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Echanis as the designer, was the accepted info at the time. When we began the Warrior project, We'd spoken with Chuck about doing the Warrior history. Unfortunately he passed away before he was able to begin.
The next source for info had to be Bob Taylor, but he was pissed at me over an earlier misunderstanding. I contacted Bob and he said he wasn't mad anymore and was willing to share info. I spoke with Mike Janich about the project and he also thought it would be an interesting project. Both Bob Taylor and Michael Janich are knowledgable and trained and I couldn't have found a better team.
Mike and I went to Bob's house and spent the day with Bob and his wife Chris. Much history was recorded and many photos taken. Bob had samples of each of the Warrior pieces made. It was a great history lesson. Mike created the book (that comes with the knife) and did a great job. We believe it is an accurate history of the ideas behind the knife and the development of models based on the idea. Randy Wanner is also to be commended, but we've not been able to contact him. Bob's and Randy's royalties on the model go to a Military org for fallen soldiers.
The next Taylor project coming out soon is the "Pygmy Warrior". A fixed blade made to be simple but effective. Bob wanted to make the knife as affordable as possible for soldiers. It has two sets of G-10 scales for varying handle thickness. CTS-BD1 steel, DLC coated. The original "saw-back" serrationn for trapping. Boltaron sheath.
More expensive than we'd like, but 100% USA made.
We're currently working on a "Spyderized" version of Bob Taylor's "Pocket Warrior". (I guess there were some legal issues with "The Hobbit From Hell" [THFH] calling his knives "Hobbits")