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The DB is a short, stout fixed blade designed by a police officer that needed a hard use urban tool that was part pry bar, and part knife and could be pressed into any role that was easy to carry on a duty belt or vest. For those reasons, it has found favor with military and LE guys as a small go anywhere do anything type knife.
About Cerakote: Cerakote is a ceramic based coating. In addition to looking cool, it greatly increases the corrosion resistance. Not a mere "paint" it is incredibly abrasion resistant.
About Carpenter PD-1 Steel: It all started years ago with VascoWear manufactured by Teledyne Vasco which was an incredibly tough alloy. Crucible Steel then later came out with their version called Cru Wear (slightly different formula). With the advent of the powdered metal process, Crucible then applied this superior process and further tweaking the mix to create CPM 3V (which we all know and love). Fast forward to now and Carpenter Steel has gone back to the original VascoWear formula and updated it and applied their modern Micro-Melt powder metal process to it to create PD-1. Duane says PD-1 is supposed to be very comparable to the CPM 3V with the difference being the carbides. It is supposedly the same toughness and maybe a BIT better in wear resistance than 3V. Again, not a stainless, so corrosion resistance is also on par with 3V.
Overall length: 7.25 inches
Blade length: 3.125 inches
Cutting surface: 2.75 inches
Blade thickness: .250 inches
Blade material: PD #1
Weight: 6.4 Ounces
Hardness: Rc 59/60
Handle material: MIL-SPEC 550 CORD
Sheath: Constructed from kydex with Tek-Lok or IWB (inside waistband) attachments. Designed for belt, concealed or neck carry
Configured for multiple carry methods