Dietmar Pohl is a German knife designer with over a decade and a half’s experience in the Soligen knife industry. Pohl is the owner and designer for Pohl Force Knives, which are currently made by LionSteel in Maniago, Italy.
I got to play with a table full of the Pohl Force products at Blade Show. Each one had excellent fit and finish. The ergonomics of Pohl’s blades speak in the visual lines and tactile feel. Though heavily ensconced in the Tactical/Military/Law Enforcement battlespace, if you are looking for the high speed, low drag appearance for your civilian pocket, search no further. Pohl’s knives are as tough as advertised.
Most of the Pohl knives I saw on one of the authorized dealer sites, fixed and folder, are kitted up with D2 steel blades. Prices range from $450.00 down to $195.00, depending on the model.