Command

Command I & II

Command Series knives were made similar to the Mark I and
Mark II knives, but only have an edge on one side. One of the distinguishing charachteristics is that the top 1/4 of the blade iserrated on the opposite side. Some of the Command I kniveswere made with a single edge.

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Command I Technical Information

 

  • Produced from 1981-1994
  • Blackened blade option offered in 1984 (Model # 5653)
  • Composition: High Carbon Surgical Stainless Steel,
    Rc 57-59
  • Blade Length: 4 3/4″ with 9″ overall length
  • Blade Thickness: 1/4″
  • Blade Width 15/16″

Command II Technical Information

  • Produced from 1981-1986 (approx)
  • Blackened blade option (Model # 5753)
  • Composition: High Carbon Surgical Stainless Steel,
    Rc 57-59
  • Blade Length: 6 3/4″ with 12 ” overall length
  • Blade Thickness: 1/4″
  • Blade Width 15/16″

Source: Wikipedia

Guardian

The Guardian began its manufacture in 1981 and was designed by R.W. Loveless. This knife was originally designed for Enforcement and Military Operations. The blade is comprised of 440C and the handle is high-tensile cast aluminum, electro statically coated with an epoxy finish.

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1981 – 1987
Model# 5801– Guardian – 3 3/8″ Double-Edged blade, 7.25″ Overall length, .172″ Blade thickness and weight of 3.5oz. Included with the knife was a top-grain leather scabbard backed with a special boot/belt clip.

1982 – 1990
Model# 5676 – Guardian I – 4.75″ Double-Edged blade, 9″ Overall length, .172″ Blade thickness and weight of 4oz.

Model# 5776 – Guardian II – 6.75″ Double-Edged blade, 11.75″ Overall length, .250″ Blade thickness and weight of 8oz.

1982 – 1985
Model# 5898 – Complete Guardian Kit included Wood Box, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II, Sharpening Steel and Harness Assemblies. See above for knife specifications.

Model# 5899 – Complete Guardian Kit with Loveless Signature, included Wood Box, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II, Sharpening Steel and Harness Assemblies. See above for knife specifications.

1983 – 1987
Model# 5816 – Guardian Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5801 for specifications.) This product was actually discontinued in 1991.

Model# 5804 – Guardian with blackened blade. (See Model# 5801 for specifications.)

Model# 5765 – Guardian I Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5676 for specifications.)

Model# 5679 – Guardian I with blackened blade. (See Model# 5676 for specifications.)

Model# 5772 – Guardian II Camouflage Handle with blackened blade. (See Model# 5776 for specifications.) This product was actually discontinued in 1990.

Model# 5779 – Guardian II with blackened blade. (See Model# 5776 for specifications.)

Model# 5811 – Presentation Guardian – 3 3/8″ Blade, 7.25″ Overall length, .172 Blade thickness, 420 High Carbon Stainless Steel, 55-57Rc. Handle comprised of Tropical Hardwood and solid brass guards and butt caps. Included leather scabbard.

Dates:

  • 1984 – 1987
    Model# 5897 – Camouflage Guardian Kit – Hardwood storage chest, Guardian, Guardian I and Guardian II all with camouflage handles and matching camouflage scabbards, Sharpening Steel and black harness assemblies. (See models# 5801, 5676 and 5776 for specifications.)

  • 1988 – 1991
    Model# 5800 – Guardian with Cordura Sheath (See model# 5801 for specifications.)
  • 1992 – 2005 (current)
    Model# 5803 – Guardian Backup – 3.31″ black oxidized 400 Series Stainless Steel Double Edged Fine with 3/4″ tang blade. 7.25″ Overall length, .156″ Blade thickness, weight of 3.2oz. Handle is comprised of Santoprene covered nylon. Includes a reversible clip sheath.

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Discover an amazing category of designer knives

Since the advent of this world, knives have always been an integral part of everyone’s day to day lives. Be it for cooking or any rope cutting activities, without it one cannot possibly think of moving ahead in this world. The Stone Age man’s usage of knives can be the best way to describe how minutely this stuff is connected to our day to day lives.

Earlier, the knives were available on https://csgotradezone.com/collections/csgo-knives of just sample steel and the only work each knife did was of cutting of various things. But, in the 21st century where everything is of a fashionable nature, knives also have undergone a transformation to mix themselves into this growing market of fashionable items. If we talk about the present day scenario, apart from the daily usage of different knives, they are being used by guys and girls around the street as an item for flaunting their style and class.

For fulfilling the dreams of gamers or any other individual, many companies have started the manufacturing of designer knives crafted to the next level of perfection. Each of the company is striving hard to serve their customers with the kind of knives they desire. Apart from the strong undergoing competition, the very best ones will surely outnumber its competitors by a fair margin.

Category of Designer Knives

  1. KARAMBIT

 

This designer knife must have been known to every CS player. The karambit knife also known as the kerambit or kurambik is extensively used in Counter-Strike Global Offensive game. Many of the companies make such kind of customized knives for their customers and the range of categories can be further depicted as follows.

 

  • Folding Knife

 

9 out of 10 people will love to keep a foldable knife in their pockets and this is what major companies have taken into consideration. These knives look fancy and can match almost every style outfit. Grab one for yourself and level up by one point in your style.

Source: https://www.swords-and-more.com/

 

  • Black Knife

 

Black is the favorite color of almost men as well as women. Matching your fully black suit, this knife can be the deadliest combination for you. Crafted in a whole black color, it will surely draw attention to most people towards you in no time.

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  1. Huntsman

 

Reviving the old age hunting, this designer knife can revive all that lost memories. This is also an integral part of the Counterstrike Go game and is used for destroying of opponents to sheer effect. CSGO gamers will surely love this knife and here is one of them.

 

  • Blue Steel

 

The Huntsman Blue Steel’s excellent finish will definitely be a great option for gamers. The Blue color crafted on this designer knife with the shiny steel, this will surely shatter the breaths of many people in Counter-Strike

 

Cs Go Knives have always been an integral part of our daily lives and in the 21st century, it is becoming a symbol of style and class by undergoing a transformation known to be designer Knives. For anyone who is thinking to purchase one, plenty of options are available on online sites. Look for the perfect one and grab the ever awaited opportunity.

But anyway…

Like you saw on the Wikipedia page gerber is a great knife producer.

Mark II Combat Survival Knife

These knives originally went into production in 1966 and ceased in 1999.  They were designed by Captain C.A. “Bud” Holzman, USA, Retired, of Gerber Legendary Blades of Portland, Oregon.  A prototype was first made and then field tested and evaluated at Fort Lewis, Washington by members of the U.S. Army’s Fourth Infantry Division in 1966.  Following their suggestions, a second prototype was made and tested in August, 1966.  Their design was finalized and the Mark II went into production in October 1966.

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Advertising started in December 1966 with the first shipments made in early 1967.  The original factory brochure stated “A good man deserves a good fighting knife – and that’s what we made!”  Production started with serial number 1001 and by the end of 1967 about 4000 had been made.  The original knives had the gray “Steel-Grip” handles and non-serrated “wasp” blades with a 5 degree cant in straight, staple reinforced, brown leather sheaths w/round tips.  Approximately 2,746 knives {sn 1001- sn#3747} were made in the original variation.  At least 235,000 were made in the first thirty years of production between 1966 and 1997.

NOTE:  Stainless Steel is designated by an “S” as the last character in the serial number; tool steel is indicated by “T”.

1966-1979 L6 alloy tool steel
1970-1974 440C stainless steel, MK II-D
1975-1979 440C stainless steel
Mark II Blackened blade in 1984 (Model# 5707)


Mark II Technical Information

 

Blade

  • Steel: Universal Cyclops 440A
  • Rockwell: Rc 57-59
  • Length: 6 1/2″
  • Width: 15/16″
  • Thickness: 1/4″
  • Shape: Double Edged Survival
  • Finish: Satin or Electrostatically-Coated Baked Epoxy

 

Handle

 

  • Material: High Tensile Strength Cast Aluminum
  • Finish: Electrostatically Coated Baked Epoxy
  • Color: Black
  • Shape: Contoured
  • Length: 5″
  • Width: 1″
  • Thickness: 7/8″

 

Sheath

 

  • Material: Leather
  • Color: Black
  • Style: Boot/Belt
  • Weight: 8 oz.
  • Length: 11 1/2″

Blade Variations:

1966-late 1967: Narrow canted wasp blades (sn#1001-sn#3747)
Late 1967-1973: Narrow Straight wasp blades
1973-12/1979: Wide Wasp Blades
12/1979-current: Straight edged blades
1.: Small serrations, optional 14″
1976-current: Large serrations, standard 8″
1966-1979: L6 Alloy Tool Steel
1970-1974: 440C Stainless Steel, MK II-D
12/1979-current: 440C Stainless Steel polished vs.
blackened blades
Post 1967: Canted blades(?)

6 7/8″ blades (by 1979 example, sn# 079,096 w/canted
wasp blade)

What knife do I need?

Knives are great tools. There are different sorts of knives like Karambits, butterflies and normal ninja knives.

You can buy them on different sites like Amazon or Ebay. They aren’t that expensive anymore. Trust me!

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