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DUSTAR Model 1 Arad Combat Knife 7" D2 Carbon Blade, FRN Handles

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Part Number: XTARAD1BLK
Manufacturer: Dustar Israeli Knives
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XTARAD1BLK: Model 1 - Arad

The DUSTAR Model 1 - Arad is the first-ever fixed-blade, heavy duty, all purpose utility/field/combat knife conceived, designed, tested, perfected and manufactured entirely in Israel.The knife was manufactured entirely by CNC technology.

Based on a classic design on the one hand and on extensive practical combat and outdoors experience on the other hand, this premium quality knife is made from the best materials and manufactured to the most demanding standards in the metal processing industry.

The knife was designed by Alex Shamgar, a renowned Israeli custom knife designer and maker; and manufactured by Sherutay Erozia, an ISO 9001:2000 certified manufacturer of molds and dies since 1984.

The Blade
The 7" blade of this superb knife is made of D2 steel (RC 56-57 hardness), one of the toughest, best steels known to the tools industry.

The blade was subject to extreme durability tests, normally not expected during even a lifetime of service. These included hard blows against a D2 block,which was consequently deeply marked,but left no scratch on the blade.

The Handle
The handle of the DUSTAR Model 1 - Arad is made of fiberglass reinforced nylon - the apex of strength, durability, and practicality.

The handle is attached the blade by twohardened steel pins that would not loosen even under the most demanding conditions.

  • Blade Length: 7"
  • Overall Length: 11-7/8"
  • Handle Length: 4-1/2"
  • Steel: D2 Steel; RC56-57
  • Sheath: Cordura with Kydex Lining
  • Made in Israel

UPC Code: 017321

Nylon Sheath
Nylon Sheath
Durable, flexible, abrasion and mildew resistant, and high strength.
Zytel Handles
Zytel Handles
A nylon polymer that is lightweight and extremely durable, Zytel can be shaped and textured to provide excellent grip.
D2 Tool Steel
D2 Tool Steel
This is a high carbon steel that is appropriate for use in hostile environments and is known for edge retention.
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Down Under (Kangaroo Country).
Feb 01, 2013
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Materials, Weight, Overall Quality, Finish
Cons: None
Pure Excellence!
I purchased this knife after i googled the absolute brutal testing this knife had endured before it went into full production. All the testing information is available on the DUSTAR Israeli website which is written in English. Knife is lighter than expected. Knife is very durable, quick, and reasonably sharp with a false edge which can be sharpened easily. Knife is great in all grips, has a spine which can take a really good battoning to split up wood in the bush. Excellent quality sheath with plenty of paracord. This is now my all round favourite knife for the bush, etc. For any person who wants a unique knife made in the Middle East that is of great quality i cannot recommend this knife highly enough. Seriously, for $200 it is well worth it. Go buy one or buy two and give one to a friend!
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