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    Username Post: New Tac-Ops Series Prototypes        (Topic#919542)
    MikeStewart
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    02-04-12 12:42.36 - Post#2439540    



    This is the First Public Announcement of this New Combat Ready Series.


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    Background Information:

    The New Tac-Ops Series from Blackjack Knives has been specifically Designed, Engineered and Manufactured to be used in Both Tactical and Civilian situations where Strength & Dependability are critical.

    This Series has been the product of the Collaborative Development by Knifemaker/Designer - Mike Stewart and Law Enforcement Professional - Mike Grasso. These Two "Mikes" have known each other for over 25 years.

    As Mike Stewart evolved in his Skills and Fame as a Knifemaker, Hunter, Outdoorsman and a Wilderness Survival Enthusiast - Mike Grasso climbed from Rookie Patrolman to Senior Instructor in Firearms, Officer Survival and Tactics for the Los Angeles Police Department, ending with his current assignment as the Supervising Detective of a Violent Criminal Apprehension Team.

    Mike Stewart's "Hands On" Practical Approach to all things Knives and Mike Grasso's extensive experience in "Real Life Scenarios" makes them an unbeatable Design Team.

    Mike Stewart's 33 years of designing- making and using practical knives combined with Mike Grasso's 33 years as a Law Enforcement Professional, give Blackjack 66 years of experience to create projects which quickly make real time dependable tools for real time situations.

    The knives of this series will be "Practical & Useful" whether it's Jungle, Woodland or Urban High Stress Conditions.

    The Tac-Ops Series will give you a lifetime of "Practical & Useful" service and prove to be the knife you reach for when the Chips are Down.

    The first three knives of this Series are prototyped - Tested and a short Proto Run has been shipped.

    General Information:

    The Tac-Ops Series are all 100% Full Tang Construction. This Proto Run is made from A-2 but the Actual Production Run will be made from Cryo Treated 1095 Steel. The Handle Slabs are Precision CNC Machined to very Exacting Specs for a perfect fit on the Full Tang of the Series.

    The Knives of Prototype Run all have Black Micarta Handles. These Slabs are detachable and are interchangeable from knife to knife of the same model. In the Actual Production Run Ranger Green and Coyote Brown handle Slabs will be added to the mix.

    The blades are Electro-Static Powder Coated and all of this Run are Matte Black. On actual production runs O.D. Green and Camo Brown will be added in Both Powder Coat and Handle Slabs.

    All of the Tac-Ops Series are supplied with Kydex Sheaths that have a Kydex Belt Loop and have the Rivet Placement to adapt the sheath to a Molle System. The Supplied Loop can be mounted for both Right and left hand access. These sheaths are also prototypes and will also evolve over the next run.

    The Belt Loop and the Handle Slab Screws all are set up for the same 1/8" size Allen Key.


    The Knives


    Tac-Ops-4:

    Click It
    Click to See In Kydex Sheath

    Specs:

    Overall Length:9.375 Inches
    Blade Length:4.5 Inches
    Blade Steel:A-2 Tool Steel@ 58rc
    Blade Thickness:.200 Inch
    Weight:9.875 Ounces
    Weight in Sheath:11.875 Ounces


    Tac-Ops-6:

    Click It
    Click to See in Kydex Sheath

    Specs:

    Overall Length:10.63 inches
    Blade Length:6 Inches
    Blade Steel:A-2 Tool Steel @ 58rc
    Blade Thickness:.200 Inch
    Weight:11.125 Ounces
    Weight in Sheath:13.63 Ounces


    Tac-Ops-8:

    Click It
    Click to See in Kydex Sheath

    Specs:

    Overall Length:13.875 Inches
    Blade Length:8.5 Inches
    Blade Steel: A-2 Tool Steel @ 58rc
    Blade Thickness:.200 Inch
    Weight:16.375 Ounces
    Weight in Sheath:20.775 Ounces

    There only 60 of each of these prototypes in each model.

    All of them have been shipped to Knives Ship Free.

    I really Suggest that if you want one of these you act quickly.

    This has been an interesting Project. Mike G. and I actually started on this 20 years ago, distance and our careers got in the way of bringing it to fruition.

    Mike and I will be adding new models to the Tac-Ops Series and already have two more on the drawing board.

    We feel we make a Great Team and we hope you all do too.





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    MikeStewart
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    02-07-12 06:57.59 - Post#2440382    


        In response to MikeStewart

    These have all been Shipped.

    They will be showing up for sale in the next day or so.

    Mike
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    Majord
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    02-07-12 07:19.38 - Post#2440394    


        In response to MikeStewart

    Very cool Mike!!


    Dave
     
    Nasty
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    02-07-12 09:06.12 - Post#2440426    


        In response to Majord

    Totally sweet series Mike...can't wait to feel them in hand!

    "Life has a special flavor to those who fight for it that the sheltered never know."


     
    rcw1
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    02-07-12 09:12.09 - Post#2440430    


        In response to Nasty

    They look great. The 6 looks a little bit different than the others.

    I remember you saying something about 3/16ths 1095 for the production run, but not being sure if that was thick enough for the 8. Any thoughts on that yet?

    They really do look awesome.

    Rich
     
    MikeStewart
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    02-07-12 09:29.50 - Post#2440435    


        In response to rcw1

    The 3/16ths is fine for this one.

    I was a little concerned about it but I was pleasantly Surprised.


    Mike
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    thunil
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    02-07-12 12:20.57 - Post#2440505    


        In response to MikeStewart

    Very nice,
    just a quick question, is the clip sharpened or just a false edge?
    because if it's sharp I don't think customs will let me bring any into the country.

    Thanks,
    Daniel
     
    MikeStewart
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    02-07-12 12:35.50 - Post#2440517    


        In response to thunil

    It is not even close to being sharp.

    You should be fine.
    BRKCA MIKE #01
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    Charlesbjr
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    02-07-12 13:31.19 - Post#2440537    


        In response to MikeStewart

    OK, now I have to get this to go with my Model 12! Who will be carrying them Mike, the usual? Oops, sorry, didn't notice KSF. Too busy looking at the pics.

    Thanks!





    Edited by Charlesbjr on 02-07-12 13:33.07. Reason for edit: No reason given.
     
    thunil
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    02-07-12 15:03.56 - Post#2440573    


        In response to MikeStewart

    good to know.
    Now I'm going to be refreshing ksf every 5 minutes until they're up. haha
     


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