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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
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Horrocks

"Horrocks," obverse side view in 440c high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 ss bolsters, canvas micarta phenolic handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath
Horrocks Tactical Combat Knife
  • Size: Length Overall: 13.75" (35 cm), Blade Length: 8.25" (21 cm), Thickness: .263" (6.7 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb. 4 oz (567 grams), Sheath 13.5 oz (383 grams)
  • Blade: 440c high chromium stainless steel, hardened and tempered to 58HRC
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Black Canvas Reinforced Micarta Phenolic
  • Sheath: Locking Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Knife: This tactical combat knife is one of our "Horrocks" designs, originally created for a Sergeant in the 101st Airborne for his use and carry in combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Horrocks is a hefty, solid, and imposing knife that has the distinctive characteristics of a khukri, with a forward-swept, teardrop recurve and and a deep and clean hollow grind. The cutting edge is razor-keen with plenty of backbone in the spine to support it. The knife is built in over 1/4" thick high chromium, high carbon 440C martensitic stainless steel, the most popular stainless tool steel we use for tactical combat knife blades because it's wear resistant, tough, and extremely corrosion resistant. The blade has a bead blasted finish for a flat, non-glare appearance, and has a half-length top swage to reduce point cross-sectional profile without sacrificing strength in the spine. The knife blade is full tang, which means it's a solid piece of hardened and tempered tool steel from point to butt. The tang is tapered for good balance, and the knife is bolstered with zero-care 304 high chromium, high nickel stainless steel. The bolsters are dovetailed and bed a pair of canvas-reinforced Micarta phenolic handle scales secured with six 1/8" through-tang 304 stainless steel pins. The handle feels very comfortable, solid, and secure in the hand, due to the contoured shape, the deep quillons, and the full belly. The knife is suited for either forward or reverse grip style, and extra security is available with a 5/16" through-tang lanyard hole, chamfered and dressed. The balance point of the knife is right at the ricasso, making the center of percussion at the belly of the blade grind.
  • Sheath: We included one of our waterproof, combat-grade locking knife 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, or PALS webbing on MOLLE, ILBE, or other tactical gear, and the belt loops can be set at three positions, from high, to low, to very low positions as well as reversed to be worn on either side. This allows the knife to be worn even upside down. The entire assembly is secured with ten 1/4" shank nickel plated steel Chicago screws. The sheath is waterproof with an all stainless steel locking mechanism for ultimate corrosion resistance and dependability. This sheath can be worn in any position, on any side or location of the body or gear and is, quite simply, one of the finest tactical combat sheaths made.
  • This is an impressive, stout, solid, and serious tool, weapon, and adjunct.

Thanks, M. M.!

Jay and James, the knife is brilliant, the geometry, weight, feel, look, finish, the pride that goes into making something like this shines through and you guys should be extremely proud of the fine work you do, in an age of quick satisfaction and mass production it's a honor to own something so well-crafted by hand.
Thanks again, it really is a work of art.

--M.


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"Horrocks" tactical combat knife, spine, swage, sheath lock view. Knife has beautiful and dangerous lines. "Horrocks" reverse side view. Sheath belt loops are die-formed high strength corrosion resistant aluminum, and can be located in various positions along the sheath back or front "Horrocks" spine view. Knife is thick and strong, with good balance from a fully tapered tang. "Horrocks" inside handle tang view. Bolsters are dovetailed and solidly bed canvas reinfored micarta phenolic handle scales. "Horrocks" sheathed view. Sheath is postively locking in stainless steel, kydex, and aluminum, the finest locking sheath made. "Horrocks" sheath view, reverse side. Solid components throughout make this a sturdy, dependable ensemble.

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