Wicked Knives Rapid Deployment


Sep 14, 1999
Does anyone know where I can get some info on the rapid deployment? I saw it in a recent knife mag and it looks good.
I had heard that the knife is actually the HKR, Hunter Killer Retriever with a Rapid Deployment sheath.

But that is just what I heard, call Newt, he can straighten it out.

Marion David Poff aka Eye, one can msg me at mdpoff@hotmail.com If I fail to check back with this thread and you want some info, email me.

My site is at: http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Meadows/1770 Including my review of the Kasper AFCK, thougths on the AFCK and interview of Bob Kasper.

The Rapid Deployment I'm aware of (its stamped on the blade) is also called the RCM or Recon Combat Machete, though for all I know, Newt stamps "Rapid Deployment" on all his knives...

Lets see... The HKR is the same length (roughly) as the Busse Steel Heart. It is thinner, lighter, and more oriented to combat (specifically sentry elimination) than is the Busse, but it also doubles as a general purpose large camp/utility knife.

The RTAK is Newt's answer to the Busse Battle Mistress. The same length, but again a little thinner and lighter, a good chopper and again camp/utility knife.

The RCM is a machete. Longer than any of the others it is the best machete I've ever owned. The HKR is too short to be a machete. The RTAK is long enough to be a machete in a pinch, but the RCM is the real McCoy!
Shootist 16 thanks for the hook-up site on the RTAK. I probably will get one instead of the basic#9 or trailmaster. It just looks like a better buy and a good bushblade which is my main use for large blades. I will take it on backpacking trips and whack the crap out of some logs.
Thanks again salamander.

[This message has been edited by salamander (edited 15 September 1999).]