Combat knives have always had the second leading role in the five-part film franchise (1982-2019) of the former Vietnam Green Beret, from survival knives to modern tactical mission knives like the MK-8 and MK-9 - designed by designer Dietmar Pohl. Combat daggers were also part of the legendary Special Forces action hero's equipment.
The Bulgarian knifemaker and designer Stoil Manchev had the great privilege to design the second classic dagger ever used in the film franchise for the final installment "Last Blood". His MK-10 design is unique in its use of traditional Damascus steel, which has only been used once in a knife in the entire film franchise.
With the MK-10, knifemaker Stoil Manchev created a unique dagger, which knows how to impress with its modern design, high-precision CNC manufacturing and especially with its masterful finishing. The centerpiece of the MK-10 is the symmetrical and precisely ground stainless Damascus steel blade in the pattern of large roses. 59-60 Rockwell provide the blade with an impressive sharpness.
Manchev deliberately designed the handle scales to be slimmer towards the end of the handle in order to reveal the tang and the impressive and lively Damascus structure once again. Attached stainless steel bolsters, which were adjusted by hand and then finely satin-finished, are a tribute to the knifemaking art of past days.
The bolsters are followed by handle scales made of white G-10, which also have a noble, matte finish. The MK-10 Last Blood is equipped with a no less elaborately manufactured Kydex® sheath with carrying adapter. To protect the finely etched Damascus blade and the bolsters from scratches, the inside is provided with a special inlay. The dagger is safely stored in the included nylon collector's pouch, which can also serve as a presentation pad.
This collector's item of the First Production Run, limited to only 600 pieces worldwide, is being completed by a certificate of authenticity personally signed by Stoil Manchev and Dietmar Pohl and a photo print of the designers. Matching the MK-8 and MK-9, this dagger of movie knife history should not be missing in any serious collection.
- Overall Length: 280 mm | 11.02 inches
- Blade Length: 164 mm | 6.46 inches
- Blade Thickness: 4 mm | 0.157 inches
- Weight: 185 g | 6.53 oz.
- Blade Steel: stainless Damascus steel (59-60 HRC)
- Handle Material: G-10/ stainless steel
- Sheath Material: Kydex® sheath with belt adapter (fits belt widths up to 55mm)
Comes with original box, sheath, zippered case, photo, COA. Excellent condition.