ASEK (Aircrew Survival Egress Knife) Survival Knife System by Ontario Knife Comany®
National Stock Number (NSN) 1095-01-518-6832
Used by the Air Warrior Program
This knife is used by the Air Warrior Program and other branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. Some of the included features of the ASEK include a serrated sawtooth edge on the blades spine, anodized aluminum strap cutter w/screwdriver and honing rod, and a pretty remarkable nylon sheath. The ASAK is designed for military pilots to aid in escaping an aircraft in an emergency plus provide a reliable tool in for escape and evasion behind enemy lines.
The Black handle on the ASEK is made from Krayton®. The handle is oval in shape with grooved for a better grip even if wet. The handle extents to a full tang providing great protection from the blade. The solid pommel is designed for hammering and features a glass breaking point on the end. Krayton® is a high performance elastomer, and offers many of the properties of natural rubber such as high traction but with increased resistance to heat, weathering and chemicals.
1095 Carbon Steel Blade
The fixed blade on the ASEK is made from 1095 carbon steel and has a black zinc phosphate finish. With a hardness of 55-57 HRC the blade grind has a full flat taper with secondary flat bevel. 1095 Carbon steel is an easy to sharpen, plain carbon steel used in knife making. The spine on the blade features a saw that is designed to cut through an aircraft’s aluminum skin. The blade itself is partially serrated.
Green Nylon and Kydex Sheath
Included with the ASEK is a green nylon and Kydex sheath. The sheath is MOLLE compatible and has a leg strap to hold the sheath securely on your body. Stowed safely in the sheath, but quickly accessible is the included ASEK Strap Cutter designed for cutting through set belt straps or parachute cord.
- Overall length 10.2 inches (25.9 cm)
- Blade length 4.9 inches (12.4 cm)
- The blade is a Serrated Clip Point
- Full Flat Taper w/ Secondary Flat Bevel
- Black Kraton® handle
- Green Nylon & Kydex Sheath
- Comes with a ASEK Strap Cutter
- Made in USA