Compact 3.25" Model 451 Fixed Blade
Introducing the new Compact Model 451 full-tang fixed blade field knife, designed and made by Freeman Outdoor Gear LLC.
The CerakoteTM coated CPM-S35VN stainless steel drop point blade features a main flat grind with a thick secondary swedge for maximum toughness and piercing ability.
The exposed pommel acts as a flat hammering surface and includes a lanyard attachment hole sized for the included 550 cord lanyard and secondary retention method. Additional milled grooves in the blade on the thumb rise provide a secondary gripping surface for extra control during delicate cuts.
The blade is cryogenically treated with a hardness of 59-61 Rc and the cutting edge is ground razor sharp at a 40 degree included angle (20 degrees per side).
The handle scales are CNC machined from tough epoxy laminate G-10 with milled grooves for a secure and comfortable grip. The handle shape provides an ergonomic and balanced grip for use in multiple positions. Stainless steel hardware locks all the components into place.
The custom Kydex thermo-formed sheath features a secure and tight friction fit with multiple attachment points for horizontal, vertical, PALS and 550 cord lashing/mounting options. Also available with a Spec-Ops Brand Combat Master (mini) fabric sheath.
This is a premium 100% US-made field knife designed to excel in multiple cutting chores under the most demanding conditions.
Knife Name: Compact Model 451 Fixed Blade
Designer: Jeff Freeman
Overall Length: 8.0"
Blade Length: 3.25”
Blade Thickness: 3/16”
Blade Steel: CPM-S35VN
Learn more about CPM-S35VN here: http://www.nsm-ny.com/files/CPMS35VNds.pdf
Blade Hardness: 59-61 HRC
Blade Style: Full-Tang Fixed Blade, Drop Point
Coating: CerakoteTM Ceramic Firearms Coating
Learn more about Cerakote Firearms Coatings here: http://www.cerakoteguncoatings.com/resources/files/testing/fullTechnicalReport.pdf
Handle Material: Machined G-10 synthetic fiberglass reinforced phenolic sheet
Sheath Material: Thermoformed Kydex or Spec-Ops Brand Combat Master (Mini) Fabric Sheath
Knife Weight: 0.45 LBS
Note from Jeff: Before joining the US Army, I worked for 5 seasons as a wildland firefighter based out of Sweet Home, Oregon. While there, I battled scores of wildfires throughout Oregon and the Western United States with a very skilled, hard-working and dedicated group of young men and women. My crew's radio dispatch call sign was "451".
I've named this knife the "Model 451" in honor of those crew mates past and present that put it all on the line for the protection of our wildlands.