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EXTREMA RATIO ASFK TRENCH KNIFE







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ABOUT THE ASFK

The Extrema Ratio ASFK Is immediately recognized as a contemporary design of the famous trench knife used in World War I and also in World War II. It was a general purpose knife used both for combat and for utility purposes. In World War II the trench knife was especially prized by the Italian Arditi* for close quarter combat and is now updated by Extrema Ratio using modern materials and production. This modern Italian interpretation of the Arditi trench knife has been designed for, and is currently used by, Italian Special Forces [ Comando Forze Speciali Esercito Italiano]. It is now available for collectors in the USA.

BLADE

The full tang extends past the end of the handle and forms a window breaker. Has lanyard hole near the window breaker. The ASFK blade and the finger guard are constructed in one piece. This creates a strong blade with a strong, protective finger guard. The traditional finger guard allows you extra control and gives you a strong grip. Beautifully designed blade.

HANDLE

Ergonomically designed. Made of Forprene with a “rubbery” texture that feels good in the hand. The ASFK has a distinctive handle design patterned after the original trench knife.

SHEATH

Belt sheath with removable leg strap attachment. Desert tan color. Heavy duty Cordura. MOLLE compatible.

COMMENTS

This is a contemporary version of the classic World War I and World War II trench knife. Not only was the trench knife used for combat but it was a general purpose utility knife too. For collectors who appreciate this classic knife and its history. Gets attention. Distinctive.

Length of Knife (including window breaker): mm 285.75 (11.25 inches)

Blade Length (from handle to tip): mm 158.50 (6.24 inches)

Blade Serrations Length: mm 39.62 (1.56 inches)

Total Length of Knife and Sheath: mm 317.50 (12.50 inches)

Handle Length (not including window breaker): mm 117.60 (4.63 inches)

Weight of Knife: g 413.90 (14.60 ounces)

Weight of Knife and Sheath: g 453.59 (16.00 ounces)

Blade Thickness (widest part): mm 6.35 (0.25 inches)

Blade Width (widest section): mm 35.56 (1.40 inches)

Blade Steel: Bohler N690 cobalt stainless steel**

Blade Hardness: Rockwell 58 HRC

Grinding: Flat grind

Serrations on Blade: Yes

Lanyard Hole: Yes

Handle Material: Forprene***

Sheath Material: Heavy duty Cordura

MOLLE Compatible Sheath: Yes

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

* During World War II, the Arditi were special Italian soldiers who were trained to use knives in close combat.

** The blade is made with N690 cobalt stainless steel; a high performance steel with excellent cutting and sharpening characteristics. This steel is also used in the butchering industry and to make surgical instruments.

*** Forprene (NATO Mil-Spec elastomer) has extreme temperature and moisture resistance.



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