Brands like Ka-Bar, Ontario, and TOPS make excellent knives, designed to take the stress of combat situations. But they have one inherent weakness: They are designed in a country that has not experienced war on its own soil in a hundred years. DUSTAR, making their debut with the Model 1 Arad Combat Knife, does not have that particular problem. As a knife designed and manufactured in Israel, the Model 1 is a product of one of the most dangerous areas in the world. This knife was not made by or for idle knife collectors. It was made by expert knife makers, according to the exacting requirements of the world renowned Israeli military, and it was made to be used in combat.
The clip point blade, which also features a live back edge, is made with D2 steel, which keeps an edge for a long time. This lowers the amount of maintenance needed on long trips in the field. The handle is made of practically indestructible fiberglass reinforced nylon, and is tightly attached to the blade with steel pins.
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