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A combat knife is a large knife designed for military or paramilitary use. A common misconception is that "combat knives" are specialized for close combat. However since the end of trench warfare, combat knives have been primarily designed for utility/tool use (clearing foliage, chopping branches for hiding vehicles or for sniper cover, opening ammo crates, etc). Modern military forces have limited use for close quarters knives. An example of a knife designed for close combat is the trench knife. KM2000 The KM2000, Kampfmesser 2000 (combat knife 2000), is the standard knife of the Bundeswehr, mostly used by the German Army. ... The German Army (German: [1], [IPA: heɐ]  ) is the land component of the Bundeswehr (Federal Defence Forces) of the Federal Republic of Germany. ... This article is about the tool. ... For other uses, see Close combat (disambiguation). ... {{subst:empty template|}} {{Copyviocore |url= |month = {{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} |day = {{subst:CURRENTDAY}} |year = {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}} |time = {{subst:CURRENTTIME}} |timestamp = {{subst:CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}}} Trench warfare is a form of warfare where both combatants have fortified positions and fighting lines are static. ... Please note: trench knives are specialized fighting knives and are not synonymous with brass knuckles - although some famous designs incorporate them, and thus these weapons deserve a page of their own. ...


Modern combat knives come in many shapes and sizes. Most military forces today have standardized the types of combat knives issued to infantry soldiers.


In the United States Marine Corps, the standard issue combat knife since World War II is the KA-BAR. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces responsible for providing force projection from the sea,[1] using the mobility of the U.S. Navy to rapidly deliver combined-arms task forces and is one of seven uniformed services. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... USMC KA-BAR knife, standard model The KA-BAR is a 7-inch fighting and utility knife first used by the US Marines in World War II, and carried into battle by generations of Marines since that conflict. ...


The Chilean Commando forces are trained in the use of the Corvo knife, a traditional chilean military weapon. There are two parishes and a river that have the name Corvo (Portuguese for crow): In the Azores: Corvo Island, an island Corvo, an parish and a municipality In Portugal: rio Corvo This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same...


The Gurkha regiments favor the Kukri, a bladed weapon that more closely resembles a machete or Filipino Bolo than a knife. Gurkha Contingent troopers guarding a car park entrance to Raffles City where the 117th IOC Session was held. ... For the genus of snakes having the common name kukri snakes, see oligodon. ... modern factory-made Machete For other uses, see Machete (disambiguation). ... A bolo is a kind of machete, used particularly in the jungles of Indonesia and the Philippines. ...


One well-known combat knife is the British Fairbairn-Sykes, which is better classified as a dagger with its double-edged design. This dagger is one of the only modern combat knives designed for fighting instead of for field use. Diagram of F&S Fighting Knife, taken from FMFRP 12-80,Kill or Get Killed, by Rex Applegate, who worked extensively with Fairbairn. ...


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The Bundeswehr (German for Federal Defence Force;  ) is the name of the unified armed forces of the Federal Republic of Germany and their civil administration and procurement authorities. ...

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A combat knife is a type of knife that is large, and has been designed for military or even paramilitary use.
An example of a combat knife that would actually have been used for combat is the older version of it, otherwise called the trench knife.
When looking for combat knives, remember that there are many styles to choose from, so have a good idea of the type of combat knife that you would like to have, before you start to look for one.
Kakuto karate Koi no takinobori ryu. Applied section. Knife using. (1287 words)
It is surprising that even considering all these tasks, the combat knife is still an exotic kind of weapon in Russia and is rarely included in training.
The hold (and, subsequently, the knife) is not seen, and therefore, it fits perfectly for an unexpected attack, not for defence as it is used in the Philippine methodic.
It is quite hard to give recommendations on knife choosing in a written material, because the most important factor is the subjective evaluation: whether it is comfortable or not.
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