Synopses & Reviews
Everything you need to know to buy and wield a tactical knife.
Tactical knives are the fast-growing field of American bladesmithing. Now, in one groundbreaking volume, tactical knife expert James Morgan Ayres shares more than four decades of real-world experience with purpose-designed knives. Youand#8217;ll find it all in The Tactical Knife: fixed blades, folders, defensive uses, survival uses, product reviewsand#151;in short, everything you need to make an informed decision about your choice of a tactical knife.
Newly updated with specifications and reviews for new products as well as new information on recent developments in the field, James Morgan Ayres provides the latest need-to-know info on the subject for first time owners (or potential owners) of tactical knives as well as experts who want the latest intel on new products.
Features inside include:
Origins of the Tactical Knife
Tactical Knives of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Steel, Heat Treating, Geometry, Design, Grinds, and Forging
Choosing a Tactical Knife
Basic Skills, Maintenance, and Tactics
Complete with hundreds of detailed color photos, tips, tactics, and techniques, The Tactical Knife is the best book out there for all your tactical knife needs. When choosing a tactical knife, donand#8217;t guessand#151;know! Keep yourself on the cutting edgeand#151;with The Tactical Knife!
About the Author
James Morgan Ayres
served with the 82nd Airborne and the 7th Special Forces Group (Green Berets); he has also worked as a private contractor with various US government organizations. He graduated from the US Armyand#8217;s jungle survival school in Panama and the winter survival school at Camp Drum, New York. During the past decade, Ayres has written dozens of articles and stories for Blade Magazine
and the Knives