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"Orion" obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Rio Grande Agate gemstone  handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin


"Horrocks" custom tactical combat knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, engraved nickel silver bolsters, canvas micarta phenolic handle, kydex, aluminum, blued steel sheath
"Horrocks" - Custom Tactical Combat Knife
  • Size: Knife: Length overall: 13.6" (34.5 cm), Blade Length: 8.4" (21.3 cm), Thickness: .260" 6.6 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb. 4.5 oz. Sheath: 14.0 oz.
  • Blade: 440C high chromium martensitic tool steel, hardened and tempered to Rockwell C58, hollow ground, bead blasted
  • Bolsters, Fittings: Nickel silver, bead blasted, machine engraved
  • Handle: Canvas Micarta Phenolic, bead blasted
  • Sheath: Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Blued steel, tension fit
  • Knife: This is the first Horrocks, custom made for a Sgt. in the 101st Airborne, serving in combat in Iraq. Weighing in at over a pound, Horrocks is a significant piece of tactical steel. The blade is 440C high chromium martensitic stainless steel, highly corrosion resistant, tough and well hardened and tempered. The blade has a great hollow grind, left plenty thick behind the point and cutting edge for excellent durability. The thick spine (over 1/4") makes a rigid framework to support the sharp, sweeping blade, reminiscent of a forward swept khukri. This is a graceful recurve that leaves plenty of weight at the belly, and plenty of thin, keen edge at the inside curve. The top of the spine is ground with a half-length tapered top swage to reduce point profile without sacrificing strength. The spine and the tang of the knife are clean, with no filework, and a fully tapered tang for good weight distribution. The thick tang has triple-pinned dovetailed bolsters of corrosion resistant nickel silver, machine engraved for personalization. The six 1/8" nickel silver pins secure the dovetailed and bedded black canvas micarta phenolic to the tang permanently. The entire knife is bead-blasted for a non-glare tactical finish, and plenty of tooth and texture for the hand at the handle. This knife is formidable in either the traditional or tactical grip style.
  • Sheath: The client requested one of my waterproof, combat-grade tension fit sheaths. The sheath has double thickness (.125") kydex panels, thermoformed over a 5052H32 corrosion-resistant aluminum welt frame. The belt loops are corrosion-resistant aluminum, accommodating a 1.75" wide belt, with both horizontal and vertical belt loop orientations available, all reversible. The entire assembly is secured with ten 1/4" shank blued steel Chicago screws.
  • A real tactical combat knife for a great client.

Thanks, C.S.!

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"Horrocks" tactical combat knife, reverse side view. Note multiple belt loops, reversible, horizontal and vertical for multiple wear options. "Horrocks" custom tactical combat knife, sheathed view. Sheath is tension fit, deep and protective, yet allows easy handle grab.

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