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"Achelous" in ATS-34 high molybdenum stainless steel blade, hand-engraved 304 stainless steel bolsters, Indian Green Moss Agate gemstone handle, hand-carved leather sheath inlaid with frog skin
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USAF Pararescue LighT (The PJLT)

United States Air Force Pararescue Light (PJLT) commemorative, CSAR knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, canvas Micarta phenolic handle, kydex, aluminum, nickel plated steel sheath
"PJLT" Combat Search and Rescue Knife by James Beauchamp and Jay Fisher
  • Size: Length overall: 11.0" (27.9 cm), Blade Length: 6.0" (15.2 cm), Thickness: .189" (4.80mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 9.7 oz. (275 grams) Sheath: 12.9 oz. (366 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: Kydex, Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Nickel Plated Steel
  • Knife: Another donation by a fantastic client, this PJLT will make its way into the theatre of combat, rescues, and see the chores of many missions. This is the United States Air Force Pararescue's most popular knife choice, a proven design useful for any military combat search and rescue mission, from desert to jungle, from marine environments to glacier rescues. It's an honor to make these knives for the United States Air Force Pararescuemen (the PJs) and we are doubly honored that a special client who wishes to remain anonymous donates them for PJ use. The PJs are our nations top military rescue service, they are super paramedic-soldiers dedicated to saving lives, both civilian and military. This PJLT has a high chromium stainless tool steel blade for high corrosion resistance and toughness, hollow ground, with a two-third length top blade swage to reduce point geometry for piercing. The tough blade as 2" of our vicious vampire-teeth serrations, and a good length of razor keen tanto blade with just the right angle for tactical rescue chores. The knife has a fully tapered tang for weight balance and is bolstered with zero-care 304 stainless steel, dovetailed to bed pinned handle scales of tough canvas reinforced micarta phenolic. The entire blade and handle are bead blasted for plenty of tooth when gripping wet, and for subdued wear.
  • Sheath: is one of our tactical combat grade tension fit sheaths, made of double thickness thermoformed kydex over a 5052H32 corrosion resistant aluminum welt frame and belt loops. The sheath is secured with nickel plated steel Chicago screws, and sports a maroon lacquered engraved aluminum flashplate with the Pararescue angel, and the PJs creed: "That Others May Live."
    --James and Jay
  • Another fine custom built knife for our nation's top Combat Search and Rescue Service by James Beauchamp and Jay Fisher

Thanks, Mr. M.!


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"PJLT" Tactical combat custom Pararescue knife, reverse side view. Note aggressive vampire rip teeth serrations, die formed aluminum alloy belt loops mounted with nickel plated steel Chicago screws "PJLT" United States Air Force Pararescue CSAR knife, spine view. Note clean and thick spine, fully tapered tang USAF Pararescue "PJLT" inside handle tang view. Knive is cleanly contoured, comfortable and solid in the hand "PJLT" Combat Search and Rescue tactical knife, sheathed view. Tension sheath is deep and holds knife solidly, with durable aluminum welt frame USAF Pararescue "PJLT" tactical combat knife, sheath flashplate detail. Plate is maroon lacquered aluminum, machine engraved, and removable "PJLT" CSAR Pararescue knife, reverse side engraving detail. Bead blasted hardened and tempered stainless steel knife blade is machine engraved with diamond sylus "PJLT" Pararescue CSAR knife, obverse side view. This is a collaborative knife made by James Beauchamp and Jay Fisher

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