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NEW! L.T. WRIGHT WOODLAND TRAIL. Sold exclusively at The Knife Connection

by Administrator Stoops

Our NEW WOODLAND TRAIL Knife is currently available in both Saber and Scandi Grinds. We just got in a great selection of beautiful desert ironwood handles, as well as some micartas and G10.


LT Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail Desert IronwoodThe L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail knife is a premium knife designed for discriminating users who demand the finest.

The L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail is a collaboration effort between Dale (the designer) at and L. T. Wright Handcrafted Knives. It is offered exclusively by Each knife and the accompanying sheath are hand made in the U. S. A. (the knife in Ohio) using the finest materials with careful attention given to each one during the building process.

The Woodland Trail is a descendant of the best-selling Forest Trail knife designed by Dale at and shares some of the same features. It makes a great companion knife for the Forest Trail knife.










LT Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail at The Knife Connection

The handle shape and size have been specifically designed to provide the user with a firm, comfortable grip in a variety of holds and positions. The thumb/finger scallops provide the user with a better hold when using the “pinch finger” hold for side cuts and more delicate work. The knife can also be worked hard due to the handle shape and size allowing you to do cutting tasks that a knife of this size normally cannot do efficiently. The Woodland Trail is nimble in the hand with great control for tasks such as skinning but it also provides a solid grip for tasks such as batoning kindling wood. The drop point blade makes the knife a great general purpose outdoor knife. It's a perfect knife for field dressing medium to large-sized game and handling small to medium bushcraft tasks such as making fuzz sticks, trap parts and tent stakes.







 LT Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail at The Knife Connection

This knife features A2 tool steel which is an excellent quality cutlery steel. A2 tool steel will take a very keen edge, is abrasive resistant and tough which makes this an excellent knife for aggressive users.

Whether you are field dressing a Whitetail deer in Ohio, making fuzz sticks at camp or cutting netting on a military mission, the dependable Woodland Trail knife will get the job done quickly and efficiently!

A heavy duty leather dangler sheath is included. The dangler can be removed so the knife can be carried in the "high ride" position if desired.






About A2 Carbon Steel

LT Wright Handcrafted Knives Woodland Trail at The Knife Connection

AISI A2 is a carbon steel with the addition of 5% chromium and 1.1% molybdenum, allowing it to quench in still air (A for Air.) While stainless amounts of chromium (12% or more) make tool steel gummy and hard to sharpen, the modest amount of chromium in A2 improves its toughness and abrasion resistance, but imparts only a slight measure of corrosion resistance (like high carbon steel, it will rust and appropriate preventative care must be taken.) During heat treatment the chromium addition combines with some of the carbon in the alloy to form chromium carbides: tough, hard particles dispersed through the steel. These carbides are the primary contributors to A2's celebrated edge retention. A2 is one of the steels that responds well to cryogenic treatment. This extreme cold treatment (-320 degrees F) essentially finishes the original quench, increasing the Steel's toughness without any decrease in hardness. You get increased wear resistance without any increase in brittleness so a cryogenically treated blade will hold its edge longer. You can keep working instead of sharpening. A2 is a great steel that offers a real improvement in edge retention over some of the simpler carbon steels.







Blade Length: 3.75"

Blade Steel: A2 Tool Steel

Blade Thickness: 1/8"

Blade Type: Drop Point

Brand: LT Wright Handcrafted Knives

Grind: Saber

Handle Material: Desert Ironwood

Knife Style: Fixed Blade

Knife Weight: 4.6 oz

Origin: USA

Overall Length: 8"

Rockwell Hardness: 57-59 RC

Tang: Full

Warranty: Lifetime against knife defects

New Website Layouts for Mobile Phones & Tablets!

by Administrator Stoops

We realize that an increasing number of you are using iPhones/smartphones and iPads/tablets to shop online these days. We have invested to bring you the very best knife shopping experience on the web today.

We are thrilled to announce that today we launched 10 new versions of, completing full compatibility with all screen resultions from mobile phones, all the way to bigscreen monitors. iPad users can now enjoy a special tablet layout in portrait mode, or rotate your iPad to landscape mode to shop using desktop layout!

There are 3 main layouts for desktop users, and the layout will automatically switch to the best layout depending on your screen resolution. Those with full HD monitors will enjoy a wide content-filled viewing experience with more products per row. Those of you with medium sized monitors will enjoy a fantastic viewing experience as well, but usually with one less item per row in "grid" view. There is even a small desktop layout which will work perfectly for extra small laptops, netbooks, or higher resolution tablets. is now perfectly compatible and optimized for all iProducts, iPods, iPads, iPhones, and of course, Laptops and Desktops from Apple.

Tested with over 100 resolutions, our new multi-layout website should be a prefect fit for you, whether you are on the road using your phone, at lunch with your tablet, or in the office or home with your desktop computer.

We would absolutely love to hear how the new experience works for you on your devices. Our development philosophy is one of active improvement. Feel free to drop us a note!

Kindest Regards,


Shipping Dept. Closed July 21 - 24, 2014

by Administrator Stoops

Dear Friends,

Due to a wedding, it will be necessary for us to close our shipping department from July 21 - July 24 (Monday - Thursday). Orders placed during this time, will begin shipping Friday July 25th. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but are letting you know so that you may adjust your plans accordingly. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind Regards,


Welcome to The Knife Connection, 2.0!

by Administrator Stoops

Same People. Same Great Service. More Exciting Features!


Today we launched a complete revision of our web store and want to begin by thanking you, our customers, who have supported us over the last 6 years to make this step forward a reality. We greatly appreciate your business, and are committed to serving you.

Planning for this website design began over 2 years ago, and month by month we have steadily worked toward the final product, which is our concept of the premier knife shopping experience!


Previous Website

In 2008, was started as a friendly, informative and easy to use web store, where you could find and purchase premium knives and accessories. Our original store was built on an older ecommerce platform that was stable and secure, but lacked many features our customers requested. Beginning 2012 it became increasingly clear a "total overhaul" was needed. We began our search for the platform that would retain all the characteristics of the original store, while making it easy for the customer to find what they are looking for, whether it be from a search-as-you-type search box, an organized dropdown menu bar, or a powerful filtering system (located on the left side of your screen on any category page). After months of reasearch and hard work, we have found and built such a system, bringing you the highest level of shopping enjoyment.

IMPORTANT! now re-directs to theknifeconnection.NET, which is now our primary domain. Please update your bookmarks as needed. This decision was made in an effort to simplify search queries, marketing, and general browsing.


AlphaSSL 256-bit Security Provided

Let's face it, web security is a big deal these days. Our new website is more than a "pretty" interface, we have also "hardened" our security protocols. Our security certificates have been upgraded from 128-bit encryption to 2048 bit root strength & 256 bit encryption strength. Our SSL certificate is provided by leader in the security industry, AlphaSSL. You may shop without worry, knowing that cutting edge security measures are enabled to protect the transmission of your personal information. We have never, and will never share a customer's personal information with any third party. Period.

Change in Shipping Policy

99.99 Free Shipping!

We previously offered free shipping on orders of $40.00 or more. Now we offer free shipping for orders of $99.99 or more, however, please be advised that most items under $99.99 have been lowered in price, so that your overall cost is nearly the same across the board.

Customer Accounts Illustration

Customer Accounts

A weakness in our previous platform, was the inability for a customer to create and login to their own personal account. This is very useful when you wish to check an order status, review previous orders, manage return requests and status', or manage personal wishlists & compare lists. All these things and more are now fully available to you with our new system!

Checkout As Guest

While these features are incredibly useful, we also understand that some wish to leave a smaller "footprint" on the web. We fully appreciate and respect this decision, and for this reason we will never require you to create an account in order to purchase from and use the other features in our store.

At checkout, there will alway be a "Checkout As Guest" option, allowing you to checkout without creating an account first.

Order Status and History

Checking your order status and order history (even if you do not have an account) is now incredibly easy on our website. At the top of the screen click My Account Button, then enter your order number OR email address in the "Order ID/Email" field, and submit. That's it!

Wishlist & Compare List

Wishlist / Compare List Quick Add Buttons

ADD TO WISHLIST & ADD TO COMPARE buttons have been added to all products throughout the site, making it convenient to add and keep track of and compare products you like.

Product Notification Requests:

Following close behind Customer Accounts, was the inability to notify customers when a particular product will be back in stock. Many customers wish to be notified when a product is back in stock, and understandably so! We took this into careful consideration, and are happy to now provide a streamlined, automatic notification system for any out-of-stock product on our site!

Product Notification Feature

How to sign up for a product notification request:

1. browse to the desired item page

2. click "Notify me when this product is back in stock"

3. enter your email address & submit.

4. Our system will instantly send you an email notification when the quantity of the desired item is updated!

Powerful Drop-down Menu

More navigation options means more speed! We have designed powerful dropdown menus allowing you to browse knives based on the Knife Maker, or by The Way the Knife will be Used. Any location in the entire store's catalog may be quickly accessed by clicking a main button of the menu bar, or by hovering over the botton and clicking a submenu item. Check it out!



Perhaps you have used google or some other search engine that starts giving you search results, as soon as you start typing. This can be a very handy feature to see the "live" results of your search as you type. This feature is now available at! Just go to the search box and begin typing! Results based on the letters or number you type will begin to give instant results.

Powerful Filtering System

Search-As-You-Type is fantastic, but finding the perfect knife is detailed business! There are so many things to consider. Sometimes you just need more.... For those who appreciate detail, we have taken extra time to set up a filtering system for nearly every product in this store. From any category page, like for example Knives By Maker, you will see the "REFINE BY" column at the left side of the screen. Use this filtering system often, and learn to harness the power available. You can narrow a selection of hundreds of knives to a few by just thinking about it! Just kidding, but it's almost that easy!

Narrow your search by selecting variables like Price, Brand, Steel Type, Blade Length, and more! You may expand or collapse each filter by clicking on it.

News & Social Media

In the past, we have made use of social media newsfeeds such as facebook and twitter, but not in a large way, primarily due to lack of time. In the near future our goal is to improve the flow of news and updates through this news feed, facebook, twitter, and a monthly or bi-monthly newsletter. Stay tuned!

We Need You!

We adhere to a proactive development philosophy. We understand that the needs of our customers are continually changing. We are here to serve you, and to provide you the best possible shopping experience. If there is a feature you feel would improve your shopping experience, please let us know! We will take under careful consideration any comments and suggestions you may have. Together with your input, we want to continue the flow of high quality knives and gear to your home.

At Your Service,

Dale Stoops, Owner