the request of those in the emergency services field, we have modified
some of our most successful designs for these rugged applications.
Jim Hammond is an active outdoorsman as well as a
custom knifemaker and Knifemakers' Guild member. When his diving and
whitewater friends pointed out the need for a better multipurpose fixed
blade, he developed his custom A.B.C. (All Bases Covered) knife/sheath
system. The CRKT production versions are faithful to Jim's designs and
priced to put them within reach of everyone who depends on a knife for
work, survival and rescue.
The professional blunt-tipped A.B.C. E.R. model has a
blunt tip that allows prying, and also won't puncture air compartments
if accidentally dropped. Dual cutting edges, one Razor-Sharp, and one
Triple-Point™ Serrated, give versatility in cutting lines, nets, and
The blade is a full-tang skeletonized design of 420J2
stainless steel, polished for corrosion resistance. The finger choils
are heavily friction grooved for sure grip.
The high-visiblity orange injection-molded Zytel®
scales have an aggressive texture, and they are held in place with
corrosion-resistant stainless steel Torx® fasteners.
The Zytel sheath with dual attachment panels and black
stainless spring steel clip allows eight carry modes and countless
variations. Black finish brass Chicago screws allow adjustment of the
knife compression fit into the sheath. Equally important, they are used
for a multitude of attachment orientations: on diving buoyancy
compensators and pocket flaps, webbing, with dive leg straps, on PFDs,
or with a neck cord.
Strong. Simple. Versatile. Extremely corrosion resistant. All bases covered.