Benchmade 173 Mini SOCP Dagger #173BK
- Knife - Tactical
Taking the best features of it’s full-sized counterpart, we have teamed up with Greg Thompson to optimize some of the most popular elements of the SOCP® platform for concealed carry with the 173BK Mini SOCP®. Based off feedback from Special Operations personnel, we have updated the design of the sheath clip, to allow for better retention on MOLLE® webbing, pocket seams, and waistbands. The overall length of the knife allows for easier concealment while maintaining it’s effectiveness in a self-defense situation.
- MOLLE Compatible
- Made in the USA
- Low Profile Sheath for Easily Accessibility
About Designed Greg Thompson
Greg Thompson is the creator of SOCP (Special Operations Combatives Program), the first officially designated combatives program for all U.S. Army Special Operations Forces. SOCP is now the standard program for fighting in kit, and it has been adopted by all Special forces Groups. Greg also trains federal and state law enforcement, FBI, ATF, Border Patrol, and Special Contract Units. After September 11, 2001, he was one of a small group of civilians who taught Federal Defensive Tactics and Air Marshal hand-to-hand tactics.
Greg has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from North Carolina State University and has taken dozens of products to market. Most of his designs are for self-defense or to enhance combative training. He currently has five patents and is the author of H2H Combatives.
- Designer: Greg Thompson
- Blade Steel: 440C (58-60 HRC)
- Blade Style: Double-Edge Dagger
- Blade Length: 2.22" / 5.64cm
- Blade Thickness: 0.175" / 4.45mm
- Overall Length: 6.25" / 15.88cm
- Handle Length: 4.03" / 10.24cm
- Handle Thickness: 0.175" / 4.45mm
- Weight: 3.0 oz / 85.05g
- Lanyard Loop: Yes
- Sheath: Injection Molded Plastic
- Clip Position: Tip-Down, Deep-Carry