Robertson’s Custom Cutlery and Bob Neal Knives introduced LDC Custom Knives in 1996.
It was a great success!
These knives were featured in American Handgunner, Blade and graced the cover of Tactical Knives! While many of the materials and features seem common place today. In 1996 these knives were State of the Art. Don’t miss out on a rare opportunity to own a piece of custom tactical folder history.
The LDC Custom Knives were developed to provide both collectors and users with the unique opportunity to own a combat/utility knife from some of the best knife makers in the world. Unlike any other line of custom tactical knives, these offered “instant collectability.” This was achieved by the following features: 1) Rare. This is the first time a set of custom knives like this was offered. 2) Limited. Each LDC knife design was limited to 50 serial numbered knives. 3) Unique. Each knife design incorporated a feature or style element that was unusual to each of the well-known makers. 4) Exclusive. Each LDC knife design was created by and only available through LDC Custom Knives. 5) Quality. No matter what form it takes, quality is always in demand.
The first series, “The Tactical Ten,” consisted of LDC-1 through LDC-10. Serial numbers 1-25 were reserved for those customers wanting to collect the ten knife set. Single knife purchases less than 10 were serial numbered 26-50. These tactical folders were handmade by Joel Chamblin, C. H. Morris, Mel Pardue, Roy Helton, John W. Smith, Allen Elishewitz, Pat Crawford, Kit Carson, Chris Reeve, and Howard Viele. We currently have 8 of the 10 prototypes available to purchase. Please click on the photos below to take you to the knife specs.