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The Jaeger and Tracker

 

Tracker

Specs:

Blade Length: 5.75" Weight: ? oz.

Blade Thickness: 3/16" Sheath: Cordura nylon

Overall Length: 10.5" Blade Steel: Aus8a

Rc: 57-59

The Standard handle materials were: Kraton 

 

    I have very little information concerning this model at this time.  The Tracker was introduced in 1991 and appears in the 1993 factory literature. It appears to have been dropped by 1994 with only 600 being produced. It is not listed in my dealer price list for that year.  The knives were made in Japan and Hand finished in Effingham IL.  If anyone knows of any variations, or can add information regarding this model please contact me.

 

    Here is a prototype of the Tracker which was made by noted custom knife maker and designer Vaughn Neely. The blade material is 440C. Notice the the handle is not the same shape as the final production version. I believe this prototype was made in 1991. This photo was provided by Anthony Lombardo.

photo courtesy of  A.P. Lombardo

 

 

 

   

    Here is another prototype from Vaughn Neely also made in 1991. This is a prototype for both the Tracker and Jaeger which very closely related. The difference between two is that the Jaeger sports a shorter 4.5" blade that is not as broad as the Tracker. The blade material is once again 440c. This photo was also provided by Anthony Lombardo.

photo courtesy of  A.P. Lombardo

 

 

 

    Here we have an example of the Tracker in final production shape and size. Notice the differences in the blade and handle from the prototypes pictured above.

photo courtesy of Tom Carey

 

 

photo courtesy of Tom Carey

 

photo courtesy of Tom Carey

 

 

 

 

Jaeger

Specs:

Blade Length: 4.5" Weight: ? oz.

Blade Thickness: 3/16" Sheath: Cordura nylon

Overall Length: ?" Blade Steel: Aus8a

Rc: 57-59

The Standard handle materials were: Kraton 

 

As was mentioned above in the Tracker section these knives are very closely related to the Tracker. The difference is the blade is shorter and broader. You can see the blade is broader on the Tracker by looking at the tang area of the two models. Below is a picture of the Jaeger which was provided by Anthony Lombardo.

photo courtesy of  A.P. Lombardo