A.P.O.C. Tactical Cutlass by Dragon KingA.P.O.C. Tactical Cutlass by Dragon King3
Ultra durable 9260 Spring Steel Blade designed by the legendary Gus Trim.
Before the seven seals are torn away... CAS proudly introduces the A.P.O.C. Swords from Dragon King. Whether it be plague, natural disaster, mass hysteria, nuclear fallout, zombies, alien invasion or mankind’s inevitable A.I. war, these tactical swords feature a meek and functional design against unremitting maintenance and corrosion in those bleak future days. But such thought in design are expected from combining the expertise of the artisans of Dragon King and the mind of sword maker, Gus Trim. Tactically black and no frills, the removable durable black G10 handle scales cover a thick full-tang on the Black Oxide coated 9260 Spring Steel blades.
Need a longer reach? Remove the scales and split the end of a suitable pole the length of the tang. Lash well using the tang and lanyard holes and you've got yourself a devastating polearm even a spartan would covet.
The black textured fiberglass sheaths are fitted to a Molle compatible kydex platform that allows you to secure your swords to belt or pack in multiple carry positions. A notch in the handle and the platform allows for stealth unsheathing as well as locking the sword securely for inverted maneuvers. No preparations for the end times are complete without an A.P.O.C. tactical sword for when the bullets run out, the knives are too short and your life is on the line.
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A more obvious Gus Trim design, the A.P.O.C. Cutlass possesses numerous construction nuances of said creator. Revealing his subtle style in the contours of the 21 1/2" Black Oxide coated blade, the tapered back edge of the tip and a reinforcing fuller running from the sweet spot to the choil scream an Atrim blade. No doubt the A.P.O.C. Cutlass will soon arise a favorite for single or two-handed close quarters combat. With an overall length of 29 3/4" weighing merely 1 lbs 15 oz this piece becomes most useful when scavenging for food and supplies within dilapidated buildings or as a side piece on your bugout vehicle or survival pack traversing the wasteland. With the 8 1/8” handle the younger survivors in your group can contribute to the protection of the family and its resources. Again, the G10 handle slabs, rivets and blade profile are smoothly flush all around preventing blisters or lesions helping avoid infection while providing a secure grip. The double hooked guard prevents your hands from sliding onto the blade edge.
About Dragon King
The famed artisans of Dalian have returned to show to the sword world what quality, craftsmanship and ingenuity can produce under the superlative leadership of a true avant-gardist. By the guidance of master designer, Frenchie Jin, the next generation of cutlery enthusiasts will taste the steel of the fabled golden age of swords.
Ever the student of the arts, Frenchie Jin combined the processes of contemporary mechanical construction and modern science with the classic arts, ancient aesthetics and philosophical imagery to produce many of the legendary pieces known today. Having designed over 600 different cold weapons in his 20-year career, to say that he and his team have mastered and advanced their craft would be an understatement.
The Dragon King brand does not represent a company that just manufactures products but embodies a group of artisans who have been adeptly trained to duplicate ancient skillsets that can't be automated by machines on an assembly line. Not every blade that is forged becomes a sword. Not every casting that is poured becomes a component of a greater piece. The goal for improvement and innovation starts every day under Frenchie's guidance.
Not confining their talents to sword making alone, the Dragon King team plies their abilities also to the production of knives, jewelry and other high end art-crafts. And not just in steel alone, these artisans craft wood and leather among many other materials and alloys. Our journey together has only begun, but the fruits of that labor are coming to bear.
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Featured positive reviews:
A fascinating hybrid of a wakizashi, a ninjato and a small cutlass. Overall I'm very pleased with this sword. The scabbard however seems like a prototype and could be improved.
This sword is light, quick and well balanced. The edge is very nearly paper cutting sharp and actually slices cleanly through paper about 2/3 of the time. A little bit of work should make the edge truly paper cutting sharp. The fact that the sword is 9260 Silicon-Mangenese steel at this price point is amazing. The grip is extremely comfortable with either one or two hands and the full tang is a big plus. Nothing is indestructible but I have a feeling that this little sword comes close. I have only had an opportunity to do some leaf and small branch trimming with the "A.P.O.C. Cutlass" but so far it's impressive.
I am not anywhere near as pleased with the scabbard. In the first place a sword which purports to be a survival weapon of the "apocalypse" should have a web belt loop riveted to the back of the scabbard. All of my Molle compatible knives do. After all you may need to grab this sword on the run and need to quickly attach it to your belt. My scabbard arrived with a chip on the throat where the sword slides in which suggests to me that the quality of the materials are not as good as they should be.
So that's it. It's a fabulous sword but the scabbard needs work. Considering that I have seen "tactical" swords in the $1,000. price range that are functionally no better than this one, I am quite satisfied but I would have gladly paid an extra fifty or sixty dollars to receive a better scabbard with this sword. Five stars for the sword alone.