What cuts: the knives of intelligence services from around the world

Intelligence agencies around the world solve the same tasks in virtually the same methods, but use different equipment. Inventory this, of course, must be of high quality, reliable and good, for the good of the army and security services do not mind anything (it’s not ordinary citizens, teachers unnecessary and useless doctors), including knives. Yes, in our advanced time, they, as before, efficiently used by all intelligence services, suddenly who to kill or something to cut it. So we looked at known.

Ontario MK 3 Navy Knife (Navy seals, United States)


This knife is standard gear standard U.S. Navy seal. Compact, with 6 — inch blade, simple, like a stick, he has long proved its efficiency, flexibility and reliability. Consistently fulfilling its obligations: and slaughter, and canned food will open if necessary. However, many «cats» prefer to choose a «dagger» that does not detract from the merits of «Ontario». Just spoiled, amerikashki-poop. Look what Rambo unfinished! The Ministry of defence than is given to them, and they do not like! You see, awkward to kill enemies of democracy!

Price: $ 77,90

Fairbairn-Sykes (SAS, United Kingdom)


The thing is legendary, has proven itself over many decades. A veteran of world war II, almost the same age as the Special Air Service (SAS) which destroyed them the enemies of Her Majesty from the time when North Africa was empty Marshal Rommel. In fact, this knife is considered as clean, as are the SAS. Let it looks like a decorative dagger and not has the features of an aggressive alligator, inherent in modern combat knives, but for many years it has proved its effectiveness. All other knives, seeing this gallant veteran, give him honor, because I know that, despite his advanced years, he is able to kick some ass. The Americans tried to make their own version of the Fairbairn-Sykes for the OSS, predecessor of the CIA, but somehow did not work. We can say that this is the Beatles in the world of knives.

Price: $ 81,67

Glauca B1 (GIGN, France)


An elite unit of the French gendarmerie (GIGN), on reflection and looking forever hateful look at successful creation of their English counterparts, came to the conclusion that simplicity is not always good. To fight the terrorists the brave policeman need a blade that performs several functions. That is why GIGN together with the Extrema Ratio has developed a multitool to fight the enemies of the Republic Glauca B1. Along with 115mm blade, the knife is equipped with cullet and reversible clip for carrying on belt or pocket. By the way, the world’s first folding knife with fixed blade.

Price: $ 388,50

WING-Tactic (GIGN, France)


One more tool of the glorious French gendarmes, because GIGN is not only difficult Glauca B1. There are simpler: the 11-inch knife, broken glass and other gadgets. The usual sting, but extremely effective in certain situations.

Price: $ 326,58

Karambit (Joint Task Force 2, Canada)


They, unfortunately, hunting for Serbian snipers. In 2004, the United States has made this prestigious unit award, President Unit Citation. They participated in many overseas operations, they did computer games and movies. Writes them with boiling water the entire Western world, although, in fact, their successful operation is a common problem with commandos of the US and Her Majesty. They are mired in cooperation with the Albanian separatists, the war in Iraq. But at home they admire. And despite this popularity, little is known about them. And rumor has it that at least some of them like to use the Kerambit (or two) in battle. It is a perfect weapon for self-defense, although it is difficult to disarm. Whether it is when you have two curves blades…

Price: $ 248,99

Kukri (the Gurkha Brigade, Nepal)


This centuries-old ikonichesky weapon was connected with the brigade of Gurkhas for many decades. The unique design allows the wearer kukri simultaneously cutting and stabbing the opponent as quickly as possible and causing maximum damage. However, the kukri is not said just lazy.

Speaking of the brigade of Gurkhas. It is composed of Nepalese soldiers serving in the British army. The selection to be quite difficult: for 200 places for new recruits expect from 28,000 men.

Price: $ 48,99

Strider SMF (marine Corps Detachment One, United States)


When One unit was formed in 2003 to combat global terrorism, they have decided that they need new knives, so to speak, tailored to the specifics of detachment. The result was Strider SMF folding knife with titanium body, over which no control nor mechanical damage or weather conditions or time. A really good knife.

Price: $ to 570.00

AGI B Lilah (YAM, Israel)


The counter-terrorism division of the country, which, in fact, is in a state of perpetual war, we need not just a knife, but a real weapon of mass destruction. AGI B Lilah was created using WELLS, division that deals with everything from the release of the hostages prior to the capture problems. it was important For them to use what was simple and effective. Jewish contrarrestar have to solve a lot of problems, and yet AGI B Lilah cope.

Price: unknown

Ballistic knife (no one, anywhere, ever)


Ballistic knife a knife with a detachable blade that is mounted in the handle and «shoots» under the action of the gas, gunpowder or springs. Generally, about ballistic knives and write a lot of nonsense. I especially love to write about what they are used extensively by our special forces.

In fact this knife – it is a mythical weapon of special forces and spies, which throws the blade at great distances from the energy of the mainspring, hidden in the handle. Legends that such a miracle break through a concrete wall at a distance of 10 m, but this is bullshit. In melee than it produces ballistic penetrating wounds to a depth sufficient to damage of vital organs that leads to death. But the effectiveness of such weapons is highly questionable – the blade may not be in a vital organ, moreover, described the fatal wound to the heart area, which left the victim 10-15 seconds of purposeful activity. Injury to the liver or lung is even slower, and the ballistic knife of similar design, by definition, is disposable (in the battle). No 5-7 meters and more about punching a concrete wall from a distance of 10 meters. There you have it.

Armed forces of the USSR and Russia, contrary to rumors, ballistic knives never were and never for the needs of the special forces they were not made. The reason for this is their small effective range of fire, low reliability and insecurity in circulation. By the way, knives are our special forces choosing for themselves. And hardly anyone of them will choose this unstable toy.

Price: average – 13000 depending on the model and prosvetitelja

Antiterror (Power units of the FSB, Russia)


Russian arms for its glorious history has made a lot of good knives: «the Devils» and «Knights» and «Wave 3». But in this collection we decided to include, perhaps, one of the most celebrated Patriotic «works» with the telling title «Antiterror». This knife is designed and manufactured for power units of the FSB of Russia. Heavy combat knife with a blade petal shape, which allows maximum use of the working area of the blade and increases its cutting properties. Than to kill. Cuts from 160 mm deep and deadly, so think about why you want it. If you go for wild boar, that’s fine.

Price: 5000 rubles domestic

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