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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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Mercator

Special Forces "Mercator" in bead blasted 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, canvas micarta phenolic handle, tension fit kydex, aluminum, blued steel sheath
"Mercator" Tactical Combat Knife

This Mercator is a CQC and CQB tactical tanto blade knife, designed for true Primary Edged Weapon combat use, going to one of our Special Forces warriors. This is an evolution of several of my tactical designs, combining the best of features. The tanto blade has two straight edges, razor keen, and hollow ground, with a half-length top swage for a devastatingly aggressive point insuring deep penetration. The blade is made of 440C high chromium martensitic tool steel, for maximum corrosion resistance in any theatre of combat. I fileworked just the top of the thumb rest with a clean, light pattern, for increased thumb purchase and a hint of flair. The bolsters are the toughest, best material possible, high nickel-chromium 304 austenitic stainless steel. The front bolster is carved and sculpted to extend forward into the blade, and the rear bolster has a full hawk's bill for easy removal from the sheath and a through-tang lanyard hole. The bolsters are dovetailed and hold a tough, strong pair of Micarta phenolic handle scales, secured with eight 304 stainless steel pins. The knife is carried in a full, deep double thickness kydex sheath built on a frame of 5052H32 high strength, corrosion resistant aluminum, secured with blued steel Chicago screws and aluminum belt loops.

This is the real thing, one of the best for one of the Special Forces best, ready for the worst.

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"Mercator" tactical combat knife, reverse side view. Die formed aluminum belt loops allow mounting on PALS webbing system and are reversible "Mercator" Primary Edged Weapon, tactical combat knife, spine view. Note hint of filework to increase blade purchase with thumb pressure, fully tapered tang, dovetailed bolsters and handle material "Mercator" combat knife, special forces, sheathed view. Note deep sheath for security, hawk's bill rear quillon for easy deployment

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