Protecteur French Army Tactical // Boot Knife // PA6 Handle
Made in Thiers, France, in the workshop of 13th generation knife maker Tarrerias-Bonjean this knife was designed in collaboration with former special forces officer Philippe PEROTTI. The Protecteur® was created for the ALAT (French Army Light Aviation) and is currently used by the flying crew of French combat helicopters. This tactical knife has a symmetrical double-edged blade (one serrated side and one straight edge). Its extremely sharp and penetrating blade enables pilots to disengage rapidly during emergencies thanks to its outstanding ability to cut through thick straps and ropes. The Protecteur® is also a great backup knife for multifunctional use. Due to its compact size, it can be worn in multiple configurations: arm, boot, belt, etc.
Made from MOX® stainless steel, the Protecteur®’s blade is extremely resistant to corrosion, which is essential in the marine environment, and its black PVD coating further enhances protection against oxidation. The full-tang blade is overmolded with PA6 FV, a fiberglass reinforced polymer. It provides excellent insulation, while its high impact resistance and diamond-shaped pommel makes for an excellent glass-breaker. The overall black color selected for the components reduces greatly the knife’s visual signature while contributing to its aggressive aesthetic.
8.6"L x 1.8"W x 0.5"H
— Warranty: Manufacturer's 1 Year
— Blade Length: 4.5"
— Blade Material: MOX® Stainless Steel
— Blade Thickness: 0.14"
— Blade Hardness: 59 HRC
— Blade Style: Spear Point
— Blade Grind: Flat
— Blade Type: Fixed Blade
— Blade Finish: Black PVD
— Handle Material: PA6 FV - Fiberglass reinforced polymer
— Handle Thickness: 0.6"
— Overall Length: 8.47"
— Weight: 4.23 oz
— Sheath Material: Kydex
— Pocket Clip Type: Sheath Compatible With Molle Attachments
— Sheath Origin: France
The Protecteur does not come with a clip. However, its Kydex sheath features multiple eyelets that allow you to secure it to your gear and Molle system with paracord or rope.Is this knife very sharp?
Absolutely, these knives are sharpened by automated and state-of-the-art CNC machines, ensuring an ultra-consistent and sharp edge. That being said, the Protecteur is a tactical dagger, designed for military use. Its cutting-edge won't be as thin as a box opener as it needs to withstand the most exciting and demanding adventures.
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