Le C.A.C. son histoire

Ce couteau est la réponse de notre entreprise à la demande exprimée par l’armée française, à savoir, concevoir un couteau robuste, ambidextre et dont l’ouverture comme la fermeture s’effectuent à une main.
Le CAC® a officiellement été sélectionné face à de nombreux produits concurrents, pour ses performances, sa qualité et son prix par l’armée Française en 2017. Sa diffusion dans les différents corps de l'armée a commencé début 2018 et équipera largement nos soldats au moins jusqu’en 2022.
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The versions of the C.A.C.

plaquettes G10 Pa6 FV
The C.A.C. was designed and developed in collaboration with Philippe Perotti, former French special forces.
The C.A.C. stands for Combat Assistance Campaign. It is a true multi-tool. First of all developed in this direction, we set up pads in PA6 charged with fiberglass. The technical properties of PA6 FV are very similar to those of metals in terms of deformation, creep characteristics and energy absorption. But following a request from people who are passionate about buscraft knives, we have decided to launch a dedicated handle in G10: fiberglass dipped in resin.
To this first variation of PA6 or G10 handle was then added the possibility of choosing a totally smooth blade or one with tightness. But also to remove sometimes the strap cutter, sometimes the corkscrew.So there are now more than 27 possible variations of C.A.C. which are available. In variations of colours, blades and finishes.

The blade of the C.A.C.

We advise you to regularly maintain the edge of your knife with a fine sharpening stone or a suitable sharpener. In this way it will be very easy to preserve all the qualities of your knife over time. We wish you every satisfaction with your TB-OUTDOOR product, which also proudly produces the CAC® being staffed in the French army for two years.

lames cac lisse serration stonewashed
The steel used for the blade was specially developed by our factory for the C.A.C. market. : it is a nitrogen-doped Z30 which would be similar to a Z50 DV14. Nitrox® is composed of 16% chromium and a carbon content of 0.35%.

We advise you to regularly maintain the edge of your knife with a fine sharpening stone or a suitable sharpener. In this way it will be very easy to preserve all the qualities of your knife over time. We wish you every satisfaction with your TB-OUTDOOR product, which also proudly produces the CAC® being staffed in the French army for two years.

We advise you to regularly maintain the edge of your knife with a fine sharpening stone or a suitable sharpener. In this way it will be very easy to preserve all the qualities of your knife over time. We wish you every satisfaction with your TB-OUTDOOR product, which also proudly produces the CAC® being staffed in the French army for two years.

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Instructions for the C.A.C.

Care for your knife

The NITROX® steel used for the blade has been specially selected for its ability to hold the cut, for its ease of resharpening and its high resistance to corrosion. Most of the metal parts of your knife, even if they are made of stainless steel, require preventive maintenance to prevent the appearance of corrosion. This is especially true if you use it in a humid or salty environment (seaside). The occasional application of clear oil is sufficient (for example that used for the maintenance of weapons). Occasionally, the belt clip screws may come loose, especially if you change the mounting direction of the clip (right/left). The application of thread lock on the screws, before tightening, is recommended (See supplier's instructions).

Clean and lubricate

Always keep the mechanism area clean. The accumulation of dust and/or debris in this area can affect the operation of the blade locking mechanism. For effective cleaning, use warm soapy water, rinse thoroughly with hot water, then blow and dry the mechanism completely, ideally with compressed air. Finally, apply a greasy protective film. For optimum operation, regularly apply a drop of clear oil to the axis of rotation of the blade.

Sharpening

Regularly maintain the edge of your blade before it becomes too degraded. Maintain factory sharpening angles that ensure efficient cutting. There are a variety of products available to sharpen your knife. Choose the one with which you are most comfortable performing this operation.

NEVER SHARPEN YOUR BLADE ON AN ELECTRIC GRINDER.
The part with the grips can be sharpened with the same accessories, but only on the side opposite the grips.

An effective cutting tool

Your C.A.C.® knife was designed to be a true cutting tool. Never use your knife as a screwdriver, crowbar, wood chisel or awl. Its use for a function other than cutting can lead to irreversible damage.

CURRENT OPERATIONS

The operating settings have been made at the factory and do not require any modification on your part. However, some common operations require partial dismantling of the knife. The shiny stainless steel screws, all of the same size (hexagonal key T 1.5), are the only ones that need to be operated to carry out the operations below. The other screws, black in color, should not be manipulated to carry out these operations or to maintain your knife.

REPLACING THE STRAP CUTTER BLADE

If the belt clip (2) is mounted on the same side as the strap cutter (2), remove the 5 shiny stainless steel screws (1). Remove the belt clip (2) then remove the side of the handle (3). Replace the blade (4).

If the belt clip (2) is mounted on the same side as the corkscrew (3) remove only 2 shiny stainless steel screws (1). Remove dimension (3). Replace the blade (4). To reassemble your knife, proceed in the reverse order of the dismantling operations. The application of thread lock on the screws, before tightening, is recommended in order to avoid any untimely unscrewing.

Changing the direction of use of the Belt Clip

The C.A.C.® knife is ambidextrous: In addition to the blade locking mechanism, which can be used by both right-handed and left-handed people, you can position the belt clip on the face of the knife which best suits your use. To reverse the mounting side of the belt clip (Fig. A), remove the 3 stainless steel screws (1). Position the belt clip (2) on the opposite side of the knife, then refit the 3 stainless steel screws (1). The application of thread lock on the screws, before tightening, is recommended to avoid any untimely unscrewing.

Blade clearance adjustment

After many hours of use, it is possible that a slight lateral play is felt at the axis of the blade. To guarantee flawless operation in all circumstances, the adjustment of the blade shaft (Fig. B) (6) is “locked” by a specific shiny stainless steel locking screw (5). To adjust, remove the locking screw (5), then tighten or loosen the blade shaft (6) as needed. Lock this new setting by repositioning the locking screw (5) in one of the notches on the shaft (6) provided for this purpose (Fig. C). The application of thread lock on the screws, before tightening, is recommended. Warning: excessive tightening of the pin (6) will prevent efficient maneuvering of the blade. Prefer a "free" adjustment simply intended to compensate for lateral play.