A tanto blade variation of this stalwart tactical knife, the Dark Ops StratoFighter Tanto Knife is a full size tactical folder knife with a pointed tip. The Dark Ops Stratofighter Tanto is designed to meet the needs of special ops forces, with a host of innovative features that put it several notches ahead of the competition. Start with the locking system: the Dark Ops StratoFighter Tanto Blade Knife securely locks open using the entire length of the knife for support, via the proprietary RaptorLok system, a self-cleansing double talon lock. This technology comes from time-tested knifemaking principals, adapted to the modern day. The secondary CrisisCross cross-bolt locking system prevents the knife from being closed while open. The pommel end of the Dark Ops Knives Tanto StratoFighter Tactical Knife has an integrated emergency window breaker and paracord safety tethering hole. The scales are made of T6160 aircraft grade hardened aluminum - NOT porous materials that cannot be decontaminated from fluids or chemical munitions.
The Dark Ops StratoFighter Tanto Tactical Knife has lateral control grooves carved into the sides of the scales, giving the operator indexing points in darkness as well as additional control - without increasing the width of the handle. Deep finger grooves orient the knife in the hand and increase the grip area by 1/3rd. Quartz impregnated inserts provide extreme circumstances grip enhancement and are replaceable should decontamination be required. The finish on the blade is Carbon Black Titanium CarboNitride (TiCN) vacuum deposited finish and is designed to shed the micro-fine airborne sand of the desert. The blade steel is made from Dark Ops proprietary CTV2 steel, an exotic and expensive Hybrid of Chromium, Cobalt, Tungsten, Vanadium, Molybdenum, in an alloy of surgical grade stainless steel. Thorough hardened to 58 HRC Rockwell with a secondary cryogenic cutting edge hardening, it is a steel that is basically indestructible! A full quarter inch thick, it is one of the heaviest production blades in existence today. Production versions feature the StratoFighter Laser Engraving and CTV2 Steel demarcation. For ambidextrous tip-up carrying, the Dark Ops Knives StratoFighter Tanto Tactical Knife comes with a reversible pocket clip.