, making the grip much more secure. So if your glove size is a medium, you can still feel confident when handling it. There are many knives in my rotation, but nothing comes close to this. It has a perfect combination of thickness, balance, and proportion.
    Each piece of hardware is oversized on this knife just as it is on most all Medford knives. The beautiful pivot screw is a custom 6-hole design. It needs no adjustment as it comes perfect from the factory. Each of the standoff screws is a large 5mm beauty.

    The clip is milled from titanium. If you are one of those people, like myself, that is constantly running into doorframes, wall corners, and other solid objects that “jump out” at you, be warned. Most likely you will be taking chunks out of said wall with this clip– it’s that solid. There is no concern with it bending out of place. Like most knives with meaty clips, there is a worry of it tearing up your pocket or your leather car seats, you will have to use extra care.
    The handles on the 187 DP are composed of rugged tumbled titanium. Medford does this for the longevity and texture of the scales. They can take a heck of a lot of scratches and dings before they even show the slightest sign of use. The frame lock on this locks up like a bank vault. The lock sits on the first quarter of the base of the blade initially. I expect this to shift slightly to the first 1/3 of the base as the knife breaks in.
    This is pretty stiff on the knife but not overbearing. The thumbhole makes opening the knife manageable. Having a knife that is stiff to open gives you the confidence that it will not open in your pocket and slice your fingers up with you go to grab it. The detent (an indentation of the blade that helps keep the blade closed) of the blade nicely seats the blade with only a few millimeters left to close the blade. One comment on the opening of this knife is that it takes some practice. Because of the initial stiffness of the detent, some users might find it difficult to open. This is done on purpose to prevent the knife from coming open in your pocket and sending you to the emergency room. This can be overcome with practice and learning how your knife works.
    There is generous jimping (small notches cut into the back of a blade to prevent your fingers from slipping) on the top of the blade and on the base of the handle. This gives the knife a secure feel in your hand.
    The blade is a beautiful drop point that is PVD coated. There is also a large choil (or a large un-sharpened part of the knife blade that is located where the blade becomes part of the handle) on the underside of the blade for finer cutting work. It didn’t go unnoticed that the blade comes razor sharp with a mirror polish to the cutting edge.
    As expected from a custom knife manufacturer, everything is flawless. The blade is perfectly centered in the knife. The washers on opening and closing are silky smooth, and the lockup is as solid. The frame is as tough as it looks and will take a ton of abuse before showing any sign of use. Medford has a “Do not use any tools/lubrication on your knife. No exceptions” policy. If you are the type of person who likes to customize or tinker with your knives, this is not the maker for you. If you take apart your knife, try and tighten/loosen the screws, or dunk it in WD-40 the warranty is void.

    This knife is meant to be used. The 187 DP is a large folder that carries large but not uncomfortable by any means. It feels similar to an Emerson Commander or like a thick version of a Spyderco Para2 in the pocket. Use it as an EDC to open letters, packages, and to shotgun beers with friends. But rest assured if the worst-case scenario comes to fruition and this tool has to be put to work doing stabby things, it will be a catastrophic event for whoever is on the receiving end.

  42. Thomas P Butler says:

    I own two MKT knives (187 & slim flipper). The only knives I’d consider using if I had to pry the turret off a tank.

  43. Sam Worsham says:

    I currently own 2 Medfords. I have had the fortune of meeting Greg several times at the Blade Show in Atlanta. My personal favorite and quite possibly the best knife I own is the Medford TTF3. It does everything well and is rugged as hell. I’ve beat it to death and it takes everything with a grin. It deploys one handed and fast and holds an edge. I honestly can’t find one negative about it. Some may think it’s a bit large, but I like a beefy folder.

  44. John says:

    I can’t remember how I found Medford Knives, but when I found out that Greg was a Marine, I looked more into the company. I have a custom Marauder-H, a swift suicide, and a fighter. To pick one is like picking your favorite child, while they’re looking at you. The one that’s always been in my pocket is my Marauder-H. It’s a beast, like it’s creator. I’ll have to bring it with me to the grave.

  45. Donald Crowell says:

    I love my fat daddy, if I was lost in the woods and could only have one thing it would be this knife. It can do it all! I also like to pull it out around my liberal friends so I can see the look on there faces. Just Like how Greg likes to pull out the old gigantes around his liberal friends.

  46. Stephen Mills says:

    I am still working on the flip opening of the Proxima so that it is smooth as butter. Its design and heft are extraordinary and carry something primitive or primal through the metals so carefully forged.
    This Proxima is sculpted or scalloped to remind me of the tumbling leaves of the ancient Gingko trees, having walked beneath their clattering leaf-fall when teaching in Tokyo and Kamakura. Only Greg Medford, Gingko leaves and silk can sweep in scoops through air in the manner sculpted on the Proxima – Falling Leaf. This Medford brings me back to a breathtaking experience at dawn in the Emperor’s East Garden where warriors of sword and long bow practiced with me nested among the trees, watching.

  47. Ron Parker says:

    Love the craftsmanship and size of my Gentleman Jack. Perfect for those special events when a slip joint is appropriate.

  48. Hernando Revolver says:

    My current EDC’s are Genesis Praetorians.I switch off between 2 of them and a full size one.Im waiting now for a TFF FatDaddy.It would be nice if Greg would get off his ass and put some out.I cant wait to get mine.
    Attn:Also checkout Two Great MKT Dealers.
    1.The Medford Guy
    2.DLT Trading

  49. A.M. says:

    Medford Knife and Tool’s have become a, often unhealthy, addiction for me. Their current line-up is just as good as the retired beasts. I have several of each. If Greg would make a Wyiper H, I could die knowing my life was complete.

  50. Dean Clark says:

    Gigantes! With an EGA lasered on the finish side. When I know my day is near I can clentch it in my teeth and arrive in Valhalla ready to go! It’s one of the few I don’t have and can’t seem to persuade anyone to part with. Medford doesn’t make a single bad knife…EVER. That’s the one I want.

  51. Gary Fuqua says:

    It’s hard to pick a favorite! Which is why I have so many. If I absolutely HAD to pick one Medford it would be flipper fighter. Yeah, people do give nervous looks when I deploy it but man…what a hunk!! It easily does all the stuff smaller knives do but when you’re in it & you have to have a knife that can be used for the heavy lifting the flipper fighter is the I’d want in my hand! I bought it direct from Azkickr. PVD Blade with their signature groove treatment. The cherry however is the The Marine logo on the dress side!! My family has a long list of military service. Mostly Sailers, but one Army, one Air Force & a couple of Marines!! There’s nothing I can say that you don’t already know but they are the best of the best. First sent out last to pull out. That’s part of the appeal of the flipper fighter. It can take whatever you dish out & grin back at you like “That’s it? That’s all you got?” Go get your friends because you’re going to need them all!!…And by the way, tell them to pack a lunch!!”

  52. David Kuntzi says:

    First off, I admire your service, Thank you. I enjoy and look forward to your blades and rants especially the rants. Ive watched you grow a successful business on YT. God bless.
    Im a 30 + year retired correctional Sergeant, 29 year retired Air Force Master Sergeant (Reserve) and current Civil service employee. Enough about me, this is about all the incredible artwork you’ve produced. (You and your’s)
    Honestly, I could not even bring myself to use any of your knives. I would just carry one and drool everywhere. Truly, keep making these works of art you’ve got it figured out. Peace Brother.

  53. Ben B. Cook says:

    Hello I have a micro praetorion I bought a few years back and I love it !! I use it every day !!You guys have an amazing company and hope you keep it going!!

  54. Stephen d says:

    I started with ti and ended with a micro prae t. I also like the 187dp in s90v. Smooth as butter

  55. Ed Waddell says:

    Happy to support an American company providing jobs to those here in the US. Currently rotating a Marauder H with Vulcan S35 tanto and a contoured 187DP in 20CV both incredible pieces fit and finish has come a long way to be honest since some earlier purchases. I’d love to see a contoured Marauder as that is my favorite model. Keep doing what you’re doing Greg and Amy we love you!

  56. Jason Weishaar says:

    I recently got my Ti and its a beast. I want to live in the graphic arts book you guys put out and be the character. I am pretty sure the Ti can cut Superman in half if called to do so. Keep up the awesome work.

  57. William Barber says:

    My Favorite Medford so far has been a Praetorian T with Tanto blade in 3V. This knife is built like a tank headed for deployment into hostile territory, overbuilt and rugged as hell. I honestly believe I could chop down a tree and then butterfly dinner with no issues. The build quality, down to the heat treatment are world class and exude excellent craftsmanship in everyway. Keep up the fine work and the amazing design details.

  58. Derek Patterson says:

    Picked up a smooth criminal and it spends the most time in my pocket out of all my knives. Love the button lock, and the blade falls shut when you press the button. Favorite knife by a long shot

  59. Marc L says:

    I have been intrigued by Medford knives for a long time and finally took a leap and purchased a Smooth Criminal flipper. It’s not a bad priced entry level for a Medford. I am very happy with it. I love everything about the knife: craftmanship, ergonomics, and styling are great. I strongly suspect it got me hooked and there will be another Medford added to my collection in the near future.

  60. Edward Brackins says:

    My all time favorite Medford is the Fat Daddy! A true beast of a hard use knife that is still friendly for all but the smallest tasks, if you choke up on the blade. You can baton small firewood without worrying about damaging it and the D2 blade holds a good edge, while still being easy to resharpen.

    If you like a chunky, overbuilt, hard use knife that rides well in the front or rear pocket, buy a Fat Daddy!

  61. Tom says:

    My favorite Medford so far is my Slim Midi. I have owned a few Medford’s but there are always a bunch more I want! Even the EDC knives are built like a tank! Great craftsmanship on every piece they build.

  62. Michael Schindler says:

    I purchased the first A.S.K. knife at the Phoenix manufacturing plant. This knife is awesome. I carry it every day and use the prying blade to open all of the amazon packages we get on a regular basis.
    In addition, the main blade is razor sharp like all Medford knives.
    I do not know which one is sharper the A.S.K. i have or the Der Hund I purchased a couple years ago. Both are Great Knives

  63. Tony Jennings says:

    There’s not much left unsaid about the Praetorian. I remember watching Greg describe the knife as a tool equal to the theatre of war and thus more than capable of anything I could throw at it as a civilian. I believed him. He was right.

    Opinion runs wild about the knife. I’ll say this about mine. It’s never failed, and it cuts. The bonus is that it looks incredible doing so. Functional, durable, and reliable; the Praetorian T is one of my most carried and favored knives to this day.

  64. Paul Weialnd says:

    I have been a knife guy most of my life. I have been familiar with Medford knives but didn’t really like the Pretorian line because of ergonomics and in the hand feel. I never owned one until about 3 years ago. I started with the Infraction but really fell in love with the Marauder line and own four of them. My favorite is the midi or the slim midi. The in hand experience is great and I love the over all build. I even own two of the Pretorians. Great knives over all, I just prefer the Marauder line.

  65. Greg Bandemer says:

    I have currently have three Medford’s and am working on the forth. However, the workhorse I continue to go back to is the entry level Scout. It my hammer, persuader, pry bar, chopper and scrapper. Sometimes I actually use to it cut with.

  66. Colby Zell says:

    I live in a ridiculous non-auto state, so I got into Medfords after ordering an auto I could never legally carry.

    First one was a 187F. Then I spent entirely too much on Medford’s website drooling, and before long I got my favorite in a Proxima. It’s a beautiful, badass hunk of metal. She now flips smoothly and locks with a super satisfying click. The blade geometry is like functional art.

    I work part time in a gun shop – showed off the Proxima and heard the horrified words “wound channel” repeatedly. Mine is a beautiful bronze- I’m hoping my son will carry it someday.

  67. Irene Graves says:

    I gave my husband a Praetorian last year for his birthday. He LOVES it and all of his buddies are envious. Only problem is, it will not be really hard to “outdo” that gift this year, or maybe for years to come!

  68. Chaz says:

    My time waiting for my Praetorian T, I enjoyed, gave me chance to watch the daily videos, see how they are made, and who makes them. It is a great pocket knife, big, but not too big. When it is in your pocket it isn’t noticeable like most people would think. It is built like a tank, and operates like one, it has been with me most places I go, and does everything I need it to. My only complaint would be, when I purchased mine, there were less options, and different hardware. Which means, I need another one..

  69. Dale says:

    Greg, My favorite Medford is the Praetorian. Why you ask. Well I still recall the first time I saw one on a YouTube video. It took me years to put my hands on one and then I knew this is the knife that separates the men from the boys. Not only is the quality excellent but the heft of the knife compared to other knives makes you want to use it all the time. I compare the Praetorian to a jacked up Ford super duty and other knives to a Chevy Luv. This knife not only screams for attention but it deserves attention and respect.
    Thank you for this great opportunity.

  70. Zachary Bedford says:

    I have a 2016 praetorian I’m usually not too rough on my expensive blades but there was a time I was doing my bathroom tile and I needed to cut the threshold I had my pretorian on me and I said fuck it I bet this thing can hold up so I grabbed a hammer I put my knife up to the wood and smacked that son of a bitch whack whack giggled a little bit and did the other side I already knew the knife was beastly and I wouldn’t have done that if I thought it would damage the knife but I was confident and just as expected it didn’t even phase the knife..

  71. Jason Meador says:

    Medford knives are not only the best but the people that bring them to life are even better. I had the opportunity to purchase my first medford praetorian directly from the man himself and was treated like family. MKT USA is and always will be the best in the bussiness, business, shop them see for yourself!

  72. Chad Eckhart says:

    My favorite Medford knife is my Praetorian T sculpted with S35VN steel. The knife is a beast and I’ve owned approx 8 Praetorian T’s & G’s over the years and one Praetorian Ti.

  73. Brian Carlson says:

    Got my son a smooth criminal. What a great knife. Blade touches up with ease and the pvd coating is holding up remarkably well considering it is being used by a 16 yr old. He carrys it everyday.

  74. Chris says:

    Sending this on my wonderful wife Jacqui’s behalf (she posted 23 Aug), the bad ass behind the program, patriot herself, the one who raised the family, who has supported me, our family, fellow warriors, and nation over the years of continued deployments. She is more than deserving and would have no problem putting a Medford to work as intended if/when needed. I am not bragging, but this amazing women knows how to gift. She’s gifted me 3 Medford knives – Praetorian T, Praetorian Genesis, and a Praetorian Micro. Each a purpose, all have been put to work around the world. I do not leave the house without a Medford.

  75. Rick Joseph says:

    The Medford Praetorian Genesis is a beast of a knife that also easily disappears in your pocket. It is both heirloom quality that can be passed down to kids or grandkids, but it’s also one of the first items that you’ll grab if you “have to go to war”. Yeah it’s expensive, but worth every penny.

  76. Troy Davenport says:

    Arktika is by far the best Medford folder ever produced. Greg needs to bring this design back! I carry mine everyday and use her all the time.

  77. Derek Clark says:

    It is hard to pick just one but I would probably go with my USMC Fighter Flipper. I love the ruggedness of the 3V blade and the lineage of the Marine Corp fighting knife.

  78. Charles mayo says:

    The Medford Praetorian Genesis is the only knife I carry cause it’s a American made beast I trust my life with it and hope to buy more in the future

  79. Deadlee690 says:

    I am the proud owner of three Medfords. My favorite is the Gigantes. Greg if your reading this please make a full thickness gigantes it would be a beast. Your customer service is amazing, I called one time for a question and Amy actually answered the phone on her way into the shop. Greg also answered the phone one time when I had a concern, it was cool to chat with the boss. My next purchase will be a fat daddy, if you can ever keep them in stock they go fast 🙂

  80. Steve McShane says:

    I’ve been a fan for years! By fan I mean addict lol. Greg and his team make some of the most badass knives on the market. I’ve been lucky enough to add quite a few to my collection!!

  81. Justin Huffman says:

    I learned about your proudly built USA made tools through a Birdshot IV video on YouTube. They were able to steal Greg for a bit to chat and his personality was infectious. I ended up purchasing a sculpted first generation Slim Midi. Literally the perfect EDC, slim without being dainty or frail. Super thin behind the edge with a deep hollow grind. Literally the only one like it being hand textured on the scales. I have used and abused it, I will be passing it down for my kids to do the same! Keep doing what y’all are doing. Thanks!

  82. George K. says:

    I have four Medford knives. I like them all. The attention to detail and the build quality is second to none. My last purchase was a Marauder H and it is a beast and I can’t get it out of my pocket. Great knives and most important to me MADE IN AMERICA.

  83. Mark A Schalte says:

    Greg and his talented crew of engineers and tool makers and specialty creative finishers produce phenomenal “sharp pointy things”. They are the John Henry of knives that you can actually accomplish things with. I live reasonably close to the factory and have had the privilege of seeing the machining, assembly, and finishing of the pieces of art. To date, I only own an Artika, as I wanted a tool that I could carry in my truck, and clip to my shoulder gear when I was “out and about”. It’s massively stout, with silky smooth action, and perfectly centered blade. My next purchase will be a Micro Praetorian for EOD. Keep up the great work, Greg. Semper Fi. I salute you and your entire team!

  84. Ryan Smith says:

    I bought an AIO in 2011 and it was the baddest knife I’d ever seen. I loved the whole idea. A blade that would get you out of a jam when you needed it. It inspired me to buy buy another Medford knife because of the quality and how much I loved it. So I ordered a praetorian Ti. The lead time was long at the time, and I ended up waiting way longer. I never bought another folding knife and have no regrets. I do think the AIO has put me off folders for good though. I’ll pocket my praetorian any time a fixed blade is out of place, and I’d recommend both to anyone who wants my opinion (although the AIO was discontinued a long time ago now).

  85. J.P. Dunn says:

    I was intoduced to Medford knives by a coworker who had this bad ass tank of a knife, the Panzer. The feel of the knife, the action, overbuilt and precisely manufactured just piqued my interest. I started watching Greg and Amy on Youtube and decided the Praetorian Ti was my Unicorn. A couple years went by and my wife and I took a trip to Green Top for some reloading supplies and other odds and ends. I happened to pass the knife counter before leaving and noticed a guy handling a 187 Flipper. We chatted a bit, and he bought the knife. There was a Praetorian Ti in the cabinet calling my name, my wife said “isn’t that the knife you’re obsessed with?” I tried to hide my excitement that she noticed the knife but couldn’t. The salesman asked if I wanted to check and out and the first thing I thought of when handling it was holy shit it would be cool to drive this massively overbuilt chunk of American badassery into a communists jugular. As I handed the knife back to the salesman, Jimmy stopped by and we talked about how awesome Medfords are. He took me back into his private office and showed me his Medford collection. I was on cloud nine. We left the store without the Ti, its an expensive and most guys could only dream of having one. My wife noticed the excitement and I tried to convince her I’d be more than happy and thankful with a 187 DP or 187 Flipper. A couple weeks later I came home from work, my wife and four daughters were hovering around a box on the counter top. I had no idea what it might be but thought maybe it was a knife, possibly a 187. I opened the box and there laid the Praetorian Ti, I was elated, may have even shed a tear that my wife and kids thought I deserved such an awesomely built tool. Years have passed and Ive added a few more Medfords to the collection but I’ll never forget that day. The Praetorian Ti is a large knife, many EDC weenies think its way too big for daily carry. I carry it daily and rarely notice its in my pocket. A session on the wicked edge and its terrifyingly sharp. The knife handles very well and provides the user a lot of confidence, smash a window, shave your wifes legs, or pigstick a commie.

  86. Victoria Besch
    Victoria Besch says:

    I currently own three medford knives, What I love about this company is how unique and innovative their designs are, and highly functional. How they feel in hand is phenomenal, aswell as the grind and blade shape make it perfect for slicing. Honestly the fit,finish and quality is damn near perfect.

    More than anything they care and listen the their customers. Yes I know this review you’re reading you want to know about just the knife but what really sold me was the company itself. The first knife I ordered it was during the holidays and once I ordered I got a email. The email was asking since they seen I ordered so much od green they could customize the knife that color for me. When it was delivered it was even wrapped. It’s their personal touch for me. Every order I’ve made this medford family has made every purchase such a amazing experience. Needless to say the Praetorian P, the first knife I purchased will always be my favorite. Yes, every knife I’ve purchase was 100% worth it. Yes, I’ll continue purchasing more knives and great merchandise. And yes this company is just as great as the knives they produce. Will always highly recommend.

  87. MICHAEL DELIO says:

    I own the Medford Praetorian and I can truly say its something I use daily as well as something I will pass down to my family when I pass. this blade is both a solid work-horse as well as tactical. I teach Edged Weapons in my unit and I can tell you this is my go-to blade both in uniform and out. You can literally feel the stability and power in a Medford and you instantly know this a piece of gear that you could depend on to save your life.

  88. birdave57@yahoo.com
    [email protected] says:

    My favorite Medford design is the Marauder, full size as well as, the marauder H. I had a couple of full size Praetorians in the past and regrettably sold them. I’d love to get my hands on one or two more. But I won’t be letting go of the three Marauders I have! Keep up the Great work, Greg and team! Stay safe, Joe P.

  89. Dwight Wehner says:

    Need the full size Ti Practorian to go with my micro. The best there is, nothing more needs to be said.

  90. Daniel Lee says:

    My first Medford knife purchase was the full size Marauder drop point with Vulcanized blade with nice dull matte bronze scales. I remember the first time I deployed the blade and was impressed with the heft and smoothness of the blade swinging and locking in place. Nothing quite like the feeling of a Medford .25″ blade.

  91. Joseph A Lynch says:

    My first medford is the Praetorian Ti. For my wedding I purchased this knife for my self. I upgraded it with the bronze hardware. This knife is second to none. I can carry it wearing a black tie or carry it in the field. The quality. The attention to detail. The overall badassness is worth it. I am Saving for my second Medford. I can’t wait!

  92. Ricky Ellifritt says:

    Micro Praetorian is a very good knife. I only had it for a short time I got it from a guy at a flea market he did not know what it was did not know the quality the story behind the company I’ve carried lots of different knives over the years from being in the military working on the farm just being a straight up old country boy. Micro Praetorian I liked how the night felt it was well balanced blade was thick and heavy it just felt good in the hand I had the thing for almost a year and somebody took it when I was camping this summer. But every night that I have looked at from Medford they are quality I’d help people if you want a quality knife look into it there’s more expensive knives out there there’s less expensive knives but you’re buying a quality product I wish I still had mine.

  93. Richard Marchitto says:

    I absolutely love the Medford Marauder H . Perfect blend of beautiful American craftsmanship along with complete bad to the bone looks with beefy can do intent. If you want lifetime durability and 2nd to none style and longevity look no further ! Medfords passion for not only meeting, but exceeding cutlery lovers desire for USA quality and precision machinery, do NOT overlook what Medford Knife & Tool brings to the table ! Unsurpassed performance…

  94. Steve Horsley says:

    Micro praetorian is my favorite. This knife is the perfect size for every day carry and is built liked a tank. Love my micro praetorian!

  95. Luis A.
    Luis A. says:

    My favorite model has to be the Medford Praetorian Ti in all it’s full size glory. Tanto of course for that extra puncture strength! Although the sculpted DP version is better balanced in hand.. this is definitely a versatile choice. Everyone loves to hate this beauty, and has become an icon in the knife community, whether it’s on the good or bad side. EVERYONE KNOWS WHAT THIS IS AND WHO MAKES IT! Keep up the great work Greg, Amy, both Lindsays, Geoff and all of you at MKT!

  96. Bryce Harrington
    Bryce Harrington says:

    I have been a huge fan of Medford for a few years! I traded my entire Hinderer collection at my local dealer (Texas gun experience blade bar) for my 1st praetorian ti. Since then I have traded off all other brands in my stash for Medford knives! Not only is the product superior but the man behind the blades has my respect and I love supporting American business owners like Greg and they are very few and far between!! I’m a Medford Life’r. I have my favorite praetorian tattooed and it will be with me until I die unless I become a amputee.

  97. SHREK DIESEL
    SHREK DIESEL says:

    my biatch carries them almost everyday. she owns 5. her fav is a custom gen t with turtle laser graphic that goes from the handle and onto blade. super fn pimp.

  98. Greg Cascio says:

    I’ve been a knife collector for over a decade, spent 30 years in the machining trade before getting into healthcare. I hade a lot of experience with fabrication of tool steels and I learned to appreciate the quality of good tool steel to hold an edge so the evolution of custom knives using tool steel was inevitable, I purchased a Praetorian Genesis several years ago and it remains the marquis knife in my collection.

  99. Michael M Gagnon says:

    I have an old school TFF1. I got it when you first opened up. It’s the one with the original spade grind (big leaf) and it’s so sick. I also have a dog paw marauder I got from the OG knife guy in Cali. Gosh I can’t even remember his business name but he used to do the thing that recon 1 does now. My two prize possessions. The heat treats on the D2 is so flipping awesome; I can get that thing razor I’m talcum RAZOR SHARP on my sharpener. The marauder is an old school thick boy but it’s got S35 and the heat treat is also amazing! One of the first ones you did in s35 I’m fairly certain. Yeah I’ve been buying your knives and siding with your rants since you first opened your doors & got on you tube. You’re one of the only people that actually make me feel sane when you speak as opposed to 99% of the talking heads these days. As a matter of fact; I agree with every single rant you’ve ever done or spoken word. I’ve learned a bunch from your channel about knives also in general. Shit I may move to the desert just to come and work there! I’m fucking seriously! Well I’m out; till next time. I Love you guys, I appreciate you guys! Regards, MMG

  100. Kyle O'Connor
    Kyle O'Connor says:

    My favorite Medford I’ve experienced so far is my Marauder H ti with the Bronze/Purple American flag and a PVD finish on the handle and blade. This piece has a truly overbuilt but elegant feel to it, like the Roman Colosseum. The engineering and artistry that has gone into this knife resonates throughout it’s beautifully contoured lines and sturdy frame. The Praetorian ti is the flagship model for MKT but if you haven’t already, you absolutely need to add the Marauder to your watchlist. Keep up the INCREDIBLE work, MKT!

    Signed, a thankful vet.

  101. TheAggregate says:

    The hardest part of this review is picking my favorite!!

    I love my praetorians and I just got an M-48 which is in my pocket right now. Most of the heavier knives don’t carry well on the lightweight shorts I wear in the summer. Love the “easter eggs” on my M-48, pretty cool!

    I guess my favorites have to be my Marauder-H knives. I have a real soft spot for them. My favorite is the tanto blade style. I like the look, the functionality, and I love how overbuilt they are. Holding those things you feel like you could slice a tank in half!

    Love my Medfords!

    -Brian

  102. Vin Tran says:

    My favorite Medford I have to say is my Slim Midi. It’s perfect for EDC carry and for use on duty as a firefighter/paramedic. It’s light in weight but tough enough to handle tougher chores. The blade length in my opinion is perfect!
    The fit and finish are outstanding on all of my Medford’s. I support MKT for what they stand for, American Made built by Craftsmen! Thank you Greg/Amy and your staff for producing such great products that are meant to be used.

  103. Travis B. says:

    I worked with Amy to have a special memento knife made for my wife. It was a micro praetorian with a drop-point. I also had a Fat Daddy made for a hefty EDC I could use. My wife loves her knife, and frequently mixes it into her conceal carry routine. The Fat Daddy I got fits my large hands like a glove. In reverse grip, it is so comfortable that it doesn’t seem like a folder. It’s a chunky knife, with a lot of attitude and well designed geometry. It has a stout blade, that would be equally suited skinning a bear, or working your way out of an angry mob in downtown Portland. It fits well in my pocket, holds a good edge, and sounds like a 1911 slide being released when you flip it open and it locks up.
    I love it.

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