late 1500's a new breed of men sprang from the impoverished soil of the
Extremadura region of northwestern Spain and sailed to the New World to
seek their fame and fortune. Small in number and armed with little more
than the cloaks on their backs and an Espada (sword) in their belts,
they cut a bloody path through impossible odds to emerge as
Conquistadors of everlasting fame and glory.
the opportunity to explore many new worlds and conquer entire nations
at the point of a sword has faded but riches, fame and glory are still
to be won and available to the well armed in great abundance. Carve
out your share with the folding sword of the future we call the Espada.
swords of old the Espada's are not for the weak, timid, faint of heart
or those desiring another spring assisted play toy. Just pick one up
and youíll see what we mean! Definitely not politically correct, they
are huge yet surprisingly well balanced and feature dramatically
upswept clip point blades that are ideal for cutting, slashing and
piercing. Made from vacuum heat-treated and sub-zero quenched Japanese
8A stainless steel and hollow ground to a thin, razor sharp edge, they
will cleave through just about any obstacle or target in their path.
your hand the real master of these awesome blades we have paired them
with state of the art pistol grip handles. Strongly curved and equipped
with multiple finger grooves and even a sub-hilt in the two larger
models, they work perfectly in either a forward or reverse grip while
offering unprecedented retention and reach through multiple grip
minimize overall weight and maximize strength and rigidity, we have CNC
machined the frames and integral bolsters of the Espada's handles from
7075 Aluminum billets. While quite costly, this material rivals even
Titanium in strength and can endure years of the hardest abuse. Finally
to make the handle as beautiful as it is effective and strong, we have
mirror polished the dovetailed bolsters and attached glossy black G-10
handle scales using the latest high tech fasteners.
believe any tactical folder can make a credible claim to being a
pocket sword without possessing an incredibly strong and reliable
lock and the Espadaís are no exception. Thatís why we have equipped
each model with our new multi-patented TRI-AD lock. Designed by Andrew
Demko, the TRI-AD is unsurpassed in resisting positive pressure from
the edge (cutting, slashing and chopping), negative pressure from the
point (piercing, digging and chiseling), and impact pressure (whacks on
the back of the spine of the blade) by diverting these forces first to
its unique stop pin and then throughout the entire handle frame.
thought, carrying a pocket sword as big and heavy as the Espada may
seem impractical. However, after much experimentation, we have found
this is not the case. Even the biggest model can be carried discreetly
and unobtrusively in the front pocket of most pants and when clipped to
the waistband and covered by a bloused shirt or sweater they totally
disappear. Then in an emergency they can be drawn and opened in a
single motion by snagging the patented thumb plate on the edge of a
5 1/2 in.
Overall: 12 1/4 in.
Handle: Polished G-10 and 7075 Aluminum Bolster/Frame
Japanese AUS 8A Stainless Steel Blades
Weight: 9.8 oz.