Combat knife special forces of Russia (photo)
A few years ago, a scientific organization engaged in compiling statistics conducted a survey. It was required from respondents without hesitation to name the first association in the phrase “special forces knife”. The results were quite interesting. Indeed, a huge number of people surveyed called this weapon the jaw for killing.
Sharks terrify almost every inhabitant of the oceans and seas. It is possible that it was the shark's tooth that prompted ancient people to create a serrated instrument, which we widely use in everyday life. Of course, each spetsnaz knife is made of special materials, and not of the stone at hand, which is simply hewn. However, the principle remains the same.
A special forces knife is an indispensable attribute of the armament of many elite troops in different countries. But for some reason, it is considered that for our state the phrase "combat knife" is an empty phrase. Like, we never had them. They say there was a bayonet, but there has never been a real Russian combat knife.This is, of course, a delusion. In fact, full of historical facts and information sources that suggest otherwise.
So what kind of knives of Russian special forces are currently in service with our army? What are their models used in past years? This will be discussed in our article.
Mosin rifle bayonet
Combat knives of the GRU special forces of Russia began to be used for a long time. At the base of the bayonet, which was used in tandem with the Berdan rifle (this event dates back to 1870), another four-sided bayonet was developed. He soon entered service in the Russian army.
In fact, the bayonet to the Mosin rifle, like the modern combat knives of the GRU special forces of Russia, was simply a deadly weapon. The blade had a length of half a meter. With his help, the enemy could inflict a deep penetrating wound. It was accompanied by rupture of internal organs, their strongest damage, which led to the rapid death of the enemy.
The small inlet, which left the bayonet, simply did not allow to assess on the spot how serious the injury was. In most cases, it was internal bleeding, as well as infection.All this led, in the end, to death.
The bayonet to the Mosin rifle spent in service for half a century. During this time, he has not changed. Its peak weapons experienced during the civil war and revolution. It is worth noting that many Nazis were killed by Soviet troops precisely with the help of a bayonet. He became a kind of symbol that meant opposition to the Nazis. The many posters that were made at the time reflect this fact.
It is worth noting the role that the folding knife played at one time. SWAT used this weapon very successfully. But during the Great Patriotic War, other models of daggers were also very popular. One of them is the famous army knife called the NA-40.
He was no less popular than the Mosin rifle-bayonet. Its adoption took place in 1940. This happened immediately after the end of the war between the Soviet Union and Finland.
It is worth saying that the army knife was also called an intelligence knife. The thing is that this model was supplied with soldiers of intelligence battalions, companies and units. That's why he has two names at once.In appearance, it was a narrow blade (only 22 millimeters). He was able to hit the opponent between the ribs easily enough. Due to such a narrow blade, resistance was reduced, and the knife weight was reduced. The handle was made using a special technology that reduced the cost of production of the model.
Combat knives of special forces of Russia are created on the same principle with this dagger. The war between the Soviets and Finland brought a lot of experience to the Union. During the war, the shortcomings that occurred in the ranks of the scouts were identified. As you know, they acted in the rear of the enemy. So, they needed the appropriate weapons and equipment.
One of the equipment items was a combat knife. It required versatility, thanks to which it could be used to solve as many goals as possible. That is, they needed to silently destroy the enemy in the post, and equip a temporary caches, and make snowshoes from scrap materials and much, much more.
Combining two bases at once (and this is about the base of the bayonet, which was produced in 1919, and the Finnish knife of scouts), the Soviet designers created an army knife, which later became simply called NA-40. In Russia, "Finca" is known for a long time.It was very popular even before the revolution occurred. Legislation banned the use of Finnish knives in the 30s.
However, engineers and gunsmiths slightly modified the "fink", and on its basis a knife was created, which they began to use in the NKVD. He was called so: "Finnish NKVD". The second name of this weapon is a Norwegian type knife. Produced dagger factory "Trud". The peak of production fell on the 40s.
Some users are wondering: "What should a GRU special forces combat knife look like?" Just an excellent answer to this question can give the dagger "sea devil". As you know, specialists didn’t stop at the development and adoption of the bayonet for the Kalashnikov assault rifle, and therefore it was customary to develop advanced weapons with which to replace outdated copies in elite troops.
"Sea Devil" - is one of those knives that use the soldiers of the marines, airborne troops and special forces of Russia. The designer of the knife is Skrylev Igor Alexandrovich.He is the author of a large number of developments in this field. Many tasks are solved with the help of this knife, and not only by special units of the Russian navy (for which, in essence, the dagger was made).
Bayonet to AK-74
This is a modification of 1989. To be honest, this dagger is not much like its predecessor. The only similarity can be seen only in the form and the hole located on the blade. Otherwise, everything was changed. And the shape of the blade, and the handle of the dagger. Began to apply even other materials. Changed the designers and mounting form. In general, the AK-74 bayonet has undergone a total processing, like many special forces combat knives, photos of which can be easily found in the relevant directories.
Currently, the bayonet is mounted in a horizontal plane to the right of the machine. Engineers believe that this is the only way to use the blade successfully in an attack, without being stuck in a potential enemy. It is possible that this makes sense.
This experimental model was created for the units of the Russian Marines. When designing a knife, it was a bet on its versatility.In general, such daggers have always attracted a sufficient number of designers and engineers who are engaged in the development of new models of cold weapons. However, the solution of a large number of problems in the presence of only one tool is something that is practically impossible to achieve in practice.
"Storm" is made of stainless steel. It has an inert, sufficiently impact-resistant handle that allows it to be used effectively for its intended purpose. To consider the dagger as a universal weapon is not possible, since it has no saws. Yes, and there is no serrated blade. Therefore, this model can be safely called exclusively combat.
The Punisher is not just a knife. This is a whole series of them. It was made specifically for the Security Service units, as well as for the security forces of the Ministry of the Interior. This business is engaged in the firm "Melita-K". Since 1994, she produces knives that, I must say, are of sufficient quality.
The Punisher is currently available in two variations at once. The first is “Maestro”, and the second is “Wag-1”. They differ primarily in the material from which the handle is made.This rubber, cardboard and typesetting leather. At "swing" in the root of the sharpening. But at the "Maestro" they are located on top. These two models are also distinguished by the type of scabbard. Differently processed and blades.
There is a double-sided guard. The blade is wide enough. Therefore, the knife can be used as a miniature shovel. On the slopes it can be used as an additional support. On the cutting part there is a crescent. Included with the weapon go and the sheath, which are made of quality leather. The knife was officially adopted in our country.
This series has its own characteristics. For example, the material from which the handle is made, as well as the type of blade. Knives of a series are used in the different purposes. It is not only underwater daggers, but also means for conducting combat or survival. Everything, in general, depends solely on the modification of the knife.
The handle has a two-sided guard. As a material for its manufacture is used type-setting leather, cardboard, rubber. In the blade, one-and-a-half sharpening is made in the form of a wave-shaped saw. In the root part you can notice the presence of a hook. It is necessary to cut the mesh.There is also a surreytor.
This combat dagger was developed in 2001. The order was issued by the Ministry of the Interior. Currently, the series consists of two modifications. The first has a handle made of leather. Two-sided sharpening of a leaf-shaped narrow blade allows you to perform the corresponding tasks quite effectively.
Serreytor is also used for cutting lines. It is easy enough to cut a climbing rope with it. The blade is able to inflict a deep incised wound. The handle and guard are made symmetrically. This knife is also used as a throwing weapon. He is able to withstand more than 3 thousand shots. Metal parts are anti-glare treated.