OGA-3 (Green Handle)
Blade Style: American Tanto
Blade Length: Approx 6 1/4 inches (15.9 cm) as measured to center of front bolster
Total Length: Approx 11 1/2 inches (29.2cm)
Weight: 10.1 oz (286 grams)
Blade Material: Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel
Hilt/Bolster Material: AISI 304 Stainless Steel
Blade Grind: Hollow Grind
Blade Thickness: 4.2 mm
Blade Finish: Satin Finish
Tang: Full Tang, Tapered
Handle Pins: 8 small tactical pins, one mosaic pin
Handle Material: Green Micarta(TM) (or generic equivalent), White Liners
Grip Style: Ergonomic
Balance Point: Combat (inside the front bolster)
Designed by: Modell Design LLC
Sheath: Overseas made embossed heavy duty low top leather sheath. Do not store knife in leather sheath long term because the chemicals in leather can corrode/tarnish metal.
Product is a hand made knife. All measurements and weights approximate
This rescue/combat knife is very popular with military and contractor personnel. It features an American tanto-style blade on our OGA-2 handle.
Special acknowledgement and thanks to my friend Jay Fisher, a pioneer in military knives and tanto's in particular, for his inspiration, permission and similarities between this knife and MANY of his military tanto designs. It is a sort of all roads lead to Amber situation, and he was there first. In recent years mass producers have started copying the design elements of his originals but for serious use there is simply no comparison. Two hours with a mass produced knife and real targets, including ballistic gel, and you will be in serious pain whereas the guy with the good knife has a hand that feels fine.
The knife has front and rear AISI 304 stainless steel bolsters. The blade is professionally tempered Böhler D2 Tool Steel. The swage is blunt for added tip strength.The handle is ergonomically shaped for comfort and has an OGA handle for easier retention. There is gimping on both sides of the thumb rest and on the thumb-side of the butt (for a reverse grip where the thumb on the butt).
This specific knife has a glass breaker, located so as not to interfere with a reverse grip. Glass breakers are inherently dangerous to the users and should only be used with protective gear (eye, hand, arms, body) and as a last resort to save a life.
Although the knife comes with a leather sheath, it was designed to fit into an appropriate length kydex insert cloth modular sheath (e.g., Spec Ops(TM). We are a dealer should you require one.
We usually have one or two of these in stock, but they are available for custom order (you can specify the blade length, handle length, materials, finish, glass breaker or not, etc.). If you have questions about our inventory or wish to custom order, please e-mail us.
Things to Consider Before Ordering:
1) Check with your local laws to determine the legality of all items ordered. Seller is not responsible for any items seized by customs or other authorities and will not knowingly make shipments to countries where any items are illegal. By placing an order, you are representing that you are an adult, the product(s) ordered are lawful in your local jurisdiction and that you will use the products in compliance with all applicable laws. You accept full responsibility and costs for all customs fees and VAT. Seller will not replace or refund any item confiscated by local authorities or customs agents.
2) These are handmade. There will be slight imperfections on most handmade work commensurate with its pricing. Mr. Ali's highest quality/grade/difficulty knives generally sell for $300 to $500 through other venues with Collector Grade Butterfly Sword pairs selling for up to $1,595.
3) Plain Language Disclaimer: Knives are inherently dangerous. Glass breakers are also very dangerous to the user and should be used only in cases of life or death and with protective gear. Swords with sharp edges are for display only and should not be used for martial arts training. Even blunt swords are dangerous. You agree that you won't sue the Seller, designer or maker for anything related to using this product for any reason whatsoever and you (and we) really mean it!