The DVM/US Military Contractor Knife Project

Hey everyone,

I had a post up here about day 1 of a work in progress I did with James Grey of "Death Valley Magazine"  DVM home page . We have worked together for the last few months on a knife design, I decided to do a very involved "work in progress" which through comment, photography and video I was able to show almost every major step of the design, construction and finishing of the knife. It made the overall time line of completion much longer, but in the end I think it served its purpose to educate people on what goes into custom tool/knife making. No magic, no mystery heat treat formula, no baying at the moon etc, just a systematic approach with some good old elbow grease and the desire to build the best knife possible.

I like to use the term "What you see is what you get" or "It is what it is", its really that simple. Trying to build the "one knife that does it all" is impossible so "What you see is what you". The knife however is a sound design, solid construction, with nice form, and back by "Me" because it has my name stamp on it.

I am working with James to build a run of limited numbers, and will certainly let anyone know who is interested in this knife the opportunity to purchase one. The feedback has been great, I know there are just as many folks that don't like the design but I have learned its very hard to please everyone!

Instead of me re posting the "WIP" here which would be very time consuming, I will just direct you over to DVM. DVM is a great place with a very knowledgeable, talented, group or writers that base there articles off of real time deployments, current professions, etc. The "Dark Humor" associated with all the articles helps drive the point home a tad bit better than other place's in my opinion and that one reason why I look forward to the funny ass picture, the comedy and short content every 24 hrs.

Anyways enough of my bullshit here are some links to the all the post

SAR Global Tool/DVM US Contractor Knife project

DVM/US Military Contractor knife Completed

Here is a link to all the you tube videos for the WIP

SAR Global Tool video channel

Thanks and Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and safe travel!


SAR Global Tool *Special Run Gear* for sale 08NOV10

Some folks have been asking about these two items in the last few months. So I got the materials together and got them done. The "Moon-Glow Micros" they have all the signal a person could want Night reflective, Glow in the dark and day signal.

The addition of a titanium/carbidize edged tool ( Not Standard on all eclipses ) to the SAR Eclipse Signal Device, takes it to another level of a really good "last Ditch" item that would be great to have when the chips are down or you forget your knife and need to do some light duty cutting of cord, open a box or need to make some distance? The cord, knot and finger groove all play a key part as yo can tell from the "In the hand picture". The groove gives you some index and the knot acts as a light duty stop to keep the blade from rotating up...works pretty good.

This will be considered a special run on both devices, so get them while supplies last!

If you would like to make a purchase just a email to spencer@sarglobaltool.com or sarglobaltool@gmail.com . Paypal or Postal Money Orders accepted.

SAR Moon-Glow Micro Elite $35.00 shipped
Main disk is moon glow
Flat or Domed mirror polished 316 stainless steel reflector for day signal
SOLAS 3M high intensity reflective tape for night signal
Stainless steel bead chain and stainless steel split ring.

SAR Eclipse Signal Device W/ Ti knife tag $40.00 Shipped
SOLAS 3M High intensity Reflective tape for night signal
Mirrored tag for day time signal
6LA4V Titanium tag with carbide enhanced edge
Pocket, MOLLE, Money clip etc


Good Article to Read on Visual Combat Tracking by TYR Group

John Hurth president of TYR Group LLC and affiliate Jason Brokaw of Brokaw Arms LLC have put together a great article/discussion.

"Visual Tracking and the Military Tracking Team Capability: A Disappearing Skill and Misunderstood Capability -- Latest document produced by TÝR Group, LLC regarding Visual Tracking."

Tracking Article

TYR Group webpage

Brokaw Arms webpage