The White Shark Advanced Combat Knife is our flagship knife. It takes the best ergonomics of the Bullshark and combines the chopping, scraping capabilities of the City of Bones, the slashing power of the ZEUS, the hammering capacity of the CQBT-K enhanced, with all the controllability of the CQBT original.
The White Shark is made from 11 inches of ELMAX super steel, hand-ground and cryogenically treated. At .198 thick, this is a beast of a knife. It is waterjet cut to prevent premature heating of the steel. As pictured, it is coated in two-tone self-lubricating Duracoat in black with a grey fade. It is completed by adding our DS&S DRED System, two-layer, self-draining handles.
We make gear for legends. And to create the legend, you have to have the right gear. The White Shark will soon be deploying to Afghanistan.
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.
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