In 2007 5.11 Tactical Gear was ranked #211 among the Fortune 500 Inc. based on its annual ranking, by revenue growth, of privately-held, independent by U.S Corporations. 5.11 Tactical company purpose is to create products that “enhance the safety, accuracy, speed and performance of law enforcement, military and firefighting professionals and sells these products under the registered trademarks, 5.11 Tactical.” The company is an industry leader in creating products based upon durability, quality and value and delivering head to toe functional and innovative gear. 5.11 Tactical Gear has created everything from tactical clothing, uniforms, outerwear, footwear, eye-wear, tactical gear, gun holsters, tactical and combat knives.
Tactical knives were originally as one that was made for the military for use in combat or for use as a tool out in the field (or both).Tactical Knives have a variety of functions including helping soldiers in wilderness survival situations, acting as an effective combat or self defense weapon, and some were even designed with a small serration for sawing of small branches. Even small throwing knives can be classified as tactical knives since special forces are trained to use these weapons during combat. Tactical knives offer a variety of uses including but not limited too for combat or for tactical use by individuals in law enforcement, military or some sort of tactical operations. Tactical knives can also be used used by farmers and other persons whose work environment is primarily in the outdoors. Tactical knives are commonly sharper than ordinary knives and how one handles the knife is important to ensure the safety of both the person carrying the knife. A tactical knife can also be used for simple purposes for odd jobs like cutting open boxes or cutting rope.
5.11 Tactical Gear offer an array of tactical knives ranging from utility knives to modified clip point knives and even tactical side rescue tool. The 5.11 Tactical DRT Folding Knife- Plain Edge is a DRT folding knife that fits into any pocket, pack, or pouch, ensuring it’s where you need it when you need it. The blade is a plain edge Spear Point blade with Black Oxide coating and made of AUS8 heat treated to HRC 57-60 hardness. The handle is a textured Injection Molded FRN Moss Green with slotting for added grip and pass through to Black-Oxide coated liners and offer a linear lock folding mechanism.
The 5.11 Tactical LMC Modified Clip Point is a newer model design that includes a lightweight mid-sized carry folder with a modified point clip blade. The knife offers a 3.25” hollow ground satin finish Modified Clip Point blade with plain edge and a 3 mm AUS8 blade steel hardened to 57-60 HRC blade. The 5.11 Tactical LMC Modified Clip Point offers an ergonomically grip with virtually indestructible Black textured FRN Scales and a reversible/removable clip that allows left and right hand tip down carry position options.
5.11 Tactical has partnered with Steve Tarani, a subject matter expert (SME) adviser to US FBI, US DEA, US TSA, US NSA and other agencies as well as an active federal use-of-force training contractor utilized by US DOJ, US DHS, US DOD and OGA. Tarani is also the architect of the International Chiefs of Police (IACP) Model Policy on the carry and usage of knives by federal, state and municipal peace officers. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a a complete collaboration of those efforts. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade is a S30V Crucible blade steel, Teflon finish designed and built by Steve Tarani. The 5.11 Tactical Karambit Utility Blade also includes a sheath with neck chain and pull the dot loops for inside the-waist-belt wearer.