First Look: DoubleStar Ahab Knife

by
posted on April 4, 2019
doublestar-ahab-knife-f.jpg

Doublestar may be known to most gun owners for making outstanding AR-15 pattern rifles and pistols, including the ARP-7 pistol, and also 1911 style guns like the PhD 1911. However, for years now, the company's DSC Blade Division has turning out some world-class knives in a variety of shapes and sizes. With the new Ahab Knife continues that blade-making tradition by making a discreet fixed-blade knife designed for everyday carry.

An easily-deployed fixed blade knife carried on the belt near the centerline can be a useful tool in a number of emergency situations or the help out in retaining your sidearm. The Ahab is well-suited to this role, as it was designed by Rob “Filo” Cabrera, the head of DoubleStar’s blade division, to be carried on your belt for quick and easy access in a variety of situations.

The blade on the Ahab is made from 1084 carbon steel with a swedged spine at the point to provide for better penetration. The handle is made from textured G10 and is attached with screws for easy maintenance. The knife has an oversized thumb ring that useful even when you’re wearing gloves. The sheath for the Ahab is Kydex, with well-placed and versatile eyelet locations and adaptability to a variety of mounting systems and a precision thumb break to give you the best balance between retention and fast deployment.

Ahab Specifications:

Blade Length: 3 inches
Overall Length: 7.625 inches
Color: Black
Handle Material: Black Coarse Textured G10
Sheath: 0.06-inch Kydex with Safe-Lock
MSRP: $84.99

More information on the Ahab knife is available at star15.com.

Latest

Trijicon rebate
Trijicon rebate

Trijicon Offers RMRcc Rebate Program

Save $100 on a red dot optic for your firearm.

First Look: ZeroTech Optics Vengeance 1-6x24 LPVO

A low power variable optic with features suitable for close and medium range engagements.

Controlling the Reactionary Gap

More space equals more time equals more opportunity to solve the tactical problem. The converse is also true: Less space equals less time equals fewer opportunities to solve the tactical problem. How can you create and control the reactionary gap affording you a tactical advantage when bad things happen to good people?

First Look: Mauser M18 Savanna Bolt Action Rifle

Blaser Group is adding a new bolt action rifle to value-oriented Mauser M18 stable of rifles.

Shotguns: What’s New In 2022

Although I tend to believe being well trained with any shotgun is better than being untrained with the best one, why not be well trained with a great gun? To that end, here are a few defensive shotguns for all tastes, and all-new for 2022.

First Look: DeSantis SlimTuk for the SIG Sauer P365

A new IWB holster option for a popular subcompact defensive pistol.

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Illustrated delivered to your inbox.