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Warrior East 18 – Benchmade SOCP Rescue Tool

Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Developed in conjunction with Special Operations Combatives Program founder Greg Thompson, the SOCP Rescue Tool is offers the same ergonomic advantages as the Dagger, but for Rescue and less-than-lethal self-defense.

The tool includes the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, O² wrench and the same finger loop and integral sheath design as the rest of the SOCP family.

Designer: Greg Thompson

Mechanism: Fixed

Action: Fixed Blade

Blade Steel: 440C (58-60HRC)

Blade Length: 2.50″ (6.35cm)

Blade Thickness: 0.120″ (3.05mm)

Overall Length: 6.75″ (17.15cm)

Handle Thickness: 0.18″ (4.57mm)

Weight: 1.88oz. (53.29g)

Sheath Weight: 1.04oz. (29.48g)

www.benchmade.com/socp-rescue-tool

Sneak Peek – Benchmade SOCP Rescue Tool

Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

 

Greg Thompson designed the 179 variant of the SOCP dagger for rescue performance and less-than-lethal self-defense. The tool includes the Benchmade rescue hook design, a carbide glass breaker, O² wrench and the same finger loop and integral sheath design as the rest of the SOCP family.

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Benchmade Introduces ComboEdge SOCP Dagger

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

This is the coolest thing I didn’t get to see at AUSA. Unfortunately, the sample didn’t arrive at the show but I still get to share it with you thanks to the power of the internet.

SOCP Dagger - ComboEdge

The SOCP Knife (Special Operations Combative Program) is a dagger design from Chief Instructor Greg Thompson and manufactured by Benchmade. The design has been out there for awhile so you may have already seen it. However, Benchmade just introduced a new model with a ComboEdge blade. The dagger is designed to be both an offensive and defensive weapon so if you’re wrapped up or someone grabs your primary weapon in a confined space (think house or cave) you can draw the SOCP to engage at close quarters and fight away from the threat to give you enough room to revert to primary or secondary weapon. The blade and finger eye/loop at the top is configured so you can still maintain positive weapon control and good trigger manipulation while the SOCP Knife is in your hand. I’ve written about this before and since some folks have trouble visualizing it, Benchmade created this graphic.

The deal with this new ComboEdge is that the original model was great at stabbing but, lacking a full blade, didn’t do much in the slash department. Benchmade added this new serrated section to the blade and presto; you can hack and slash as well as stab.

In addition to a MOLLE compatible sheath, the SOCP Knife is also available with a red training knife.

Training Dagger

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SOC-P Knife – Getting It Into Action

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Daggers have made a serious comeback. We first ran this story last September, but we constantly get new readers so we thought it would be a good idea to republish it since the story last week on the Benchmade SOCP knife was so popular. We’d also like to add some great comments by reader Acid Gambit that should help dispel much of the misunderstanding of this class of knife.

Greg designed this knife from direct input from THE most elite soldiers in the world. Operational experience built this knife. Thousands of entries into really bad buildings in IZ and AF. It was not dreamed up by video gamers, not range commandos, not cops. Assaulters at the highest level, who have been blind sided and tackled while clearing nasty places were the driving input for this knife.

During CQB it is definitely possible that an assaulter will become tied up in a fight with a bad guy. In many situations he may be unable to use his primary weapon and unable to draw his secondary ( tackled to the ground or over furniture). At this point the knife comes out and can stab and slash the bad guy until the assaulter can get to his pistol and put 2 in the enemy. The knife is used to create space for you to get to your pistol. The assaulter can draw his pistol while still holding the knife, finish the fight, stand up and put his tools away and get back to work.

The knife is not designed for you to run around and do El Prez mag change drills while holding it. I can’t think of a knife that is designed for that, so don’t get confused. The SOC-P knife is meant to save your life and allow you to fight back to your pistol or rifle and still be able to pull the trigger with your strong hand, or support the pistol/rifle with your weak hand, while still holding the knife.

Last week, we mentioned the recently released Special Operations Combatives Program (SOC-P) knife designed by Greg Thompson. While we described the features of the dagger, this graphic from Benchmade does a great job of illustrating the sequence of events of getting it into action and how the SOC-P knife is used.

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Benchmade SOCP Knife

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

One of the most popular knives at the Benchmade table is the SOCP Knife (Special Operations Combative Program) built by Benchmade with input from Greg Thompson. Greg is the head SOCP instructor out at Ft Bragg. It’s designed to be both an offensive and defensive weapon so if you’re wrapped up or someone grabs your primary weapon you can draw the SOCP to engage at close quarters (like house or cave) and fight away so you can revert to primary or secondary. The blade and finger eye/loop at the top is configured so you can still maintain positive weapon control and good trigger manipulation while the SOCP Knife is in your hand.

There’s a red training version available too, so you don’t bleed on the mat.

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For more info on the SOCP Knife for your unit, contact Duffy(at).com or through Benchmade.

NBOW – Benchmade Knives

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

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Knives has just released the SOC-P designed by Greg Thompson. The Special Operations Combatives Program knife is a dagger designed to get you out of a close fight. It feature a retention ring in the handle. A finger goes in the retention ring for the draw stroke. This ensures retention when transitioning to a sidearm or in a grapple. In addition to a MOLLE compatible sheath, it also comes with a red training knife.

www.Benchmade.com