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I came across spartan blades a few times looking for a good knife to pair for my EDC kit. Skip forward some time when I finally ordered it, and I do not regret a thing. It weighs just over that of a pen when unsheathed. The loop allows quick removal and easy access to my handgun if I ever needed to get someone off of me to use it. I have my knife now strapped into my Tier 1 Concealed holster which allows me to get right to it if I ever needed to. Very comfortable, and a very nice blade. It’s not meant for utility purposes but if you’re just trying to pop some zip ties or something like it the knife can still be used for that. It just doesn’t cut well. If you’re looking for a knife specifically for self defense on top of a weapon system, I think this one is by far the best.
The fit and finish on this blade is superb. High quality steel. Feels great in the hand. Blade fits snug in sheath and sheath allows for a variety of mounting positions. Hard to tell if it is perfectly symmetrical but looks close enough. Going to buy a second one.
Another fantasticly 100% American made product from Spartan Blades! This knife is sure to last for many years to come. Look forward to gettting more knives from these guys.
Superb Quality and Craftsmanship !!!! .... Looking forward to my next purchase!!!
Excellent quality product. As with my other Spartan products I am very pleased.
I love this blade. It's the perfect size and shape for carry in the waistband. Holster retention is excellent. I'm using some pull the dot soft loops to secure it and I'm confident that it will hold up for years to come. Well worth the money spent.
Totally Awesome! Love it
THE CQB BLADE ALLOWS ME TO IMMEDIATELY ACCESS THE BLADE FROM
A LOWER BACK DRAW. IT IS VERY FAST AND IT WILL KEEP MY HAND FROM SLIDING
DOWN THE BLADE WHEN PROPERLY DOWNWARD THRUST
Great get off me blade. Love the ring for retention. Great steel. Sharp and pointy! Have carried as a boot knife, in the waistband, even at the rear of the neck / collar. Good quality sheath.
The Spartan CQB tool is aptly named and specially designed for Close Quarters Battle. The CQB tool is a ring dagger with a kydex sheath. The sheath compliments the ring on the end the knife for quick removal. The sheath is designed to lash into MOLLE /PALS behind magazine or other front pouches on a vest or be carried on belt or inside the waist band.
The design concept of the CQB tool originates with Greg Thompson, an instructor of close quarters fighting techniques (Hand To Hand) for the US Special Forces. Mr. Thompson is owner / founder of the H2H/Team ROC of the Fort Bragg based training group and developer of the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP). Mr. Thompson developed the new combatives program for US Army Special Operations Forces and this CQB tool is part of program gear.
The CQB Tool or "transition tool" is used to compliment this program by providing a slim easily stowed knife with rapid acquisition for, "get the heck off me", grappling situations encountered in a CQB fight. The ring and slim profile design allows for the operator to quickly pull and utilize the dagger; breaking an attackers grasp and allowing the soldier to transition back to his primary weapon system without re-sheathing until safe to do so."
Knife Name: CQB Tool
Overall Length: 6 15/16"
Blade Length: 2 7/8" (Half Sharpened)
Blade Thickness: 0.180"
Blade Steel: 154CM
Blade Hardness: 57-59 HRC
Blade Style: Saber Ground Dagger
Coating: SpartaCoat - PVD - Tungsten DLC (Black) or ZrN (Flat Dark Earth)
Sheath: Kydex (Black) or (Coyote) to match blade finish respectively.
Weight: 0.126 LBS (Knife)