Making Finely Crafted Tactical Knives
We at Attleboro Knives are simply knife fanatics. All of us are prior military (Army Special Forces) or outdoor enthusiasts who simply know the true value of an extremely high quality knife which can be used as an effective tool anywhere anytime. We have all been in situations where we had a good knife that just didn’t work quite right. It either couldn’t keep an edge, slipped out of our hands when bloody, or just didn’t feel quite right. The perfect knife had to be out there.
Our first knife had to be special, something which set the stage for quality, utility and honor. We did not want to cut corners in any way. Ken (prior SF) actually said why don’t we call it "The Attleboro" to commemorate his father, Army SF missing in action in Vietnam. Master Sergeant Hunt was declared MIA in November of 1966 during Operation Attleboro. With that background, we all said: "Let's do it!"
Over time our goal is to bring several knives to the market, but for now, we will focus just on The Attleboro.
The Attleboro Knife Story is a true story of sacrifice and honor. In 1966, the Vietnam War was escalating with operations ever increasing. The conventional war was intensifying with the largest battle up to that point in the war looming on the horizon. In III Corps, Tay Ninh Province, along the Cambodian border just northwest of Saigon (now Ho Chi Minh City) Operation Attleboro commenced. Its general goal was to find, then destroy the North Vietnamese Army (NVA) and the Viet Cong (VC) logistical resources plus any enemy units operating in the area. Attleboro would slow enemy support and infiltration into the Saigon III Corps area. Among this conventional operation was a very unconventional unit, the III Corps MIKE (Mobile Strike) Force, led by an Army Special Forces (SF) Team and manned by ethnic Chinese Nung soldiers. The “Attleboro” is named to honor and commemorate those SF soldiers who fought and died during this operation. We recognized one heroic soldier who, during this operation epitomizes, the spirit of our knife, Master Sergeant William B. Hunt. His heroic actions during the battle led to several saved lives but in the process causing his wounding then his loss. He was declared missing in action for ten years with the Army declaring a presumptive death in 1976.
With this profound history in mind, we bring to you, "The Attleboro."