Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
BrianBM

Current Army-issued knives

Rate this topic

51 posts in this topic

What does the Army issue soldiers by way of a knife these days? Size, bevel type, etc.? There are no doubt specialty knives but I'm curious as to what constitutes an infantryman's knife.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Swedes use the Frost Moras.

 

Here's one version.

 

[img=

Here's the "originals"

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2442736/width/275/height/182]

 

I own some of these (keep them on whitewater life vests)

 

 

[img=

 

One I like for all around.

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2442581/width/175/height/77]

 

These are all serviceable and reasonably priced; you see a lot of them in AK.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by jrhjr View Post

 

I own some of these (keep them on whitewater life vests)

 

156

 

 

 

I have similar on my plug bags. I need to put one  on my wader strap. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I have similar on my plug bags. I need to put one  on my wader strap. 

 

Fellas,this guys son is in OCS.His boy will want and maybe need a fighting knife.:read:

:D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I have similar on my plug bags. I need to put one  on my wader strap. 

 

Fellas,this guys son is in OCS.His boy will want and maybe need a fighting knife.:read:

:D

 

Well, the one I suggested will help hold his position in the cafeteria line then :p

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Heres mine.(A Gerber,Jeff :) )

I've had it for about twenty years.A Gerber "Command 1".The C-2 was a couple inches longer,iirc,but this one felt better.It could use a refinish,and a cleaning,but it's reliable,and always near,in my truck.It's held up nicely,considering the amount of salt,it's seen.

 

[img=

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2442882/width/600/height/450]

 

It's an inexpensive utility piece.I love it,but your kid only graduates OCS once.I'd look into a custom,or at least a Boker/Benchmade,or any other high end fighter that you think he'd love.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Not a military member, so i don't know what is commonly used or issued, but the following seems like it would be well suited as both a fighting/survival knife:

 

 

Knives of alaska from cabelas - about $100. Made in the US.

 

 

D2 tool steel (not stainless)

 

122

 

 

 

 

 

Gave one to a military buddy who really seemed to appreciate it.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Fellas,this guys son is in OCS.His boy will want and maybe need a fighting knife.:read:

:D

 

OK...one of these then.

 

359

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[img=

 

Striders of all sorts get serious accolades for toughness and utility. I've never had one, though. I've got a Spyderco Perrin fixed blade that, in my opinion, was one of the best thought out fighting knives of any sort. It doesn't look like much but it's got all the right stuff. It's too bad Spyderco discontinued those. If you can find one, they're keepers.

 

http://www.stripersonline.com/image/id/2442973/width/600/height/450]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Busse makes some incredible knives. They usually only have 1 knife going at a time and you have to order a custom sheath for it. Pretty pricey too. I think right now it's the Boss Jack. Busse has a big line of knives though if you do some research online. They will make you any of their line custom.

 

336

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to register here in order to participate.

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.