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"Hooded Warrior" (Shadow Line) obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, black G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite handle, locking kydex, anodized aluminum, stainless steel sheath
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"Argiope" in bead blasted O-1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium tool steel blade, nickel silver bolsters, African Blackwood handle, forest camo kydex, aluminum, and blued steel sheath
"Argiope" - Tactical Combat Knife
  • Size: Knife: Length overall: 12.0" (30.5 cm), Blade Length: 8.5" (21.6 cm), Thickness: .250" 6.4mm)
  • Blade: O-1 high carbon tungsten-vanadium alloy tool steel, hardened and tempered to Rockwell C58, hollow ground, bead blasted, hot blued
  • Bolsters, Fittings: Nickel Silver, satin finished
  • Handle: African Blackwood hardwood
  • Sheath: Camo Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Blued Steel
  • Knife: This is my popular Argiope combat tactical models, named for a large spider. This tactical model has a flat bead blasted jet-black hot blued O-1 tool steel blade. The Argiope has a proven record in combat with my professional military clients, and the knife is full and volatile in the hand with a thick, meaty quarter-inch thick blade, and a half-length top spine swage for reduced point angle geometry without sacrificing strength. I left plenty of thickness in the deep hollow grind for good edge support, and the long recurve edge is razor keen. The knife has a deep forefinger quillon (when held in a traditional grip style) and the curvaceous handle melds to the hand. This knife is designed to be pulled from the sheath in a reverse tactical grip style, with the forefinger in the ring, locking the knife to the hand in a decisive defensive grip. This is a devastating weapon, and the "pistol grip" angle of the blade to handle enhances security, aiming the blade without twisting the wrist, allowing a locked, "square fist" position in use. The bolsters and pins are low care, warm-looking nickel silver with a satin finish that matches the smooth and polished surface of the African Blackwood exotic hardwood, the same wood that is used to make fine musical instruments. It's tough, hard, wear resistant, and durable. The hardwood is dovetailed and locked under the bolster edges, pinned, sealed and secured. The bolsters are sculpted on the faces for easy care.
  • Sheath: The sheath has double thickness (.125") forest camouflage kydex panels, thermoformed over a 5052H32 corrosion-resistant, high strength aluminum welt frame. The belt loops are also corrosion-resistant aluminum, accommodating a 1.75" wide belt, and the entire assembly is secured with ten 1/4" shank blued steel Chicago screws.
  • A serious tactical combat knife.
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"Argiope" tactical combat knife, reverse side view. Not full solid belt loops of aluminum, reversible for a variety of wear options "Argiope" spine edge detial. Note fully tapered tang, substantial finger ring for combat security "Argiope" sheathed view. Sheath allows a good portion of handle and finger ring accessible for easy withdrawl

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