|Official Name||SC 'Protector'|
|Issued By||Third Echelon|
|Type||Multi-Purpose Combat Knife|
|Blade Length||4-6 inches|
|Used By||Splinter Cells|
|Notable User||Sam Fisher|
|Appearances||CT (Double Edge) - DA - E (Single Edge)|
The SC Knife (also referred to as the SC Protector), was Sam Fisher's main close combat weapon. Fisher was first issued this combat knife in Chaos Theory, where he made use of it in both lethal and non-lethal roles.
The SC 'Protector' was first introduced in Chaos Theory as a 4 inch long double-edged plain-edge dagger with a subdued blade coloration that Fisher had in a sheath mounted horizontally on the back of his belt. The in-game knife is modeled after the "Gerber Guardian Backup". The weapon could only be used close to an object that was able to be cut, such as a person, wire, or relatively thin cloth. The handle of the knife is 1-2 inches longer than the blade itself, with two small ridges used as a hilt. The pommel (or bottom of the handle) is flared up to allow the user to retrieve the knife with a sturdy grip after penetration. The Protector is employed in many ways, from threatening enemies to cutting wires. The knife can also be used to break a lock by forcing the blade into the m echanism, though Fisher is not advised to do this as it is noisy and leaves trace. The knife replaced the SC Pistol as the choice for interrogation when Fisher took hold of someone.
The knife's uses various upon the decision made by Sam [the player], it can be used for non-lethal use such as cutting through thin soft material to make a new entrance in which enhances stealth gameplay. Such uses are sometimes necessary for the game to continue. The knife could also be used to puncture holes in power generators for the gasoline to leak out, which would offer a permanent solution to whatever the generator was powering, rather than just turning it off. In Chaos Theory, Sam also used to the knife to cut through a wire to place a tap in surrviellance cameras. Finally, the knife replaces the disposable lockpick as a means of forcing a locked door open by breaking the lock. However, using the knife to break is extremely noisy and can alert guards to Sam's position, and the player is only advised to do this if they are pressed for time. Sam can use the knife as an extremely potent close range weapon, by either slitting the enemy's throat or by stabbing the knife through the rib cage, into the heart.
The knife changed in Double Agent as the knife became single bladed, somewhat shorter Folding knife with an overall length of 7 1/2" and blade length of 3 3/8. the new knife features an intagrated secondary lock to enchance its ability by turning it into a virtual fixed blade. The in-game knife is modeled after several different designs of the same relative origin. The first of which is the "MOD keating Hornet" where the handle of the new SC "protector" is taken from. the second is the "MOD CQD Mark II" Where the locking mechanism and blade are derived from. the creators put both of these blades together to form the new Double Agent SC "protector". The same techniques were used from Chaos Theory with a few exceptions Sam never used the knife to cut an enemies throat while holding them, for possible reasons as it would be messy and loud as the victim would cry in panic for a short few seconds. Sam can quickly kill any guards patrolling by him if he gets behind or to the side of the individual. From the side, Sam will slit the throat of his adversary, though from all other angles he seems to incorporate grappling knife kills into his techniques.
In the novelsEdit
In the first two Splinter Cell novels, the knife used by Sam Fisher was a USMC KA-BAR combat knife. He also used a knife in Splinter Cell: Checkmate which was a Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife. This was given to him by Frank Bunch, an old friend of Sam's father and he considers it his good luck charm. After the events of Fallout, Sam Fisher is no longer a part of Third Echelon, and is a disavowed agent on the run in Europe. In Splinter Cell: Conviction, Sam Fisher uses a Gerber Legenary Blades Guardian Model 2, then later in the book, we learn that the 3E's lead agent in charge of finding Fisher is carrying and using is old Fairbairn-Sykes and after a fight, Fisher obtains it again. We never find out what happens to his Gerber. In Splinter Cell: Endgame, Hansen is the one using Fisher's FS dagger. Again, from his point of view, we read he encounters Fisher and loses a fight and gives up the knife.
(Note: Please refrain from buying any bladed tools such as the knives stated above to simply copy Fisher, please aquire proper knowledge of such things before attempting to purchase.)
(ps: gerber knives are well know to be the biggest joke in the knife community and ultimately are terrible quality.)
- The Gerber Guardian Back Up pictured on the left appears to be the same knife Sam used in Chaos Theory or modeled after.
- The SC 'Protector' seems to be based off several knives from the MOD (Masters of Defense) line, specifically the Jim Keating Hornet, but much closer to the MOD Duane Dieter CQD II (The MOD line of knives has been bought out by military/tactical company "BLACKHAWK").
- In Version 2 of Double Agent, Fisher doesn't have the SC Knife with him in Ellsworth Penitentiary, but can find a carving knife later in the level.
- The SC Knife is replaced by the Karambit in Blacklist.