Down Under Knives Death Adder Dagger. With the power and chopping ability pretty well covered by the Outback™ and Red Rock Raptor™, we turned our attention to speed. We set out to create the flat out fastest and best handling fighting knife we could come up with, with just the right balance and reach to compromise nothing. The result is the new Death Adder™ - like its namesake, capable of delivering a devastating strike in the blink of an eye.
The full tang 440C construction and uniquely contoured solid ebony grip makes the Death Adder™ exceptionally strong and easy to handle in either hand, in any position. We consulted martial arts experts and hunters to find just the right blade dimensions to reach what needs to be reached with no sacrifices in speed and agility. The genuine leather scabbard is also thick and rigid enough to guarantee the blade can be accessed instantly without binding or snagging.
THE DEATH ADDER (Acanthophis Antarcticus) Is the only Australian snake that won't budge an inch, even if you're about to step on it. It lies camouflaged on sand, gravel or leaf litter so that its body is covered, only then will the death adder move, lashing out with the quickest strike of any snake in the world. A death adder can go from a strike position, to strike and envenoming their prey, and back to strike position again, in as little as 0.13 of a second, about the duration of a blink of the eye. It is most active at night, and can be found all over Australia except Victoria and the very south east of South Australia.
- Overall length: 270mm - 10 1/2"
- Blade length: 150mm - 6"
- Thickness: 5.5 mm - .2"
- Blade Material: 440C Stainless Steel
- Weight : 246g - 8.6 oz.
- Sheath: Genuine Leather Scabbard