Blade Length 4
Overall Length 8.25
Weight (oz) 4.2
Source Previously owned
Knife Type Full Tang, Has Sheath, Tapered Tang
Blade Material W2
Blade Details Clip Point, Recurve
Handle Material Wood
About the Maker
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.
The overall mission is to offer a variety of high performance, handmade knives from kitchen to outdoors to self defense pieces. I do things the right way, one piece at a time. I am meticulous in my material selection, heat treating and effort in the details to offer people the best knives I can. As someone who enjoys the craft of knifemaking and has a lot of interests, I make knives for a wide variety of uses. Generally these are broken down into two simple categories: -Field Grade: Everyday working knives made to perform with good geometry, heat treat and materials suited more towards ease of maintenance and durability. CPM154 is the most common steel used as it is the best all-around steel for most situations. Sometimes, steels like CPM3V or PSF27 will be offered as well. A stonewash finish is the most common finish I offer on Field Grade pieces. -Signature Grade: My opportunity to explore and deliver a higher level of old world craftsmanship. The performance, high quality heat treat as the working knives, but with more premium features, more striking cosmetics and the use of more rare materials. Finishes can vary, from painstakingly hand rubbed and polished metal, high gloss satin finishes and pattern acid etched finishes. Blades may be stainless, or carbon steel with visible hardening lines-commonly referred to as a hamon. Thicker stock will often come with a tapered tang. You will also see hand sanded handles made from exotic woods, vintage phenolic materials, and other specifically selected accouterments.