Today's tactical fixed blade knives still resemble the first Bronze Age daggers of 4000 years ago, especially in their handle design. Michael Martinez, sculptor, inventor, and martial artist, didn't start out to redesign the fixed blade, but he explains, "In my edged weapons training, I kept noticing how many knives didn't feel right, didn't have a grip that gave both control and comfort in the four fundamental tactical grips." Michael's design firm, Group Design, Inc., reached out to a team of medical specialists for the answer. Their Ultima™ achieves 22 out of 23 ideal contact points with its unique patent-pending handle.
The injection-molded black glass filled nylon scales feature over 70 triangular grip segments, separated by sipes, or "ooze grooves" which channel away water, mud and oil. Horizontal grooves are placed under the fingertips for optimum feel.
Because tactical knives are inevitably used as pry bars, Michael's team created a butt pry tip as an extension of the blade tang, with a rounded tip.
This smaller Ultima, model 2125KV, features a 4.95" full-tang blade of 1.4116 stainless steel with a black titanium nitride coating. It comes with our exclusive patented* Veff™ Serrations.
Developed by Oregon City, Oregon, knife designer Tom Veff, these serrations are wide and angled at 60 degrees to the edge. The resulting cutting points bite instantly and dig deep upon contact, slicing smoothly and effortlessly. They give dramatically improved cutting ability on rope, webbing, strapping, hoses and leather.
Tactical Sheath. The Ultima's custom black high-strength nylon fabric/glass filled nylon sheath has an injection-molded liner. Dual belt loops are Velcro® adjustable. For maximum versatility, there are ample grommets with a length of 550 paracord included, an adjustable leg strap, plus a slotted sheath back that can mount on MOLLE gear. Removable security handle straps with snaps give access and security. A utility pocket with a Fastex™ buckle will carry a variety of folding knives, multipurpose tools or sharpeners.
After 4,000 years of scientific progress, the only thing the Ultima shares with its bronze ancestors is its role in the mission.
Like the knife and it feels great in the hand. The veff serrations work well. Would like a few more inches as I have few Ultima 7's (discontinued) and they have a great balance balanced. This one is well done for close quarter work and a nice length.
2013-12-12 Toquerville, UT
It would be even better with 2-3" more blade, and relocating the securing snaps to one high on the handle and the other securing the hilt.
Eugene, why are you shouting?
2013-11-18 Spanaway, WA
I have a LOT of knives.[just over 100]Good knives, not junk. When my Ultima arrived, I pulled it out of the box,looked at it, put it back in the box and tossed it to my salesman.Itold him that the blade is shiny, it should be flat black, and that I was'nt paying that much for a p.o.s. Taiwan knife.He told me he would send it back, it has a lifetime warranty. I thought about it for a minute and told him that I would take it camping for the weekend and if I liked it then I would keep it.
I took it out, chopped wet limbs about 4" in diameter, batoned it through dry firewood,then shaved potato chip thin pieces out of the side of a wet log. I scratched up the blade finish a little doing this. when I was done, to our surprise the Ultima shaved the hair off my arm.This is my truck E.D.C knife.
2013-10-24 miami, FL
KNIFE VERY ATTRACTIVE AND WELL BALANCED, LIKED THE BLADE AS I USE THIS PRODUCT ON THE SEAS. GOOD RESISTANCE FOR SALT WATER.
2013-10-19 Nashville, TN
Just received this knife in the mail yesterday. I haven't done much with it, but it is extremely sharp out of the box and oiled well. This knife is very well designed with the useful butt pry tip and the interesting handle. Don't let anybody tell you that this handle isn't amazing It really does feel perfect in your hand and it feels like nothing could take this knife out of your grip.
The sheath for this knife is full of tricks and can be modified in many ways with the items that come with/on it. The leg strap is very versatile and removable, and the 2 clips that hold the knife can also be removed. Overall, this knife and sheath are very versatile and I can't wait to test the usefulness of it.
2013-05-24 Lytle, TX
When I choose to buy this knife,I read the total how this knife was made.Instead I received a knife that did not come close to what the company show it to be.I have very good knifes from your company,yet this knife had black paint and had printed made in Tiawon.I prefer to buy Made in America knifes.I thank you but you may lose a custrom. CANTU,Lytle Tx ***CRKT Response - Thank you for your feedback CANTU. We'll reach out to you directly and see if we can help resolve this for you. CRKT