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 you're 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.
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|Knife Type||Fixed Blade|
|Blade Shape||Tanto Point|
|Blade Steel||1095 RC 56-58|
|Blade Finish||Black Traction Coating|
|Handle Material||Paracord Wrap|
|Knife Weight||9 oz|
|Sheath Material||Black Kydex|
|Sheath Clip||Rotating Spring Steel|