Just like the multi-headed mythological creature from which it takes its name, Hydra Armaments operates in several areas: the Sporting / Hunting one with the realization of civilian firearms devices; Defence and Security consulting and now also has a Knives division.
In addition to the projects under our brand, with the Hydra Design division, Alessandra De Santis works as a freelance designer of knives and tools, collaborating with various international manufacturers.
Below you will find all her projects and collaborations
The Hecate name evokes the goddess of magic, witchcraft, the night, moon, ghosts and necromancy.
She was the only child of the Titanes Perses and Asteria from whom she received her power over heaven, earth and sea.
Just like the deity, the Hecate knife - a powerful multirole with a tactical vocation - is designed to meet the functional and aesthetic desires of the most demanding users.
The knife, whose design dates back to 2015, was designed by Alessandra De Santis and entirely made in Italy in Limited Edition on behalf of Hydra Armaments.
The sturdy full-tang fixed knife, has a blade characterized by an aggressive, but at the same time efficient, shape. The blade, made of steel AISI D2 hardened to 59-61 HRC and submitted to cryogenic treatment, is 140 mm long and 6 mm thick, and has a stonewashed and darkwashed finishes.
The overall length of the knife is 280 mm, for a weight of 425 g.
The ergonomic handle is made up of black G10 scales, with three-dimensional texture, and offers an extremely firm grip on the instrument. The scales are fixed with T20 torx head screws in black stainless steel A2 and stainless steel threaded spacers.
HECATE is equipped with a Kydex sheath shaped on the knife profile. It comes with a belt loop adapter adjustable in height and inclination (with excursion up to horizontal positioning), a clip MOLLE adapter also adjustable, and the adjustment screw for knife retention. On the tip of the sheath has been made a drain hole to facilitate cleaning operations. All screws are in stainless steel and fitted with antivibration.
HONOS is an utility knife designed specifically at the request of some operators of an Italian Special Forces Unit TIER 1.
It is an efficient and at the same time the most compact and lightest possible back-up tool, made in very few specimens (15 in all, with two different surface finishes) marked XM - Experimental Model, in order to be tested in the field by operators.
The name Honos was chosen because in Imperial Rome it was considered the god of military honor and morality. He was generally depicted as a young warrior, naked or togate, who carried a spear or an olive branch and a cornucopia. Often he was depicted together with Virtus; Mars, the god of war, was in fact accompanied by two companions Honos (the Honor) and Virtus (the Virtue) as they represent the two faces of the qualities of a good soldier.
The HONOS knife, designed by Alessandra De Santis, is a full tang made of Niolox steel (hardened to 59 HRC and subjected to a cryogenic treatment) with a stonewashed or darkwashed finishes; it has a total length of 245 mm, a 115 mm long blade with a thickness of 5 mm.
The handle scales, made of black G10, have a three-dimensional texture that offers a comfortable and safe grip also with gloves. The scales are fixed to the tang with T20 torx head screws in black A2 stainless steel and stainless steel spacers.
The weight of the instrument is 230 g, less than a full magazine of a glock!
The Kydex sheath is handmade by Gianluca Farini (OBE), and comes with a rubber IWB belt loop, also compatible with the MOLLE system.
Inspired by the homonym fixed blade knife, the folding knife version of the Hecate designed by Alessandra De Santis was produced by the famous We Knife Co.
All knife specifications are visible on the manufacturer's website: www.weknife.com