Hand Made in Florida by Mr. John Lighting using only American-made materials. John worked in high-tech security including several years with Blackwater, and today John accurizes firearms and teaches obstacle course shooting in his spare time. The very impressive Special Combat is John's top-of-the-line offering. It is designed to fabricate traps, tools, weapons and shelters. Sawteeth on spine are designed to work quietly and efficiently, and the Jaw is designed to score wood before breaking, or for shaving kindling. Blades are laser cut to preserve the Carbon content, then each knife is hand-made 100%. The "wow" factor is through the roof.
Each blade of 1095 Hi-Carbon Steel (1/4" stock) is heat treated three times to Rc 57-58. The black protective coating is fused to the outer steel layer at 600 Deg F. Black Micarta handle is chemically treated to become tacky/sticky when wet. Additionally, Teflon liners are added to the handle to help absorb shock. Full tang extended to form pry bar. All of these 'little things' and a superior design add up to a great work tool.
The "wide grind" version is an excellent cutter, but is also shaped to support heavy chopping activities.
Each knife comes with a Black Spec Ops Nylon belt sheath with Kydex insert and storage pouch. Blade is a deliberately tight fit to the kydex insert, meant to be broken in (no rattles). 19-page instruction manual written by John is included with each purchase.