I was looking down at my kick board seeing which direction I was going. It glowed
green in the murky dark waters of the Indiana ocean. Looking to my left I could make out a faint shadow of my swim buddy and the rest of the team. We have been kicking now for about 45 minutes in a northwest direction knowing we are almost to our destination. One of the most important things that go through your mind right about now, is am I ready for this operation after swimming for this long? HAHA – of course I am. That is the best part, is that we have been training for stuff like this my whole military career. Just then I can see we hit our target. All of us stopped in neutral buoyancy around 20 feet below the surface. We could feel the current, so we knew the waters above us would be choppy.
Pushing my primary weapon off to the side and reaching down on my right ankle to grab my one of a kind Ultramarine knife. As I wrapped my fingers around this rough grip secured it in my hand. The grip felt like I was riding a bull. You know with rosin on the glove makes it feel like your hand is glued to the rope! That’s how I felt holding this knife.
I then moved my body to 5 feet just below the surface to do the safety stop and prepare for what was coming next. I slowly came out of the water and looked around. Seeing no one around I reached up to grab the ladder that was attached to the pole. I grabbed the ladder with my hand that was holding the knife. The knife was going nowhere with the strap around my hand. I made my way up the ladder to the top. I looked down and the rest of the guys were just below me. I then peeked up through the hole and did not see anyone around. I made my way to the deck and walked slowly over to a bunch of crates. I looked to the left and can see the rest of the team coming up through the hole. Then I heard a noise to my right. I can see one person smoking by the rail. Walking over to him with the Ultramarine knife in hand I ………
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ULTRAMARINE CON ASOLA
The ULTRAMARINE is an amphibious knife, carried around from underwater operation equipment (diving suit) to ground operation equipment (tactical vest). Two different versatile sheaths were therefore developed for it. The scuba sheath can be worn at the ankle, or its hard ABS section can be attached by two BELT-CLIPS to either the breathing apparatus or BCD belts. The land sheath (OPTIONAL, included on request) is MOLLE system compatible, designed to be attached to the tactical vest and carried inside a waterproof bag during underwater operations. All an operative has to do, if getting rid of his diving suit after landing, is to draw the knife from its ankle sheath and place it in the tactical vest sheath. Primary functions: field operations, underwater operations, emergency tool, survival and combat. Available with hole or without hole.