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Tactical Knives Combat Knives

Tactical Knives Combat Knives

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Ethnic Folklore, handicrafts, fashion boutique - earthyflavorance.biz
Gauri's Cottage Emporium, Earthy Flavorance Inc. offers the latest trends in Apparel, handicrafts, ethnic Indian garments, kurtis, tunics, stoles, scarves, wraps, ethnic jewelry [jewellery], hand-made ethnic paintings, folklore products, knives, swords, daggers and replica weapons.

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Published by: Gurpreet Singh on Apr 27, 2011
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 A combat knife (also commonly called a fighting knife, or tactical knife) is a knife designed for military use,specifically for close combat. Since the end of trench warfare, however, most military knives have beenprimarily designed for utility/tool use (clearing foliage, chopping branches for cover, opening ammunitioncrates, etc.) rather than for effectiveness in hand-to-hand combat.The English may have been the first to combine utility with defense when they introduced the "kidneydagger" in 1350. French and Italian daggers of the 14th century were the first to introduce the taperedand double edge point as a response to improvements made in armour design and the need forpenetration.The rise in use of firearms led to the decline in combat daggers, until 1827 with the introduction of JimBowie's Bowie Knife. The Bowie knife proved to be a capable design, replacing tools and weapons such asthe tomahawk and in some instances a sidearm (as firearms were not 100% reliable) on the AmericanFrontier. In the early 1900s the large Bowie Knives were made in smaller sizes as knives becameregarded as tools, more than as weapons.Modern combat knives come in many shapes and sizes with most military forces today standardizing thetypes of combat knives issued to soldiers. The Chilean Commando forces, for instance, are trained in theuse of the Corvo knife, a traditional Chilean military weapon. The Gurkha regiments favor the Kukri, abroad-bladed curved weapon that more closely resembles a machete or Filipino Bolo than a knife. In theUnited States Marine Corps, the standard issue combat knife since World War II has been the KA-BAR knife.During World War II a knife designed specifically for combat was the British Fairbairn-Sykes, which has adouble-edged design primarily for stabbing an enemy, through heavy clothing if necessary. It wasdesigned by William E. Fairbairn and Eric A. Sykes, famous combatives teachers of the era, for fightinginstead of for field/utility use.[1] The Fairbairn-Sykes knife inspired several similar knives of the era suchas the V-42 Stiletto designed by Lt. Colonel Robert T. Frederick who commanded the joint US andCanadian First Special Service Force and the United States Marine Raider Stiletto designed by LieutenantColonel Clifford H. Shuey.In the United States, Knifemaker Bo Randall began production of the "All Purpose Fighting Knife" giving itthe designation of "Number 1" in his catalog. Between 1942 and 1945, Randall Made Knives produced4,000 of these knives for US Troops in the war, with approximately 1,058 subcontracted out to anotherfirm to meet the demand. In the 1950s Randall would return to the pattern of the Bowie knife for severalof his combat knife designsOne of Randall's designs which became a popular fighting knife for troops was the Number 14 "Attack"Model. During Vietnam, Randall received feedback from a Combat Surgeon in the US Army's 94th MedicalDetachment named Captain George Ingraham. Ingraham's request was for serrations on the spine tocut through the fuselage of downed aircraft to rescue trapped personnel and a hollow handle to allowstorage of survival gear.During the Vietnam War, one blade which emerged as a combat knife was the Gerber Mark II designedby US Army Captain Bud Holzman and Al Mar which was based on the pattern of a Roman MainzGladius. In the 1970s and 80's a student and protoge of Fairbairn, Colonel Rex Applegate worked withknife designer Bill Harsey, Jr. to design the Applegate-Fairbairn, so named because it was designed as an

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