today I want to introduce you a peculiar knife: the Extrema Ratio S.E.R.E. 1
As you may see, this knife is a (sort of) push dagger. The push dagger is a short-bladed dagger with a "T" handle designed to be grasped in the hand so that the blade protrudes from the front of one's fist. The push dagger is thought to have originated from the Indian subcontinent, and is related in principle to the 16th-century Indian katar, or punching sword. Over the centuries, including the WW1 and WW2, the push dagger has used as a respected close-combat weapon
S.E.R.E. is the acronym for Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape: the Extrema Ratio S.E.R.E. 1 multipurpose knife is designed to help make your Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape plan a success. Let's see the knife before test it...
Extrema Ratio’s S.E.R.E.1 is an ergonomic push dagger, designed for a set of applications that take it beyond the defensive purpose. Let's see i.e. the grip: there no way of the knife falling or slipping out of the hand or glove during various cutting applications. The handle is made of polyurethane, which provides a great grip in gloves or with wet and dirty bare hands.
For self-defense, the S.E.R.E. 1 is a razor sharp tool with unbelievable penetrating capabilities, no doubt on that.
The S.E.R.E. 1 features a 115mm blade with 40mm serration, which cuts ropes like butter. Also equipped with belt cutter device and glass-breaking tip under the grip, the specific slot in the middle is a screw-pin shackle wrench. Besides the weapon use, I wanted to try the efficiency of this knife on survival tasks: the peculiar shape of the whole knife ask for some "tricky" maneuver, of course. I.e. for some feathers you need to drive the point of the knife on the wood, then pull the stick against yourself on the serrated part. That said, the S.E.R.E. 1 is a realiable tools, robust, virtually unbreakable, smartly designed: something different from the usual knives ... and because of that attractive in his way.