Dustar Model 1 Arad Israeli Air Force Logo Combat Knife 7" Black D2 Plain Blade, FRN Handles - DSARAD1BLKAF
DSARAD1BLKAF: Model 1 - Arad, Israeli Air Force Logo
The Dustar Model 1 - Arad is the first-ever fixed-blade, heavy duty, all purpose utility/field/combat knife conceived, designed, tested, perfected and manufactured entirely in Israel. The knife was manufactured entirely by CNC technology.
Based on a classic design on the one hand and on extensive practical combat and outdoors experience on the other hand, this premium quality knife is made from the best materials and manufactured to the most demanding standards in the metal processing industry. Features a sharpened top edge.
The knife was designed by Alex Shamgar, a renowned Israeli custom knife designer and maker; and manufactured by Sherutay Erozia, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of molds and dies since 1984.
The 7" blade of this superb knife is made of D2 steel (RC 56-57 hardness), one of the toughest, best steels known to the tool industry.
The blade was subject to extreme durability tests, normally not expected during even a lifetime of service. These included hard blows against a D2 block, which was consequently deeply marked, but left no scratch on the blade.
The handle of the Dustar Model 1 - Arad is made of fiberglass reinforced nylon - the apex of strength, durability, and practicality.
The handle is attached the blade by two hardened steel pins that would not loosen even under the most demanding conditions.
Israeli Air Force
Israeli Air Force, or its official name "Air and Space Arm", is the air arm of the Israel Defense Forces. The Israeli Air Force is a major component of strength of the IDF, and is considered the strongest in the Middle East, and one of the best Air Forces and most advanced in the world. It was founded on May 28, 1948, shortly after the Israeli Declaration of Independence.
- Blade Length: 7"
- Handle Length: 4.5"
- Overall Length: 11.875"
- Blade Thickness: 0.218"
- Blade Material: D2 Tool Steel
- Blade Hardness: 56-57HRC
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Black T Coating
- Handle Thickness: 0.984"
- Handle Material: FRN (Fiberglass Reinforced Nylon)
- Sheath: Cordura with Kydex Lining
- Weight: 13.2 oz.
- Weight with Sheath: 17.3 oz.
- Made in Israel