– To Be, Rather Than to Seem –
The Operator Series is the culmination of my drive to build a series of knives function, form, and a durability in whatever situation you may find yourself in. The ergonomics are designed to maximize comfort and usability in a variety of grip positions. Each model features very similar ergonomics and balance. These knives are hand forged out of high carbon steel and many of them feature my Rough-Forged look where I leave part of the raw forging scale on the blade, giving the knife a kind of rugged elegance. Most of these knives also feature either my Antique finish or my SharkSkin finish. These are both etched finishes that are both aesthetically beautiful and accelerate the natural patina process of the high carbon steel.
Original Prototypes of the Summiter, Ares, Diablo, and Deimos
Operator Series knives are already in the hands of hunters, climbers, PSS operators, military, and law enforcement. Much of their inspiration and evolution has been a direct result of feedback from the people using them in the field. Whether your a member of the armed services, an avid hunter or outdoorsman, or are just looking for a comfortable, functional tool…these knives will be an indispensable part of your gear!
The Operator Sheath
Unless requested or specified otherwise, the knives in the Operator Series come with the Operator Sheath. The Operator Sheath has been continuously evolving in search for ONE sheath that was versatile enough to effectively carry in almost any position. For me, where I carry a knife is often based on what else I may also be carrying at that time.
The current version of this sheath may just have found that perfect functionality.
This sheath is a molded Kydex pouch to ensure the knife locks securely into it and can be carried upside down without falling out. I then wrapped the Kydex in leather and stitched it together. The two eyelet holes on the sheath will line up with any standard TekLock. The straps wrapping the sheath are super durable 1-inch climbing webbing and are designed to be used as both belt loops for a horizontal belt carry, or you can lash it to any MOLLE / PALS compatible pack or gear. The loop for a lower drop carry is detachable and reversible (the sheath can be set for right or left hand draw in any position).
– Knives of the Operator Series –