Applegate Combat Folder - Double Bevel, Serrated
As legacies go, a man could do worse than being survived by the knife he designed. Such is the case with the late Colonel Rex Applegate who was one of this nations top authorities on close-quarters combat. The Applegate-Fairbairn Mini Covert stands with the Covert & Combat as lasting symbols of the Colonels dedication, expertise, and sense of purpose.
It should come as no surprise that these knives are known internationally as best-of-class among folding tactical knives. They've rightfully earned a reputation for unmatched strength, durability and balance. More than that, tactical professionals have high regard for the high-carbon stainless steel blade. The glass-filled nylon handles. The Covert and Combat have the patented roto-lock system.
Whether you choose the special operations black or the advanced camouflage green handles, they all come with the added convenience of a hearty pocket clip keeping the knife within easy reach.
- Heavy-duty construction
- Patented roto-lock system
- Glass-filled nylon handles
Bought this for my son when he went to A'stan. Wanted a backup for him that wouldn't fail when he needed it. Everyone from the First Sgt. on down tried to talk him out of it. It worked when he absolutely needed it, nuff said. Not sure what that is really worth, guess it would be anything I had to keep him safe. This was a bargain. In his words, combat tested and worked like a champ (still like my Gerber MK II though).
I got this knife in Iraq. It's very well made. Still has a good edge on it with no damages,
Had it in my calf pocket for years, always there when I need it. Stays sharp, fast to deploy, perfect for instant cutting needs.
Lost the clip recently, but had a short lanyard that saved the knife from loss. Still dependable and ready for work after many years.
You just need this knife. It is not always possible to bring a fixed blade, even a conceiled 4 inch blade or a randall 25 and, with time, the classicals 5 inch handle folders shows their limit in the field.
Then comes this outstanding big knife. I love it so much i bought the older green handle one and the anniversary S30V version. Note the upper edge can be sharpened as the blade fully enter the handle when folded. Years of use and always the same pleasure, i don't even think of not bringIng it when i go for a trip in the 'green'. The only industrial folder who gain respect from friends, users of traditional big french regional folders, where 4 inch blade is a strict minimum . . . You wont regret your purchase.
Carried this knife in Afghanistan and many hunting trips. The edge retention is nothing short of phenomenal. It requires careful handling since sharpening the top side.
Just got it, and this is one sexy ass knife! Wish I could get my hands on the auto version though...
I bought this knife in '04 during my first tour in Iraq. It's as solid and durable now as when it was new. I've never seen rust on the blade, or any decay of the handle at all. The case is still in great shape also. I had to abuse the hell out of this thing, and my Gerber Multi-tool. Neither have ever let me down. The knife feels good and sturdy, never feared a collapse from this folder. Not a throwing knife. The only thing that would have made it better (and maybe armor piercing) would be a top side blade. Overall 4.5 out of 5.0