While the primary purpose of the SLYSTEEL Skeletek Dagger is self-defense, its versatile design allows it to be used in a survival scenario and may even be used as a spear in a pinch. Additionally, the sheath design is customizable and permits multiple rigging options not found in other sheaths. The construction is sturdy yet nimble for a lifetime of use.
Trusted by deployed US military personnel
The SLYSTEEL Skeletek Dagger has found its fans among the military. The black micarta dagger and MOLLE Lok equipped sheath are deployed with members of the U.S. Army. One captain has said that he “cannot praise this knife enough. The simplicity of the design makes it a versatile and reliable tool that has found a permanent home on my kit. I never leave the wire without it.”
Symmetrical blade design
The blade is symmetrical from the pommel to the tip. It is compact and yet has real heft when equipped with the standard grip scales. The compact blade is easily controlled for precise cuts in close quarters, such as cutting a seat belt to free a victim in an automobile accident. The dual edge blade easily slices through the most robust nylon webbing and seat belt materials. The symmetry of the knife means that either edge can be the primary or secondary edge.
Versatile sheath rigging options
The knife symmetry is carried over into the sheath design as well. The sheath allows the knife to fit with either edge of the blade facing up. The sheath has an intentionally tight fit and an unforgettable resounding retention snap. The sheath can also be set up in multiple configurations: right-handed, left-handed, vertical or scout draw.
The sheath is compatible with Blade-Tech Tek Lok adjustable belt clip or MOLLE Lok attachment devices. It can also be attached directly to any sheath or holster that employs ¾-inch standard rivet spacing. This design offers the user a multitude of rigging options not commonly found on typical daggers or boot knives. The design of the sheath maintains its positive retention on the knife whether equipped with the standard grip scales, wrapped in paracord, or naked skeleton handle.
Customizable skeleton handle
With the standard grip scales removed the skeletonized handle design reveals cutouts that allow the user to wrap the handle with paracord to achieve a custom contoured grip. Now the user has a length of cordage that can be used for shelter building, snares, and traps, and to turn the knife into a spear.
Rugged contoured pommel
The pommel of the Skeletek Dagger is rugged enough to be used as a pry tool. However, it is contoured sufficiently to be used as a thumb rest in a reverse grip. Alternatively, it may also serve as a heel rest when using the knife in a forward grip. The grip scales are thick and give the dagger its heft, yet thin enough to allow for proper indexing of the knife edge.