Model PD 1

(1 customer review)

Discover a new level of personal defense with the DiamondBlade Knives Model PD I, a heavy-duty personal defense (PD) weapon and survival tool crafted with the exclusive Friction Forged® Technology Steel. This tactical masterpiece ensures unwavering reliability in diverse field conditions, making it your trusted companion for personal defense and survival situations. Born from the demanding landscapes of Alaska and refined through professional guidance, this knife is not just a tool but an award-winning masterpiece. 

 

Emergency Use and Personal Defense: Tailored for emergency use and personal defense, the PD I is the knife of choice for professionals, including guides in Alaska, where reliability is paramount.

Removable Handles with Storage Pockets: Unique removable handles feature internal pockets, providing a discreet storage solution for essential survival gear such as matches, fishing line, and small hooks.

Versatile 6-Inch Drop Point Blade: The 5.6-inch drop point blade offers versatility, making it suitable for a wide range of tasks, from personal defense to survival situations.

Machined G10 Handles: Ergonomically designed G10 handles machined with hollowed slabs provide a comfortable and secure grip for precise handling.

MOLLE Sheath for Secure Carry: The Kydex and ballistic nylon MOLLE sheath ensures a secure and convenient way to carry the PD I, whether attached to your belt or tactical gear.

Ideal for Vehicles and Aircraft: Designed with versatility in mind, the Model PD I is an excellent choice for personal defense in vehicles, aircraft, and various outdoor settings.

Awarded “Best of the Best” in Field and Stream 2009.

$425.00

Friction Forging®: A Game-Changer

  • Friction Forged® Technology Steel: Crafted for unparalleled strength, durability, and cutting precision, setting it apart from the rest. The Friction Forging® process results in steel grain structures 10x finer than traditional knife manufacturing methods, thereby creating a harder, thinner, tougher razor sharp edge. The DiamondBlade knives will outperform any other knife by 10 times – or better – guaranteed. Read More
  • Holds a shaving edge 10X longer: This revolutionary forging process creates a finer grain structure, leading to a blade that stays 10 times sharper, guaranteed.
  • Non-Brittle: The finer grain structure also makes the blade more resistant to chipping and breaking even at an unprecedented 65-69 Rc hardness.
  • Corrosion-Resistant: The forged zone is resistant to corrosion and rust, ensuring your knife stays reliable for years to come.
  • Easy to Sharpen: Because the blade is ground to a 9 degree (18 degree included) angle, there is less material to remove when sharpening is eventually needed.

 

Unmatched Quality

  • American-Made Toughness: Every DiamondBlade Knife is made in the USA with American materials, backed by a lifetime warranty.
  • CATRA-Tested Sharpness: Each blade undergoes rigorous testing on a CATRA (Cutlery Allied Trade Research Association) knife sharpness machine to ensure it meets the highest sharpness standards.
  • D2 Tool Steel: This high-quality steel forms the foundation for the patented friction forging process, resulting in an ultra-hard edge (65-69 Rc) with an 18-degree (included) sharpening angle.
  • Full Tang Construction: Built for strength and reliability, fixed blade DiamondBlade knives feature a full tang construction, providing the necessary backbone for consistent performance in the field.

 

Handle Material

  • G-10: Tough as nails material that is a combination of fiberglass fabric and epoxy resin. A synthetic handle that is made to be durable while providing a good non-slip grip that is easy to clean.

 

Lifetime Warranty

  • Free Lifetime Sharpening: We stand behind our knives! Even a DiamondBlade Knife will eventually need to be sharpened. Simply send your knife to our Texas headquarters, and we’ll professionally resharpen it for free. Learn More
  • Corrosion Resurfacing and Refurbishment: If a complete refurbishment service is needed, our technicians will refurbish your knife to keep it looking and performing like new.
  • If you experience an issue with your knife, simply contact us, and ship to our Texas Headquarters and we will completely repair, or replace your knife. Learn More

 

Care

  • Maintain the Edge: A few strokes on a ceramic rod on either side will keep your DiamondBlade razor-sharp.
  • Cleaning: Wash with soap and water after use, then follow up with WD-40 or another solvent to clean the blade’s micro grain structure. Wipe dry to prevent rust. This product is not dishwasher safe.

 

Sheath

  • The Model PD1 knife comes with a molded Kydex and nylon sheath.
Details/Specifications
STEEL
Friction Forged® D2
BLADE LENGTH
5.649"
KNIFE LENGTH
11.5"
BLADE RC HARDNESS
65-68
SPINE RC HARDNESS
42-44
BLADE BEVEL
16-18°
WEIGHT
8oz
SAFETY LOCK
No
WARRANTY PERIOD
Lifetime
AUTOMATIC KNIFE
No
INTERNATIONAL SHIPMENT
Yes
KNIFE WEIGHT
8oz
SHEATH
Kydex
HEAT TREAT
Differential heat treat
CLIP
No
BLADE THICKNESS
.125"-.135"
BLADE DEPTH
1.09" max
BLADE STYLE
Drop Point
Handle materials

Presentation Grade Desert Ironwood (PRDI)

A magnificent tight-grained tough wood that is beautifully figured.

Premium Grade Stabilized Elk Stag

Our stag is of the highest quality and is stabilized to prevent moisture from damaging the stag knife handle.

G-10™

This tough material is another mainstay in hard-use knives. We finish it with a shot peened surfacing that leaves a “tacky” finish. Secured with mosaic pins and lanyard the effect is a subtle expression of class.

G-10™

This tough material is another mainstay in hard-use knives. We finish it with a shot peened surfacing that leaves a “tacky” finish. Secured with mosaic pins and lanyard the effect is a subtle expression of class.

Suregrip Checkered

Made with Santoprene, our injection molded handles are tough, somewhat “tacky” to the feel and impervious to most chemicals. Santoprene is a thermoplastic elastomer.

Suregrip Smooth

Made with Santoprene, our injection molded handles are tough, somewhat “tacky” to the feel and impervious to most chemicals. Santoprene is a thermoplastic elastomer.

Mosaic Pins and Lanyards

These beautiful pins and lanyards anchor the handles to the full-tang blade. Used primarily in making custom knives of exceptional quality, these pins and lanyards offer color, contrast, and distinction to any handle. Pictured here with G-10 handle material.

Blade shape

Drop Point

Perfect in any situation, but makes field dressing a breeze.

Spear Point
Designed for precision cutting and every day carry tasks.

Clip Point
Scalpel-like knife blade, perfect for detailed delicate work.

Skinning
With a compact drop point knife, you’ll be finished skinning in no time. 

French Style
Our versatile chef knife is based on the classic French style. It is full tang for good balance and weight and has a slightly curved edge.

Santoku
This popular Japanese style chef knife features a flat edge and a spine that tapers sharply downward to the tip.

Paring
It is the perfect size and shape for precision and control when preparing fruits and vegetables.

Reviews

1 review for Model PD 1

  1. ROBERT

    Very well built but light weight. Very sharp. Have cut some limbs, boxes, and rope by not enough to really evaluate yet. Fits very well in my hand. I”ll update after some heavy use. But appears to be extremely well built and razor sharp. I got the G10 handles
    Mark hoyle Dallas texas

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