Blackhawk’s New Andrew Arrabito Collaboration Blades

   06.05.19

Blackhawk’s New Andrew Arrabito Collaboration Blades

Tactical gear maker Blackhawk recently announced a new series of knives made in collaboration with custom knifemaker Andrew Arrabito. They’re some tough-looking blades and they appear ready for some hard use, but your hardest job might be deciding which one you need. All are currently listed as available on the Blackhawk website.

From the press release:

Blackhawk announces its latest product to arrive on the market: A line of five blades designed by custom knifemaker Andrew Arrabito. A former Navy SEAL, Arrabito is perhaps best known as the founder of Half Face Blades.

The new line of Blackhawk + Andrew Arrabito blades consists of a Combat Filet, EDC, Field Knife, Karambit and Combat Dagger with very limited quantities. Only 10 per style are available for sale during the initial launch. Customers who wish to purchase one of these limited-edition blades can do so directly through www.blackhawk.com.

The blades are made of CPM (Crucible Particle Metallurgy) 154CM steel with a Rockwell steel hardness of 59-60 HRC. Each blade varies in length, but they all feature a stone-washed finish with skeletonized black G10 textured grip and full tang construction. One side of the blade is etched with the Blackhawk trident logo, while the other is etched with Andrew Arrabito’s name.

Included with each knife is a friction-fit sheath.

Blackhawk + Arrabito Karambit
Blackhawk + Arrabito Karambit
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The Karambit’s fingerhole and wicked-looking curve makes it stand out from the rest.

  • Steel Type: CPM 154CM
  • Rockwell Steel Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Steel Thickness: 0.12″
  • Length: 7.12″ Overall
  • Blade Length: 2.75″
  • Stone Washed Finish
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Textured Grip | Black Bolts
  • PN: 15DA03BK
  • MSRP: $290

The Blackhawk Karambit is designed after the traditional style of Southeast Asian fighting blades that have become popular with special forces units around the world — including the Navy SEALs. The curved claw of the single-side, chisel-grind blade is crafted to slice deeply through both clothing and flesh to inflict maximum damage, which makes the Karambit an excellent choice for self-defense. The ring on the end of the skeletonized handle is designed for the user’s index finger while the dip in the spine is intended for a thumb rest.

Blackhawk + Arrabito Field Knife
Blackhawk + Arrabito Field Knife
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The Field Knife is a mix of traditional utility and aggressive looks.

  • Steel Type: CPM 154CM
  • Rockwell Steel Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Steel Thickness: 0.12″
  • Length: 9.4″ Overall
  • Blade Length: 4″
  • Stone Washed Finish
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Textured Grip | Black Bolts
  • PN: 15DA01BK
  • MSRP: $300

The Blackhawk Field Knife is ideal for all-around combat work. The Field Knife features a back side ground from the spine to tip for improved puncture results. This knife is designed for particularly heavy use with the tip being especially strong and resilient.

Whether you need to cut, chop, or stab, this multi-purpose Field Knife is up to the task. A large, glove-friendly skeletonized handle pairs with an open-tang bottom for striking along with jimping on the spine and pommel for added thumb grip. Put the Blackhawk Field Knife to the test – it won’t let you down.

Blackhawk + Arrabito Combat Dagger
Blackhawk + Arrabito Combat Dagger
(Image: Blackhawk)

The Combat Dagger is exactly what it sounds like: a double-edged dagger designed for wet work.

  • Steel Type: CPM 154CM
  • Rockwell Steel Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Steel Thickness: 0.12″
  • Length: 8.5″ Overall
  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Stone Washed Finish
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Textured Grip | Black Bolts
  • PN: 15DA05BK
  • MSRP: $295

The Blackhawk Combat Dagger is double-edged and ideal for combat usage thanks to its unparalleled ability to penetrate both clothing and body. Whether right-handed or left-handed, the ambidextrous design of the handle suits any grip while ramps at the top of the grip prevent the user’s hand from slide over the blade during wet or heavy use. The open-tang pommel of the skeletonized grip is ideal for striking while the lanyard hole gives the user an additional point to secure their blade.

Blackhawk + Arrabito EDC Blade
Blackhawk + Arrabito EDC Blade
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They call this one the EDC Blade, and I sure wouldn’t want to be on the wrong end of it.

  • Steel Type: CPM 154CM
  • Rockwell Steel Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Steel Thickness: 0.12″
  • Length: 6.75″ Overall
  • Blade Length: 2.75″
  • Stone Washed Finish
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Textured Grip | Black Bolts
  • PN: 15DA04BK
  • MSRP: $290

The Blackhawk Everday Carry Blade is designed for easy concealment anywhere on the body thanks to the low-visibility size and shape of the blade. The compact blade shape and back-side false edge allow for exceptionally easy penetration and cutting while the finger catches at top and bottom provide grip and striking functionality.

Whether carried on a belt, inside the waistband, or on a plate carrier, the semi-curved angle from the grip to the blade shortens the overall length to ensure you’re carrying comfortably and concealed. The ergonomic skeletonized handle shaves off precious weight and gives the user superior grip when used either blade-down or in-hand.

Blackhawk + Arrabito Combat Filet
Blackhawk + Arrabito Combat Filet
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Combat Filet? Yikes! This one makes my liver twitch just thinking about being filleted.

  • Steel Type: CPM 154CM
  • Rockwell Steel Hardness: 59-60 HRC
  • Steel Thickness: 0.12″
  • Length: 8.25″ Overall
  • Blade Length: 3.75″
  • Stone Washed Finish
  • Handle Material: Black G10 Textured Grip | Black Bolts
  • PN: 15DA02BK
  • MSRP: $295

The Blackhawk Combat Filet Blade is designed for easy cutting, slicing, and penetration through both clothing and body, making this an ideal blade for both combat and every day field use. The tip is designed for maximum strength and durability while stabbing and cutting.

A semi-ambidextrous grip allows for use in either the right or left hand while the finger catch and ramp at the bottom of the handle ensure a firm grip. The skeletonized design shaves off valuable weight while the closed-tang bottom provides the user with additional striking capability.

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