Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Naval knifery

This knife was a commission from a fellow in the Navy who was wanting a knife for his new commanding officer, a fellow he already knew from before.  He described their outfit as a "sea and combat search and rescue helicopter squadron that deploys in support of Navy carrier air operations in the Middle East".  And, he needed it pretty quickly.  So I put it to the front of the line and got it to him on time.

It's about a 5" blade, very pointy with an almost-westernized-tanto tip (which is more obvious in person than it is in the picture), forged from 80CrV2.

Handle is tan TeroTuf with flared stainless steel tubing rivets, and the sheath is tan Kydex.

The knife has the squadron, HSC-7, laser engraved on one handle slab, and "Commanding Officer" on the other.

The customer texted me today and said that the Skipper loved it.  :)