Total length: mm 261 (10.28 inches)
Blade length: mm 120 (4.72 inches)
Closed length: mm 142 (5.59 inches)
Weight: g 340 (11.99 ounces)
Weight with sheath: g 505 (1.11 pounds)
Blade thickness: mm 6 (.24 inch)
Blade material: Stainless Cobalt Steel N690
Blade finish: Testudo
Rockwell Hardness: 58
Handle: Anticorodal aluminum alloy ??black
Sheath: Black Nylon ??holds knife in open or closed position. Includes diamond sharpener in front pocket. MOLLY compatible.
The RAO is an unusual heavy duty knife with a unique design. This knife is both a folder and a fixed blade. It is an elite knife especially designed for the Folgore 185 RAO (Regiment Acquisition Objects) Italian Army Unit. The elite RAO performs admirably in harsh environments that common folders could not endure. This knife is a survival knife ??a compact field knife with a strong, heavy blade. It includes a very reliable locking system with an extra safe device that turns the RAO into a fixed blade knife. It is double locked using an ingeniously designed threaded hinge attached to the handle with an elastic lace and a spring loaded slide bar lock. The black combo sheath allows the knife to be carried either opened or closed and includes a diamond sharpener.