Overall Length: 10.875 in/27.62 cm
Blade Length: 5.5 in/13.97 cm
Blade Steel: 154CM SS
Steel Thickness: .270 in/6.86 mm
Weight: 11.25 oz
The STS-5 is a design that we developed at the specific request by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon. The face and nature of warfare in the last 10 years has changed. With encounters becoming face to face and chest to chest it has been time for some new strategy and some new training of Elite Units. There is now a need for a knife that is compact while still having enough blade to reach vitals and stout enough to deliver enough energy to pierce to those vitals. The STS-5 fits that need. This knife comes in CPM154, a powerful and tough steel that maintains a precise cutting edge. This steel is of very high quality, and we have found it to hold a very precise edge, and sharpen up quite quickly without any hassle. Note that the handle slabs are contoured and the palm swell is more forward than on a Bushcraft knife or a hunting knife. Each STS-5 is supplied with a set of handles.
All three of the last fingers of the hand curl behind the swell and into a recessed contour of the slabs when holing the knife in turse with blade forward. When held in blade reverse grip the palm swell is perfectly centered in palm. The underside of the knife’s handle is “Self Righting” in the hand no matter how you pick it up. The butt of the knife is rounded but protrudes just enough to be used as a yawara in toe to toe encounters to gain that split second advantage.
This knife is supplied with the leather STS-5 sheath.