The MPS was designed with the input and suggestions of NAVAIR, U.S Marine Recon units, units of the Army's Special Operations Command, and various United States Special Operations personnel. The MPS slides easily into existing pilot survival knife sheaths. Many back packers, hikers, mountain climbers and campers have commented that the MPS is the perfect utility knife. The MPS-A2 is made using tool steel hardened to 58RC, providing exceptional toughness and avoiding the edge chip-out problems associated with steels fully hardened to 61RC+. The MPS blade is a smaller version of our MPK model with the same versatile blade belly which makes it an excellent utility and survival knife. The additional spine serrations on the MPS allow more thumb pressure, grip and control for delicate cutting tasks. The distinctive skeletonized handle fulfills requirements where light weight and thin profiles are demanded. The MPS-A2 is available powdercoated black, desert tan or glossy orange in approximate 10" length, .187" thickness, plain edge with a skeletonized handle and a Kydex sheath.