Gear First Tactical’s New Fixed Blade: the Scorpion Tanto Industry News March 3, 2017 Join the Conversation California-based First Tactical continues to roll out new products at price points your average first responder will prob'ly be comfortable with. Their latest offering is a minimalist fixed blade called the Scorpion Knife Tanto. As it weighs in below 3oz (including the sheath), this might be worthy of consideration as ahideaway blade. Industry News: First Tactical Releases New Fixed Blade: Scorpion Tanto Here's what they tell us about it: The Scorpion Knife Tanto is the ideal backup knife or boot knife and a perfect addition to your everyday carry needs. The knife is small and lightweight and features Level I or II locking options. The locking mechanism is easy to remove for cleaning allowing your blade to withstand nightly field use. Whether you need a Level I tension fit sheath or a Level II sheath with a locking mechanism, the Scorpion Knife Tanto will stay in place until deployment is needed. The index finger locator is strategically placed and easily found allowing users to quickly deploy the knife when in need. The Scorpion Knife has lightening cuts throughout for maximum weight savings preventing it from bouncing around when on the move. Other specifications include: Blade: AUS8 steel Blade Type: Modified tanto Sheath: FRN Overall length: 4.92in / 125mm Blade thickness: 1.22in / 31mm Weight (with sheath): 2.8oz Weight (without sheath): 1.6oz For more information, you can visit First Tactical online here Industry News. What are you seeing here? Just as the tagline reads — industry news. This is a product (or service) announcement. It is not an endorsement. It is not a review. It is not an advertisement. Posts on RECOILweb.com labeled as Industry News are advisory notifications only. Information contained therein is likely provided by the individual manufacturer (or service provider), provided to RW and passed along to our readers as a notification only. Such articles do not represent our tacit approval, nor (unless labeled SPONSORED) were they paid for. RECOIL publishes not just for a fraction of the gun-owning community, but all of it. Individual editorial staff member opinions are not the sole arbiter of what news we present. What one person derides, another will extol. One of RECOIL's responsibilities is to inform readers of new products or services from manufacturers, training organizations, and the like. RECOIL readers have made it very clear this is something they want to see, and frequently. Some of those products will be chosen for further coverage or evaluation. Some will not. Some may have great promise or potential. Others will do nothing but prove the old adage, A fool and his money are soon parted. Readers should form their own conclusions, if appropriate. Rest assured if a member of the RECOIL staff is providing an opinion, you will know about it. If you are aware of a new technology, product, or service you think is worth us passing along, reach out to [email protected] with details. Explore RECOILweb:Brian Terry Foundation Danger Zone AuctionArchangel Design Range Cap (aka Hat, Tactical, AHM1V2)illest and Phase 5 Tactical AR Pistol (video)Arc'teryx LEAF New Color Urban Wolf Video NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included). Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.You want this. Trust Us.