Knife Type: Special Forces Blade Style: Drop Point Blade Length: Approx 7 1/2" inches (18.7 cm) Total Length: Approx 12 1/2" inches (31.5 cm) Weight: 10.9 oz (311 grams) Blade Material: Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel Bolster Material: AISI 304 Stainless Steel Blade Grind: Hollow Grind with Unsharpened Swage Blade Thickness: 6 mm Blade Finish: Satin Finish Tang: Full Tang Ricasso: Yes Choil: Yes Handle Pins: 9 small tactical pins Handle Material: Exhibition Grade Stabilized Caucasian Walnut Grip Style: Coffin (Concave) Balance Point: Combat (at the front bolster) Designed by: Modell Design LLC Sheath: Overseas made embossed heavy duty leather sheath, Loveless-style. 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. You can see a faint circular outline from one of the pins in the bolster and the knife has been priced accordingly.
This knife is intended for highly trained individuals who extensively manipulate their knife during combat. The specialized design permits the user to roll the knife to forward grip cutting edge up and continue to hold the grip comfortably, as well as conventionally flip to and from a reverse grip. The thumb rest gimping is on the spine side only so users can tell without looking whether the cutting edge is up or down. There are no quillons to get stuck during a quick draw. The high quality Böhler D2 Carbon Tool Steel takes a fine edge and holds it for a long time (the downside is you need a diamond or saphire hone to resharpen it). D2 is regarded as the best carbon steel for knives, and is very corrosion resistant for a carbon steel. With a satin finish there is little reason for adding a coating (coatings tend to disguise flaws or lock in moisture that seeps through a break).
The knife features a Yagyu Clan Fat Nose tip. This ancient Japanese design enhances bleed-out. The point of balance is located to facilitate flipping between a forward and reverse grip.
We use a lot of high quality Arizona Desert Ironwood for handle scales because it is naturally stable, looks great, and is highly desired by the knife collector community. That said, everyone can get Ironwood. We wanted something really special so we imported a sample of highly figured Caucasian Walnut (think Caucuses Mountains) then had one of the highest regarded wood stabilizing firms in the USA stabilize it. In our opinion the result was fantastic. The forge decided to use it for this very special knife.