Not a "stabber" but a "slasher!" Sal Glaser, CEO of Spyderco, developed this in response to a request from a "specialized branch of the US Government" who wanted a last resort weapon for undercover agents who couldn't pack a pistol.
Mine is the #C12TUFS Civilian, ATS-55 blade, aluminum-kraton handle model made around 2005-6 in Seki, Japan.
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Posts: 11503 | Location: Black Hills of South Dakota | Registered: June 20, 2010
One thing to note about dozers knife in the picture is how far the blade sticks down from the handle. This works as a guard and helps to keep your hand from slipping forward. Forgive my sausage fingers in the pics, they are the only fingers I have.
i posted these pics in a separate thread, but i went with black micarta and added a nice, grippy pattern by hand. i have used this style before for certain models. the edges have an orange peel/bead blast style texture for added grip. i think it works with the style of this design. i will add a lanyard with our lion head bead as well.
"She's got a cherry-handled pistol in her lollipop pocket." Five Horse Johnson
Posts: 3103 | Location: fayette,al | Registered: April 07, 2004
I'm going to try a smaller fixed blade for the homestead. My short butterfingers fumble too much with assisted folders using one hand. Going to give this one a try, unless I'm wrong good scales can be added later.
I recently picked up an Izula. I highly recommend it. I wish I could EDC it instead of my Kershaw Blur.
That's the kicker, state laws here aren't fixed blade concealed carry friendly. Folding pocket knives of 3" or less like my little Ontario are fine. The Ghost Strike will be a "coffee table" knife. May still get an Izula later, but the ESEE sirens' song is telling me to get a RAT 4 or 5 soon. Wondering if Para's taken a look at the Ghost Strike fixed?
ETA: Ka-bar's Forged Wrench would do the trick too, but haven't found one yet. (correction; found the Ka-bar at Knife Center not 15 minutes after posting this and ordered one).This message has been edited. Last edited by: rat2306,
It's all about the sheath. Seems Cold Steel has finally figured it out. The "securex" is nice until you yank on the handle and the whole thing, sheath and all comes out of your pants. You need the high wall past the hilt. I place my thumb on the sheath and press as I pull out that usually does the trick.
Since my state has a 3" fixed blade restriction I am looking at:
My Gerber Ghost Strike fixed arrived yesterday, scary sharp right out of the box. It will sit quietly on my coffee table, until trouble knocks. As muddle_mann mentioned, it also has a sheath with a death grip; will keep in the sheath, not fully locked. Tempted to call it Casper. The Ka-bar Wrench may be back-ordered.