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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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"PJ-CT" (Shadow Line) Professional Grade Counterterrorism, Combat, Search and Rescue Knife

This is a sophisticated evolution of my counterterrorism and tactical knife line, one that is as specialized as a knife can be, and an absolutely top-of-the-line professional kit; the very best CSAR-CT knife ensemble made in the world today.

The "PJ" was initially created with combat search and rescue, defensive tactical combat, and stealth in purpose. This counterterrorism, survival, and Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR) PJ is a hybridized knife that covers many fields and applications. It incorporates a new and exciting progression of this distinctive type of knife with specific features highly detailed below. The knife includes the most sophisticated, expansive, and adaptable modular sheath wear system made in the world.

"PJ" Tactical, CSAR, Combat, Counterterrorism knife, obverse side view in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, coyote/black G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite laminate handle, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel sheath
"PJ" CSAR, combat, ct knife with complete accessory package in coyote and black, including modular sheath wear accessories
"PJ" Combat Search and Rescue, Counterterrorism Edition, Tactical Combat Knife (Shadow Line, Modular System)
Instructional Video Links Below!
  • Size: Knife Length overall: 12.6" (32.0 cm), Blade Length: 7.5" (19.1 cm), Thickness: .270" (6.9 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb. (454 grams), Sheath (Black with HULA accessory and standard belt loop: 1 lb. 5.0 oz. (595 grams), Sheath (Coyote, with standard belt loops): 11 oz. (312 grams), Sheath (black basketweave leather): 8 oz. (227 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered, Cryogenically treated to Rockwell C60, proprietary surface oxide treatment "Ghost Slate."
  • Bolsters: 304 High Nickel, High Chromium Austenitic Stainless Steel, proprietary surface oxide treatment "Ghost Slate."
  • Handle: Black/Coyote G10 Fiberglass/Epoxy Composite Laminate
  • Sheath 1: Locking in Black Kydex, Black Anodized Aluminum Alloy, Blackened Stainless Steel
  • Sheath 2: Locking in Coyote Tan Kydex, Coyote Tan Anodized Aluminum Alloy, Tan Oxide Stainless Steel
  • Sheath 3: Hand-tooled 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder, Black Basketweave hand-tooled
  • Accessories: Full compliment including two modular sheath mount and wear systems (coyote and black), listed at bottom of page
  • Price and availability: See bottom of page

The Shadow (and Coyote) Professional Line

This knife is made in my "Shadow" line of counterterrorism knives; this is a very special knife. I've created the Shadow line because my counterterrorism and combat knife clients have repeatedly requested completely subdued packages, knives and full accessory compliments that are dark, flat, minimized, and with minimal visual imprint. While these could be called stealthy, that wouldn't quite be accurate since these are highly effective, substantial, and imposing weapons and tools that are not easily hidden! It has taken a lot of research and experimentation to come up with the processes that define the Shadow line.

I start with my effective and well-recognized professional combat and counterterrorism knife designs, and add as many features and accessories possible so that these ensembles will interface with all the gear, in every situation, as dictated by my combat and counterterrorism clients. They have given me the guidance to create this gear, and it is the best of its field in the entire world. No other knife maker or manufacturer that has even come close, and none that have even tried.

In addition to the black "shadow" appearance of the knife, sheaths, and accessories, I've also included a complete Coyote Tan (or Coyote brown) set of the entire compliment of accessories. This I've done because depending on the situation, mission, wear, environment, and particular case, my tactical counterterrorism clients need different color sets to match their gear, in order to remain in camouflage. Details below.

Additionally, I've made and included the complete set of modular sheath wear system components. This is absolutely the finest, most durable, most comprehensive and complete professional knife wear system made in the world today. The modular system allows complete and fast integration of the knife/sheath combination to be worn as an independent, quickly donned and doffed, integrated unit, made of the most durable materials possible. The knife wearer can quickly and easily switch between belt loop wear, wear at the sternum, handle down, or even wear behind the spine. Please see the linked videos listed below for complete instructions and wear applications of these devices.

Creating a substantial professional CT (counterterrorism) knife is just the start, and even that is a continual evolution of process, conversation, field trials, and feedback from the guys who absolutely use these knives in the most serious action and scenarios one can imagine. I give special thanks to our United States Military; specifically USAF Pararescue, Army Infantry, Special Operations, Navy SEAL Teams, and Marines that have guided and influenced my work. Additionally, special counterterrorism recognition must go to the Israeli Defense Force/National Police Force YAMAM members for their input and advice in creating this evolving Counterterrorism Knife line. It is because of these men that I continue to strive to provide what they ask for and need. It is a huge honor.

The evolution of this line includes sophisticated designs, complicated and lengthy heat treating and cryogenic processing of highly evolved knife blade steels, careful attention to high strength blade-to-handle and hand-to-knife design for maximum application of force with high security in grip. The evolution includes unique serration geometries, puncture, piercing, and breaching features, and strengthened points and edges with the maximum geometry that balances strength and cutting ability. Continue the concept with unique and brutally tough sheaths, the very best in the world, with positively locking, or hybrid tension-locking, with variable retention and release options. Evolution of the metal components of my sheaths, mounting, and wear options are high strength materials, corrosion-resistant materials, aluminum and titanium alloys which are anodized, hard surfaced with the wear resistance of ceramics. All my included accessories, mounts, and designs have evolved, too.

The color and reflectivity of these packages is important. CT and military clients requested non-reflective, flat, dark hardware, mountings, fittings, and blades. In addition, they requested inclusion of complete Coyote Tan assemblies to interface with their existing camouflage gear. They needed extremely high corrosion resistance, and the durability my knives, sheaths, and accessories are known for. This was particularly challenging, and I worked, experimented, built, tested, and refined my processes to bring the Shadow and the Coyote line of knives to being. Every ordinarily visible component on the Shadow package is darkened, subdued, non-reflective and obscure. Every ordinarily visible component on the Coyote package is darkened, subdued, non-reflective, color matched, and obscure. How have I done this?

  • Mechanical fittings, hardware and mountings are made of stainless steel. This is 304 stainless steel, a high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel that is used to make stainless nuts, bolts, and fasteners. I've created a proprietary process that results in a flat, non-reflective oxide patina that is tough and corrosion resistant while being near-black. I use a heat-oxide process to impart the Coyote Tan patina to all of the stainless steel in my Coyote package.
  • Some components are titanium, and this is anodized to darkness as well, with a passive oxide surface that is hard, resilient, and subdued, including dark blue and coyote.
  • Many components are aluminum, specifically 5052H32 corrosion resistant, high strength aluminum alloy at high  hardness. They are formed, welded where necessary, milled, marked, and anodized with a 1mil thick ceramic-hard surface that is permanently dyed to be non-reflective and very black. The Coyote tan items are processed the same way, with color matching the sheath kydex. This surface is professional sealed, sunlight bleaching-resistant, scratch resistant, and extremely corrosion resistant.
  • All dark or black materials are used in the nylon, polypropylene, and polyester components, and all wear and mount components that are acetyl plastic (webbing and harness buckles) in the Shadow package are black. The same goes for the Coyote package; all webbing, buckles, thread in nylon, polyester, and acetyl is Coyote tan.
  • Most importantly, the entire knife, apart from the cutting edge and maker's mark, are black, darkened, subdued and minimized for reduced reflectivity. This is a special process, particularly since the blades are hardened and tempered stainless steel an the bolsters and pins are high nickel-chromium stainless steel and are by their very nature, resistant to the chemistry and process of darkening or coloring. If you've read my FAQ page and Blades page, you might remember that I don't ordinarily blue stainless steel, and this is not a bluing process like the one I perform on low chromium alloys like O1. This is a selective patina, a specialized oxide, that offers a subdued finish with interesting character. For the blades, I call this initial finish "Ghost Slate." The pattern on the blade is like fog drifting through a graveyard on the darkest night, and the color is not quite black, but dark slate, thus the name. It's durable, and while not as durable and thick as hot bluing (which can't be done on mounted blades, bolsters, and handles), it's not a coating like paint that can chip, peel, or accelerate corrosion underneath. What you see is the actual stainless steel of the blade, bolsters, and pins, with a darkened oxide surface.

My CT clients have been asking for this for years, and I'm excited to now be able to offer it, in my Shadow line of tactical knives.


The "PJ-CT"
Professional Counterterrorism Edition

This is a sophisticated evolution of my counterterrorism, survival, and combat knife line, one that is as wide ranging in application as a knife can be. This is my PJ (Pararescue Jumper), originally designed with direct input of decorated United States Air Force Pararescuemen for their use and carry in combat, tactical operations, Combat Search and Rescue, and counterterrorism needs. This is a tremendously robust knife, with over 1/4" in thickness, a long tanto blade with extremely aggressive and tough hammerhead serrations. The tanto style is a knife with a lot of reach, and this aggressive point with a top length swage means the blade has substantial strength in piercing geometry with durability. This is a serious tool, working across many spectrums from survival and stealth to counterterrorism combat. The PJ is my flagship knife for combat, search and rescue, and the progenitor of my "PJLT" (Pararescue Jumper Light), the most popular and desired knife design I've ever made. This PJ incorporates a new and exciting progression of this distinctive type of knife with specific features and modular sheath wear system highly detailed below.

I encourage you to look over my Pararescue page describing our nation's top military rescue service. Additionally, my Counterterrorism Knives page and my Combat Knives page discusses the distinctive factors necessary for effective, modern, and reliable Primary Edged Weapons needed in modern warfare, which includes, by necessity, counterterrorism missions and operations.

"PJ" Counterterrorism Edition, sheathed view with locking sheath and HULA accessory mounted for traditional wear with belt loops

The knife blade of the PJ-CT is very thick and strong, over a quarter of an inch, which means it has plenty of spine to support the long and straight razor-keen cutting edge of the blade. The substantial spine continues throughout the knife, full tang, and though the tang is fully tapered, I've left plenty of support for the most demanding of force. The tang is fully fileworked with "alternating waveform" pattern, distinct and accurate, signifying handmade excellence while increasing grip purchase.

"PJ-CT" spine edgework, filework detail. Deep hand-cut filework for handmade distinction, fully tapered tang for great balance and a heavy, durable spine

This blade is 440C high chromium martensitic stainless tool steel, a long-proven favorite of my clients for several reasons. The first is its high wear resistance and toughness. So durable is this steel it is classified as an aerospace material. It's greatest advantage is its extreme corrosion resistance, and it's suitable for even marine environments. I've heat treated and cryogenically processed this steel to result in its most durable and dimensionally stable state, with deep cryogenic quenching and aging of 32 hours, followed by three tempering cycles alternated with deep cryogenic thermal cycling at -325°F. This results in extremely fine and profuse chromium eta-carbides, fine asperity, superior wear resistance, and increased toughness of the steel over conventionally treatment methods. Simply put, this is the best condition this steel can be for this application. Additionally, my Ghost Slate treatment results in a dark, wispy flowing pattern of density and tone that is durable and actually part of the steel blade: for reduced glare, reflectivity, and indication without sacrificing corrosion resistance or any other aspect of the blade steel.

"PJ-CT" obverse side view with coyote tan locking sheath shown

The hollow grinds of the blade are accurate, concise, and matched side to side, and the spine of the knife offers a good thumb rise with deep, bold filework for control of the grip. The bolsters are 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel, the toughest and most corrosion-resistant stainless steel possible, the same stainless steel that high-strength nuts, bolts and fasteners are made of. Also known as 18-8, this stainless steel has 18 percent chromium and 8 percent nickel for zero care, and zero concerns about corrosion, ever. The front bolster is rounded for easy cleaning and service, with no areas to trap debris. The bolsters are dovetailed to bed the handle scales of super-tough and durable black and coyote G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite laminate, secured additionally with 304 stainless steel pins, all darkened. The rear bolster has a large 3/8" lanyard hole for easy threading, with chamfered edges for non-abrasion of the lanyard, and through-tang construction for security. All surfaces of the handle are rounded, contoured, smoothed and comfortable. The front and rear quillons lock the hand to the handle with security and comfort, with or without gloves.

"PJ-CT", inside handle tang view. All surfaces rounded and contoured for comfortable grip

The feel of this knife is solid and tough with a long, determined reach and an unyielding straight-razor cutting edge. This is a tremendously adaptable professional wide-field knife, at home in marine or desert environments, from the arctic to the equator and every place in between. This is why USAF Pararescuemen have requested these so often, as their range of tactical and combat work is everywhere others won't go. The knife balances exactly at the forefinger placement, and feels completely useable with the very long and capable reach of the 7.5" blade length. The handle is large enough to accommodate tactical gloves in a large hand. The blade has almost 2.5" of my tough, tremendously popular hammerhead serrations, made to aggressively rip through heavy textiles, plastics, and even some light metals, the most asked-for serrations I create. Please remember that this knife has a proven record in the hands of many United States Air Force Pararescuemen, and is their number one primary edged weapon and tool. I've made this knife for PJs for over 20 years for a reason.

"PJ-CT" obverse side handle detail. Heavy hammerhead serrations are sharp and tough, supported by a thick spine and reinforced front bolster arera.

My professional locking sheath is absolutely the finest made in the world today, and has been for many years. I first designed these by request of USAF Pararescuemen in the early 1990s, for this very knife, and in the hundreds I've made, I've never had a failure of a single one. This is because they are extremely well-built, tremendously durable, and highly corrosion resistant. They are completely waterproof, with all surfaces and components either treated, naturally waterproof, or stainless steel. The sheaths are built of double thickness (.125" thick) kydex (methyl acrylate and polyvinyl chloride) over a welt-frame of black or coyote tan anodized 5052H32 corrosion resistant high strength aluminum alloy. I've meticulously anodized all of the aluminum surfaces, even through holes, of each welt component, mount, fitting, and fixture for extremely high durability, ultimate corrosion resistance, strength enhancement, and muted or matching camouflage appearance. If you're not familiar with anodization, it's a chemo-electric process that creates a near-ceramic hard surface on the aluminum alloy, a surface that increases wear resistance tremendously, and a surface that can accept permanent dyes that are sealed in place. For my black kydex sheaths, the anodized aluminum color is black for low reflectivity and matching appearance, and for the coyote tan sheaths, the aluminum closely matches the sheath kydex and modern desert camo gear. For high durability, the anodized surface is a full 1 mil thick, and is sealed with a process that resists sunlight bleaching to the highest degree. The sheath is bonded with high strength waterproof cement and bolted together with all appropriately colored or darkened 304 stainless steel slotted Chicago screws for zero care and extreme corrosion resistance while being minimized and non-reflective.

"PJ-CT" sheathed view with locking coyote tan sheath in kydex, anodized aluminum, and stainless steel

The locking sheath comes with two pairs of belt loops (footman's loops) that are die-formed and anodized 5052H32 aluminum alloy. One pair is high profile for .250" x 1.5" belt sizes and the other pair is low profile for thinner .190" x 1.5" sized belts. The belt loops are able to be moved to multiple locations as well as either side of the sheath frame. On this particular knife, the belt loops have 8 different locations with multiple combinations for versatile wear. I also include heavy vertical/horizontal clamping straps in anodized aluminum that allow the sheath to be rigidly clamped to belt, webbing, PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System), straps, body armor gear, and anywhere there is a need. Also included are reversible horizontal belt loop plates, to allow the sheath to be worn horizontally along the belt line. Included are vertical clamping straps of anodized 5052 aluminum, and horizontal clamping straps as well. These allow rigid clamping of the sheath to webbing and gear in virtually any orientation, with all the clamping hardware included. All of the mounting assemblies are reversible, as is the spring retention for the tension-lock sheath, so the versatility of this sheath is unsurpassed. It's also completely and absolutely waterproof, for zero worry about exposure, even in marine salt water environments. The knife can be unsheathed by thumb pressure moving the locking tang only; the knife is otherwise solidly locked in the sheath. This is an extremely durable sheath and mechanism, the best in the world.

"PJ-CT" accessories, hardware, fasteners, and fittings, showing a huge array of options in both black and coyote tan

This knife package also includes a basketweave pattern hand-stamped leather sheath, made of 9-10 oz. leather shoulder, dyed black and sealed. The sheath was included for quiet operations, when moving against hard objects (concrete or stone) could telegraph a position through noise. It's also useful for traditional and conventional wear options. The sheath has double-row stitching throughout, and at the belt loop with the toughest polyester thread, water and sunlight resistant. The knife fits deep and secure into the sheath, with the handle exposed and the back of the sheath rises high to protect the wearer. The entire sheath (body and welts) is double-row stitched for extreme durability. The sheath edges are dressed and smoothed for comfort; the entire sheath is sealed with acrylic for water resistance, permanence, and longevity.

"PJ-CT" sheathed view, heavy hand-tooled black basketweave leather sheath for traditional or quiet wear

This intensive and packed kit includes two sets of my entire modular sheath wearing system: two belt loop extenders, two sternum harnesses and two spine harnesses. This allows fast changes between setups and wear modules by simply loosening and replacing four thumbscrews on the sheath. With entire modular systems included in both black and coyote, this is the absolute best professional knife sheath wear system made in the world. All of it is handmade with the highest quality components in my studio. Look at the videos listed below and I'm certain you'll appreciate the thought, background, and input of my counterterrorism clients, my tactical, military, and law enforcement clients who have been so generous with their ideas, evaluation, and testing of the components.

 "PJ-CT" black modular sheath wear options: Sternum harness, belt loop extender, and spine harness in black polyethylene, acetyl, and engraved blackened 304 stainless steel

Accessories: This is an example of my commitment to the entire knife experience, from design to working service, with some of the finest professional knife users in the world. Since the bolt pattern of the sheath matches my 2.5" bolt pattern for my accessories, most of my accessories can be used on this sheath, including any new ones I develop. At the request of the counterterrorism professionals, this knife comes with the most complete bunker of attachment, wear, and useful accessories made in the world today! I even hand-make the heavy 1000 denier duffle bags to hold the entire kit. The kit includes my modular sheath wear system components, in both coyote and black:

  • Die-formed anodized aluminum belt loops (footman's loops), in both black and coyote tan, accommodating belts 1.5" wide and up to .190" thick
  • Die-formed anodized aluminum belt loops (footman's loops), in both black and coyote tan, accommodating belts 1.5" wide and up to .250" thick
  • Vertical flat clamping straps, in both black and coyote tan, in anodized aluminum, allowing rigid clamping of sheath on webbing or straps up to 2" wide along the welts of the sheath, working well with existing strap systems including PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) on MOLLE gear, and can allow wearing of the locking sheaths in any position.
  • Horizontal flat clamping straps, in both black and coyote tan, in anodized aluminum, allowing rigid clamping of sheath on webbing or straps up to 2.25" wide across the welts and width of the sheath including PALS (Pouch Attachment Ladder System) on MOLLE gear, and can allow wearing of the locking sheaths in any position.
  • Horizontal belt loop plates, in both black and coyote, allowing traditional placement along belt line but in a horizontal position (typically used in the lower middle of back wear)
  • Modular Sheath Wear System Belt Loop Extenders in both black and coyote tan, for lowering the knife handle position to the belt line, securing the sheath tail at the leg, and preventing movement of the knife handle while locked in the sheath, additionally mounting the diamond pad sharpener. They secure to the welded 304 stainless steel module frames with matching color thumbscrews, are made of nylon polyester, acetyl, and 304 austenitic stainless steel, with an adjustable leg strap and quick release buckles.
  • Modular Sheath Wear System Sternum Harnesses in both black and coyote tan, for wearing the knife sheaths inverted and handle down, directly at the sternum. These include three point suspension and welded 304 stainless steel frames that secure to the sheath with matching color thumbscrews and indexed quick release buckles.
  • Modular Sheath Wear System Spine Harnesses in both black and coyote tan, for wearing the knife sheaths at the upper spine, with the handle behind the right shoulder. These include four point suspension and welded 304 stainless steel frames that secure to the sheath with matching color thumbscrews and indexed quick release buckles.
  • Breathable Mesh Pads, in both black and coyote tan, with anchor pads that allow a double-thickness breathable nylon mesh between the sheath back and modular mount and the body, for comfort and perspiration prevention in hot and humid wearing situations
  • LIMA and Solitaire (Lamp Independent Mounting Assembly with Maglite® Solitaire LED emergency back up light), a small but powerful LED lamp, water resistant, mounted in an independent web assembly secured with stainless steel strap to multiple positions on the knife sheath, in matching black and coyote tan
  • HULA with MagTac main flashlight and adjustable aiming system, in black for nighttime operations, in anodized high strength corrosion resistant aluminum and blackened stainless steel, the finest, most durable holding, wearing, and aiming system made in the world today. Included is the high tech MagTac high intensity tactical lamp, and the HULA also fits the XL series of Maglite® flashlights
  • Lanyards: Adjustable 550 cord in both black and coyote tan
  • Sharpener: Diamond pad sharpener mounting in belt loop extender module for blade touch-up
  • All necessary stainless steel hardware, fittings, fasteners, and tools for mounting, moving, and adjusting, all exposed screws and fittings are darkened or oxide in coyote tan for flat non-reflectivity
  • Replacement shock cords for HULA and LIMA
  • Containers: Tin-steel storage containers, labeled for quick changes, holding aluminum loops, straps, and clamps, LIMA, and tools, screw lid can for screws and hardware
  • Heavy stitched embroidered canvas drawstring bag for sheaths, allowing breathability and protection for leather sheath inside the kit's duffle
  • Heavy Coyote Tan Duffle made in 1000 denier ballistic Cordura® polyurethane coated, water resistant nylon bag, double-row stitched throughout, with nylon handle-straps, and waterproof #8 zipper with metal pulls. Includes embroidered "Quality Without Compromise" patch
  • Archival and Instructions: Detailed Bio, Care Sheet, materials sheet with instructional video links, instructions for sharpener, Maglite MagTac and Solitaire, Archival engraved co-extruded acrylic information plate
"PJ-CT" counterterrorism, tactical, CSAR knife kit and complete modular wear and accessory package
Instructional Video Links!

This is the finest professional counterterrorism knife kit made, designed with and for professional use, in the most modern and best treatment and construction possible, with the widest-ranging and most durable materials and accessories made.

  1. Link to my video describing the basic locking sheath mount and wear components here
  2. Link to my video describing my modular sheath wearing system and setup of this very kit here.
  3. Learn much more about my Counterterrorism Knives on this page

"PJ-CT" Counterterrorism Tactical Combat, Combat Search and Rescue Knife (Shadow Line, Modular System)
  • Entire Kit Size: 20" (51cm) long x 10" (25.4 cm) wide x 9" (22.9 cm) tall
  • Entire Kit Weight: including all accessories, sheaths, modules and duffle: 12.5 lbs. (5.7 kilograms)
  • Size: Knife Length overall: 12.6" (32.0 cm), Blade Length: 7.5" (19.1 cm), Thickness: .270" (6.9 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb. (454 grams), Sheath (Black with HULA accessory and standard belt loop: 1 lb. 5.0 oz. (595 grams), Sheath (Coyote, with standard belt loops): 11 oz. (312 grams), Sheath (black basketweave leather): 8 oz. (227 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered, Cryogenically treated to Rockwell C60, proprietary surface oxide treatment "Ghost Slate."
  • Bolsters: 304 High Nickel, High Chromium Austenitic Stainless Steel, proprietary surface oxide treatment "Ghost Slate."
  • Handle: Black/Coyote G10 Fiberglass/Epoxy Composite Laminate
  • Sheath 1: Locking in Black Kydex, Black Anodized Aluminum Alloy, Blackened Stainless Steel
  • Sheath 2: Locking in Coyote Tan Kydex, Coyote Tan Anodized Aluminum Alloy, Tan Oxide Stainless Steel
  • Sheath 3: Hand-tooled 9-10 oz. Leather Shoulder, Black Basketweave hand-tooled
  • Accessories: Full compliment including modular sheath mount and wear system
  • Price: $6295.00*
  • Status: Available. Email me at jayfisher@jayfisher.com to purchase this fine ensemble

*Price: It's very important for my clients and patrons to understand the value of what they purchase. This is a considerable ensemble and represents a substantial amount of work, of components, of treatment and process, and is the very best professional kit available in the world today. Because this is such a large and intricate, superior ensemble, I've included this section below for absolute clarity.

I'm only interested in making the very best.
  • This knife is extremely well made, the very best possible, from a working design by United States Air Force Pararescuemen for their use in combat, rescue, and survival. I've made (and sold) this particular design for decades, and there is not a knife like it available anywhere else in the world.
  • I've given this knife the very, very best possible heat treatment and cryogenic processing; therefore, the high alloy hypereutectoid stainless tool steel is in the very best possible condition it can be; in hardness, wear resistance, strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance. The very best. No where else is my type of processing; strict control, uncompromising length of cryogenic and detail of treatment and conditioning available. No where.
  • The knife has my name on it; it's made, machined, ground, finished, cryogenically treated, contoured, and completed by my hands alone, with the nearly 40 years of experience I've had going into its creation. It is an absolutely excellent knife, the best of it's type possible made in the world today.
  • Logically, the knife alone does not constitute the entire value of the kit, only a part. The knife has the very best locking sheath made in the world today, and the only mechanically locking sheath used in combat, counterterrorism, and tactical warfare use made in the world today. No maker, no company, no boutique shop in the world makes anything even close to this 50 piece sheath. Yes, it's made of 50 parts, all made and/or fitted and finished and treated, by hand. The sheath is built on a frame of high strength, corrosion resistant aluminum alloy; no one else uses an aluminum frame unless they are trying to make a crude copy of what I make. All of the aluminum parts in my sheath and kit are anodized and permanently color-matched to the sheath assembly to create a near-ceramic hard surface to the aluminum; no one else does that. All of the mechanism and fasteners for this sheath are made of extremely corrosion resistant 304 stainless steel, color matched. Nobody else does that. The sheath front and back are kydex, but twice the thickness of the kydex every other maker in the world offers. The sheath has a sophisticated locking system, positively locking the knife in the sheath so that it can be worn in any position, even upside down. Consequently, USAF Pararescuemen have worn these knives while performing HALO jumps (High Altitude, Low Opening) behind enemy lines,; Nobody else does that. The sheath is completely, absolutely waterproof, and uses no brass, no steel that is not stainless steel, no painted rivets, no weak eyelets, and is so sound that in the hundreds of these I've made, there has never been a failure of any kind of a single one. Nobody else does that. And, in this particular kit, there are two complete separate and compatible locking sheaths, one in coyote, and one in black. And that's just the sheaths!
  • The mounting system is expansive, and quite simply, the very best made in the entire world today. NO ONE: no company, no individual maker, no boutique shop, no factory anywhere offers a multi-mount interchangeable system with multiple belt loop sizes, positions, directions, reversibility, angles, clamps, straps, and loops: no one, anywhere. Add that all of the parts are hard-coat anodized, color-matched high strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy. And, of course, the kit comes with two complete sets, in both colors!
  • The kit includes sophisticated lamps: flashlights in the LIMA and HULA mounting assemblies. While the lights are extremely well made, and the flashlights can be interchanged with other models, they are not the prime value. The mounts are. The HULA is an extremely durable articulating lamp mount, carry, aiming, and positioning system, the very best made in the world today, in fact THE ONLY sheath-mounted lamp aiming system made in the world today! It's made of stainless steel and high strength aluminum alloy, incredibly tough and strong, and can be mounted and worn in any position along the sheath welts. And, of course, it's color-matched.
  • The kit includes a modular sheath harness system, the most comprehensive, detailed, and sophisticated knife sheath wear system made in the world today, in fact, the ONLY MODULAR KNIFE SHEATH WEAR SYSTEM MADE IN THE WORLD TODAY! (did I shout that loud enough?) This allows the sheath to be quickly donned at the lower belt loop leg area, the spine, or over the sternum, and the change-up and donning takes less than a minute and requires no tools whatever. The materials are extremely tough, the frames and hardware and fasteners are all stainless steel, they are all waterproof, and they are all color matching the rest of the kit. There are even ventilated pads to allow air to flow between the sheath body and the wearer's body! Did I mention that there are two complete modular sheath wear sets: one in coyote, one in black? And nobody does that...
  • All of the kit is complete, with containers, tools for various changes and setups, pages of instructions, heavy storage duffle (made by myself in high strength 1000 denier ballistic nylon), and spare parts.
  • Here's the breakdown. The kit consists of an actual counting of parts, and these parts are assembled into assemblies. All of this; the machining, the fitting, the welding, the anodizing, the oxidizing, the finishing, and the testing for operation is done by my hands, alone. For instance, a single assembly would be the knife, which consists of 17 individual parts. The modular sternum harness consists of 22 parts, all assembled. One locking sheath consists of 50 parts. So when we look at it this way, this very kit includes over 400 parts. Does anyone else in the world offer this? Absolutely not and this is why: it consists of over 400 parts, all made, fitted, by hand, working together, to give the largest, most comprehensive knife and sheath wear and mount system made in the world today, made of the very best possible premium materials: waterproof, incredibly durable, field tested by some of the top military and counterterrorism professionals in the world. Who else offers anything close to this? Who? NO ONE.
  • This is what you are getting for your money. It takes many weeks to make and put one of these together, they are, simply, the best made in the world. The very best.
  • You deserve to know exactly what you are paying for.

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"PJ-CT" obverse side view, front side of black basketweave sheath. This is a compact, narrow, aggressive blade "PJ-CT" reverse side view. Hammerhead serrations and razor keen blade in this large tactical counterterrorism knife "PJ-CT" sheathed view, locking kydex, aluminum, stainless steel all black sheath "PJ-CT" sheathed view showing high back in deep protective heavy sheath made of leather shoulder "PJ-CT" coyote modular sheath wear components, all in matching color, in 304 stainless steel, polyester, nylon, and acetyl "PJ-CT" expanded mesh padding to mount between modules and body for breathable comfort "PJ-CT" sheathed view, setup wih HULA on black sheath "PJ-CT" 1000 denier double row stitched ballistic nylon Cordura duffle with engraved co-extruded acrylic materials plate, embroidered emblem "PJ-CT" obverse side knife view, reverse side sheath details with die-formed anodized aluminum belt loops "PJ-CT" reverse side handle detail. G10 is tough and durable, fiberglass reinforced, handle is solid with large front and rear quillons for grip security "PJ-CT" reverse side view. All coyote tan sheath and accessories match knife handle an tactical desert warfare gear

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