The Knife shown above has been sold. If you like the design, don’t worry! A similar knife can be hand-crafted upon request!
Part of the Operator Series, this knife was a design collaboration with Kain Guercci of Talon Executive Services. Kain came to me looking for a fighting knife that was both functional and ergonomically sound based on his personal experience in the field. He felt that most ‘fighting’ knives produced today in both the production and custom markets were simply lacking in those two areas. Together, we started drawing up the design for the ‘Diablo’.
With a shortened handle, the primary grip of the knife puts more blade and more control into the operator’s hand, while still offering a comfortable reverse grip. The groves along the spine ensure excellent precision control and the 1911-style grooves along the upper flat of the blade offer solid grip for the thumb and forefinger. The bolsters are currently made from a high-strength aluminum alloy and are ergonomically shaped to provide a comfortable side rest for the thumb and forefinger. The bolsters extend down past the blade to form a ‘Double Horn Guard’. The upper spine features the ‘Dragon’s Crest’ design to fit comfortably into the palm in a variety of grip positions. The blade has been treated with my Antique Etching process for both aesthetics and minor corrosion resistance.
The Diablo comes with the Operator Sheath. This sheath is designed to offer a secure carry in multiple mounting positions including both right and left hand and is PALS and Teklock compatible.
It is both Kain and my hopes that these knives will fill a much needed void and protect PSS operators and soldiers around the world.
5160 Carbon Steel – Antiqued
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– To Be, Rather Than to Seem –
The Operator Series is the culmination of my drive to build a series of knives that just plain work. The ergonomics are designed to maximize comfort and usability in a variety of grip positions. The primary difference between the knives in this series is only their size. Each model features very similar ergonomics and balance.
Much of the evolution of this series has come from the feedback of actual military and PSS Operators who have used these blades in the field. Whether your a member of the armed services or just an avid hunter or outdoorsman…these knives will be an indispensable part of your gear!