Spartan Blades CQB Close Quarters Battle Tool, 2-7/8" 154CM FDE Dagger Blade, Tan Kydex Sheath - SB9DE


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SNSB9DE: CQB Close Quarters Battle Tool
Spartan Blades
The Spartan CQB tool is aptly named and specially designed for Close Quarters Battle. The CQB tool is a ring dagger with a kydex sheath. The sheath compliments the ring on the end the knife for quick removal. The sheath is designed to lash into MOLLE/PALS behind magazine or other front pouches on a vest or be carried on belt or inside the waist band.

The design concept of the CQB tool originates with Greg Thompson, an instructor of close quarters fighting techniques (Hand To Hand) for the US Special Forces. Mr. Thompson is owner/founder of the H2H/Team ROC of the Fort Bragg based training group and developer of the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP). Mr. Thompson developed the new combatives program for US Army Special Operations Forces and this CQB tool is part of program gear.

The CQB Tool or "transition tool" is used to compliment this program by providing a slim easily stowed knife with rapid aquisition for, "get the heck off me", grappeling situations encountered in a CQB fight. The ring and slim profile design allows for the operator to quickly pull and utilize the dagger; breaking an attackers grasp and allowing the soldier to transition back to his primary weapon system without resheathing until safe to do so."
  • SpartaCoat blade coating
  • Blade designed to be a quick-draw, last ditch weapon
  • Kydex sheath compliments the ring handle design for quick deployment
  • Blade Length: 2-7/8" (Half Sharpened)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.180"
  • Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel, 57-59 HRC
  • Overall Length: 6-15/16"
  • Blade Style: Saber Ground Dagger
  • Blade Finish: Flat Dark Earth
  • Sheath Material: Kydex
  • Weight: 3.8 oz. Including Sheath
  • Made in the USA

UPC Code: 200083

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.
154CM Stainless Steel
154CM Stainless Steel
A premium American stainless steel with great all around characteristics of toughness and corrosion resistance.
Kydex Sheath
Kydex Sheath
Waterproof, scratch resistant, and low friction. It will hold its shape and makes a great alternative to leather.
Steel Handles
Steel Handles
Stainless Steel knife handles provide strength and durability and look and feel great.
Made in USA
Made in USA
This product is USA born and raised.
3.750 (4 reviews)
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Aaron R
Tacoma, Wa
Apr 15, 2017
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
It's not really meant for cutting work. As a weapon, it'll shine!
Very nice fit & finish. Pricier than the comparable SOCP dagger by Benchmade, but the vastly better steel used by Spartan makes it worthwhile. Sheath retention is OUTSTANDING. Knife locks in sheath very securely. Sheath fit and friction may cause minor scratches or scuffs on the bronze finish, but I don't mind. Bear in mind that this CQB tool, like Benchmade's nearly identical SOCP, is not meant as a utility knife or cutting instrument. The edge bevels are ground in a way meant to accentuate the needle tip of this device. Some light utility cutting may be possible, but this knife isn't designed to cut cord, fabric, line etc. This is a purpose built tool to aid professionals in retaining their firearm, or as a last-ditch weapon. This is meant to stab, pierce, gouge and strike. The edges are indeed relatively dull, but by design. Geometrically, it'd be very hard to get an efficient utility edge on this device. If you want a bomb-proof outdoor or utility fixed blade that really slices & hacks & chops, check out ESEE brand, (or many other Spartan knives) for hard use cutters. This particular Spartan knife is not really designed for, or appropriate to use for everyday utility cutting. All this aside...Spartan did a great job. I like this CQB tool better than my comparable Benchmade SOCP (although their version is still very well made.)
5 out of 5
Joe G
Las Vegas, NV
Feb 26, 2015
Pros: Finish, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
CQB Tool
I don't like that you have to lash the sheath to the molle. Benchmade's sheath fits and clips into the molle webbing perfectly. The tool is great, the retention is nice and tight, fit and finish is how it should be.
5 out of 5
Jan 19, 2015
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Materials, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material, Finish
Cons: None
Another good blade from Spartan...
This is an excellent tool, very high quality with a nice design. Mine was sharp enough; bear in mind it's more of a stabbing weapon than a cutter.
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