Prototypes

Low serial numbers and even prototypes are often offered for sale. Below are many of our new projects. Each one is designed for field use and will come with custom handles and hand-made fitted sheaths.

Project 19

No artwork is currently available for this knife as it is being developed for special operations use. And the name is being kept secret for now. Suffice it to say, this knife is an upgraded, improved model of our very impressive Bullshark. And it is only made for legends. More information on Project 19 may become available in the future. Keep an eye on this page.

 

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Dark Horizon - USMC Next Generation Fighting Knife $450
The new Barracuda design. M390 Super Steel cryogenically quenched. .180 approx.$450

The symbol on this new knife is called the Lauburu. It has four heads which signify spirit, life, consciousness and form. It is also a mark of a Healer of Soul. It is used as a talisman. Right facing, it symbolizes life - and left facing it symbolizes death. Subsequently, on this new knife - as a cut-out - it will face in either direction depending on the side of the knife viewed. A symbolic meaning for a knife, if there ever was one. This knife will be produced here at DS&S in the very near future, from ELMAX super steel - all by hand.

Badoracle - after nearly half a century - discovered through DNA mapping that he is 100 percent Basque. And so, the research into the culture continues to produce things... now a new design which we are developing here at DS&S .... "The Basque." - $285
The Basque - a utility blade, made small enough for daily carry with the Basque symbol the Lauburu cut into the blade. - $285
The Enyo - a custom knife being designed for a friend - but also a very tough, sharp combat knife - $400.
The Enyo - a blade named after the Greek Goddess of War. Sister of Ares and daughter of Zeus, Enyo could kick some ass. That's what we're all about here at DS&S ... $400
The Manta Ray - an updated version of the Stingray, which we produced more than a decade ago and is still being deployed today - $450.
The Christian Combat ACK - Model B .... This is a design reminiscent of Viking era Sax blades - re-drawn for modern field requirements. Elmax super steel, cryogenically treated - $425
The new Christian Combat Advanced CQB - an armor penetrating tanto created using ELMAX super steel. This one being developed - $450
The DS&S Mountain Patrol. This is a strong, heavy blade designed for extreme use - from .20 ELMAX - under development - $450
The new DS&S Deerslayer - a specialized knife made for combat, general field utility or re-enactors - $400.
Another design currently being developed at DS&S - from ELMAX 3rd Generation super steel - a combat knife based on an item likely carried by Vlad Tepes. An efficient weapon. Vlad would have appreciated that. $450
The new DS&S Skeggox, designed from an iron-age battle-axe. UNDER DEVELOPMENT - estimated cost at $500
The SKEG - a modern military hatchet made from ELMAX supersteel - and copied from an actual Viking battle-axe on display in a national museum.
The Gryphon - Tanto-style boot knife - M390 Super Steel.

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, Z-FINIT Nitrogen Steel, CPM-20CV and a couple in N690 and Cowry X. We are always experimenting - and always looking for new materials and treatments. 

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.

CURRENT TIMEFRAME

FOR KNIFE BUILDS...

 

5-13 Months

approx.

(yep. We are that busy)

AND REMEMBER:

Troops come first.

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