Shorter than the APOC tactical katana, this no-frills tactical cutlass is optimized for utility with a shearing saber-like blade that is the ideal length for combat in dense foliage and confined quarters. It is short enough to ensure it is not cumbersome, yet retains more than enough length to give you a the edge over an adversary.
Designed by Angus Trim, the blade is eminently suitable for performance cutting and chopping. The 9260 high carbon steel has a spring temper and is finished with a Black Oxide coating for stealth and rust resistance. A deep blade fuller reduces unnecessary weight and a thick spine powers it through the strike; a tapered and unsharpened false edge gives it a thinned blade profile at its main striking portion to ensure it passes through the target with minimum drag.
The blade grip is built for maximum durability with robust black G-10 fiberglass laminate scales which are triple-anchored into substantially thick blade tang. The grip slabs, rivets and tang are all ground smooth for an overall flush grip designed to prevent lesions and blistering from extended use and a double-hook design at the base of the blade serves to prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade. A pre-drilled hole to accommodate a lanyard completes this sword for extended, practical usage.
The sheath is constructed from hard, black fiberglass with a textured finish and it is mounted onto a MOLLE compatible kydex platform which allows for a great degree of carry and wear positions on both yourself, your gear or your vehicles. For belt or sling carry setups the platform has four slots 1 3/8″ long and 1/8″ wide. A pair of domed protrusions molded onto the sheath serve to grip and lock onto the sword when it is sheathed.