Martial Arts Hall of Famer, and Grand Master-Bram Frank designed the Gunting for specialized MBC applications. The knife is designed to be a ready cutting tool but also as a non-cutting (non-lethal and less-than-lethal) impact tool. Bram travels the world teaching Gunting use through his company, Common Sense Self Defense.
As an impact tool, the Gunting's protrusions on the handle and blade are for pressure point control (think Yawara stick) that also can be utilized as a striking devise. Impact is focused on sensitive areas (pressure points such as fingers/hands, inside of arm, face and neck), which when struck and pinched can stop and debilitate an adversary without needing great physical strength. The hollow-ground CPM S30V blade has a prominent horn (also for pressure point control) that lets the blade be opened kinetically*. The blade also opens via the Spyderco Round Hole. G-10 handle scales house a Compression Lock® locking system. Rated at MBC strength levels the Compression Lock is designed to hold immense pressure per inch of blade, the highest rating Spyderco has on its lock strength scale. The spoon-shaped clip has a divot with another divot is mirrored on the opposite side of the handle so the folder can be indexed (rotated) to varying grip positions. Coveted by LEOs and government agencies across the globe, the Gunting is a highly specialized, functional tool created to complement and accompany CSSD's conceptual patterned training.
Made in Golden, Colorado. Discontinued Product - No Longer Available.
*(practice this maneuver with the trainer only)