187 DP Stars & Bars/Rivets
This 187 DP features tumbled “Stars & Bars/Rivets” handles, a tumbled D2 drop point blade, a tumbled spring, blue hardware, and a blue clip.
The 187 series folder, named for the 3/16ths inch stock used throughout, is MKTs lower price-point offering for those absolute MKTooligans who want more than 1 MKT folder. If you are saving for the ultimate custom MKT blade or holding out for the Praetorian Ti, then we have something to tide you over. For the rest of us (who want to remain married), this series gets a man a hand-made American knife with rugged uniqueness that is truly American.
Be advised. We launch new hardware all the time to complicate things for the knock-offs coming from China. At any given time you may receive the last of the previous generation hardware or first of the new hardware. We do not change or give hardware preferences. There is no perfect way to do this so we switch them only when we are complete out of the previous design.
— Greg Medford
Greg Medford is a native Arizonan and an ardent American patriot. He is dedicated to hand-crafting and small-scale manufacturing as a part of the new Small Factory Industrial Rebirth of America. Greg’s early development was deeply shaped by his Mom being 2nd generation Greek immigrant and his Dad being from an old Irish/ American family that hails from Massachusetts, West Texas, and Arizona. The values of pragmatism, hard work, honesty, love of one’s country and treating people right were instilled early.
Greg is relatively new to knife making but attacks the calling with the same intense passion and dedication towards excellence that he brings to everything he does. A life long lover of all things edged, he is no newcomer to the design and use of knives.
Greg served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-1992. He was part of “New England’s Own” and deployed for Operations Desert Storm and Shield in 1990-1991. He holds a special place in his heart for anyone who needs a knife for the various things required in warfare and brings his first-hand experience to the design and making of these special blades. Greg knows and feels how important it is to have the very best tools to get you back to your loved ones after a mission or adventure. When a knife leaves the studio with the MKT logo stamped into it, all of these influences bear forth in the steel and quality of our products.