Dustar Model 1 Arad Israeli Air Force Logo Combat Knife 7" Black D2 Plain Blade, FRN Handles - DSARAD1BLKAF


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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 Blade

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

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
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
Dustar Model 1 Arad Israeli Air Force Logo Combat Knife 7" Black D2 Plain Blade, FRN Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Dustar Model 1 Arad Israeli Air Force Logo Combat Knife 7" Black D2 Plain Blade, FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Plattsburgh, NY
Oct 15, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Bad To The Core
Wow, just Wow. I held one in my hand, and was sold right there. She's rock solid, sharper than imagination. The handle is pure wizardry, as it is fiberglass reinforced nylon...what a grip. This is an authentic Israeli Special Forces issued knife. I carry fixed blade knives for a loose dog problem in a nearly gun free state in the desolate mountains. The fit, finish, blade, balance, weight...ALL PERFECT! As usual, Knife Center has legendary customer service!!


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