TECPATL™
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TECPATL™

Designed by Michael Rodriguez in Fayetteville, North Carolina
Anyone can throw a punch. Not everyone can make it count when it’s a last resort.

The Tecpatl™ fixed blade knife was designed by a veteran from his experience in combat situations. Ergonomically thoughtful, in the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell where your anatomy ends and the blade begins.
  • Black Powder Coat with Sugar Skull Laser Marking
  • Multiple Hand Deployment Options
  • Kydex® Sheath with Spring Loaded MOLLE Compatible Gear Clip
$89.99
Rating:
87% of 100
Lifetime Warranty
 
Specifications
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Blade Length3.375" (85.73 mm)
Blade EdgePlain
Blade SteelSK5 Carbon Steel, HRC 53-55
Blade FinishBlack Powder Coat
Blade Thickness0.203" (5.16 mm)
Weight5.6 oz
HandleSK5 Carbon Steel
StyleFixed Blade Knife w/Sheath
Sheath MaterialKydex; Black
Overall Length5.813" (147.65 mm)
Anyone can throw a punch. Not everyone can make it count when it’s a last resort.

The Tecpatl™ fixed blade knife was designed by a veteran from his experience in combat situations. Ergonomically thoughtful, in the heat of the moment, it’s hard to tell where your anatomy ends and the blade begins.

Michael R. Rodriguez of Fayetteville, North Carolina designed the Tecpatl™ as a part of the CRKT® Forged by War® program. His conviction: a good combat fighter relies on instinct; a great fighter understands the importance of an ergonomically flawless weapon. We’ll take his word for it—he served 21 years in the United States Army and retired as a Green Beret.

The blade of this powerful knife features a black powder finish for corrosion resistance and is complete with a sugar skull laser marking as a reflection of Michael’s heritage and his own personal story. You’ll probably recognize the horns, the Crusader’s Cross, and the Office of Strategic Services Symbol. What you might not know is that Michael served in 7th Special Forces group—he commemorates this with the engraved 7 just above the blade and the arrow that’s reminiscent of the crossed arrows of the Special Forces. Finally, the three lightning bolts pay homage to the Green Berets and their shoulder patch.

This knife is reminiscent of the traditional obsidian close-quarter knife for which the Tecpatl™ is named, and the multiple hand deployments is what elevates this knife to greatness. It’s solid in the closed-fist position, making it ideal for pushing or slashing. If situations shift or deescalate, the low-profile hold allows you to grab your gun, or assailant, without dropping or shifting the knife’s position in your hand. The Kydex® sheath is spring loaded with a MOLLE compatible gear clip so it’s always exactly where you need it.

Even in a world full of sophisticated missiles and UAVs, there’s still no excuse to skimp on your hand-to-hand combat companion. The Tecpatl™ is first choice for last resort.

KYDEX® is a registered trademark of Kleerdex Company, LLC.

About the Forged By War® program

In 2013, Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical, designer of elite, military, tactical tomahawks, approached CRKT® with the news that he had been working with a few combat veterans that had returned from war with varying degrees of post-traumatic stress (PTS).

To help work through their challenges, they have been designing and forging steel into custom tools. Drawing from their experience earned in combat situations, they have been creating tools they wished they had available to them in the battlefield.

CRKT® cares deeply about our returning veterans and we saw a way to give back to the community that created them. In 2016, we launched the Forged By War® program.

These are mission ready tools, designed by veterans, with 10% of the CRKT® net profits of the program donated to the veterans' charity of choice.

Mission ready tools that are Forged By War®. Learn more here.

Michael Rodriguez's charities of choice for this knife are The Special Operations Care Fund and the George W. Bush Institute
Michael Rodriguez

Michael Rodriguez

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

Michael R. Rodriguez was one of only two Americans to ever graduate the Irish Army Ranger Wing Sniper Course which he did at the top of his class and he's one of President George W. Bush's advisors. Truly, if we attempted to list the rest of his accolades, we’d run out of ink. His experience as a combat veteran pivoted when he met Ryan Johnson of RMJ Tactical during a recovery period. Then, forging knives and tools became a passion project for him—one that is starkly reflected in his products that we are proud to represent in our Forged By War™ program.

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