RMJ Tactical Drake Short Sword 11.25" CPM-3V Tungsten Cerakote Blade, Black G10 Handles, Kydex Sheath with Low Ride Straps - KDRK-BLK
RMJDRKBLK: Drake Short Sword, Black G10
Years ago when Ryan Johnson was making a special order knife for a SWAT team member, a good friend and resident critic John came by the shop to look the knife over. "The tip is too narrow and thin," he said. "It will break if the person using the knife tries to pry something open." Ryan told him that this knife was not meant to be used as a pry-bar, just for cutting.
John then said something that both defined the word "tactical" and, most importantly, changed Ryan's design paradigm forever: "The situations this person finds himself in should determine what this knife is used for. If he needs to cut something, it cuts. If he has to pry a door open, it's a pry-bar. These are high-energy situations where every second counts. You can't carry everything you would like to carry; the knife will have to be able to complete a multitude of tasks."
In a perfect world, a soldier or law enforcement officer would have ready access to all of the tools and weapons he ever needed, but that just isn't possible. It takes more than an aggressive look or a gray and black finish to make a fixed blade a tactical knife. Remember, knives meet the needs of the soldiers and frontiersman as both a tool and weapon in the battlefield conditions they encounter. In Ryan's view, a contemporary tactical fixed blade should be able to withstand all modern battlefield conditions — areas ranging from the Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympics, to the Jungles of South America, to the rugged mountains in Afghanistan. (RMJ Tactical knives have been carried in all three).
The Drake is a compact version of RMJ's popular Wyvern, that is if you consider an 11" blade compact! Some might see a short sword and think "that's neato, but what would you use if for?". Well, for starters, we'd use this bad boy for cutting just about anything we want! The forward weighted balance makes the Drake excellent for chopping tasks. This is a light and fast blade weighing in at only 11.5 ounces! The super tough CPM-3V blade will take ridiculous amounts of abuse, and is perfect for all your hard use outdoor needs. The blade has a tungsten Cerakote finish for corrosion resistance and offers a low visibility look. The handle ergonomics are outstanding and work great with or without gloves. The contoured G10 handles feature a diagonal texturing for a not too aggressive but secure grip. The Drake includes a Kydex sheath for easy deployment when carried on your belt or backpack, and comes with Low Ride MOC straps, MOC rings and the High Ride MOC straps for a multitude of carry options.
- Blade Length: 11.25"
- Handle Length: 4.75"
- Overall Length: 16.0"
- Blade Material: CPM-3V Tool Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.1875"
- Blade Style: Short Sword
- Blade Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
- Handle Material: 3D Machined G10, Black
- Sheath Material: Kydex
- Weight: 11.6 oz.
- Weigth with Sheath: 16.2 oz.
- Made in the USA
Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
This product is USA born and raised.
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.