SWAT Spike Tanto Point Paracord
Officer Allen Garcia has been a police officer in Middletown, RI since 1988. Prior to that, he served as a sergeant in the US Army's 82nd Airborne Division. He has been assigned to both department and regionalized SWAT teams since 1991 and a member of NTOA (National Tactical Officers Assoc.) and IALEFI.
Portions of his testing and review included:
The knife comes in a variety of configurations, all models have roughly 5 inches of cutting surface, either Micarta or wrapped with paracord, full tang and 3/16" thick. One thing that is easily noticed when looking at the SWAT Spike is the pommel of the knife which is fashioned into a very practical pry bar. This knife fills the role perfectly for a SWAT operator looking for a tough, sensible fixed blade that won't take up much space on his person yet proved a myriad of uses.
If your looking for extremely rugged, outstanding quality knives made in America. I would strongly recommend you take a look at TOPS Knives as I am sure you will find what you are looking for. As the TOPS motto states "SPECIAL OPS TRUST TOPS... ‘CAUSE THEY'RE HARD TO THE CORE!”
Blade Length: 5"
Cutting Edge: 4 3/4"
O/A Length: 9.75"
Blade Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy RC-58
Blade Style: Tanto Point
Blade Color: Black Traction Coating
Handle Material: Green Paracord Wrap ®
Sheath: Heavy Duty Kydex w/ Rotating Spring Steel Clip
Additional Features: Pry-Bar Backs
Mfg. Handcrafted in the USA