Michael Martinez, sculptor, inventor, and martial artist, didn`t set out to redesign the fixed blade, but, he explains, “In my edged weapons training, I kept noticing how many knives didn`t feel right, didn`t have a grip that gave both control and comfort in the four fundamental tactical grips." Michael`s design firm, Group Design Inc., reached out to a team of medical specialists to help find a solution. The 2125KV Ultima achieves 22 out of 23 ideal contact points with its unique patent-pending handle. The injection-molded black glass filled nylon scales feature over 70 triangular grip segments, separated by “ooze grooves” which channel away water, mud and oil. Horizontal grooves are placed under the fingertips for optimum feel. The 5-inch full tang blade is 1.4116 stainless steel with a black titanium nitride coating. It comes with CRKT exclusive patented Veff Serrations. Because tactical knives are inevitably used as pry bars, Michael`s team also created a pry tip as an extension of the blade’s tang. The Ultima`s custom black high-strength glass filled nylon sheath has an injection-molded liner. Dual belt loops are Velcro adjustable. For maximum versatility, there are ample grommets with a length of 550 paracord included, an adjustable leg strap, plus a slotted sheath back that can mount on MOLLE gear. Removable security handle-straps with snaps give easy access and security. A utility pocket with a Fastex buckle can carry a variety of folding knives, multipurpose tools or sharpeners.