The purpose of a carbon fiber knife is for highly specialized close quarters combat tactics in very focused special circumstance scenarios.
The device featured in this intel is made from an experimental graphene reinforced carbon fiber composite that’s been integrated with my proprietary “concealment position shifting“ holstering method. It has also been applied with an ID inhibitor traction coating for enhanced grip and user identification nullifying. This is the final version working prototype of these types of carbon fiber knife devices.
As it has been for centuries and perhaps for a few more years, steel in its various forms is by far the overall best material to use as the blade of a knife. Not carbon fiber, G-10 or even titanium alloys.
While steel (including stainless) may have weaker corrosion resistance than the aforementioned materials, it’s still significantly superior in hardness and edge retention. Which are the most important factors necessary to function as what a knife is supposed to do; cut, carve, pierce and shave.
A carbon fiber knife won’t be able to shave or carve but can get sharp enough to cut, however with very unfavorable edge retention – it will get noticeably dull after each action. But it can pierce fiercely.
This is why this type of material shouldn’t be made or designed to function as a typical utility or tactical knife, it needs to take advantage of how carbon fiber behaves to use in a very particular way.
Because of its unique composition and physical properties, it’s an exceptional material to be used as a flesh stabbing device, aka dagger or knife. Carbon fiber at the same volume of steel is several times stronger and twice as stiff while being much lighter.
Carbon fiber is also chemically stable, highly radiolucent (for X-ray invisibility), corrosion resistant, and is non-ferrous (for anti-metal detection).
These advantageous properties make for extremely effective covert and potentially imperceptible carry.
Methods of carry, concealment and combat functionality not possible with steel knives and other tools, no matter the type of alloy or design.
The CF knife featured here and others have been equipped as carry-on through many commercial flights around the world over the years. As well as countless security checkpoints, from moderate to nigh-invasive standards. Airports, government facilities and official pat-down screenings.
That’s because properly constructed carbon fiber knives should be able to pass through metal detectors, be relatively unseen on X-ray scanners and unfound with authoritative physical searches.
I’ve yet to find a full carbon fiber knife available for sale in the open market that can withstand the full scrutiny of what these should be able to do.
This is why these need to be custom made.
However, deep concealment and imperceptibility is just half of what could make a carbon fiber knife an ideal special circumstance CQC tool.
Equally imperative is it being in the lowest possible profile while offering the highest possible impact.
Meaning it has to be as small as it can be and a have a disproportionately larger “bang” (damage) effect.
With any other knife material, there’s not much it can do at this size other than basic penetration.
Again, due to carbon fiber’s unique composition and physical properties, it can do much more than just stab. It can cause a secondary effect worse than the initial penetration with immense stopping power.
The graphene reinforced carbon fiber knife featured here has been painstakingly designed specifically for my left hand to be used in an angled pikal reverse grip. It’s ergonomic to perfection. The blade has been constructed so that it literally breaks off inside the target’s body mass – the tip and from the base.
So when the knife penetrates the target, the tip of the blade breaks off and remains inside the flesh, then it can be used again for the remaining portion of the blade – 2 stages of devastating strikes.
Carbon fiber is extremely rigid, almost too stiff. With enough applied force in the right direction, it won’t bend, it will shatter violently, further aggravated by its rigidity. When this occurs, the near-microscopic individual fibers (which are razor sharp) fragments.
Inside living tissue, this causes hundreds of micro splinters along with the damage already caused from the internal breakage of the blade. Ideally this is non-fatal but with extreme and immediate stopping power, the direct shock to the nerves is tremendous.
An advantage knives have over firearms is having “infinite ammo” but carbon fiber knives are more akin to a grenade as it’s intended to be used once.
But when used right, once is all you need. Low profile and high impact for special circumstances.