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This gallery shows a few different versions of the Military Style Sub-hilt Fighting Knife. Different handle materials, blade lengths and even handle dressings can change the way that the knife looks and feels. Contact Rocket Knives for information about different steel types and other options. Details about each version is along with the picture of each knife.
Above shows the most popular version of the sub-hilt fighter. This knife has a 7" blade made from 1/4" thick 440c stainless steel. The guards are from 416 stainless. Handle scales are dyed & stabilized box elder burl. The handle scales are held in place by mosaic handle pins and a 304 stainless steel lined lanyard. Price for a similar piece is USD$750. All Military Style Sub-Hilt Fighters are fitted with a custom hand stitched leather sheath.
Below shows a stick tang version of the Military Style Sub-Hilt Fighting Knife. This one has an 8" blade made from 1/4" thick carbon damascus steel. The round handle offers a slightly different feel from the slab handle version. The 416 guards, butt and stack liners add more stability to the stacked copal amber handle. The translucency of the copal amber allows viewing of the damascus steel tang through the handle. Price for a similar piece is USD$1000.
Below shows a slightly more collectable version of the Military Style Sub-Hilt fighter. This fighter has a 7" blade made from 1/4" thick 440c stainless steel and is decorated with filework on its' spine. The guards & butt are 304 stainless steel. The handle is Burmese jade. The jade adds a good bit of weight to the knife, making it almost impractical to carry. But this knife will perform the same duties as the lighter weight version. Price for a 7" Military Style Sub-Hilt Fighter with a rock handle such as the jade shown here is USD$1000.