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Platatac and Hardcore Hardware Australia Teamup to Offer Australian Special Operations Tool

The Australian Special Operations Knife is the product of a collaboration between Platatac and Hardcore Hardware Australia. Offered in two blade colors, there is also a training model as well as two belt mounting options; MALICE Clips and Tek-Lok.

 
   

  
  

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17 Responses to “Platatac and Hardcore Hardware Australia Teamup to Offer Australian Special Operations Tool”

  1. Scathsealgaire says:

    And of course it has a bottle opener.

  2. Collin says:

    Just like the Benchmade SOCP, and the Spartan Blades CQB Tool.

  3. threeseven says:

    Before this turns into the usual SSD copyright/intellectual property shitfight, try to remember that in Australia our caring government loves us too much to allow things to like double-edged blades or push-knives to be imported, so sometimes we just need to make them here.

    • Bill says:

      Thank you. There are knapped stone tools of the same basic pattern. There are only so many ways to make a dagger, or a bottle opener.

  4. S says:

    But you could make something…original?

    • Mac says:

      If you take a moment to look at the design it’s actually very different. From the fuller in the blade, the serrations down to the handle. The basic concept and form remains the same but that can be said for any form of push dagger. Its like saying X brands pack isn’t original because it has a sack, 2 straps and a waist belt and functions in the same form as Bergens did 60 years ago.

    • Bill says:

      They added a bottle opener – and you criticize them…

  5. Vic says:

    I think that this is sick. The whole “make something original” crowd can stuff it… If it wasn’t for tweaking and modifying existing designs and products, this industry wouldn’t be where it is today. Again, good job to our brothers from down under!

  6. Kaos-1 says:

    Any idea what the panels are made of ? Plastic , G-10 ???????

  7. Dan says:

    If you look closely, only one side of the knife has an edge. The other side is not sharpened. The SOCP and the Spartan CQB both are double edged. I would suggest in order to sell this blade in Australia, Hardcore Hardware has to make it single edged.

    I think in terms of its use, having the other edge sharpened makes little difference when used as a stabbing tool. The serration is a nice touch as it adds a bit of functionality to the blade, I would suggest the number of times a serrated edge is used in non-murderous applications vs stabbing someone occasionally makes this worthwhile, especially if its living on your rig full time.

    I don’t like the wide kydex holster, I think for a knife this slender that is a waste of space using two sheet kydex. Either a fold over style kydex holster or a bespoke plastic varient, like the SOCP would be better.

    Well done Hardcore Hardware for making a blade relevant for the Australian market, I think the available options for combat blades are pretty light on here, and nice to see someone making an effort to create something that is in line with local law.

    • Paladin-jobs says:

      I agree with you about the sheath, a sheath that could fit through PALS like the CRKT Yukanto would have been better. I do like the knife though.

  8. tazman66gt says:

    So, twice as much as the Benchmade…

  9. Aw jeez. Not this shit again.

    Guys, ring daggers have been around for about forever. It is an ancient design that originated in Asia.

    I make a single edged ring dagger, and you don’t see me spazing out about this. Just like Mark and Curtis over at Spartan didn’t spaz out when I showed them my pattern. The table is big enough for everybody to eat at.

  10. 96C says:

    I’ve had one of these for the last few months.

    It is NOT a utility knife or a bottle opener or a pry bar… It’s clearly, definitely and specifically designed for stabbing bastards that are way too close and you have serious issues.

    With all the HHA gear, the finishing touches are what set them apart from others. Attention to detail is huge, the quality is next level with clean crisp edges, materials and support. One of my HHA knives in the sheath, ended up in a tree as a throw weight to put a line up… Long story short, we had to shoot it down to get it back. The only damage was a chipped tail section of one sides G10 panel that I declined when offered to have them replaced by HHA because it was our own fault.

    If you are precious about spending money on a tool that might save your life (if you work that line, you understand quality takes priority over price point to a degree) if you are tasked to a unit or department where a dagger like this is a viable defence option then at the end of the day you get what you pay for. If on the other hand you buy an imported $20 punch dagger from a weekend gun show, don’t expect a great deal from it.

    Is it an original design? The design concept goes back forever. Is it a modern day adaptation of a fighting dagger that falls within the control of weapons act in Australia, yes.