Expertly fusing tradition and innovation, United Cutlery's Blackout Combat Sword is an undeniably modern take on an iconic, time-tested USMC combat sword design. And since it's officially licensed by the United States Marine Corps, you can rest assured it's in it for the long haul!
The sword's sharp, sleek AUS-6 stainless steel tanto blade features the classic non-reflective black coating, enlarged blood groove, partial serrations and prominent USMC stamp that old-school Marine combat sword fans know and love. It's a tried-and-true blade design that continues to prove its worth on the battlefields and in the back country wildlands of the present day.
Beyond the blade, the sword's handle is encircled by five green bands – an aesthetic nod to the classic combat sword's emblematic stacked leather handle. But the familiarity largely ends here – with respect to the handle, at least. Retooled to satisfy the unique tactical demands and survival challenges of the modern era, the Blackout Sword's advanced injection-molded handle is extraordinarily durable and boasts a textured rubberized grip that virtually eliminates slippage, even in wet environments and other harsh conditions. A USMC inset is positioned in the handle's center and a convenient steel glass breaker is set atop the pommel – another contemporary addition that's perfect for escaping (or assisting others in escaping) entrapment in a wrecked vehicle or burning building.
Delivery includes a heavy-duty black nylon sheath with USMC embroidery.
Blade material: AUS-6 stainless steel with black non-reflective coating
Handle material: injection-molded rubber
Overall length: approx. 71 cm
Blade length: approx. 51 cm
Handle length: approx. 20 cm, incl. glass breaker
Incl. nylon sheath with belt loop
Weight (without sheath): approx. 570 g