-Price Paid: $48.00
-Used for Self Defense
-Owned for Greater than 1 year
I purchased this knife at Fort Drum Clothing and Sales. I used it as a secondary hand-to-hand combative weapon.
This knife has a very long blade. It is powder coated black. It is durable but seems to lack an adequately flexible spin.
I have sharpened this knife twice since I got it. it retain its edge quite well, though it will not readily accept a decent razor edge, and you will need advanced sharpening techniques to put a good razor edge on it.
The hilt is a one piece molded rubber like material. The small checkering covering the hilt make adequate grip difficult but possible for smaller hands. The lanyard hole always seemed a bit too small for me and I initially had difficulty threading 550 cord through it for a lanyard.
Mine came with a hard plastic sheath with a removable fabric blade retainer Velcro strap and belt loop. I personally feel that the sheath is the low point of this knife. The Velcro wore out very early on and the plastic sheath was supposed to be a tension sheath as well, but it failed completely in that regard. I modified the sheath with supplies from a hardware store so that the knife doesn't just simply fall out.
The knife has withstood being used to slash enemy tires, being stabbed into cars and used as an IED probe. Since I got out of the service I have not used it as much, but one does not simply get rid of a good knife just because they don't use it anymore.