We built a special thank you for Cody Jackson of One Boy USO. The special Tramp knife pictured above was created from CTS-204P American Super Steel and coated with Black Diamond DLC. It was specially engraved by The Recognition Place in Albuquerque.
And more about The Little Warriors HERE.
Our blanks we have in-house are all spoken for. That's not to say we can't make you something - but it is to say that whatever we do make for you, likely won't be started for a couple months. We're just popular, baby. But we still love you. Contact info@ds-tactical if you still want to order something and get your project in the line-up.
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Our tactical tools are the most badass knives on the modern battlefield. Designed from up-to-date data and specifications received from experienced U.S. special forces troops, they are crafted with the most advanced, cutting-edge metallurgy technology in the world.
We believe in our great country. We believe in freedom. And we believe in our servicemen and women who protect our country and our freedom. That's why we want them to have the best gear possible - not some "low-bidder" junk some pinhead politician thinks they should carry.
All our items are made by hand, with attention given to the details that are often missed by others. We can make this claim because we have the necessary field experience, imagination, and skills to know both what's needed and what works.
And we put that expertise into the hands of those who protect us from the darkness every day.
At DS&S, we make gear for legends!
The Tangi River Valley Bullshark Advanced Combat Knife is the most advanced combat knife ever produced anywhere - and we auctioned it with 100-percent of the proceeds going to the Navy SEAL Foundation to honor the Navy SEALs lost 8/6/2011!
The blade is made from M390 cryogenically treated super-steel infused with nano-particles to create the ultimate super-strength blade because we owe legends our lives and liberty. And nothing but the best will do. Yeah Baby!
The nano-steel blade is paired with a special DRED system self-draining handle and custom fitted concealex sheath with tek-lok clip.
Follow the story of the Tangi River Valley Bullshark Advanced Combat Knife. It stands alone.
At the run-up to the Commissioning Ceremony of the USS Michael Murphy, DS&S Tactical was there.
The DS&S crew was represented by a specially-designed ZEUS II Advanced Combat Knife, handmade sheath and presentation box hand-built and carved by Badoracle. These items were presented to the Murphy's Commander, Thomas Schultz during a historic day as the DDG-112, moored in New York harbor, is prepared for Saturday's event.
The Murphy, a 510 foot destroyer of the Arleigh Burke class, is named after Medal of Honor recipient and Navy SEAL Michael P. Murphy, who died in Operation Red Wings in June 2005. In recognition of the commissioning, the Murphy's fine commander, and in memory of Michael, who's callsign was "Spartan 01," DS&S constructed a modern Spartan Xiphos, titled ZEUS II and built its' associated pieces over the the last couple months.
Engraved on the blade and the plaque for the box, is the quote from the Spartan King to Xerxes in response to the order to the Spartans to hand over their arms. Written in ancient Greek, the line is fitting for the DDG-112 which carries the motto, "Lead the Fight."
"When Xerxes wrote again, 'hand over your arms,' he wrote in reply, "'Come and take them.'"
Some may forget, but at DS&S that is simply not in our nature. So we remember Bart, the Wardog, who served the United States faithfully and lost his life with all the other special operators, 8/6/11 in Wardak Afghanistan.
In memory of Bart, and all those like him, we created this knife, and it will be auctioned with 100-percent of the proceeds going to a charity to benefit service dogs. It is one of a kind.
Because sometimes legends are more than human.
The Tangi River U.S. Army CQBT-B was developed to honor the Army soldiers lost in the Tangi River Valley, Afghanistan on 8/6/2011! This knife was auctioned to benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation. Follow the Special Operations Warrior Foundation charity blade story.... $520 was raised for the charity on this knife!
For those interested, our knives feature a zero-grind style at between 7.5 and 11 degrees. We do each of these completely by-hand and by-eyeball. There are no jigs at work here. Our grinder
features a ten-inch wheel with a variable speed controller - and we run it at high pressures with a 70 duro contact wheel and 2 inch x 72-inch blaze ceramic belts.
We do not, however, weigh our knives. If you are worried about how much they weigh, you must be preparing to take them into space. Hope you have a good trip.
Our steels have been LaTrobe Dura Tech 20CV, ELMAX, M390, CTS-204P and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We don't schlep around with lesser stuff.
Our coatings are also specialized stuff: We use Black-T and Black Diamond DLC. Our blades are sent out to those two companies to accomplish that work, depending on the requirements of the project.
We do all our own firing and cryo work. Everything by-hand and by-heart.
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