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Arctica

"Arctica" tactical, combat, rescue, survival knife, obverse side view in CPMS30V high vanadium powder metal technology tool steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, Thunderstorm kevlar with brass handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath with ultimate belt loop extender and all accessories
"Arctica" tactical, combat, rescue, survival knife with all accessories: leather sheath, locking kydex sheath, Ultimate Belt Loop Extender, Magnesium/Firesteel Firestarter, HULA with MagTac Flashlight LIMA with LED Maglite Solitaire, sternum harness plus, belt loops, clips, stainless steel hardware, SCUBA and Paracord lanyards, archival nameplate, heavy canvas embroidered bag
"Arctica" Tactical Combat, CSAR, Survival Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 12.75" (32.4 cm), Blade Length: 7.0" (17.8 cm), Thickness: .245" (6.2 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb., 4.5 oz. (581 grams), Sheath (with extender, accessory package, HULA, LIMA, Firestarter, and Maglites): 1 lb., 11 oz. (794 grams)
  • Blade: CPMS30V High Vanadium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59, Media Blasted, Flat Non-reflective
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, Media Blasted, Flat Non-reflective
  • Handle: Thunderstorm Kevlar/Brass/Epoxy Laminate Composite, Micarta canvas reinforced phenolic
  • Sheath 1: 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder, Polyester
  • Sheath 2: Locking, Black Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel
  • Ultimate Belt Loop Extender: Polypropylene and Polyester belt loop extender with Fine DMT diamond pad sharpener, stainless steel non-reflective snap
  • HULA: (Holder, Universal, Lamp, Articulating) Welded and machined 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel, 5052H32 corrosion-resistant, high strength aluminum alloy, 6AL4V titanium alloy, Maglite MagTac series flashlight
  • LIMA: (Lamp Independent Mount Assembly) Polypropylene stitched with high strength polyester, 304 stainless steel fittings and hardware with Maglite LED Solitaire and stainless retainer
  • FIREBLOCK: Magnesium/Firesteel firestarter with 304 stainless steel safety and mounting cage
  • Belt plates, loops: 5052 H32 high strength aluminum alloy, 304 stainless steel
  • Lanyards: 550 Nylon Kernmantle Rope (Paracord), Nylon, ABS plastic, neoprene
  • Knife: This is one of my toughest, most durable knives I make for combat, rescue, emergency response, hazardous disaster response and survival, and fit with an extremely wear-resistant and tough stainless powder metal technology tool and die steel, CPMS30V. If you are looking for a tremendously durable and useful survival, combat, emergency response, and crisis-curing knife and accessory package, here it is, with a blade steel that has impeccable performance characteristics. My Arctica design is named for rigid and unyielding ice breaker-styled geometries of ships that clear the arctic shipping lanes and named for an ancient continent formed early in the earth's age in what is now the Canadian and Siberian shields. This combination of high alloy steel thickness, carefully executed curves, and a strong and substantial handle is what I call "the PJLT on steroids." Since my PJLT is my most popular design of knife, and since it has a proven combat and tactical search and rescue heritage with our nation's top military rescue service (United States Air Force Pararescuemen), it was the inspiration for this next generation of incredibly durable knives. The Arctica is larger, thicker, heavier, and stronger than the PJLT.
    • Blade Steel: This Arctica excels with what is one of the new super-steels, CPMS30V. This is a very special high alloy tool steel, made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy (CPM) process. This process creates an unparalleled alloy mixture, as the metal is atomized and sprayed into form with no segregation of alloy components, and absolutely uniform distribution of the alloys. This also allows a higher alloy percentage than traditional steel making processes. In this particular steel, there are four significant alloys that work together to make an extremely wear-resistant steel with high toughness and corrosion resistance. First, there is carbon, at 1.45 percent, allowing significant hardening and forming of carbides. The second is chromium, and at 14 percent, it's a true stainless steel with high corrosion resistance. The third and most effective is vanadium. CPMS30V has 4% vanadium, allowing a very high concentration of vanadium carbide particles, which are extremely wear resistant. CPMS30V also has a good percentage (2%) of molybdenum, which makes this steel very tough, resistant to breakage, even at a high hardness. These four alloy elements combine to form very hard vanadium carbides and chromium carbides, particles so hard that typically a diamond is preferred to sharpen this blade effectively. This is a blade that should cut for years with little sharpening, and is considered one of the most wear resistant, highly tough stainless blades made. I've ground the hollow grind with plenty of thickness, a meaty substantial piece of geometry that will assure high durability, no matter the situation or crisis. The blade has a strong spine, with excellent matching hollow grinds leading to a razor keen single bevel cutting edge. The blade has two and a half inches of my hammerhead serrations for ripping through tough materials, combining hollow ground and chisel ground geometries for a aggressive cutting action with little hanging or snagging. It has a total of four inches of standard hollow ground tanto blade in front, razor-sharp. The spine has a half-length top swage for reduced cross sectional thickness without sacrificing strength, and the blade is fully hand-fileworked with a light, crisp, square regimented pattern around the curvy full tang which is tapered for balance. The media-blasting of the blade offers a non-glare finish that holds wax well, aiding in corrosion resistance and maintenance. This is an extreme use high wear resistance, highly tough stainless steel blade.
    • Bolsters: I bolstered this Arctica with my signature zero-care high nickel, high chromium 304 austenitic stainless steel bolsters, contoured and rounded for comfort of the hands, and shaped and radiused in the front face for easy cleaning. They are attached with four through-tang pins of 304 stainless steel, and are permanent as well as extremely corrosion resistant. This is the same steel used for stainless steel nuts, bolts, and fasteners, and the bolsters are heavy, thick, and solid, giving great balance to the knife. The rear bolster is extra large, for meaty reinforcement, and has an extra large chamfered 3/8" through-tang lanyard hole for added security when working elevated or over water or debris. The bolsters are dovetailed to create a solid, seamless union with the handle material.
    • Handle Material: The scales for this knife are Thunderstorm Kevlar, a cut and abrasion resistant para-aramid synthetic fiber, originally designed for race car tires, body armor, and other high-strength uses. It's bonded with brass fibers in epoxy composite, for high wear resistance and visual impact. The Thunderstorm Kevlar is bedded with a layer of Micarta, a canvas reinforced phenolic for visual contrast along the steel. It's bedded and sealed to the tang, locked under the bolster dovetails, and secured with eight 1/8" 304 stainless steel pins. These are is a hard, tough, and colorfast handle materials, with toothy media-blasted surfaces that grip the hand, requiring no maintenance, with a unique, punchy appearance.
    • Balance and Feel: This is a superior, robust, weighty knife, made for the the most challenging uses, in a substantial geometry and reasonable weight. The knife is comfortable in either forward or reverse grip style, and the front and rear quillons lock the hand into the handle with unsurpassed security. The balance point is exactly at the forefinger location, and the thumb is comfortably drawn to the thumb rise for great control.
  • Leather Sheath: I included several sheath options for this package, because I've learned that versatility is critical and a necessary function of the professional knife ensemble. I've made a heavy, tough, and solid leather sheath for the Arctica, in 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, hand-stamped in a basketweave pattern. This is made of leather that is twice as thick as most other knifemakers use. The sheath design covers the blade all the way past the front bolsters, and leaves the handle exposed for a quick unsheathing. The sheath has a high back, to protect the wearer, and the orientation is right side edge back. I made a double belt loop for several wear options, with high and low loops, double row stitched with polyester for strength and moisture and rot resistance. The sheath body and welts are also double row stitched for the ultimate in durability and strength. The sheath is dyed black, sealed throughout, with buffed edges in an acrylic water resistant satin finish. Leather is irreplaceable in extremely cold or hot environments, and where absolute silence is needed in tactical operations with no clicking when in contact against objects, people, or gear. This is as tough a sheath as possible in leather.
  • Locking Sheath: I included several sheath options for this package, because I've learned that versatility is critical and a necessary function of the professional knife ensemble. This sheath is a professional assembly, frankly, the best tactical sheath and accessory package made in the world. It's also an example of my commitment to making the finest combat tactical, and rescue knives and sheaths on the planet. It starts with double thickness (.125") kydex (methyl acrylate and polyvinylchloride), hot-formed over an aluminum welt frame of 5052 high strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy in H32 hardness. The body and welts are secured with bead blasted and slotted 304 stainless steel Chicago screws for the ultimate in durability with no care and no glare. The sheath is one of my long-proven positively locking waterproof models, with all stainless steel locking mechanism and components for the ultimate in reliability and trustworthiness. Even the machine screws are stainless steel. The sheath can be worn in any position, even upside down when worn with the die-formed high alloy aluminum belt loops (included). The belt loops can be located in multiple positions along the welt frame and are reversible for a variety of wear options. This spacing also allows the array of my sheath accessories to mate with and locate in multiple positions along the welts, and allows the knife to be mounted to virtually any gear in any position!
  • Accessories: This knife and sheath is made complete with my ultimate accessory package.
    • Ultimate Belt Loop Extender (UBLX): I included my Ultimate survival, CSAR sheath belt loop extension with outstanding and critical features and devices. The polypropylene accessory is waterproof, durable, and extremely stout, and lowers the locking knife sheath to be worn in a more traditional belt position with the knife handle at the hip. The extension is mounted with counter bored and dressed 304 stainless steel straps and stainless steel socket head cap screws attached to the existing stainless Chicago screws, and the assembly is stiffened by multiple zigzag polyester stitching to prevent the extension from folding, bending, or collapsing when the knife is extracted from the sheath. The belt loop is 2 inches wide for standard tactical belts, and has a top placement elastic bungee shock cord with snap retention to prevent the knife handle from flopping around during active movements. Even the dot snap assembly is all stainless steel and is media-blasted for non-glare. The shock cord is not for retention of the knife; this is done with the stainless steel sheath lock; it just stops the handle from flopping around during very active moments (running, climbing, crawling). At the lower back of the extension I've included a custom fit pocket for a DMT (Diamond Machining Technology) Mini-Sharp diamond-nickel abrasive hone, to bring up the cutting edge in the field with ease, even on this high alloy wear resistant blade. These are great tools that can re-sharpen or just touch up even the hardest tool steel edges, as they are surface-bonded with diamond abrasives. The pocket for this tool is situated at the sheath back and against the body, so the sharpener can not be removed unless the sheath is off the body and the industrial strength Velcro closure is open. Read more about the UBLX at this link.
    • FIREBLOCK: I've included my magnesium/firesteel fire starter assembly with this knife, a critical survival tool that can save a life in a prolonged excursion. It's made of magnesium, a metal that burns at 833-5000 degrees Fahrenheit, enough to ignite any type of flammable tinder. The ignition source is firesteel, a high carbon steel that auto-ignites (sparking) when small particles are scraped off by the knife blade swage tip. The assembly is mounted in an all stainless (304) safety and mounting cage, for tight control of the sparking area and a variety of mounting options. Read more about this critical survival accessory at this link.
    • HULA and Maglite MagTac Flashlight: Included in this professional assembly is my critical offering for field use, the HULA. The Holder, Universal, Lamp, Articulating (HULA), is my answer to a call for not just a backup lamp that I've provided on previous Ultimate Extender packages, but an actual main or key professional grade lamp and mount assembly. The lamp I included is the Maglite MagTac, one of the most sophisticated and intense flashlights made today, with three modes of operation and durable construction. The lamp is a powerhouse, with ultra bright LED technology that is dependable and tough, cranking out 310 lumens, lighting up the world 600 feet away! The low power setting allows a 17 hour battery life, using CR123 lamps, the same lamps used for many tactical accessories like night vision goggles, targeting lasers, and firearm lamps. The only thing the lamp needs is a reliable, adjustable, dependable and corrosion-proof way to mount, use, and carry it on the sheath, so I designed the HULA. This special holder will hold any flashlight that is 1" by 4.75" and also accommodates the Maglite XL-100 and XL-200 flashlights that have different programmable options. The holder's lamp frame is made of welded 5052H32 high strength corrosion-resistant aluminum alloy, for the highest durability and corrosion resistance combined with low weight This aluminum is suitable for marine (salt water) environments. The lamp is held in custom made socket with a retaining cap that is maintained in a T-slot lock by the elastic tension of replaceable shock cord straps. The T-slot lock can be negotiated even in the dark due to it's simple and clever design and construction. The lamp can be turned and operated within the holder, and can even have selected modes while still in the control of the holder. One of the best features of this assembly is my exclusive ball joint and pinch mechanism. This is a very old mechanism, dating back to 200BC, where a ball sits in a dedicated socket, and is held there by the tension of a screw. The ball joint frame, ball, tangs, screw and mounting hardware are all welded 304 high nickel, high chromium stainless steel which is bead blasted for glare reduction. This is a very tough assembly that will probably outlast the knife owner. What it offers is an articulating adjustment, aiming and positioning of the lamp, while still mounted on the knife sheath, wherever the knife sheath is mounted on the body. In the traditional belt line position, the lamp can be aimed at the ground in front of the wearer (great for hiking or movement), or aimed at any object or person in front of the wearer, while freeing the hands for a weapon, tool, rescue, medical aid, or carry. Having the HULA also eliminates the need for a headlamp, a device that has its own limitations. This new development has been highly popular with search and rescue and disaster response teams and counter terrorism teams. If the wearer needs the light in his hand, he simply pulls up on the T-slot locking cap, pulls the lamp from the socket, and replaces the cap so it won't bounce around. I've done my research, and created simply the finest flashlight accessory made in the world today, custom made to mount to my locking sheaths, the best locking sheaths made in the world today. One more important point: the bolt pattern and arrangement allows the HULA to be bolted to eight positions and 16 orientations along the welts of the sheath. Talk about flexibility! There are much more to these accessories; learn about these critical accessories on a special page on my site at this link. Mounting, care, and use instructions are posted there.
    • LIMA Emergency Lamp Backup: An important lesson I learned from my counterterrorism unit clients is the addition of the emergency backup lamp, because any electrical device can fail, and a backup can save your life. So I included my LIMA (Lamp Independent Mount Assembly) on this sheath. This is a special socket in thick and wide polypropylene stitched with polyester for durability and rot resistance, and it accommodates a LED Maglite Solitaire. This little light puts out! At 37 lumens for over an hour and a half, it can reach out 180 feet and give you enough light to get to safety, should your HULA fail, or you decide to go lightweight without it. The LIMA is secured with a 304 stainless steel strap and screws and mounts anywhere along the sheath welts where I have the critical 2.5" spacing. The retaining strap rings are also 304 stainless, and the 3/16" shock cord is easily replaceable if needed.
    • Horizontal Belt Loop Plates: Answering the call of my counterterrorism and military clients, I've included a pair of horizontal belt loop plates for this knife sheath. These bolt on either side of the sheath using included hardware, and are 5052H32 high strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy, riveted with 304 stainless steel for permanence, durability, and light weight. They allow horizontal wear of any belt up to 1.75" wide, and the sheath runs inline with the belt.
    • Sternum Harness Plus: The sternum harness I've included is also the result of input from my counterterrorism clients. It allows the knife to be worn, handle down, angled across the sternum, on top of any other tactical gear. This harness is made of polypropylene and stitched with polyester for rot-free, high strength longevity, and the buckles and straps are ABS plastic. The harness can be donned and doffed quickly and simply and the "plus" is the additional one inch wide stabilizing strap and buckle that creates an "X" strap around the torso. I also included some handy ABS clips for other gear on the harness. Even the removeable X-strap assembly has a snap that is non-glare, and made of stainless steel for zero-care and high corrosion resistance.
    • Flat strap plates (horizontal and/or vertical): These have several uses: one is to mount the knife sheath rigidly clamped to the sternum harness, with no play. They also allow the sheath to be clamped on any gear (like PALS webbing) with a solid strap security and no sliding around (like on traditional belt loops). So they clamp the sheath to your gear with all stainless steel hardware.
    • Lanyards: I've included two lanyards that can be critical and necessary for retention of your knife when working in elevated locations or in marine environments. One is a SCUBA lanyard with tension adjustment and neoprene sleeve to protect the wrist. The other is an adjustable sliding paracord type, a frequent request by my tactical combat professionals. Both lanyards can be quickly and easily attached to the knife lanyard hole through the rear bolsters and tang.
    • Tools, Hardware, Containers, Bag, Tag: I've included all the tools, hardware, and necessary components to mount all or any combination of these accessories with your gear, on your person, and all of the hardware is stainless steel in common American Standard Sizes. Included is a screw top tin for hardware storage, a waterproof container for the larger components, and a heavy canvas embroidered drawstring bag to keep it all together. Also included is an archival engraved acrylic tag detailing the components with contact information. Instructions for the individual components are also included, as well as a list of video links that explain how to set up every single one of them! This is an ultimate system, and demonstrates my commitment to actual combat, field, rescue, and counterterrorism service in my trade.
  • A true professional, top of the line, brutally tough and ultimate wear-resistant king of a knife, a combat, rescue, and tactical counterterrorism knife , sheath, and accessory package that is simply the best made. This knife defines robust, with high corrosion resistance, wear resistance, and toughness. This package is the most complete, comprehensive, sturdy, dependable, and useable array offered in the world. NO OTHER SOURCE can supply what you see here, all custom make to mesh with your gear, your outing, your mission, and your excursion, no matter the situation and exposure. If you need one knife to last for many generations of usefulness, this is it. Read the testimonials of other Arctica pattern knives I've made below the thumbnail photos just below; there are many reasons this is one of my more popular ultimate knife packages!

Thanks, M. M.!


Hello Jay,

I sat down to open the package containing Arctica with a bit of trepidation, expecting a complex system that would require some work to appreciate. After first admiring your impeccable and beautiful work on the obviously made-for-business-use leather sheath, I laid out the rest of the box's contents. As I did, the first thought I had regarding the Arctica knife and tactical sheath was, "This is the real deal."

What a great looking handle, with the brass fibers providing a visual texture that made me want to pick up the knife. Taking the knife, in the sheath, in hand and appreciating the solidity of it as a unit is a striking tactile indicator of how tight the design and implementation is. This is a precision piece of engineering. I'm relieved that the handle isn't too large for my hand. Now to the really fun part, hitting that locking-mechanism release with the tip of my thumb and drawing the blade from the sheath. And then doing it again and again, just to enjoy it; it locks securely with no play of knife in sheath, but releases so easily with the natural draw grip. I wondered if you had an "Aha!" moment when you thought of the design.

This is a robust knife, with the feel that only the best tools have. To me that feeling is, "I trust this tool to get the job done. I can rely on it to perform whenever I need it, under hard use and bad conditions."

Setting the knife aside for a bit I go back to the sheath and its functionality. I find the HULA ingenious and it makes so much sense to have this attached to the sheath rather than a separate attachment point elsewhere. Moreover, the ball joint lets me put light wherever I want it, with the paddle-tensioner easily adjusted with a gloved hand. At this point I am certain this is going on the sternum harness.

Jay the integration of the fire starter and diamond sharpener are well done and together with the spare parts and accessories, to say nothing of the sternum harness, complete this "ultimate package." All of your detailed instructions are a valuable resource, but my initial trepidation about the system was unwarranted. What you've built is precise, robust and intuitive. You did the thinking so I can do the 'doing.' I think my words of appreciation for Aquila were more concise, but I've had such a good time this afternoon getting to know this Arctica that I wanted to share my delight.

Again, much respect for your knowledge, skill, precision and attitude. To be the pinnacle of human endeavor in a chosen field is indeed righteous.

Thank You,

--M.


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"Arctica" obverse side view. CPMS30V is very corrosion resistant, wear resistant, and tough "Arctica" reverse side view. Ultimate belt loop extender has fireblock, sharpener pocket, and Maglite LED solitaire mount built in "Arctica" spine filework, edgework detail. Filework is light and square, easy to clean and unique pattern. Black micarta contrasts spine and Thunderstorm kevlar "Arctica" inside handle tang view. Tapered tang and all surfaces contoured and rounded for comfortable grip "Arctica" obverse side handle view. All surfaces in the hand are contoured, rounded, smoothed and formed for a very comfortable grip and security. Small ricasso area increases blade length and full forefinger quillon protects hand from razor keen serrations and edges "Arctica" reverse side handle view. Extremely large chamfered lanyard hole is through both bolsters and tang, and eight stainless steel pins secure micarta and kevlar composite to handle "Arctica" extreme handle closeup detail. Kevlar fibers woven in epoxide composite bedding with brass fibers offer strength and beauty. All surfaces are media blasted for toothy grip and no glare "Arctica" grind, serration, maker's mark detail. Hammerhead serrations are effective and aggressive, with multiple cutting surfaces and geometry "Arctica" obverse side view with leather sheath. Sheath is tooled 9-10 oz. thick leather shoulder with high back for durability and a variety of traditional wear positions. "Arctica" reverse side view with leather sheath. Sheath has double belt loops for several wear positions; all stitching is double row and polyester for strength and moisture resistance. "Arctica" point detail. CPMS30V high vanadium, high chromium powder metal technology tool steel blade is aggressive and stout, for generations of service. Point geometry of this knife is very dependable and stout, yet razor keen. "Arctica" sheathed view. Leather sheath is deep and protective, yet knife is easily unsheathed with plenty of exposed handle. "Arctica" sheathed view. Sheath is fully hand-stamped, tooled, with black dyed and acrylic-sealed satin brushed finish for moisture resistance "Arctica" Leather sheath close-up detail. Tooling is deep and textured, double row stitching in polyester is durable and moisture resistant "Arctica" sheath back belt loop detail. Double rows of stitching reinforce belt loop, all made of heavy leather shoulder and sealed. "Arctica" complete package ensemble. This is the most complete ultimate knife package ensemble offered in the world, with all accessories custom made for the knife and individual wear preferences. "Arctica" individual items details: engraved acrylic information plate  "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: LIMA, Horizontal and Vertical mount straps, die-formed belt loops "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: Assembly tools, Horizontal belt loop plates, stainless steel mount hardware, flashlight clip "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: Water resistant component container, sternum harness plus, mounting tools "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: HULA with MagTac Flashlight, Magnesium/firesteel firestarter, Ultimate belt loop extender, locking waterproof sheath "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: Locking sheath, UBLX details, Sternum harness plus "Arctica" individual item details, descriptions: SCUBA and 550 cord lanyards, heavy canvas embroidered bag "Arctica" sheathed view in waterproof, locking sheath with HULA, LIMA, and UBLX with accessories

Testimonials about other "Arctica" Knives:

Jay you need a section on your website that displays only "beasts" of this style. There is no way that you can accurately describe weapons of this style and be believed. Over the decades I have seen a lot of survival knives, military issue knives and knives made by self-proclaimed experts that are one time used and thrown away for all practical purposes. Your creations will last my lifetime and my heirs lifetime as well.
Thank you again!

Best always:
P.


Jay,
I was tracking the package eagerly and was happy to find it arrived a day early. The knife is simply beautiful. Without being prone to hyperbole- it is the best knife I have ever held by far. I am so, so impressed. The balance is absolutely perfect. This is a beast of a knife, but it fits my hand like it was made for it- feels like an extension of my arm. The geometry of the blade is so perfectly symmetrical and the the cutting edge is surgical.
I remember reading your website where it says that you "make the real thing." I believed that statement when I read it, but now I feel what you mean. This is no factory production knife. I know our men in combat who carry your knives have confidence that the knife will stand up to any challenge. The kydex sheath is awesome and it locks the blade without even a slight jiggle. The accessories are such a nice touch and I greatly appreciated that you put that much thought into the components that would compliment the knife/sheath.
Jay, this is the finest object I have ever purchased. Thank you for being the professional that you are.

Sincerely,
--C. B.

Hi Jay,
Thanks for checking in; I received the Arctica today.
Wow! There is no way I can describe how impressed I am with this knife. The pictures on your website are great, but they just don't compare to experiencing the reality. It's going to take me days to get used to every detail, especially with so many great accessories included, so here are my very first impressions:
The balance is perfect; that big rear bolster really balances out the hefty blade so that it pivots perfectly on the first two fingers of my grip; combined with the thumb rise, this thing handles like a much lighter knife.
At first I thought the space between the bolsters was a little large for my hand, then I realized, a knife like this was designed for guys who wear gloves! Sure enough, with a pair of shooting gloves the grip is perfect.
The flat finish is ideal for a no-nonsense work knife, and the squared-off file work adds detail without being "showy" (which I don't think would suit it). I love how all the metal parts on the sheath and it's accessories match the finish on the knife.
There are so many other impressive details, but you're a busy guy, and anyway the point is I couldn't be happier, thank you so much for making this knife and giving me the opportunity to own it.
You have a customer for life; I'm already looking at some of your inventory knives!
Thanks again,

J. M.


Thank you, it is an amazing work of art and an incredible knife.  Outstanding!  Thanks again.

--K.


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