is this issue, or just marketing hype?

Discussion in 'Weapons, Equipment & Rations' started by phaserrifle, Dec 20, 2008.

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  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.
  2. Many an orange peel will fall victim to this lethal steel on airsoft grounds all across the land.
  3. 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?
  4. are the sas metaligists then, do they say you must fold this steel 5000 times and make it black
  5. You could have someone's eye out with that thing.
  6. 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.
  7. I hope its rust proof, for the underwater knife fighting course held near the boathouse!!

  8. '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.
  9. Found the answer on annother site:
    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.
  10. 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.
  11. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    Walty walt walt walty cnuts.

    My considered view.
  12. Tytus_Barnowl

    Tytus_Barnowl On ROPs

    Isn't this a "fighting knife' as referred to in bravo two walto?
  13. Knives eh? I just can't see the point
  14. Mr Happy

    Mr Happy LE Moderator

    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.