"The Cobra Gold® fixed blade combat knife was developed in 1986 with input from Air Force F-4 and F-16 fighter pilots, to fulfill a three-fold task for their combat needs: (1) Canopy knife. In the event of an emergency requiring impact fracture of the cockpit canopy, the Cobra Gold’s steep sharpened clip and reinforced tip was designed to serve in that role. The underside of the handle is designed to fit securely in the palm in a hammer grip, enabling the pilot to extricate himself in this manner. (2) Combat/Fighting knife. When called upon to perform in this role, the Cobra Gold incorporates a battery of close-quarter combat design features. For example, the lower rear arc for the back two fingers serves to accentuate the tip speed in a thrust, and the serrations on the blade back add control in wrist trap maneuvers. It’s sculpted handle with hand-cut serrations and dual guard tips provide a super secure grip under all conditions. (3) Survival knife. When “Escape & Evasion” enter the picture, the knife’s role as a tool becomes paramount. Special Forces personnel have raved about its performance on game preparation in the field. It’s compact size serves well too for food acquisition and preparation tasks in this role."
This Cobra Gold Fixed blade features a micro-glass bead blast blade with 2.5" sharpened top edge. .25" blade stock, 1.25" blade depth. Tapered tang construction with green/black linen micarta scales and 304 stainless steel fittings. Includes a brown leather sheath and leather zippered case. Excellent Condition. #29 on blade.
Full Tang, Has Sheath, Tapered Tang
Clip Point, Spear Point
ABOUT THE MAKER
Visit this maker's website: Jim Hammond Knives. Jim Hammond was the first knife maker to work with CRKT, beginning in 1994. His designs for CRKT folders set new standards of construction for production folding knives. After graduation from Clemson University in 1977, Jim became a full-time knifemaker, and is noted for his exquisite and prized work. He is a Knifemakers' Guild member. When not making or designing knives, he fishes, skis, and flies gliders. He holds a private pilot's license for sailplanes and has earned the FIA International Silver Badge for Soaring. Jim says about knife design: Excellence, flair, function - three fundamental keys of quality I strive for in each knife. Doing whatever it takes to aspire toward perfection, making each line a celebration of style, while maintaining the vision of a design's purpose and application. His company, Jim Hammond Knives, is in Pelham, Alabama.