This time on Steal of the Week we’re going to be taking a look at Pohl Force knives. Pohl Force was founded by knifemaker Dietmar Pohl, and specializes in combat, tactical, and outdoor survival knives. They produce a wide array of folders and fixed blades, so we’ve selected a few that exemplify the best qualities of the brand.
Our first model, the Bravo One, is a stout, customizable folding knife that would make an ideal EDC. It shows up in the box as a two handed opener with a deep fingernail nick, but includes the necessary hardware to turn it into a one handed opener with ambidextrous thumb disk. The action is smooth and easy enough that you can get a comfortable one handed open even without the thumb disk, so this is a really fun one to open. The 3.26″ blade is held in place with a lockback mechanism, which features the Boye dent to make it easy to find and disengage.
Handle is a little on the small side, so if you’re looking for something slightly larger you’ll want to move up to this knife’s big brother, the Alpha. That said, it’s still quite a comfortable hold thanks to the overall shape, and there’s a choil and some jimping present for a nice sense of control. The handle material is a coyote brown glass-fiber reinforced plastic with some heavy 3D texture lending an assured grip. Pocket clip on this model is reversible for left or right side, tip-up carry, and it features a nylon lanyard with a stoic little skull bead.
Next up we have the Romeo Two, a vicious mid-size fixed blade. The Romeo Two is the smaller of the Romeo knives, sporting a four point six inch blade in comparison to the Romeo One’s six inch blade. The spear point blade features partial serrations on both sides, and is actually manufactured from titanium rather than stainless steel. This knife was designed for use by mine divers and battlefield clearance technicians, and titanium was chosen for its anti-magnetic properties as it’s less likely to trigger a mine or set off magnetic detonators. A side effect of the titanium blade is a really light, comfortable hand feel.
The handle is also the glass-fiber reinforced plastic, again with 3D texture present to aid with grip. It’s a very good size and shape for even large hands, and the finger guard enables very safe operation. The Romeo Two features a flexcord safety lanyard and comes with a MOLLE compatible Kydex and nylon sheath.
Finally, we’re going to check out one more fixed blade; the Quebec One survival Bowie. Dietmar Pohl puts his own unique spin on the classic design, turning out a fierce fixed blade that was overbuilt to the nines by LionSteel in Italy. The Quebec One has a continuous full tang, with a 7.6″ blade manufactured from Sleipner Tool Steel.
This model has an unbelievably ergonomic handle, with indents for each finger granting you a ridiculously secure hold. To contribute to that sense of security, the Quebec has an even more pronounced double finger guard than the Romeo. Handle scales are a 3D milled G10, and are of course removable to allow for paracord wrapping. Like the Romeo, this model also features a flexcord lanyard.
Sheath on this one is German kydex, with a MultiLock belt loop that is adjustable to multiple different angles. The knife slots into the sheath very securely, with thumb pressure on the back necessary to successfully draw the knife.
These are just a few selections from Pohl Force’s wide array of folders and fixed blades, all of which were carefully constructed with hard use in mind. To see the full range of Pohl Force products, click here. To see our entire inventory, visit knifecenter.com