RMJ Tactical Custom Forged Utsidihi Fixed Blade Knife 3.75" Celtic Knot Nitro-V Stainless Steel, Green, Blue and Tan Cord Wrapped Handle, Leather Sheath
RMJFGDUTSCELGBT: Hand-Forged Utsidihi Fixed Blade, Celtic Knot
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 Utsidihi (Cherokee title for "mankiller") is a low profile, skeletonized handled fixed blade designed for deep concealed carry. Ryan Johnson hand forged this custom knife from Nitro-V stainless steel and it features a Celtic Knot design with a green, blue, and tan camo cord wrapped handle. The included leather sheath was handmade in Ryan's shop and includes a UltiClip for extremely versatile carry options. It's slender, durable, and perfectly sized for everyday carry. This might become your go-to EDC fixed blade, it's that nice and suitable for any and every task you may encounter. Proudly handmade in the USA.
- Blade Length: 3.75"
- Cutting Edge: 3.50"
- Handle Length: 4.125"
- Overall Length: 7.95"
- Blade Material: Hand-Forged Nitro-V Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.166"
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Spear Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Celtic Knot
- Handle Material: Green, Blue and Tan Cord Wrap
- Handle Thickness: 0.30"
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 3.7 oz.
- Weight with Sheath: 7.1 oz.
- Designer: Ryan Johnson
- Handmade in the USA