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"Soldier Knives"

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Goblin, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. herrwalther

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    If you buy an automatic knife from a PX or BX, hold on to that receipt for dear life. I bought an Infidel at Bagram Airfield in 2010 and luckily it was one of the few receipts I held on to, at the time, as a memento. I slipped it into the box and thought nothing of it. Until it came time for the MP proctology exam. And it wasn't just 10%, it was everyone getting frisked. Took almost a week for our battalion to get all hand checked just to leave country. But I never needed a CO authorization letter. A few guys brought back antique firearms and I don't even want to ask the hoops they went through.
     
  2. JShirley

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    The antique firearms are surprisingly easy. At Camp Phoenix in 2006, they had a nco stationed at a table next to the bazaar with the printed statements, ready to go.

    John
     
  3. Gordon

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    RC here is my public answer: In the 60s field army in RVN if turd party nationals were to kidnap a major and rape him an adequate sized force would be inserted into their AO (or should I say AH) and they would be terminated with extreme prejudice and survivors turned over to UN authorities in what ever condition was left of them. And that should end THAT subject.
     
  4. JShirley

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    Gordon,

    When this happened, there were over 1,000 Romanian soldiers in the KAF SECFOR. He knew his attackers were Romanian...and that's it. There's reality, and there's fantasy. In reality, Sam and I designed a knife meant to be carried at all times, even in the shower- an especially vulnerable time because firearms are left secured during showers.

    John
     
  5. Sam Cade

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    This thread has caused me to lose sleep. :uhoh:
     
  6. JShirley

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    Try being out on a small "blackout base" at 2200...then walking into the shower trailer and seeing the "sexual assault prevention tips" posters.
     
  7. lemaymiami

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    With a son in the armed forces, I'm very glad to have read this thread. I can think of one or two blades that might make pretty good gifts for anyone going overseas.
     
  8. Dirty Bob

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    This thread has shown me that things are VERY different than when I served back in the "innocent" 80's.

    A knife that I would choose for constant carry is some form of small neck knife...preferably in stainless. I really like the CRKT Ringer series, though they are out of production, it seems. I took the "hook" off the back. With a forefinger in the first hole, it can be used like a push dagger. This or some other small fixed blade could have its Kydex sheath safety-pinned into a uniform, skivvies, or a towel, as a final backup.

    All my best,
    Dirty Bob
     
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  9. JShirley

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    I'm hoping the ARK will be available towards the end of the year.
     
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