Benchmade SOCP Dagger Fixed Knife Sand Sheath (3.22") 176BKSN
Benchmade 176BKSN SOCP Dagger is a Greg Thompson design. He is the creator of the Special Operations Combatives Program (SOCP) and has years of training and experience to draw from. This skeletonized dagger has a finger loop that makes it easy to deploy and use in quick order. It is made from 440C stainless steel with a black finish. The 176 SOCP includes a sand colored sheath with clip and lanyard.
Handle Material:Stainless Steel
Knife Type:Fixed Blade
Country of Origin:USA
I've always loved benchmade knives, so finding a one piece blade made by them was an unresistable buy. It is a bit smaller than i thought, but still large enough to be dangerous. Fits really nice in my hand, and I have large hands. The sheath is well made, nice solid removeable clip on it (slightly loose in sheath though, you can hold it upside down and shake it loose). Blade material is a little on the light side, I would have much preferred a D2 tool steel for this price. Only real downside besides the two minor ones I have already mentioned is the edge is not sharpened all the way down length of blade, only about the first inch or so. Its'a sharp tip though, but without a complete edge this is no cutting tool, only a weapon. I'm sure a trip to a benchmade dealer and i can get the rest of it sharpened, they have excellent customer service. All in all, 4 out of 5 stars from me.
I seriously love this knife/dagger! I keep it in my purse and it's easy to draw from the sheath and it's easily hidden. It's super comfortable in your hand and can be gripped several different ways. It is what you expect from a quality company like bench made. Sturdy, very very sharp, and easily concealed.