MAKER: Spartan Blades
DESIGNER: Greg Thompson
BLADE SIZE: 2 7/8"
BLADE THICKNESS: .18" "
TOTAL SIZE: 7"
BLADE MATERIAL: Stainless 154CM Steel -SpartaCoat, DLC Diamond Like Coating (Black) - the first 1.5" are sharpened.
SHEATH: Black Kydex Sheath with paracord
WEIGHT: 2.0 oz.
FEATURES: The Spartan CQB tool is aptly named and specially designed by former Special Forces soldiers 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.
According to Spartan, "The CQB Tool or "transition tool" is used to compliment this program by providing a slim easily stowed knife with rapid aquisition for, "get the heck off me", grappeling 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 resheathing until safe to do so."
This 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 a member of the H2H/Team ROC of the Fort Bragg based training group, US Special Operations Combatives Program (USSOCP). Recently, Mr. Thompson developed the new combatives program for US Army Special Operations Forces and this CQB tool is part of his edged equipment gear.