What can one say about the C.U.M.A Protector but it is one, heavy duty, ultimate defense/offense, life taking, body destroying BAD-ASS KNIFE! The reason I say this is, many combat knives are made for multipurpose uses with defense and offense being the latter or last thought. Of recent designs by experience knife designers there are only a few who has listened to the Warriors and made a Warriors Knife. The C.U.M.A. Protector is one knife which was made with one purpose, to destroy the evil which was placed before you. As Warriors we are trained to seek and confront wherever we can find evil. As Sheepdogs you have the heart of a Warrior but with the purpose of going about your day until a sheep is threatened. As a Sheepdog you are ready to defend a sheep when attacked by evil (Wolf). You have the God given right to defend yourself and others.

The C.U.M.A. Protector is designed for battle. It is not designed for cleaning your trophy deer or chipmunk. Nor is it designed to prune you trees and bushes or trim you toenails. It is designed to make short work of the Wolf before you. At 14.5 ounces and with a slight cycle blade of 4.63 cutting inches this real combat knife is sweet.

CUMA kinfe simulation cutI ran the Protector through some cutting and strength tests for an article in the November issue of Knives Illustrated magazine. If you don’t get this magazine then do…as it is the premier magazine about all things that cut. One test was to take a large chunk of meat and shove it into a pant let of some jeans. I took one hard swipe at the denim dirt-bag. The resulting damage even amazed me. The gaping hole was four inches long and two inches deep. A disabling wound for sure. As I said….one BAD-ASS KNIFE!

The custom sheath I had made for my C.U.M.A. Protector was made by The 710 Custom Sheaths. I called J.D. and told him how I wanted my sheath made to carry in the small of my back. I then sent the C.U.M.A. Protector to him for the custom fit. Then within about 10 days I received my custom Kydex sheath which is an excellent quality product. For a high quality sheath, call and talk to J.D. who will do you right. The Sheath I had made was about $40.

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  • Blade Length: 5.25 inch
  • Cutting Edge: 4.63 inch
  • Blade Thickness: 0.19 inch
  • Overall Length: 10.88 inch
  • Blade Steel: 1095 RC 56-58
  • Blade Finish: Black Traction Coating
  • Handle Material: Black G10 or Blue/Black G10
  • Knife Weight: 14.5 ounces
  • Sheath Material: Black Kydex by
  • Manufacture: TOPS Knives Inc.
  • M.S.R.P: $40, depending on the knife size.


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