A beautiful Tommy Knife ® spear tip dive knife handcrafted to benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation. This knife is made out of SM-100 (HIPTiNite).
SM-100 is extremely tough, which makes conventional grinding nearly impossible. The material comes with a cost, not only in materials but in production. A half dozen grinding belts are expended to grind just one knife, when typically it's the other way around. The end product justifies the countless hours and cost that goes into creating this knife for the Navy SEAL Foundation.
The Hardness is 60 - 61 HRC
Serial # 02
About the Grip Material: The USS California (BB-44)
One of two battleships completed shortly after World War I. Nicknamed "The Prune Barge" was the fifth ship of the United States Navy named in honor of the 31st state. She was the last American battleship built on the West Coast, and the only one to be a dreadnought type. She served in the Pacific her entire career, and for twenty years was the flagship of the Pacific Fleet. She was sunk in the attack on Pearl Harbor at her moorings in Battleship Row, but was salvaged and reconstructed. She served again for the remainder of World War II before being decommissioned in 1947.
The handle was hand-touched sculpting with original Tommy Knife Caveman Grips, which are from the original USS California’s reclaimed teak left in its original state. Each grip is unique varying in thickness, size, color and sculpting. Over time age, sun damage, extreme temperatures and other factors have changed the original color of the teak-wood grips.