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Dustar Model 1 Arad Combat Knife 7" Black D2 Plain Blade, FRN Handles - DSARAD1BLK

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Part Number: DSARAD1BLK
Manufacturer: Dustar Israeli Knives
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Description
DSARAD1BLK: Model 1 - Arad
Dustar
 
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 tools 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.
Specifications
  • 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: 13.4 oz.
  • Weight with Sheath: 17.2 oz.
  • Made in Israel
Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, Nylon also is very strong
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.
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Jason
Wisconsin, USA
Jan 28, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Finish, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Good quality knife!
First off, this knife is gorgeous! The online pictures dont do it justice. It is also very well balanced and has the feel of good quality so my opinion is the asking price for this knife is a steal! The handle is very comfortable and ergonomic (at least for me) and the weight is such that it is easy to manuever quickly but still has some beef to it to let you know youre holding a nice piece of weaponry! This combat knife is made in Israel and as we all know (or should aknowledge) their very lives depend on the quality of their tools. Who knows more about defense and weaponry than the Israelis? If I had to choose one thing that might be a con is the sheath but really the sheath is pretty descent. There isnt much to complain about so don't let the sheath stop you! I'd rather the quality go into the knife than the sheath.
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