Military personnel, law enforcement, and other first responders tend to only utilize ultra-rugged and highly-utilitarian pieces of gear, with these individuals having to trust their’s and others’ lives with the kit they carry. As a result, the equipment used by soldiers and first responders typically does a stellar job of lending itself to everyday carry applications. Case in point; Tekto Gear’s all-new LEO and first-responder-focused F1 Alpha Knife.
Spanning 7.78″ overall, the F1 Alpha is constructed around a G-10 or carbon fiber handle set that’s been outfitted with an anodized backspacer, an ambidextrous pocket clip, a lanyard hole, and a glass breaker. The 4.50” handle also features a liner lock with strategically-placed jimping that makes it incredibly easy to disengage the mechanism — even when wearing gloves. Rounding out the handle is a custom-anodized backspacer and matching accent hardware.
Assembled in Maine, the F1 Alpha sees its handle paired with a custom-designed 3.10” modified straight back blade with a full flat grind. Rated at between 55 and 62 for hardness on the Rockwell scale, the F1 Alpha’s blade is composed of a premium D2 steel that’s been further fortified via a hardwearing titanium coating. The F1 Alpha’s blade is also deployed via a jimped flipper tab and guided by a state-of-the-art ceramic ball-bearing mechanism that affords a remarkably smooth action. What’s more, between the jimping at the base of the blade’s spine and the diagonal texturing along the handle, the knife also offers excellent grip.
The F1 Alpha is being produced in four versions, and Tekto is currently offering HICONSUMPTION readers a 15% discount when using the code “HIC15” at checkout.