5.0" Model 451 CPM 3V Field Knife
5.0" Model 451 CPM 3V full-tang fixed blade field knife, designed and made by Freeman Outdoor Gear LLC.
The full 3/16" CPM-3V full tang blade features a main flat grind with a thick secondary swedge for maximum tip toughness and piercing ability. The fuller on both sides of the blade panel reduces weight and adds a purchase point for multiple grips and usage scenarios. Edges around the handle are chamfered for comfort with a hard edge spine and pommel useful for bushcraft and survival tasks.
The exposed pommel with jimping also acts as a flat hammering surface and includes a firestriker notch and a lanyard attachment hole sized for the included 550 cord lanyard.
The blade is heat treated and double tempered to a hardness of 59-61 Rc and the cutting edge is ground razor sharp at a 34 degree included angle (17 degrees per side).
The handle scales are 3D CNC machined and contoured from tough G-10 or Canvas Micarta with palm swell and machined texturing for a secure and comfortable grip. The handle shape provides an ergonomic and balanced grip for use in multiple positions. Enhanced parrot's beak pommel and lower front guard aid in blade retention during chopping. Both the guard and pommel feature machined slots for additional user-added lanyard cord attachment points. Stainless steel and black oxide coated hardware locks all the components into place.
Included is a Spec-Ops Brand fabric sheath with thermoformed puncture-proof kydex lining.
This is a premium 100% US-made field knife designed to excel in multiple cutting chores under the most demanding conditions.
Knife Name: 5.0" Model 451 CPM 3V Field Knife
Designer: Jeff Freeman
Overall Length: 10.25"
Blade Length: 5.0” from blade tip to front of handle
Blade Vertical Width (cutting edge to spine): 1.5"
Blade Thickness: .187" (3/16”)
Blade Steel: Crucible CPM 3V. CPM 3V is a high toughness, wear-resistant tool steel made by the Crucible Particle Metallurgy process. It is designed to provide maximum resistance to breakage and chipping in a high wear-resistance steel. It offers impact resistance greater than A2, D2, Cru-Wear, or CPM M4, approaching the levels provided by S7 and other shock resistant grades.
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Full-Tang Fixed Blade, Drop Point with Swedge
Coating: CerakoteTM Ceramic Firearms Coating
Learn more about Cerakote Firearms Coatings here: http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/resources/files/testing/fullTechnicalReport.pdf
Handle Material: 3D Machined and contoured G-10 with diamond texture or dimpled texture. 3 Color Camo consists of layers of OD Green, Coyote Brown and Black. 2 Color Camo consists of layers of Coyote Brown and Black.
Sheath: Spec-Ops Brand Combat Master Sheath: http://www.specopsbrand.com/on-the-weapon/knife-sheaths/fixed-blade/combat-master-knife-sheath-short.html
Note: Sheaths have a thermo-formed insert and are fitted for right-side carry. If you would prefer a left-side carry, just add that into the notes during check-out.
Knife Weight: 8 oz (knife only) 13.5 oz (knife and sheath)
Note from Jeff: The 5.0" Model 451 in CPM 3V is a heavy duty hard use field knife that is a great cutting tool for the hunter, Bush Crafter, hiker, camper or professional soldier. Made here in Brownsville, Oregon by FOG with 100% all American made materials.
This is a tough and tested all-around field knife and comes with a lifetime warranty and lifetime free sharpening.