The Drop Point Tactical knife kit is a 9.5 inch utility/tactical bolsterless design. You can do a full handle, a partial or even an overlay with palm swells. This drop point knife blank has a slight recurve shape with a satin-finished, deep hollow grind. It has a thumbrest on the top spine to give your thumb extra leverage over your cutting work. The blade thickness is .155 inches and feels well balanced. The tang is 1.1 inches wide, and is excellent for larger hands. The Drop Point Tactical blade blank is made from AUS8 stainless steel. This version is the combo kit. It comes with the Drop Point Tactical blade plus pre-machined Bubinga handle scales to simplify the completion process. Add a touch of proper finishing and create a fabulous custom knife that you'll be proud to own and use.
Our pre-machined handle scales are slightly thicker and larger in diameter than the handle tang that they are designed for. This allows for proper sanding, shaping and artistic embellishment. These are also undrilled to allow for precise placement control and to maximize fastening options. You can use standard SS pins (included), mosaic pins or a number of different styles of handle fasteners (see knife making parts). The choice is up to you. If you do not have a scroll saw to use for creating the required handle shape, or you just want to begin from an easier starting point, the combo kit with pre-machined scales will help you insure that your kit completion will be smooth and successful.
This tactical knife kit design features (2) .200 inch handle holes. Two (2) 0.195 inch stainless steel pins are included with the parts kit.
General Kit Specifications
Drop Point Tactical Combo Kit
Skill Rating: Level II
Blade Steel: AUS8 stainless steel
(RC = 56-58)
(Heat Treated/Cryo Treated for Optimum Blade Performance)
Blade Finish: Satin
Blade Length: 4.5 Inches
Overall Length: 9.5 Inches
Blade Width: 1.20 Inches
Thickness: .155 Inch
Handle Material Included: Bubinga (pre-machined)
Handle Pins (included) = (2) 416 SS (0.193-0.195 x 0.80)
Gift Boxed = Yes
Note: Some images below show customized kit samples with optional handle and file treatments. Please see description above for actual kit parts included with this model.