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Home Products Seward Stealth TAD Gear

Seward Stealth TAD Gear

by T.A.D. Gear, Inc., Seward, Ben

SKU 1038606

Date Added 01/05/2022

# Available This product is out of stock

Price $695.00

Overview

From the TAD Gear website:

The Bowie knife has evolved greatly over the years. Likely starting off as a heavy butcher knife modified to take on multiple tasks in the wilderness, it became the backup weapon of choice for frontiersmen until firearms became a reliable means of defending yourself. Every evolution of the knife capitalized on the lessons of the past, becoming sleeker and faster than the last. Ben Seward has continued this evolution, combining old and new world manufacturing with a modern outlook to create the Seward Stealth TAD Edition.

Lighter in weight and with a no-glare working finish, the Stealth is a ruggedized version of the Seward Bodyguard TAD Edition . Starting with a large piece of 1095, the blade is differentially heat treated and then parkerized. Even through the coating you can see a striking hamon. Ben expertly crafts a profile with a long clip, acute point, and substantial belly and recurve into a single package. The full tang offers strength and grants total freedom in the handle design, allowing for the perfectly contoured and swelled micarta. The handle’s mid-hand notch, pinky catch and dropped guard make for a rock solid grip with few rivals. The integral guard drops low enough to prevent any forward motion of the hand but will not snag clothing on the draw. The balance of the blade and handle design leave few tasks out of the Stealths reach.

Knowing that how the knife is carried is just as important as the knife itself, Ben created a fast, secure and concealable package with multiple carry options. The sheath itself is a fold over Kydex design with a minimal footprint in mind . The Kydex is as thin as possible while still being strong with positive retention.The included S Hook offers adjustable cant and secures the sheath for quick deployment.

Features

Titanium S Hook for multiple carry options

Fold over Kydex sheath

Dropped Guard

Full tang with black micarta handle

Heavily contoured handle and dropped guard for precise control of the blade

Parkerized 1095 blade, with pronounced hamon

Behind the Scenes with Ben Seward

Ben started his knife making career in 2010, attending classes at the Moran School of Bladesmithing.  Lin Rhea, Jerry Fisk and Kyle Royer are some of many friends who he credits for helping hone his craft.  He earned his

Journeyman rating with the American Bladesmith Society in 2013 and is looking forward to testing for his Mastersmith soon.  An avid outdoorsman as well as a student of edged weapons, Ben strives to make a tool first and art second. He has quickly become a maker to watch and we are eagerly looking forward to his future creations.

Titanium S Hook for multiple carry options

Fold over Kydex sheath

Dropped Guard

Full tang with black micarta handle

Heavily contoured handle and dropped guard for precise control of the blade

Parkerized 1095 blade, with pronounced hamon

 

Comes with original sheath. 

Product Details

Blade Length 5.5

Overall Length 10.25

Weight (oz) 7.5

Source Previously owned

Additional Specs

Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath

Blade Material 1095

Blade Details Clip Point, Recurve

Handle Material Micarta

About the Maker

T.A.D. Gear, Inc.
T.A.D. Gear, Inc.

Whether on your toughest missions or in your everyday adventures, we know that exceptional quality and engineered functionality will help you succeed. We make gear and apparel for capable people. In the military, teams and equipment are deemed mission capable when they are ready to perform any operation within their scope. Wherever your missions take you, we know that you depend on our gear to help you achieve your objectives and get you home safely. We take that responsibility seriously. Engineers and machinists use 000 (triple aught) as shorthand for a thousandth of an inch, which has been the high standard of precision tolerance for over a century. Inspired by that ideal, we apply thorough design, high attention to detail, and strict tolerances to ensure our products meet your most rigorous needs.

Seward, Ben
Seward, Ben

I began my knife making journey back in 2009. I attended the W.F. Moran School of Bladesmithing in Old Washington Arkansas under the tutelage of mastersmiths JR Cook and Mike Williams. I have since achieved the Journeyman Smith ranking from the American Bladesmith Society. I've been making custom knives on a full time basis for some time now. I enjoy forging steel, making pattern welded damascus, and Stainless San Mai. Whether an investment grade art piece or a field grade EDC defense knife or hunting knife, I strive to make each blade a high performance cutting tool.

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