Recently Bill Rapier of AMTAC Shooting has been posting some photos of an interesting knife and sheath combination. When asked about it, Bill pointed me to his new website, AMTAC Blades to sign up for updates of the release which is on Thanksgiving Day. Here is what little we know about the blade, courtesy of his website.
The Northman is a small fixed blade knife designed to replace the cutting tool carried in your pocket. Quickly deployable and rugged enough for backcountry use, this blade is also great for combatives. The blade, firesheath, trainer, and storage sheath are included.
- Steel: M390
- Blade thickness: 5/32
- Blade length: 3.5 inches
- Overall length: 6 7/8 inches
- Blade weight: 4.3 oz
- Firesheath weight: 1.6 oz
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I was immediately intrigued by the photos and description of the blade. So many concealable fixed blades out there are built for just defensive purposes, not really any utility work. The Northman is designed for both, plus the sheath comes with a ferro rod built into it. How cool is that! I’ve already signed up for the updates, and you should too.