ASEK - Aircrew Survival Egress Knife
The ASEK Survival Knife System, designed and manufactured by The Ontario Knife Company, is the one and only Survival/Egress knife chosen by the Untied States Army to be included in its Air Warrior Equipment System. Don't be fooled by look-alikes or imitations - This is the only ASEK Survival Knife Systems tested and approved by PM Soldier and Natick Research Labs to meet the criteria defined by the US Army. This system is a Survival/Egress Knife with Plexiglas Breaker, Hammer, Saw teeth, serrations, spear holes, lanyard hole and insulated guard. It comes with an anodized aluminum strap cutter to cut webbings, cord, cloth, etc. It has a screwdriver and a honing rod to keep your knife field sharp. The fire retardant scabbard fits on the pilot's vests, load bearing equipment, web belt, belt or can be worn on the calf as designed for Air Warrior. The strap cutter fits in the left leg pocket on flight suits and is a must for medical crews.
Blade Steel: 1095 carbon steel
Rc Hardness: 50-54 Blade Length: 5" Overall Length: 10.25"
Blade Thickness: .1875"
Blade Finish: Zinc phosphate to inhibit rust