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Uvhash Pararescue Commemorative Custom Knife

"Uvhash" Custom Commemorative Pararescue Knife, obverse side view, in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, coyote/black G10 handle, hybrid tension lock kydex, anodized aluminum sheath, plaque in ash, engraved maroon lacquered brass
"Uvhash" Custom Commemorative Pararescue Knife, obverse side view, in 440C high chromium stainless steel blade, 304 stainless steel bolsters, coyote/black G10 handle, hybrid tension lock kydex, anodized aluminum sheath, flashplate in engraved maroon lacquered brass
"Uvhash" Pararescue Commemorative Custom Tactical Combat, CSAR, Survival Knife
  • Size: Length overall: 11.75" (30 cm), Blade Length: 6.5" (16.5 cm), Thickness: .266" (6.8 mm)
  • Weight: Knife: 1 lb., 1.0 oz. (482 grams), Sheath: 10.2 oz. (289 grams)
  • Blade: 440C High Chromium Martensitic Stainless Tool Steel, Hardened and Tempered to Rockwell C59, Cryogenically Treated, Media Blasted, Flat Non-reflective
  • Bolsters, Fittings: 304 Austenitic Stainless Steel, Media Blasted, Flat Non-reflective
  • Handle: Coyote/Black G10 Epoxy Laminate Composite
  • Sheath : Hybrid Tension-Locking, Coyote Kydex, Anodized Aluminum, Stainless Steel, Anodized Titanium
  • Knife: The Uvhash is named for the early 20th century horror/fiction/fantasy writer H. P. Lovecraft's blood-mad god of the void. This is drop point tanto blade, extremely strong and tough, a medium sized knife, a solid, thick and strong tactical, combat, and counterterrorism knife, made with the input of military and counterterrorism professionals for their wear and use in combat.  This particular knife is a donated commemorative going to one of our best tactical rescue and combat professionals, a United States Air Force Pararescueman, recognizing his 30 years of service. The blade I made of 440C high chromium stainless tool steel, one of the most requested and reliable modern tool steels in the field. It's chosen for its extreme corrosion resistance, toughness, and wear resistance, high durability, even in marine environments. The blade design considerations were for an evolved version of my most popular PJLT that I create for USAF Pararescue professionals, refined for assault and counterterrorism work. The blade has a three-quarter length top swage that reduces the thickness of the spine without sacrificing spine strength, and the blade has 2" of my aggressive and popular hammerhead serrations for tough cutting and ripping needs. It is a true tanto, with a good length of straight cutting edge, and a solid secondary point (yokote) for bearing down in heavy applications without using the main point. Being wide at the point means the point is very strong for effective and reliable piercing. The knife is hollow ground with accurate geometry for a razor keen cutting edge with heavy spine support. I've heat treated this knife for the highest possible performance, with cryogenic quenching, extended soaking times for maximum carbide precipitation, and cryogenic thermal cycling between triple tempering cycles. This means the blade is treated to be the very best it can possibly be. The knife is full tang, one solid piece of steel from tip to butt, and is bolstered with zero-care 304 high nickel, high chromium austenitic stainless steel, with a very large and substantial reinforced forefinger quillon to positively guard the hand during highly active assault, defense, and use. The handle shape has comfortable finger grooves, and feels well-locked in the hand, even with large hands. The rear bolster has a chamfered extra large 3/8" diameter through-tang lanyard hole for extra security if needed while working elevated or over water. The handle scales are coyote and black G10 fiberglass/epoxy laminate composite, one of the most durable handle materials made, and are solidly attached by bedding beneath the dovetailed bolsters and securing with six through-tang stainless steel pins. The blade has light regimented filework for increased grip potential and handmade distinction. The knife feels stout and effective in the hand, with the balance point exactly at the forefinger location in forward grip. With the drop-profile at the rear bolster, the knife is well-held in reverse grip as well, the sizeable quillon protecting the hand in any grip position. This is a serious tactical combat and rescue tool and weapon, made for daily use and dependability, in reliable and durable materials.
  • Sheath: Versatility is critical and a necessary function of the professional knife ensemble. This sheath is a professional assembly, clearly, the best tactical sheath and accessory package made in the world. It's also an example of my commitment to making the finest combat tactical, and rescue knives and sheaths on the planet. It starts with double thickness coyote brown (.125") kydex (methyl acrylate and polyvinylchloride), hot-formed over an anodized aluminum welt frame of 5052 high strength corrosion resistant aluminum alloy in H32 hardness. The body and welts are secured with bead blasted and slotted tan oxide 304 stainless steel Chicago screws for the ultimate in durability with no care and no glare. The sheath is one of my reliable hybrid tension-locking models, securing the knife with tension until high strength or physical displacement of the mechanism allows removal of the knife. This usually takes about 15 pounds of pressure, but two additional spring plates in 6AL4V titanium (not shown) offer a variety of tension options.  The user can choose his best tension, and the entire retention arrangement is reversible. Everything on the sheath is highly corrosion resistant, even the machine screws are all stainless steel and all titanium is anodized. The sheath can be worn in any position, even upside down when worn with the die-formed high alloy aluminum belt loops and belt straps on PALS webbing and every conceivable arrangement of combat gear. The belt loops can be located in multiple positions along the welt frame and are reversible for a variety of wear options. This spacing also allows the array of my sheath accessories to mate with and locate in multiple positions along the welts, and allows the knife to be mounted to virtually any gear in any position! The flashplate is removable for field use, and the plaque sits at home or base ready for retirement of the knife after missions and use. The plaque is ash hardwood, stained in cherry, sealed and varnished with polyurethane for longevity. The hangers are steel covered with nylon and foam rubber, attached with stainless steel screws, and the commemorative plate is engraved maroon lacquered brass.
  • A great professional grade USAF Pararescue knife, made of extremely tough and robust materials, with a design that is suited to the most aggressive and serious counterterrorism and tactical defensive or offensive use, while crossing over to survival, extrication, disaster response, and emergency reaction needs. It's an honor to make knives for our nations top Special Tactics combat and Pararescue professionals, and both the donation from my special clients combined with my own donation is what brings this all together.

Thanks to the benefactor, B. M. for his kindness and support of our military.

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"Uvhash" Pararescue Commemorative, obverse side view with plaque, lighting showing engraving on high chromium martensitic stainless steel blade.  "Uvhash" Pararescue Commemorative Combat knife, obverse side blade engraving detail showing service dates "Uvhash" Pararescue Commemorative Combat knife, reverse side custom blade engraving detail "Uvhash" Pararescue commemorative, reverse side view. Sheath parts are anodized aluminum, coyote brown oxide stainless steel fasteners. Various belt loops and clamps are not shown. "Uvhash" Pararescue commemorative, spine edgework, filework detail. Tang is fully tapered for balance, filework is complete throughout tang. "Uvhash" Pararescue commemorative custom knife, inside handle tang view. All surfaces are contoured, rounded, smoothed and finished for comfortable grip "Uvhash" obverse side handle detail. Handle is tough G10 fiberglass/epoxy composite laminate in black and coyote brown, secured with stainless steel pins and dovetailed stainless steel bolsters. "Uvhash" reverse side blade engraving detail, USAF Pararescue commemorative "Uvhash" USAF Pararescue commemorative, sheathed view. Flashplate is removable, maroon lacquered brass, all sheath parts are coyote "Uvhash" USAF Pararescue Commemorative plaque is cherry stained ash, sealed with polyurethane, plate is engraved maroon lacquered brass

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