Overall Length: 12.875 in/32.70 cm
Blade Length: 7.75 in/19.69 cm
Blade Steel: 154cm SS
Steel Thickness: .270 in/6.86 mm
Weight: 12.4 oz
The STS series has been specifically designed at the request by members of the U.S. Marine Corps Force Recon. The face and nature of warfare in the past 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. The use of a knife as a weapon had really been mostly phased out for all U.S. Armed Forces. Without going into specific on the actual training that has been adopted and is in use, 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. 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.
The STS-7 is a longer version of the STS-5 Fighter. The STS-7 has a longer blade to give weight and heft for making deep slashes and cuts in close quarter encounters. The heavy blade balances more on the blade than the more compact STS-5. This forward balance gives the STS-7 an advantage in slashing velocity for severing major muscles.