Brand New Discontinued TOPS D.A.R.T. This is a truly amazing knife designed by Trace Rinaldi. Heat treatment was done by Paul Bos. It combines two blade designs: the khukuri and the barong. D.A.R.T. stands for Direct Action Rescue Tool. The edge is literally razor sharp! Steel blade is S30V with black traction coating. Blade length is 7.5" from tip until the front of the handle. The cutting edge is 6.5". Blade width is 1 5/8". Overall length is 13". Thickness is 3/16". There is an ample choil. The blade grind is very unusual: the grind line starts relatively low from in front of the choil and continues to elevate as it goes to the front of the blade. This makes it an excellent cutter and a very decent wood splitter/chopper as well.
The handle is made out of black linen micarta. White spacers that add to its aesthetics. There are three groups of jimping: one on the top of the blade right in front of the handle slabs, one on top and kinda the rear of the handle and one on the bottom and towards the last third of the handle. They are utility to the handling capabilities of the knife. The full tang extends past end of the handle by 1/2" forming both a very large lanyard ring and a substantial striking surface.
The sheath is made of Combat Balistic Nylon. It has Molle attachments that allows it a huge number of lashing options. There is a kydex insert for added protection. The knife is secured in its scabbard by means of a wide synthetic loop with Velcro closure.
There is a very thorough test on this knife carried out by Mistwalker which can be seen here: http://www.bladeforums.com/forums/sh...D-a-r-t-(s30v)
Brand New, never used or, carried. Price is $220 with USPS Money Order or, Paypal and includes shipping with delivery confirmation number anywhere in the USA. NO TRADES please.