First Tactical™ makes products for Law Enforcement and Fire Rescue. Their products are conceived in concert with professionals who work in these fields. The Diamondback Tanto folding knife is designed and tested by end users to make it functional.
A 3.43 inch AUS8 blade comes in a modified tanto or spearpoint shape. Unique to the Diamondback Tanto is their Thumb Bridge over the blade opening hole. It adds a lot of real estate for the thumb to open the knife. It also provides a large shelf upon which the thumb can place pressure to cut materials that are hesitant to yield to the edge.
The G10 handle scales are shaped to comfortably fill the hand for heavy duty cutting chores. The liners are stout, as the 5.61 ounce weight testifies. A right or left tip down clip keeps the knife deep in the pocket. First Tactical includes a hex wrench and two spare clip screws with each knife.
– Blade: AUS8 steel
– Blade type: Modified tanto
– Handle: G-10
– Blade length: 3.43in / 87.0mm
– Blade thickness: 0.14in / 3.6mm
– Liner thickness: 0.06in / 1.5mm
– Handle thickness: 0.77in / 19.6mm
– Open length: 8.00in / 203.3mm
– Closed length: 4.58in / 116.3mm
– Weight: 5.61oz / 159g
The First Tactical Diamondback Tanto sells for just $64.99. FT is a direct manufacturer-to-customer operation which eliminates mark-up by distributors and retailers. They also market pants, shirts, boots, gloves, socks, flashlights and outerwear.