The Tactical Knife

A Comprehensive Guide to Designs, Techniques, and Uses

Foreword by Mykel Hawke
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About The Book

Everything you need to know to buy and wield a tactical knife.

Tactical knives are the fast-growing field of American bladesmithing. Now, in one groundbreaking volume, tactical knife expert James Morgan Ayres shares more than four decades of real-world experience with purpose-designed knives. You’ll find it all in The Tactical Knife: fixed blades, folders, defensive uses, survival uses, product reviews—in short, everything you need to make an informed decision about your choice of a tactical knife.

Newly updated with specifications and reviews for new products as well as new information on recent developments in the field, James Morgan Ayres provides the latest need-to-know info on the subject for first time owners (or potential owners) of tactical knives as well as experts who want the latest intel on new products.

Features inside include:

Origins of the Tactical Knife
Tactical Knives of the Mid-Twentieth Century
Steel, Heat Treating, Geometry, Design, Grinds, and Forging
Choosing a Tactical Knife
Basic Skills, Maintenance, and Tactics

Complete with hundreds of detailed color photos, tips, tactics, and techniques, The Tactical Knife is the best book out there for all your tactical knife needs. When choosing a tactical knife, don’t guess—know! Keep yourself on the cutting edge—with The Tactical Knife!

Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

About The Author

James Morgan Ayres served with the 82nd Airborne and the 7th Special Forces Group (Green Berets); he has also worked as a private contractor with various US government organizations. He graduated from the US Army’s jungle survival school in Panama and the winter survival school at Camp Drum, New York. During the past decade, Ayres has written dozens of articles and stories for Blade Magazine and the Knives annuals. His books include The Tactical Knife and An Introduction to Firearms. He resides in Southern California.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (July 2014)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781628737011

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