Grail - Large Wegner C48

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Grail - Large Wegner C48

Postby Simple Man » Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:44 pm

Not a be all end all grail, but one I've been looking for. This one just came in today and for a 12-16 year old knife it is a fine specimen. I ran across one of these locally 8-10 years ago, not long after they were disco'd, passed on it and have wanted one since. I got this one from the 'bay and it looks to only have been carried a few times with just a minor scuff on the clip. It was designed by Tim Wegner, now of Bladetech, back in the day. Pictured with my EDC G-10 E4.

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Postby 1623 » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:03 pm

Awesome man, such a great design.

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Postby C.L.L 97 » Wed Jun 27, 2012 8:42 am

That's a really cool knife, and like 1623 said,it's an awesome design. I saw one on the internet a long time ago, and I forgot about it, it looks really nice though... Congrats on gettin one of your Grail knives
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Postby Simple Man » Wed Jun 27, 2012 9:11 am

Thanks, I was really impressed when it got here. It has the factory edge on it and all, still sharp. Not quite factory/today sharp, but I bet a stropping would bring it back to new, not a ding or a roll at all. Real nice thing is that it has just enough break in on it that I will not be afraid to carry it on occasion.
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Postby SpyderNut » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:25 pm

The Wegner is still one of my all time favorite designs. Nice work, man. :)
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Postby Chris_H » Sun Jul 15, 2012 6:55 pm

The C48 Wegner is my favorite of the hunter-style :spyder: models. I love the size, curved handle, and drop-point blade. The ATS-34 steel on these was outstanding too.

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Postby IG-88 » Mon Jul 16, 2012 2:43 am

Sweet find!!! This is very nice knife! Nice ergonomy, good steel!! And hard to find... and next the jr? :)
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Postby Mr Blonde » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:05 am

That's a nice find. Back in the day it even was considered a top tactical folder - for whatever that's worth. IIRC it was unofficially adopted by the Gunsite training center as it's main tactical folder. I like my sample, but I was disappointed by its weight and small opening hole.
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Postby Jazz » Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:00 am

It feels so good in the hand in all grips. Such a good knife. I don't like liner locks, but I like it and it's in my pocket right now. I sharpened the hole, and that kind of made up for its small size. Not gonna happen, but I'd be all over one in a back lock.

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Postby Brian Turner » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:39 am

Sorry to take so long before jumping in. The C48 is simply one of the best designs and implementations ever. I've had mine for over 15 years and used it for everything including cutting electrical cables. Yes, partially serrated, and it's good to have friends who can put an edge back on after you take one down to nothing. :) Back a lifetime ago I loved it so much that I commissioned a slightly larger (4+" blade) fixed one from Tim Wegner, made of Talonite by Rob Simonich (RIP) They fixed the one necessarily evil thing I didn't like about the C48 - that it's flat. Unfortunately, the C48 is a folder and has to fit into pockets - go figure! Tim and Rob made it with a beautifully contoured, all rounded edges micarta handle. It is probably the most useful multi-purpose knife I own. I prefer not to chop with it, and it's a bit less hefty than the loppers I like to carry in the woods (with blades 4 or 5 inches longer), but other than that job, it can and does handle everything thrown at it while keeping its edge and even its looks.

The C48 Wegner is the knife I choose for my workhorse, and I have many to choose from. The C48 is a definite hall of famer. BTW, the descendent of the C48 is still available from Tim in S30V at his site.

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Postby Jazz » Mon Nov 26, 2012 11:30 am

Brian Turner wrote:Sorry to take so long before jumping in. The C48 is simply one of the best designs and implementations ever. I've had mine for over 15 years and used it for everything including cutting electrical cables. Yes, partially serrated, and it's good to have friends who can put an edge back on after you take one down to nothing. :) Back a lifetime ago I loved it so much that I commissioned a slightly larger (4+" blade) fixed one from Tim Wegner, made of Talonite by Rob Simonich (RIP) They fixed the one necessarily evil thing I didn't like about the C48 - that it's flat. Unfortunately, the C48 is a folder and has to fit into pockets - go figure! Tim and Rob made it with a beautifully contoured, all rounded edges micarta handle. It is probably the most useful multi-purpose knife I own. I prefer not to chop with it, and it's a bit less hefty than the loppers I like to carry in the woods (with blades 4 or 5 inches longer), but other than that job, it can and does handle everything thrown at it while keeping its edge and even its looks.

The C48 Wegner is the knife I choose for my workhorse, and I have many to choose from. The C48 is a definite hall of famer. BTW, the descendent of the C48 is still available from Tim in S30V at his site.
I'd love to see a pic of that. :cool:

- best wishes, Jazz.

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Postby Mako109 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:34 pm

Congrats on your acquisition. I think the C48 also deserves a SPRINT release, with CQI design considerations in mind of course. WENGER SPRINT!

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Postby phillipsted » Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:28 am

Congrats on your pick, SimpleMan! To be honest, both Wegners were not on my radar in the 1997/1998 timeframe. For whatever reason, I missed out on the original release and all the disco sales...

Since about 2005 or so, I've lusted after a C49 Wegner Jr. Never have pulled the trigger on one... I probably should one of these days...They are only getting harder and harder to find...

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