Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT) presents a knife designed by Russ Kommer for special forces units. He knows that operators want a knife that gets right to the point. So there are no bells or whistles, nothing to break or fall off. Instead, it is a single hot-forged piece of carbon steel that is nearly indestructible. We call it the Kommer Integral Fixed Blade, or I.F.B. Steels in their as-cast or bar stock state have randomly oriented crystals and occasional defects such as voids and inclusions which can create weak areas. The knife is given a black EDP non-reflective coating to resist corrosion. The I.F.B. design uses a modified drop point 3.82-inch blade, taper ground for maximum strength. The handle is wide to give a secure grip, and is contoured to fit the hand. It is fully skeletonized to reduce weight, and ample smaller holes allow the operator to fit a lanyard or to cord wrap the handle if desired. At 7.7 ounces, the I.F.B. has good balance for a one-piece knife and enough heft to aid penetration. The I.F.B. comes with a custom-molded black Kydex sheath with a detent which firmly grips the knife, allowing inverted carry.