The ISAK ‘Blue’ folding combat knife has a distinctive look, far different from most U.S. market ‘tactical folders.’ American knife guys seldom go for oversized pommels and forward-angled blades, but the Blue’s look signals its design heritage and its intended use. It was designed with, and is carried by Israeli SWAT units.
I tend to take these kinds of ‘combat’ demonstrations with a grain of salt, because an expert in military-level Krev Maga can make any weapon look incredibly effective and lethal. (And that’s because just about any weapon becomes incredibly effective and lethal in their hands.)
YouTube videos may not prove anything, but I take Israeli military endorsement at full face value, because the IDF only carries top-quality kit. Steelophiles might be unimpressed with a 440C knife that costs a full Benjamin, but this $100 knife made the grade with one of the world’s most experienced militaries.
And it just looks like a beast. It’s nearly six inches long when closed, and the 4.7 inch blade is a hair shy of a quarter-inch thick. At eleven ounces, you’d better put on a rigger’s belt before you slip this in your (very large) pocket.
The ‘Blue’ is way too big for anything resembling EDC use, so ISAK also sells a downsized 3.5 inch ‘Red’ model for $85.