EDC CANK ( Combat Application Neck Knife )
*Gen 5 EDC CANK's currently being finished by Mr. Bone at our blacksmith shop*
The Bone Tactical E.D.C. C.A.N.K. (Every Day Carry Combat Application Neck Knife) is the most effective hand made, fully concealable, fully custom, modern edged weapon ever designed or produced. It fills the void in the market between traditional full size “fighting knives” that can't always be properly concealed and traditional neck knives that are too small or clumsy to be effectively used as weapons. The CANK is large enough to be combat effective, yet small enough to be concealed comfortably and undetected. Greg designed this incredible blade off the principal of the best weapon being the weapon at hand, but the C.A.N.K.’s ease of carry and concealment is only the first of many unique attributes which make it such an essential tool.
The superior design of the C.A.N.K. affords it the combat potential of other fighting knives nearly twice its size. In order to be fully “combat effective” a spear point or clip point knife such as this should possess a cutting edge of at least 2.5 inches. This is due to the depth of vital veins, arteries, connective tissues, and organs in the human body as well as the many variables that occur in a close quarters combat situation. The Bone C.A.N.K. has a cutting edge of 2 ¾” (we always go above and beyond minimum requirements). Furthermore, the style of a blade determines how that blade will be used in a fight as well as its level of effectiveness. An edged weapon has two primary uses: slashing and stabbing. Due to it's unique blade profile (recurve grind), the Bone C.A.N.K. does both extremely well. It also performs exceptionally in a forward or reverse grip, and with a variety of martial movement patterns in line with many knife fighting styles.
The next indicator of an effective edged weapon is the grip, yet another area where the EDC C.A.N.K. is leaps and bounds ahead of all other concealed carry fixed blade knives. A large grip or pointed pommel makes other knives too bulky to conceal without "printing" (showing through clothing), and also can become very uncomfortable over time as it could rub, poke, or chafe the person carrying it (making you likely to not have that other knife when you need it most). Not a problem with our CANK! Most knives that do conceal well have a small grip or handle area, which makes them unsafe to use under stress (due to the insecure purchase on the handle). The C.A.N.K.’s superior grip design helps prevent the operator from losing the knife when slashing, or from cutting oneself when stabbing. Mr. Tambone's design allows this small and concealable knife to still feature an extremely secure grip.
Not just any knife worn concealed on ones person can be a truly effective self-defense applicable knife. It's important to understand the multiple factors at play before choosing a knife to carry for it's self-defense potential. Carrying a knife on a necklace is the easiest way for anyone to ensure they always have a blade, but a neck knife capable of elite clandestine use must also be capable of being worn without detection, even under a light T-shirt. The type and material of the necklace is of great importance here, and another small detail we've gone to great lengths to get right. The CANK, worn properly, will not “print”, or be visible as a knife to anyone around you (via any of the multiple carry options, stainless steel neck chain, IWB/OWB clip, kydex, or leather sheath). Therefore, for most individuals the maximum overall length of a concealable neck knife is around 6 inches (as anything over this length will likely "print" badly). Width profile and thickness are also a considerations. A neck knife with a bulky handle will also limit concealability, this is why we've gone with our proprietary Micarta handle scales in the "Modern Warrior" configurations, and equally thin, contoured exotic hardwoods in the "Resolute Warrior" configuration. Our slimline, minimalist kydex sheath is only possible because we actually designed the retention point into the blade itself, something else we were first to introduce to the edged weapons industry. This integral retention point allows the total package to be extremely small and concealable while at the same time safe for the end user (the knife won't come out of the sheath on it's own). It's also fast to access like all good fixed blade knives. The C.A.N.K. is all the weapon you need, and none of the flash or bulk that you don’t.
The overall quality, fit, and finish of the Bone C.A.N.K. is that of a fine work of art, as are all of our edged weapons. We are currently hand forging these blades in our blacksmith shop. Thermic cycling allows us to get the perfect Rockwell hardness along the cutting edge while balancing some of the toughest and most durable steel in use today. It won't ever break or chip with normal use like some of the more popular stainless steels will under torque, tension, or when encountering hard objects. We hand grind every knife individually in multiple phases both before and after heat treating and with multiple grit belts for all bevels and angles to ensure an extremely tough, sharp edge. All our knives are coated with Cerakote to offer a long lifespan of protection against the elements, either in natural colors or in clear. Our knives now available for sale are the result of lives of experience, extreme attention to detail, proficiency in violence, and years of prototyping before they ever reach the website.
These blades are currently available in two configurations: "Modern Warrior" and "Resolute Warrior". The Modern Warrior configuration is the exact setup that's currently in use with U.S. Special Operations. Some good friends in a clandestine unit help beta test our blades for us, along with our OCONUS security teams. All blades come ready to be worn with a stainless steel neck chain. We use stainless steel chains because they don't rust or corrode, they don't scream "I'm tactical and have a weapon", or look cheap like paracord around your neck. It will break if too much tension is applied (like if someone is trying to strangle you with your necklace or if it gets caught in a machine/heavy equipment). Our "OWB/IWB" loop is also available for purchase here on the site and is a simple belt attachment that allows the CANK to be worn comfortably on the waistband. If you choose to purchase a Modern Warrior style blade you'll have the ability to carry and use the same edged weapons that some of the most dangerous men alive are carrying and using in some of the most dangerous areas of the world.
The Resolute Warrior setup uses the same steel and undergoes the same initial production process as all of our blades but differs completely in final the finish. The finish process for the Resolute Warrior configuration takes much longer to complete and utilizes only the finest hand selected luxury knife making materials along with highly artistic and detailed techniques to create show quality pieces.
The modern warrior needs an edged weapon that's light, strong, fast, modular, functional, discreet, and built utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and materials. This is exactly what our Modern Warrior configuration brings to the table. The finish is tough and durable with a color scheme that mimics both human skin tones and a broad array of natural environments, offering the user both concealment options and camouflage abilities. The handles are a Bone Tactical blend of Micarta we make by bonding burlap coffee bags together with high strength epoxy resin. The result is a handle scale that exudes rustic beauty while being tougher and more durable than even the strongest wood on the planet. It provides a great waterproof grip whether your hands are wet, dry, or bloody. It isn't negatively affected by heat or cold, and it will never crack, swell, chip, or break if used as designed.
We modern humans can't pretend to have invented the art of creating fine edged weapons, no these processes were perfected long ago, by ancient warriors. Our Ancient Warrior series of blades embodies the best of the last 5,000 years of killing tools by combining the look, feel, and soul of the greatest weapons of all time with our state of the art production techniques... We still manage to bring you the most effective edged weapons in the world, but now you can also experience the patina steel of the vikings, grip the cordage of the samurai, or feel the exotic hardwoods in hand that were prized by Aztec eagle warriors so many years ago. We use modern protective finishes and advanced construction processes combined with the look and feel of the lost worlds warfighters to bring you a Resolute Warrior style weapon that will be just as at home in a display case as it will on today's hard use battlefield.
These ship in a kydex sheath but a leather belt sheath can also be purchased separately. Both are fully ambidextrous and individually hand made (like everything else). The leather sheath has a snap retention and can be worn horizontally or vertically on the belt. The kydex sheath is custom molded for each blade with a retention of between 2 and 5 lbs. The kydex sheath is primarily designed to be worn around the neck with the included stainless steel chain but can also be worn inside/outside the waistband, or just about anywhere you decide to secure it via the 1/4" , three quarter on center eyelets (select IWB loop from the checkout options and we'll ship your knife with a belt loop) .
Carrying this knife in the intended manner may not be legal in your area. Please check your local knife laws before attempting to use or carry this potentially dangerous weapon. Due to the fact that our edged weapons and tools are completely custom, no two blades are the same. We are continually making minor improvements, as reports come back from the field via the Special Forces soldiers using our weapons, to keep them the most effective fighting tools in the world. Therefore, your product will differ slightly from the pictures shown here.
*Please e-mail LT@bonetactical.com with any questions regarding shipping or your order. You'll automatically receive an order confirmation e-mail when your order goes through and another once it ships. Order . All sales are final.*
Total Package Weight: 3.3 oz.
Total Package OAL: 6.75"
Total Package Max Width: 2"
Minimum Blade Length: 2.75"
Blade width: 1"
Blade Steel: 1095