The West Point Parents Club of Colorado is pleased to offer a commemorative knife to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2023. These commemorative knives will be engraved with “USMA 2023” on the bolster and “Freedom Is Not Free” along the flat of the blade near the spine. Other class years are available upon request and will include each class's motto.
The knife will be produced by Carothers Performance Knives in North Carolina, USA. This is a limited production item, and only 75 knives will be available.
Note: All images are of a prototype. The final design may vary.
The handle of the production knife is textured and is unbuffed black canvas micarta.
The knife was designed as a collaboration with a US Army Green Beret. It is a high performance mid-sized utility combat knife that will also perform well in routine cutting chores. It is optimized to carry light and tolerate rough use well beyond the abilities of "normal" knives. The heat treatment is optimized for edge stability so it will hold a sharp edge in rough use. A side effect of this heat treat is a higher percentage of free chromium, so although it is not stainless, it is nearly so.
Note: all orders are preorders. The knives will not go into production until we place our order. The knives will be available for shipment or pickup no later than the end of April, in time for USMA 23’s graduation.
The handle is 3D sculpted CNC machined and ergonomically designed for a standard forward, reverse, saber, and pinch grips for an average sized hand. The design allows the user to easily flip from saber grip to reverse grip, and it offers excellent hand protection with guards, thumb ramp, and jimping.
Crafted for High Performance
Unnecessary weight is removed where possible and the tang is internally skeletonized for a neutral balance. The blade is made of .188" CPM "Delta" 3V. Despite being light (8 oz) and ground relatively thin (.020" before sharpening), it will tolerate rough use in demanding environments. You can baton and pry with it. It will tolerate punching holes in sheet metal, cutting iron wire, and even chopping through cinder block without breaking or developing excessive damage. One of the design requirements when developing this knife was it would be capable of opening a hole in a masonry wall without risk of breaking. You could damage the edge if you set your mind to it, but it has exceptional edge retention and is practically unbreakable.
These commemorative knives will be engraved with “USMA 2023” on the bolster and “Freedom Is Not Free” along the flat of the blade near the spine. If a difference class year is requested, those knives will be engraved using the same format for class year and class motto.
The knife comes with Carothers’ rough use warranty
If it ever fails for any reason short of intentionally breaking it, Carothers will replace, repair or refund. Broken tips get re-pointed, broken scales are replaced with a material of the knife maker’s choosing.
There are only 75 knives available. To take advantage of this offer please order by
December 1, 2022.
All orders are preorders. The knives will not go into production until the bulk order is submitted to the knife maker. The knives will be available for shipment no later than the end of April, in time for USMA 23’s graduation.
Donation: $350 each
The donation includes shipping to addresses within the 50 US states, US Territories, to APOs