Every professional operator knows about those situations when their primary weapon cannot be used, whether due to surprise attack, proximity of bystanders, equipment malfunction or lack of ammunition. Pat Crawford designed the Triumph N.E.C.K.™ (No-nonsense Emergency Compact Knife) for just those occasions.
The Triumph N.E.C.K.™ Cord Wrapped model is based on the same beefy 0.14" thick blade used on the Triumph Folder. In this case it is a full-tang skeletonized design, with recurved dual-grind Tanto to aid cutting and a false top edge grind for penetrating power. We offer two different knife/carry systems.
This deluxe system includes the knife with a non-reflective black EDP coating, cord-wrapped handle, a custom Kydex sheath and belt clip and a harness. The olive drab nylon paracord wrap gives excellent feel and grip, and terminates in a fob.
The custom Kydex® sheath features a patented* quick-release belt-mounting system. The basic sheath has detents which grip the knife securely for inverted carry as a neck knife with a chain (not included). The belt clip can be attached with the Chicago screws provided for vertical or horizontal carry. Simply press in the injection-molded nylon retaining clip for instant attachment or release.
The harness is a length of mil-spec paracord, gutted so it is flat. Soft rubber keepers allow adjustment of the harness even when wearing it. Users just tie the cord through the eyelets of the Triumph N.E.C.K. sheath and slip the harness over their shoulders for comfort and concealability under uniforms, tactical vests or even T-shirts. Drawing from the harness is lightning quick with either a cross draw to the forward grip, or a same-side draw to a reverse grip.
The cord-wrapped 2030CW is an exceptional value. Think of it as a little insurance policy.
The Triumph is everything the description says. It is a perfect no-nonsense self-defence knife. The corded handle is very slip-resistant and gives it that survivalist flare, however this is very much a combat ready knife and extremely light-weight as well. The jimping on the spine gives a perfect amount of added grip and the blade itself holds an amazing edge. Unlike other reviewers I had no issue assembling the sheath scout-style or 90° and I wear it like this for quick deployment God forbid that moment ever should arise. I highly recommend this blade.
2015-09-04 Boise, ID
I have taken the Crawford N.E.C.K. on one backpack trip and it worked great. I am a longtime fan of drop points, this is my first Tanto blade, and it is a nice surprise
It would be more versitle if the sheath would attach at 90 degrees, but the holes don't quite line up. That would improve access for backpacking.