M500 - ANTHROPOID 1942Code: ANVM500-003
Product detailed description
Closer study of the diverse ANTHROPOID operation showed us what a rich story it was. Not many people know what plane carried the Czechoslovak paratroopers, or who helped them where during the preparations. To mark the anniversary on 27 May every year we will therefore present a unique M500 ANTHROPOID 1942 knife edition with a red handle and a themed marking on the blade that shows one of the operation’s key elements. The themes will be in chronological order, where the first year is dedicated to the Handley Page Halifax aircraft that, on the night of 29 December 1941, carried Jozef Gabčík and Jan Kubiš, commencing one of the most important resistance actions of the Second World War.
Only one hundred M500 ANTHROPOID 1942 knives will be made globally and every knife will be marked with its serial number and the year of production. The ANTHROPOID operation is undoubtedly one of the most important diverse operations in World War Two.
We believe that it is necessary to commemorate the strength and determination of our paratroopers in the fight against evil, so we will highlight a part of the story every year.
When designing the M500ANTHROPOID knife, we had respectfully explored the original proposal of the FS knife. We had always found its indisputable contour and spooky functionality very impressive. That is why we eventually decided to combine this iconic motif with our full tang design, used for the other models of the Military line, and came up with a modern tribute to the original heroic deeds.
We furnished the massive 6-mm thick blade made of ELMAX powder steel with a DLC coat. We have made the shield from a single piece of massive, stainless steel, thus creating a completely safe grip. This is amended by a machined 3D handle made of G10, furnished with an aggressive structure and indentation along the perimeter. Thanks to this combination, you will always have your M500 fully under control. Furthermore, we added a sharp spike to the handle base for breaking everything that needs to be broken. Comfortable wearing and the possibility to immediately draw the knife are ensured by a self-locking Kydex sheath, which is additionally equipped with MOLLE SYSTEM clips. Thanks to these clips, you can easily mount your M500 to your belt, backpack, or vest. Moreover, since M500 is symmetric, you can slide it in the sheath in both ways.
|Blade hardness:||60 HRC|
|Total length:||340 mm / 13,4 inch|
|Lenght of blade:||190 mm / 7,5 inch|
|Lenght of handle:||115 mm / 4,5 inch|
|Width of blade:||6 mm / 0,2 inch|
|Total weight:||384 g / 13,5 oz|