The Dark Ops Knives Paul Basal "Shadow" Navy SEAL Combat Fixed Blade Knife takes its name from legendary Navy SEAL Paul Basal - callsign "Shadow". Made to assist in covert operations, survival situations, and tactical scenarios, this tactical knife has become THE must-have knife among operational warriors across the globe! The Dark Ops Knives Paul Basal Shadow Knife was designed by Basal in coordination with the Dark Ops design chief, giving it all the most critical features needed on a Modern Spec-Ops knife - starting with an extended blade length, with an accelerated spearpoint tip and sharpened foretip. The top edge of the Dark Ops Paul Basal SEAL Knife features a radical, self-cleaning BlastRip saw for carving survival notches in spears and anchoring notches for detonation cord. A patent pending BarbSnap cutter allows for rapid notching and snapping of interdiction wires in entry ops. An abbreviated top-hilt/bottle opener works with a new serrated palmstop, allowing for a reverse grip with an astonishing six linear inches of surface area!
The Dark Ops Shadow Knife is made to deal with a variety of environmental hazards and still perform beyond expectations. The blade is finished with corrosion resistant coatings designed to take the saltwater immersion common to SEAL operations, and the handle can resist all kinds of corrosive liquids. The handle is thinner and wider for greater mechanical advantage with deep finger grooves orienting the blade axis of the knife in the hand and dramatically increasing effective grip surface. A prominent WhipLok finger notch provides an axis point for hacking as well as 200 degrees of grip area, ideal with wet hands or when using gloves. The handles are field replaceable to blend with woodland, desert or black camo schemes. Quartz impregnated inserts provide extreme circumstances grip enhancement and are replaceable should decontamination be required. The Dark Ops Basal Shadow Knife utilizes the same CTV2 Blade Steel and CryoHardening techniques as the StratoFighter Folders. The hilts do not protrude forward effectively reducing the length of the blade. Hollow grinding lends to greater cutting and slashing effectiveness. Deep blood grooves keep the weight of the full .250 inch thick blade properly balanced in the hand. The black Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) vacuum deposited finish is designed to shed the micro-fine airborne sand of Middle Eastern deserts.
Dark Operations Knives DOH114: Paul Basal "Shadow" Navy Seal Combat Fixed Blade w/ Sheath, TICN Finish, Black