RYAN JOHNSON CUSTOM JUNGLE COMBAT
Anything that is "custom" is made by Ryan himself. The handles are hand textured, he make the leather sheaths.
Years ago, Ryan Johnson was making a knife for a SWAT team member, a good friend and resident critic "John" came by the shop to check out the knife. "The tip is too narrow and thin," he said. "It will break if the person using the knife tries to pry something open." Ryan told him that this knife was not meant to be used as a pry-bar, just for cutting.
"John" then said something that helped defined the word "tactical" and, most importantly, changed Ryan's design paradigm forever: "The situations this person finds himself in should determine what this knife is used for. If he needs to cut something, it cuts. If he has to pry a door open, it's a pry-bar. These are high-energy situations where every second counts. You can't carry everything you would like to carry; the knife will have to be able to complete a multitude of tasks."
Blade Length: 7.0"
Overall Length: 12.0"
Blade Material: Nitro-V Stainless Steel
Blade Thickness: 0.197"
Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
Blade Style: Clip Point
Blade Finish: Tungsten Cerakote
Handle Material: VZ Grips 3D Machined G10, Black
Sheath Material: Leather
Weight: 12.7 oz.
In a perfect world, a soldier or law enforcement officer would have ready access to all of the tools and weapons he or she would ever need, but we know that isn't the case. It takes more than an aggressive look or a gray and black finish to make a fixed blade a tactical knife. Remember, knives meet the needs of the soldiers and frontiersman as both a tool and weapon in the battlefield conditions they encounter. In Ryan's view, a contemporary tactical fixed blade should be able to withstand all modern battlefield conditions — areas ranging from the Salt Lake City, Utah, Olympics, to the Jungles of South America, to the rugged mountains in Afghanistan. (RMJ Tactical knives have been carried in all three).
The Jungle Combat is a knife with Vietnam era lines and modern day feel. It measures 12" overall with a 7" Nitro-V stainless steel blade wearing a tungsten Cerakote finish. The G10 handles are textured for a sure grip in addition to looking extremely excellent. The knife includes a nice leather sheath with low ride MOC straps allowing for comfortable belt carry and was proudly Made in the USA.