Messer (Ziehen: Freie Aktion)
Blade Length: 7" stainless steel
Blade Material: Sandvik 12C27 with serrated edge
Handle Length: 4.75"
Handle Material: Kraton G handle
Overall Length: 11.75" overall length
The Blade is Sandvik 12C27 high carbon, high chromium, stainless steel blade that has been heat treated to HRC 55-57, deep frozen (cryogenics) to -120 degrees Fahrenheit. The blade is then double draw tempered, passivated to inhibit corrosion and then high pressure bead blasted and the edges are finally buff polished.
The Kraton G thermoplastic elastomer handles are oval shaped for better ergonomics, and the knife features sintered powder metal guards and butt caps.
New on the Next Generation Fighters is the improved Kydex sheath, included with the KA-1221 and KA-1222. The knife “locks” into sheath at contoured lip / guard junction and is easily removed by slight pressure on lip.
The thick Kydex, rolled edges and double strut construction add strength and rigidity to sheath design. The easy on / off drop loop with snap and Velcro plus moulded belt slot for more permanent attachment allows for fast attachment and removal of the sheath from your gear, and features a moulded Elastollan snubber strap for additional retention. Six eyelet rivets and four strap slots for flexible and secure tie-down and a drain hole in back of the sheath round out the features.