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LEO Project!

Discussion in 'The Gallery' started by Dragons Breath Knives, Apr 13, 2018.

  1. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    633
    Aug 24, 2014
    Been working on a project for a group of Tennessee Sherriffs. 5/32” CPM-154 HRC-60. Canvas Micarta and Mosaic and Carbon Fiber pins. Some flats are bead blasted and Ferric kissed for a non-reflective finish! Deadly beefcakes they are!
    I would LOVE any feedback!
    https://imgur.com/a/jvUvJ

    https://imgur.com/a/UIgPv

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    DBKnives
     
  2. d762nato

    d762nato Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 16, 2009
    That's a good looking knife and looks quite stout. I'm sure they will like it. :thumbsup:
     
  3. CAD679

    CAD679

    9
    Oct 2, 2011
    Really nice knife.

    I am working on a design for patrol. After 23 years and talking to other officers a small fixed blade is ideal. I will post pics when I get one ground out.
     
  4. sgt244

    sgt244 Gold Member Gold Member

    792
    Mar 15, 2010
    Please do, I'd be interested in seeing what you come up with.

    Not sure a fixed blade is ideal for patrol though, duty belts already filled to capacity with the gun holster/flashlight/taser/mace/baton/cuffs/radio/TQ popping a fixed blade on there might be a bit rough.

    Also, wouldn't you say in a tussle its somewhat of a liability as the perp might grab it. Of course they can go for your gun, however generally speaking the gun holsters for LEOS have level 3 retention. Wouldn't a stout folding blade be ideal for patrol? - lighter weight/ concealable / less room taken up on person ect.ect.
     
  5. Khromo

    Khromo

    9
    May 25, 2018
    I am sure anyone would like a knife like that! That is a beauty.

    I worked till retirement in law enforcement, working in the "not really Mexico, but not really the U.S. either" zone adjacent to the Mexican border. Here is what I think.

    In my opinion, if a law enforcement officer is going to carry a fixed blade like that on their person, it will more likely be in execution of a search warrant, or some other high-excitement activity. And while this is may not be "right", that knife will eventually be used as a pry bar, or possibly a chisel, hammer, no kidding. Maybe not a hammer, but more than likely a pry bar.

    Guys carry so much gear that there is no way they will ever have a real pry bar or hammer at hand, as opposed to sleeping in the trunk.

    I would bear the pry bar usage in mind as I worked through the process!
     
  6. Dragons Breath Knives

    Dragons Breath Knives KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    633
    Aug 24, 2014
    Thanks for the input and comments! The guys are very pleased and are like a bunch of kids with new toys!!!!!
     

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