Years ago when Ryan Johnson was making a special order knife for a SWAT team member, a good friend and resident critic John came by the shop to look the knife over. "The tip is too narrow and thin," he said. "It will break if the person using the knife tries to pry something open." Ryan told him that this knife was not meant to be used as a pry-bar, just for cutting.
John then said something that both defined the word "tactical" and, most importantly, changed Ryan's design paradigm forever: "The situations this person finds himself in should determine what this knife is used for. If he needs to cut something, it cuts. If he has to pry a door open, it's a pry-bar. These are high-energy situations where every second counts. You can't carry everything you would like to carry; the knife will have to be able to complete a multitude of tasks."
In a perfect world, a soldier or law enforcement officer would have ready access to all of the tools and weapons he ever needed, but that just isn't possible. It takes more than an aggressive look or a gray and black finish to make a fixed blade a tactical knife. Remember, knives meet the needs of the soldiers and frontiersman as both a tool and weapon in the battlefield conditions they encounter. In Ryan's view, a contemporary tactical fixed blade should be able to withstand all modern battlefield conditions — areas ranging from the Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympics, to the Jungles of South America, to the rugged mountains in Afghanistan. (RMJ Tactical knives have been carried in all three).
If you are looking for the perfect EDC knife that can be easily concealed then look no further! The Sale Creek measures 8.25" overall with a 4.2" 80CRV2 carbon steel blade wearing a sniper gray Cerakote finish. The linen micarta handles are quality in addition to looking extremely excellent. The knife includes a leather sheath with TekLok belt loop allowing for comfortable horizontal carry. The Sale Creek was designed by Ryan Jonhson and was proudly made in the USA.
- Blade Length: 4.20"
- Overall Length: 8.25"
- Blade Material: 80CRV2 Carbon Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.140"
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Clip Point
- Blade Finish: Sniper Gray Cerakote
- Handle Material: Machined linen micarta
- Sheath Material: Leather
- Weight: 6.8 oz.
- Made in the USA