Made to meet every tactical requirement, the Dark Ops Knives StratoFighter Knife is a full size tactical folder built to the durability requirements of special operations forces, and made in the USA. The Dark Ops StratoFighter Knife holds firm in the open position thanks to its proprietary RaptorLok system, a self-cleansing double talon lock that uses the entire length of the knife to support the opened blade - a system based around knife-making principles that have been tested for half a century. The secondary CrisisCross cross-bolt locking system prevents the knife from being closed while open. The pommel end of the Dark Ops Knives 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 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 Tactical Knife comes with a reversible pocket clip.