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CRKT Tecpatl

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Item #: CL-2261


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Designed by Michael Rodriguez

The Tecpatl was an Aztec knife of flint or obsidian, thought to have been used for human sacrifices and by  the jaguar warriors. Michael R. Rodriguez of Fayetteville, North Carolina has designed a modern knife, using modern materials, based on that knife. The Tecpatl™ is a part of the CRKT® Forged by War® program, all designed by veterans and current members of the U.S. Military. Michael served 21 years in the United States Army.

The 3-3⁄8" reverse tanto style blade is SK5 at 53-55 Rc. with a black powder coat for corrosion resistance. The blade and handle are laser etched with a sugar skull as a reflection of Michael's heritage and personal story.  You'll probably recognize the horns, the Crusader's Cross, and the Office of Strategic Services Symbol. What you might not know is that Michael served in the 7th Special Forces group. He commemorates this with the engraved 7 just above the blade and the arrow that's reminiscent of the crossed arrows of the Special Forces. Finally, the three lightning bolts pay homage to the Green Berets and their shoulder patch. Ships with a Kydex® sheath with a MOLLE compatible spring loaded gear clip for easy removal. Measures 5-3⁄4" in length.  Weighs 5.6 oz.  Made in Taiwan.  Suggested retail is $89.99.

  • Type
  • Blade
  • Blade Length
  • Finish
    Black Powder Coat
  • Blade Steel
  • Rockwell
  • Handle
  • Overall Length
  • Weight
    5.6 oz.
  • Sheath
  • Origin

Columbia River Knife & Tool (CRKT)

CRKT builds serious knives, engineered to perform on the job or in the field, year in and year out. They are practical, purpose driven designs created by some of the most innovative Knifemakers' Guild members and creative designers. The result is that the finest modern knife designs are now available to you for daily use at an affordable price. We are continually impressed with how much quality CRKT can fit into a very reasonable price.

$ 57.95 In Stock