TOPS Knives C.U.T. 4.0 Blackout Edition Fixed 4.25" Black Carbon Steel Blade and Canvas Micarta Handles, Kydex Sheath - CUT-40A
TOCUT40A: C.U.T. 4.0 Combat Utility Tool, Blackout Edition
Having a martial arts background, Joshua Swanagon has done some training with the karambit and is a fan of ring style knives and their prowess in combative applications. However, also being an avid outdoorsman, he has found them to be less than ideal as field utility blades. So he set out to make a knife that could combine those disciplines and decided to call it the C.U.T. 4.0 (Combat Utility Tool).
It is a combative, ring-knife with a utility style blade for field use. The curved handle and ring of a karambit provide superior comfort during combative use, and a traditional drop point blade profile is ideal in the field. The aggressive tip provides for maximum penetration during combat, allowing the C.U.T. 4.0 to penetrate body armor and heavy clothing much easier while also being useful for drilling chores during fieldcraft tasks.
The C.U.T. 4.0 was designed with professional personnel in mind, but will also make a great EDC for civilians and martial artists who like the diversity of a dual purpose knife.
Joshua Swanagon has studied survival in both urban and wilderness environments in Colorado and Michigan for most of his life while also adding experience in harsher terrains abroad. He utilizes his experience and years of diverse martial arts and combative training and real world application as a self-defense/combatives instructor, published freelance writer and Field Editor for various magazines in the fields of knives, survival, self-defense and tactical subject matters.
- Blade Length: 4.25"
- Cutting Edge: 4"
- Overall Length: 8.5"
- Blade Material: 1095 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.19"
- Blade Hardness: 56-58 HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
- Handle Material: Black Canvas Micarta
- Sheath Material: Black Kydex
- Weight: 6.3 oz.
- Weight w/ Sheath: 9.0 oz.
- Designer: Joshua Swanagon
- Made in the USA
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for its extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel (it will rust) and most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Micarta is a compressed layered composite sealed within a thermosetting plastic which creates a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
This product is USA born and raised.
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