Need to go through a wall? The studs aren’t going to stop you. The Liberator can disassemble 2×4 with ease.
Stabbing steel isn’t the author’s normal test, but it was hard to resist with this knife. The blade held up better than the oil drum.
Pit steel against wood and the outcome is about what you would expect. The blade shape and size of the Liberator made it a natural chopper.
The teeth really didn’t saw that well on wood, but with the way the blade cuts, why bother? Those same teeth could really tear apart flesh and shred muscle.
The unusual tip shape on the Liberator is there to provide a greater cross-section of steel at a high stress point. It didn’t alter its ability to penetrate.
The Scorpion isn’t your typical knife pattern, but the Tanto blade and chisel butt allows this knife to inflict damage from either end.
The Grizzly is a true crossover design. It could be a handy little hunting knife but has the strength for self-defense purposes. Think about the damage a grizzly can do with its claws and then realize that this knife is about the same size.
One of the better-selling knives at SCAR Blades, the Archangel features a triple-edged 4.5-inch 1095 high carbon steel blade for optimum effectiveness in any variety of situations.
You can bet your life on it!â€ How many of us hear that phrase but never really put it into context? Think about it, every time you purchase a tactical knife that is exactly what you are doing. If the small folder I carry around the house fails itâ€™s no big deal. A kitchen knife that wonâ€™t hold an edge very long is an inconvenience, but who can afford to have their tactical knife fail? You may be purchasing the knife as a defensive weapon or as a survival tool, but in either case you are literary betting your life on a piece of sharpened steel. That single trait is the major difference between a tactical knife and all over designs.
It is also justification for being particular about the manufacturer, or custom maker, when shopping for your next tactical blade. The maker must understand the stress a tactical knife can be subjected to, and the durability required for this type of knife. One custom shop that has an understanding of these requirements, and is known for their hard-use tactical knives is SCAR Blades.
SCAR Blades is the joint venture of two brothers, Casey and Shane Radford, located in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Between the two, they account for 22 combined years of experience in knife making and have formed their own ideas of what constitutes a tactical knife design.
You can bet your life on it!â€ How many of us hear that phrase…
by Denis Prisbey / Nov 1, 2012