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Macha Unguis

Macha Unguis, obverse side view in 440c high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 austenitic stainless steel bolsters, canvas micarta phenolic, alumiinum, kydex stainless steel locking sheath
"Macha Unguis" Tactical Combat Knife (Collaborative by James Beauchamp and Jay Fisher)
  • Size: Length overall: 12.5" (31.8cm), Blade Length: 6.3" (15.9 cm), Thickness: .189" (4.8mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 13.9 oz. (394.1 grams) Sheath: 9.1 oz. (258 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C58
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel
  • Handle: Canvas Micarta Phenolic
  • Sheath: Locking Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Knife: The Macha Unguis is designed after the Macha Navigator. Macha is the name of the original knife design, and Unguis is the Latin word for claw. While it shares similarities to the Macha Navigator you will notice that is a whole other beast. The talon (skull crusher or persuader) extends the knife a additional 7/16" and is .125" thick, making it a serious addition for this tactical knife. The Macha is a field-proven PSD (Principal Security Detail) combat and tactical grade knife that we have made for a variety of field service duty and military units. This is the real thing made for real tactical, combat, and survival use. The large blade is almost seven inches long and has a thick strong spine to support the cutting edge and the 3/4 length top swage. The knife has two inches of vampire rip tooth serrations, and the deeply hollow ground razor sharp cutting edge is over 4.5 inches long. The knife has a fully tapered tang and the balance point is right at the forefinger location. The forefinger quillon is deep, protecting the hand, and along with the thumb rise makes this a very comfortable and secure knife to hold. All the handle surfaces are contoured and smooth, and the handle scales are dovetailed and bedded and sealed canvas reinforced micarta phenolic for zero care. The knife feels good in either forward or reverse grip style and the talon is a useful adjunct that can persuade along a enemy without lethal injury. The substantial rear bolster has a large 5/16" chamfered lanyard hole for additional security.
  • 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 moved from high to low positions as well as reversed to be worn on either side. The entire assembly is secured with eight 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.
  • Presentation case: Rusty and Jay made a stunning presentation case for the Macha Unguis. This breathtaking case is in American Red Oak, ebonized and sealed with a satin acrylic. The lid is in the same American Red Oak and accented by 3/4" Redheart (Chokte Kok) strips for a classy look and increased durability. The case and lid are connected by a nickel plated piano hinge. The knife and sheath lay comfortably in the case with easy extraction finger grooves near the mid-points of each. A personalized, engraved name plate made from green lacquered brass is set inside the case for this great client.
  • This is a serious, stout, durable, and well-made weapon and tool presented to one of our finest, recognizing his service.

Thanks, J. A.!

Just received everything. I could not be more pleased or proud to present this amazing piece of combat art to Hector. James and your work is impeccable, the blade balance fantastic, the sheath incredible, and the presentation box a perfect addition. Its been an honor to work with you on this project. Looking forward to the next one.


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Macha Unguis reverse side view. note reversibe die-formed belt loops that can be located in a variety of positions. Macha Unguis, spine handle view. Note the tapered tang, dovetailed bolsters and bedded handle material. Macha Unguis, Inside handle tang view. Note the 5/16 inch chamfered Lanyard hole Macha Unguis, rear bolster Talon "Skull Crusher" view. Notice the waterproof locking sheath mechanism. Macha Unguis, Knife in Locking sheath view. Notice the kydex thermo formed to add additional tension fit to lock the knife into place. Macha Unguis. Note the very aggressive two inches of vampire rip tooth serrations. Macha Unguis. Reverse side knife in locking sheath view. Note the belt loops, and the 1/8 inch pins that hod the dovetailed micarta phenolic handle scales and custom locking mechanism. Macha Unguis. Beautiful picture to show the2/3 top swage, and the deep hollow grind.

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