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CQD Mark IV
Blade marked: Duane Dieter Close Quarters Defense Special Operations Trainer.
Winner of the prestigious International Blade Show’s Overall Knife of the Year Award, this knife was designed by the official close-combat trainer of the U.S. Navy SEALs. Intended as a full-service combat utility and fighting knife, its most distinctive feature is its unique twin-pronged guard. These Striker hilts provide superior protection to the user’s hand when employed against other weapons and are extremely effective in limited-penetration thrusting. In a utility context, they provide puncturing and prying tools that preserve the tip of the blade the most frequently abused part of any field knife.
Precision ground from high-carbon A-2 tool steel for superior toughness, the Mark V’s blade is coated with Black Diamond-Like Coat (DLC), a permanently bonded state-of-the-art coating that provides superior wear resistance, corrosion resistance, and non-reflective qualities. It is available with either a plain or partially serrated primary edge and has a sharpened false edge for maximum penetration and both draw cut and back cut capabilities.
The Mark V’s glass-filled nylon handle is impervious to chemicals, non-conductive, and features a flat steel pommel for hammering and impact-weapon applications. In addition to textured wingwalk inserts and strategically placed traction grooves, the Mark V’s handle also features a unique four-way expansive hilt and Dieter Side Hilts to provide an exceptional grip under extreme field conditions. The unique handle design of the Mark V also allows it to be quickly lashed to a pole or branch for use as a spear in survival scenarios. This significant evolution over traditional field knives comes equipped with a molded Prylon sheath with Tek-Lok hardware for easy attachment to belts or web gear.
-Blade Length: 6.875"
-Overall Length: 12.875"
-Blade Material: A-2 High-Carbon Tool Steel
-Blade Finish: Diamond Black DLC
-Edge type: Plain or partially serrated with a sharpened false edge
-Sheath: Molded Prylon with Tek-Lok attachment hardware