Tactical International and knife designer Blackie Collins have created the tool that allows the rifleman access to both a knife and emergency maintenance options in one easy-to-carry package. The RIFLEMAN'S TOOL is designed to be carried by operators that require an auto-opening blade, glass breaker and fire starter, as well as a shell extractor and sight adjustment tool for their primary battle rifle. At a size comparable (overall length 9 1/16 inches) to folders that provide only a blade, this field tool is readily accessible in an emergency and could prove to be a lifesaver.
The RIFLEMAN'S TOOL boasts an auto-opening 3 13/16-inch Tanto blade manufactured from CPM154 steel known for its toughness and resistance to abuse, thickness is 5/32 inches and the Diamond Like Carbon (DLC) coating adds a surface hardness that will further resist blade damage. The blade is available in both a honed and a half-honed/half-serrated version.
Opening is easily accomplished by depressing the blade release button, that is recessed to help prevent accidental activation.
The handle is constructed of 6061 T6 Aluminum, with a Type 3 Mil-spec anodized Hardcoating that has proven to resist corrosion and increase wear resistance. Friction lines and sculpted finger edge create a positive grip to defeat hand slippage even when handled with gloves.
Carrying the RIFLEMAN'S TOOL on clothing or battle gear is easily accomplished with the aluminum attachment clip. A lanyard hole is also provided in the customary location.
The RIFLEMAN'S TOOL includes of several useful implements that are often needed without warning. Incorporated into the handle are a steel glass breaker, front sight adjustment tool, fire starter and an aluminum shell extractor that will not mar or disfigure the locking lugs of the M16/AR-15 that commonly occurs when using non-appropriate tools.
As with the primary intended usage of the RIFLEMAN'S TOOL, removal of these self-contained tools can be accomplished while wearing gloves commonly worn during battlefield operations.
Available in Black and Digital Camo.