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In June 2006, the “185° Rgt. Ricognizione e Acquisizione Obiettivi” (Target Acquisition Regiment) airborne “FOLGORE” (185° RAO) entrusted to Extrema Ratio the development of a unique knife fitting the unit’s specific operational duties. This resulted in the RAO: not an oversized folder as much as a compact survival & field knife, with a heavy and dependable blade. Its very reliable locking system, assisted by an extra safety device, effectively turns this folder into a fixed blade knife. The opening and closing is to be performed with both hands in order to minimize the risk of self-inflicted injuries, as the blade, because of its weight, is a veritable guillotine. The extra safe device is a steel pin to be hand-screwed through two holes by the guard section of the massive Anticorodal aluminum handle – its presence between blade and hand also acting as a great psychological boon. The sheath is an essential part of this weapon system: it holds a diamond-plate sharpener and enables user to carry the knife either in open position, held in place by a cord and two clips, or closed, inside the front pocket. The sheath can be attached to tactical vests or common belts, being MOLLE system-compliant. The RAO BLACK RUVIDO version is produced with a rough handle for a better grip.

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BLADE FINISHING:

RAO BLACK / RAO BLACK ROUGH / RAO AVIO: MIL-C-13924 BURNISHING
RAO DESERT WARFARE: DESERT WARFARE

Technical Specifications

WEIGHT G.: 335

WEIGHT oz.: 11,8

BLADE LENGTH (MM): 119

BLADE LENGTH (IN): 4.7

TOTAL LENGTH (MM): 263

TOTAL LENGTH (IN): 10,4

BLADE MATERIAL: BöHLER N690 STEEL (58HRC)

BLADE THICKNESS (MM): 6

BLADE THICKNESS (IN): 0,24

MAIN GRIND: FLAT

HANDLE MATERIAL: ANTICORODAL ANODIZED ALUMINUM

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