TOPS Knives MX4 Punisher Combat Knife 8-1/2" Blade, Micarta Handles
TOM4X01: M4X Punisher
First, don't go into this film expecting Shakespearian acting or dialogue. This is Frank Castle from the Marvel Knights series of comics, so it is dark. It was made by hard driving people about a hardened character, who refuses to ignore the darker side of reality that we all face in today's world. He has perfected the job of human trash removal. The word RELENTLESS (Websters Dictionary defines the term): re-lent-less; Unmoved by love or pity: Unceasing, as without mercy. Fits this guy to a 'T'. Some people can't stomach the truth that this character illustrates so well.
Frank Castle is doing a job. He's doing it because a million others whose job it really is... are too soft, fat, corrupt, scared or lazy to do Justice. Frank does it without a mask or a cape. Te says little about it because deep inside it hurts him to know that this is the only answer to a problem.
Unfettered, the corrupt dish out untold human misery. Frank is the sin eater, the True Dark Knight. Unlike Batman, Superman, Spiderman and the rest of the comic crew, Frank Castle is a modern day Wyatt Earp. He promptly and effectively answers the call in the order received. Considering all of the above,...and that it is based on a Comic Book; it was great! Thanks to Ray Stevenson, Lexi Alexander, Jon Barton and all for this Great Movie.
As for the knife.... well, I make lots of various shapes and sizes, but the M4X Punisher knife would not only do the job seen in the movie, but lots of others. The shape of the blade is a Bolo. Yes, it's a big knife. And yes, it does have many uses. Some said it was stupid and not a combat knife. I say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The variables here are endless. Some won't like it, and some will. I live in the mountains. Those nice places that people look at from the top or bottom and say, "How Beautiful!"... but in between the top and bottom are places were men seldom go. The underbrush is as thick and tough as a wall, and there are creatures there that city folk never see - like wild boar who love the thicket, so, a small knife is practically useless, and a machete is just too long and light. Those are the places this knife handles with ease. It's short enough to get some swing in tight spaces, heavy enough to easily cut through the toughest brush, vines and up to 4" trees with ease. Knives with the same intent but a different profile have been called Smatchets. You can dig a hole with the point if needed, and the point is not intended for penetration, it just follows the sweet spot - which if you know about swords, and longer knives is just behind the place were the belly on that knife is the widest. The sweet spot is the place where most impact occurs, and on this particular knife is the strongest area of the blade. The teeth on the spine are also intended for use on brush, in places were you can't even stand up - let alone swing your arm. The well-designed saw teeth have helped me and will assist anyone who ever finds themselves out there.
The knife also is ground with a tri-asymmetrical grind that creates a triangle in the spine of the blade. This patent-pending design results in a blade that is highly impervious to lateral force. It's also Zone Tempered, which also adds incredible strength.
For a long time, I've been hand-making military combat knives that are in use world wide by Individual Soldiers, Police, Search and Rescue Team members, as well as Campers, Hikers Backpackers, Hunters, Farmers and Outdoor Adventurers through out the world. A few or more collectors have also decided to add Relentless Knives to their collection.
So that's about it. The knife is what it is.... the fact that a modern day movie Wyatt Earp got a hold if it is inconsequential, but great fun, either in my version or the TOPs version. I turned down an offer to have it made the Chinese way, but I'm too American for my own good sometimes. This blade is fully functional, plenty useful and fits the hand like a glove. The people behind the scenes (Jon Barton of Gunmetal Group) of this movie are Veteran Marines, Navy Seals, Army Rangers and more. They know their stuff. The Director is a World Kick Boxing Champion, and Karate Expert, before making movies. Read up on the background and you will enjoy it even more.
- Overall Length: 13 1/2"
- Blade Length: 8 1/2"
- Thickness: 1/4"
- Weight: 22.4 oz.
- Steel: 1095 High Carbon Alloy
- Handle: Micarta
- Blade Color: Gray
- Sheath: Nylon
- Made in USA
An excellent hard use steel, 1095 is a primary choice for camping and larger fixed blade knives for it's extreme toughness and ability to hold an edge. Corrosion resistance is very limited with this steel, most blades come with a coating to prevent premature rusting.
This product is USA born and raised.
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Similar to G10, Micarta is a a compressed layered composite which instead of using fiberglass, uses fiber compounds of any type of create a strong, attractive material that is impervious to water.
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