Posted August 27, 2008 by Howard
Blackhawk Hornet II designed by Keating
Remember the Keating Hornet from Masters of Defense? They still offer the automatic version made in the USA. Blackhawk bought the Masters of Defense company years ago and have tried to keep their best models available while offering many new models. The Hornet II is similar to the old model in size and style, but has some interesting differences. The Hornet II is a more modern combat folder. The handles are textured G10 with full liners on both sides. The blade steel is AUS8A stainless.
Here is Blackhawk’s information:
Designed by legendary edged-weapons expert James Keating, the Hornet is a proven classic and a favorite of savvy knife users worldwide. The new BlackHawk Blades Hornet II continues the legacy of that timeless design by enhancing it with all-new materials, improved lock geometry, and expanded carry options. Built on a framework of CNC-machined textured G-10 handles, nested 420J stainless steel liners, and a heavy-duty liner-lock locking mechanism, the Hornet II’s blade is precision ground from AUS8A stainless steel and black Teflon® coated for a low profile and superior corrosion resistance. Its ambidextrous thumb stud and new four-position clothing clip also support lightning-fast deployment from all carry positions, making it one of the most potent tactical folding knives available.
* Blade Length: 3.100″
* Overall Length: 7.200″
* Blade Material: AUS8A stainless steel
* Blade Finish: Black Teflon® coating
* Edge type: Plain or partially serrated
* Handle Material: 420J stainless steel liners nested in textured G-10 scales
* Pocket Clip: Right or left-side, tip-up or tip-down carry
* Also available as an automatic knife. Please see MOD® models 30-7 and 30-8.
* Made in Taiwan