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?
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.
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.