The Tactical Arts Fighting Knife is a no-nonsense, functional, durable blade that was made for use with the Filipino Martial Arts and modern combatives. This is the "Texas Legal" version of the Tactical Arts Fighting Knife. It is just under 5.5 inches, single edged, and balanced for self defense use.
|Blade Style:||Clip Point|
|Overall Length:||10.5 inches (26.7 cm)|
|Blade Length:||5.5 inches (14 cm)|
|Handle Length:||5 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Blade Thickness:||.375 inch (.95 cm)|
|Blade Material:||1084 V Carbon Steel|
|Weight:||7.5 ounces (213 g)|
The handle was designed to be neutral to comfortably allow a good grip for both forward and reverse grips as well as combinations of grips and blade orientations. The blade orientation is comfortable either inward or outward. We designed it with a long handle so it can be held diagonally in the hand to facilitate a saber style grip as well. The knife handle has a finger index that allows you to find the right blade orientation in the dark and reduces the possibility of slippage during use. It has a tapered tang for a more comfortable feel in the smaller fingers of the hand. The G10 handle features aggressive grip fluting for a very stable grip.
The blade features a long flat ground edge for slashing and a false edge on the spine to facilitate thrusting. The base of the blade spine includes jimping / filing to assist your thumb in indexing the blade when finding a good grip. These blades are cryogenically treated for 3 days in a custom process to create a very fine grain pattern. After the heat treatment lasting 3 days, the blade is then tempered and finished. This means the blade is very tough and can hold a very sharp edge.
Approximately 80 percent of the strength of a blade is based on the heat treatment of the blade. Even high quality steels are not durable if they are not heat treated well. Because of this, we focussed our efforts on getting that right. We use a very good quality carbon steel 1084 V, which allows for a fine grain. After all other finishing, the blade has been blued to protect it and remove glare.
Included with the Tactical Arts Fighting Knife is a simple kydex sheath that can be combined with a tech-lok, paracord or other mounting system not included.
Note: Like a good firearm, this knife needs to be oiled regularly with use to prevent rust. Although our blades are rugged, this was blade is not created to be used as a prying tool, chopper, hammer or can opener. Please use it only for self defense and tasks that require the proper use of a cutting edge. The bluing finish will scuff but can easily be reapplied with inexpensive gun blue to whatever shade is desired.
The Tactical Arts Fighting Knife was designed by Mandala Tuhon Leslie Buck, owner of the Tactical Arts Academy and expert of Pekiti Tirsia Kali and by Panday Jeff Crowner, a student of Kali, Pencak Silat and the great Knifemaker Wayne Goddard. Though there are many great knives publicly available, Leslie found difficulty in finding a simple, versitile knife that allowed multiple grips, was durable and had a balance perfect for use with the Filipino Martial Arts. As a retired veteran, survival enthusiest, Filipino martial artist and expert knifemaker, Jeff was the perfect person to build a custom blade for Leslie's needs. The result is this line of knives as well as a few other special blades to come.
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org on 19th Mar 2013
I perchased two of these knives, I own several hand made blades,they dont compare to these knives, simply Excellent. Thank You,Tuhon. Buck, Malcolm Himes
Posted by Unknown on 4th Nov 2012
This knife is a bargain at this price. I have several Randalls, Chris Reeves etc. and this would be my first choice to use as a hard use blade. The handle allows the use of different grips without compromise. Virtually indestructible. Great blade.