Inspired by the Russian Martial Art System of striking, trapping, attack and defense, the Back Bite is a knife that bites
“forward” and “back” inflicting devastating damage and maximum effect. The core principals of this system include – efficiency of movement, conservation of energy and realizing the raw power within the individual.
Drawing upon these principals and his extensive exposure to and training in the system of Russian hand to hand combat the Back Bite was developed by C Despins as a purpose built fighting knife (PBFK) in order to optimize the effect of the knife in combat. Unique to the Russian system of hand to hand combat are ellipse like striking “patterns” that enable any point of contact from any angle or trajectory to be utilized to devastating effect. This combined with a lack of differentiation between attack and defense movement allows for a near unlimited array with which to engage any and all targets of opportunity. For this purpose the Back Bite incorporates a unique double edge design, which features a concave strike face edge and Wharncliffe BACK edge.
When gripping the Back Bite™ in the blade down strike face edge forward configuration, the operator is enabled to deliver devastating blows to the adversarys vital targets and to attack or to defend attack by the extremities of the adversary as the extension of the operators arm is drawn forward or BACK! The back bite also incorporates a flat chisel point. This geometry was specifically incorporated for two purposes. The first being strength, the second being to maximize the force of the downward stab or thrust. The flat chisel point accomplishes this by compressing the tissue that it encounters there by driving the Wharncliffe section of the blade to create a wider wound channel.