SPORTING KNIFE DESIGNS BY KIT RAE
Outside of the Kit Rae Fantasy Art brand, Kit has designed numerous knives, weapons, and tools for various companies, mostly in the tactical and sporting catgories, and he supervised the replicas for many licensed film and video game weapons. After constant inquiries about these items we started sort of a scrapbook list. The Brands Kit has designed for include Honshu, M48 Kommando, United Cutlery, Combat Commander, Black Ronin, Tailwind, Rigid Knives, Colt, Harley-Davidson, Stanley, Remington, Gil Hibben, among others, going way back early in his career. It is by no means complete, but most of his designs are listed, to the best of our memories. The list goes back to approximately 1985 when Kit first started in the knife business. Click on a Brand to go to that section.
CT1 Bowie The first release in the second generation Colt knife line from United Cutlery. Made by Camillus Cutlery in New York.
CT36, CT43 series Pony Liner Locks I also used this frame for the Colt scrimshaw series.
CT49, CT50, CT96, CT97 Series Colt Cobra and Cobra II Liner Locks (bottom three knives in photo) My favorite hard use, no-bull folding knife. The knife that really put Colt folding knives on the map.
HD1 Lockback Based on my Rigid lockback tooling, which was in turn based on a lockback design I lifted from an original Rigid factory knife from the 1970s.
HD6 Freedom Knife (1999) The only H-D fixed blade limited edition collectible I ever designed. Featured on the Blade Magazine February 2000 cover. I tried to do something different than the typical H-D bowie collectibles that had come before. Released in 1999, (even though the blades are marked 1998) and limited to 7500 pieces.
HD18 Silver Thunder Liner Lock (top left knife in photo, black version under it)
RG1, RG2 Liner Locks (middle knife in photo) My first folding knife. There were many, many Japanese knockoffs of this knife made. Before the days of dιtente ball bearings to hold the blade closed! It was very dangerous to keep one in your pocket. I remember Sal Glesser from Spyderco coming to United's booth at the Blade Show sometime in the late 1980s, handing me his business card and requesting I call him about doing some design work. Spyderco was one of the only companies at the time that made stainless, one-handed opening folding knives with pocket clips. They owned the market back then.
RG40 Hunter Blade art only.
CL0103 Cathedral Peak Hiking Staff
SL37 Roll Tech Utility Knife Another version of the Colt Revolver knife. Prodcut was not made to spec.
WR0100SG, WR1010SG, WR0102SG Large, Medium, and Small Stag Bowies Blade art only.