is this issue, or just marketing hype?

#1
Saw a question about this on annother site I frequent. anyone know if this is actualy an issued bit of kit, or if its just an marketing gimick? (a bit like sticking SAS or Para on E-bay sales)



LINK to the manufacturers page.
 
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BambiBasher

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#3
Many an orange peel will fall victim to this lethal steel on airsoft grounds all across the land.
 
#4
Using their stringent specifications as a guide
That alone says to me that they designed it for those with black nasty for eyes, but not at their request. Though id like to know what specifications they are using. I always thought that they used knifes like the rest of the army, bayonets for the use of, and pockets knifes for fieldcraft. Perhaps they are using the A1 bayonet specs to make a uber walt bayonet to make rambo whimper?
 
#6
You could have someone's eye out with that thing.
 
#7
Well there are pic's of certain gentlemen floating about, with knives similar to this tucked into their body armour ect....not saying they are this model mind you, but someones using these types of knives.
 
#8
I hope its rust proof, for the underwater knife fighting course held near the boathouse!!

Stilts
 
#9
STILTS said:
I hope its rust proof, for the underwater knife fighting course held near the boathouse!!

Stilts
'D2 tool steel.'

Not rust-proof, and quite brittle. I would advise you not to try to prise anything harder than a tin of paint open with it.
 
#10
Found the answer on annother site:
this knife was designed in cooperation with Edgar Brothers, a tactical gear distributor in the UK with close ties to the UK special forces. It was designed and will be produced at the request of specific SF units. At the request of those units, we don't name them.

The first production of the knife will be specially marked and shipped directly to the UK. Later production, due to arrive in the US around May 2009, will be comercially available.

Nobody has seen it in the field yet because it hasn't been delivered yet. However, it is the real deal.
this statement was from a guy called Michael Janich, who seems to be a legitimate self defence/martial arts type with a specialism in knives. he also seems to have links with blackhawk, as his name is attached to at least 2 of thier knives.
 
#11
Joe_Private said:
STILTS said:
I hope its rust proof, for the underwater knife fighting course held near the boathouse!!

Stilts
'D2 tool steel.'

Not rust-proof, and quite brittle. I would advise you not to try to prise anything harder than a tin of paint open with it.
You can make it less brittle by tempering differently, of course it bends easily then and still rusts, I used to make crap like that out of old worn out files when playing about in a forge.
 
#13
Isn't this a "fighting knife' as referred to in bravo two walto?
 

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#15
Tytus_Barnowl said:
Isn't this a "fighting knife' as referred to in bravo two walto?
You mean The One That Got Away.

ISTR that Radcliffe also mentioned it as "not existing".

I suspect that THEM do have issue knives for such things as cutting their way out of parachute harnesses or doing stuff underwater either in boat tp or in the SBS but I doubt this blade is it..

Hell there was an green army issue clasp knife at some stage IIRC.
 

cpunk

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#16
As soon as you've passed SAS continuation training, you get sent on a tour of the QMs to be issued all the special 'SF only' items. The fighting knife comes after this...

 
#17
I think Fabian syke style daggers can still be ordered through the system or picked up for a tenner from a surplus store pretty useless for anything other than killing sentry's etc
 
#18
The description says it was designed for UK Special Forces. It doesn't say it is used or issued to UKSF.
 
#19
General Melchett said:
The description says it was designed for UK Special Forces. It doesn't say it is used or issued to UKSF.
So if I designed a knife for the uk special forces, no matter how rubbish it is, I can call it a UK SF knife? I see a huge money making oportunity :money: :money: :money: :money: :money: :money: :money:
 
#20
phaserrifle said:
General Melchett said:
The description says it was designed for UK Special Forces. It doesn't say it is used or issued to UKSF.
So if I designed a knife for the uk special forces, no matter how rubbish it is, I can call it a UK SF knife? I see a huge money making oportunity :money: :money: :money: :money: :money: :money: :money:
Too late E-Bay has cornered the market, everything from spoons to speshul forces toilet paper, and can-openers.
 

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