10 Deadliest Combat Knives / Daggers

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)

The Bundeswehr Advanced Combat 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 KM 4000 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.

2 thoughts on “10 Deadliest Combat Knives / Daggers

  1. An excellent selection, but I am disappointed that the renowned Randall #1 isn’t on your list. It is definitely superior to the SOG Fixation Bowie and has proven it’s worth in several wars since the late Bo Randall created it duringWW II.

  2. Combat knife designs are mostly an expression in steel of determination, terrain in which it is expected to be used. Other considerations are the size and nature of the units and their mission i.e, are you a member of in Infantry Company in the Pacific or a pilot flying over Europe or, perhaps, a British Commando getting ready for an airfield raid in the desert.

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