A combat knife (also called a fighting knife, or a tactical knife) is a knife specifically designed for military personal. Since the end of trench warfare, however, the majority of military knives are now designed for multiple functions (such as chopping branches, opening ammunition crates, etc.) in addition to their main purpose of close combat weapons. A dagger is a double-edged fighting knife with a central spine and edges sharpened the full length. It’s a sword-like weapon with a pointed blade and a handle, used for stabbing. The distinctive double-edged sharp blades with full length cutting edges and central spine distinguish a dagger from any other general-purpose/house hold knives. Daggers are usually used by military personals. They are different from each other according to their shape, sharpness, build and purpose.
The BC-41 was a combined Knuckleduster/dagger weapon used during World War II by the British commandos for close combat and in ambush situations. The BC-41 is an extremely rare fighting knife. This weapon was originally designed by Charles Clements and was made in Sheffield England. The clip point blade is strongly joined to the knuckle guard and a strong plastic material called Bakelite, grips the primary 4-1/4 inch edge of the 4-3/4 inch exposed portion of the blade when holding it conventionally. Overall the knife is measured to be 9 inches; the knuckle portion measures 4 inches at the widest point. It fits very comfortably in a smaller hand and is considered to be one of the best to date.
9. Push Dagger
A push dagger (most commonly known as: push knife, fist knife, push dirk, or T-handled knife) is a short knife having a design similar to the letter “T”. It is specifically designed to be grasped in the hand so that the blade is pointing forward, typically emerging from between the 2nd and 3rd finger. This is a different style of a fighting knife, made just for stabbing from behind rather than fighting. The blade is oriented horizontal to the ground when held. The cast on aluminium handle has a grip molded for bare hand holding, with finger recesses, and a steel rounded knuckle is designed to cover the last three fingers only. The blade is double-edged, with a flattened diamond cross-section. The total length of the push dagger is 7.25 inches (tip of the blade to back of the grip).
8. SOG Seal Knife 2000
The SOG Seal Knife 2000 is specially designed for navy seals. The SEALs are one of the top elite military forces around the globe. SEALs personal undergo one of the toughest training programs to produce a warrior. Only the select few are strong enough to endure and earn the honor to wear the SEAL trident on their uniform. That’s what makes this weapon a very special one. It is 12.4 inches in length overall. It features a powder coated blade, longer ergonomic handle with deeper finger grooves, Racy new blade shape & longer cutting edge, an extended tang for glass breaking & hammering, it also includes Nylon carry sheath.
7. Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife
The F-S fighting knife or Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife was made in 1941, specially for British commandos and marine raiders during World War II. The F-S knife was used for both thrusting and slashing, and was used specifically for surprise attacks and fighting. William Ewart Fairbairn and Eric Anthony Sykes are the designers of this deadly weapon. The F-S fighting type knife is a double-edged knife which resembles a dagger. The length of the blade is about 7.5 inches (19 cm). Currently Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife is of interest mainly to collectors.
6. Fixation Bowie
The Fixation Bowie is a fighting type knife which can be used by any one. This knife is made by the SOG Company. Like all other products made by SOG, this is one of the finest weapons made. Seamless fits between blade and cross guard, wrap-around checkered handles, blade grooves, thumb notches, spanner nuts, and cross guardcut-outs all say this knife is as distinctive as its user. Great balance and proportion make these knives very agile. The length of the blade is 7 inches and overall its length is 12.25 inches. Its handle is made from Kraton and Sheath is made from nylon.
5. LHR Combat Knife
The LHR combat knife is a modern fighting knife. It was made because soldiers needed a weapon for close quarters combat. The designers of the LHR combat knife are the award winning knife makers Chris Reeve and William W. Harsey Jr. This is a fighting type knife used by military soldiers. LHR is 12 and ½ inches long in open length, whereas the blade length is 6.86 inches and it is made in the U.S.A. The quick-release sheath has a built-in safety release. The textured TacHide handle provides a sure grip in wet conditions. The main goal of the project is to make a quality knife that most soldiers can afford.
4. Bundeswehr Advanced Combat Knife (BW-ACK)
This fighting type of knife is a modern multi-function knife, required by the new generation of military personnel. This knife was made in Germany and the German military uses this weapon. This knife is popular due to its multi-function design and its light weight. Other than being a razor sharp knife, other functions include a universal saw, adjustable wire cutters, screwdriver and a bottle opener. It is also equipped with a cavity in the handle, a protective cap for the cutting board and a leg strap. The snap on strap allows for quick separation of the sheath from the harness. This knife is temperature resistant from – 40 ° C to + 80 ° C, mold resistant, resistant to chemical and biological influences. The total length of the knife is about 305 mm , diameter blade length 175 mm, total length about 355 mm, sheath total weight approximately 430g.
3. M-9 Bayonet
M-9 Bayonet is a multi-purpose knife. It was designed and developed by Charles A. “Mickey” Finn in 1984. This bayonet features a black coated blade, LBE belt attachment clips with quick release, hard sheath with strapped loops and Pivot pin which when used with the knife, forms an emergency wire cutter. It has milled saw teeth on the back and a black oxide protective finish. The length of the blade is 7 inches and is 0.235 inches thick. The overall length is 12.125 inches. It has a black textured thermoplastic nylon handle. It is manufactured in the USA.
2. Eickhorn Advanced Combat Knife
The Eickhorn Advance Combat knife was made to meet and exceed Mil and NATO standards and to fulfill the requirements of German armed forces. This knife was made in Germany for its military purpose. This knife comes with a bottle opener, wire stripper, and universal saw. The sheath has an adjustable wire cutter blade, a sapphire blade sharpener, a lanyard, and a drainage hole. It can be rotated, and provides fastening points for belt carry, combat vest carry, or MOLLE carry. The blade of the ACK is 3.6mm thick, 175mm in length, and the overall length of the knife is 355mm, the knife weighs 230g, and the combined weight of the knife and sheath is 440g. This Advanced Combat Knife is a fine German weapon and is very popular among its people.
1. Gerber Mark II
The Gerber Mark II is a fighting knife used from 1967 to 2000, with an additional limited run in 2002 but of very limited supply of 1500 knives. The production was restored in July 2008. The designer of this weapon is an Army Captain (retired) named Bud Holzman. Until 1970, the Gerber Mark II was considered a fighting knife, but the military base/post exchanges stopped selling these knives. Al Mar was a knife designer, and was working for Gerber; he added the sawtooth serrations toward the hilt, marketing the knife as a “survival aid”, making it more appealing to the military commanders, which resumed selling the Mark II as a survival knife, rather than a fighting knife. The knife is 12 inches long overall, with a 6.75 inch blade. The blade has double wide serrations on each side of the diamond cross-section shaped blade. The handle is a single piece cast on black metal, with GERBER marker mark on one side. This knife was included in the paratrooper’s survival kit.