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Discussion in 'Knife and Blade' started by SHOOTER13, Aug 18, 2013.
A recent birthday present...a Glock Model 81 Survival Knife with saw back blade:
Good looking survival knife.
Thanks 3T !!
Very nice, thanks 3T
Hey...it's MY knife !!
Either way..... very nice !
Those are priced right and I understand they are of good quality. hard to beat that combination.
Absolutely Ed !!
Just picked up another...this time in OD Green from Botach Tactical
Glock M81 Field Knife Specifications:
Law Enforcement Recognized
Fixed Glock Blade
6 1/2 Inch Alloy Hardened Steel Blade
Black, Non-Corrosive Coated Blade
Clip Point Glock Tip
High Impact Resistant Olive Polymer Handle
11 3/4 Inches Overall
Polymer Sheath Included
Thickness at hilt is approx. 1/4 inch
Is it full tang?
GLOCK knives were developed in close cooperation with the special forces (Jagdkommando) of the Austrian Army. To achieve best performance and function, no compromises were made in the design, which is getting more approval with every year of service.
The GLOCK Field Knife 81 is furthermore perfectly balanced for throwing. GLOCK Field Knives are best known for their outstanding ruggedness which offer a large range of applications - starting from a "First Aid" knife inside the car to a bone crushing knife for hunters. The cross bar protects the hand against injuries and can be used as thumb rest and as bottle-opener. In addition to the above, GLOCK knives are sturdy enough to break windows or ammunition boxes, requirements by Armed Forces among many others. Beside the Austrian Army these multipurpose knives were adopted and are on duty today at various law enforcement agencies and famous special units all over the world.
Here's a good review...
The knife is made of HRC55 Spring steel, which is not stainless and will rust easily in water, and in all honesty I wasn't too excited about that, being a lover of the strong 1095 Carbon Steels. Contrary to my first assumptions, I was really blown away by the resilience of this steel. The idea behind this steel is that it won't chip or snap, making it an ideal field knife, because you're bound to hit a rock or two in the field, and you don't want your blade to fail. Now I will say, this will not be a shaving sharp blade. It comes sharp out of the box, but it won't get much sharper, but this is because of the spring steel being softer than say 1095, and also it is a quarter-inch thick. This thickness, while inhibiting sharpness, is great for military field use, and allows for the saw back. The saw back is actually one of the best I've seen on a knife. The saw teeth are angled foreword as well so in a combat situation the saw will rip flesh going in, but come out easily. The hand-guard is adequate, and has a bottle opener on the back. The handle fills the hand very nicely, only a little smaller than a KA-Bar's. The base of the handle is capped to allow for hammering. I have also read that it is removable for a bayonet attachment, but that it is discouraged because you could ruin the knife handle in doing so. The blade is a full through-tang, again like the KA-Bar. One complaint I have heard about this knife is the tip. The tip is pretty dull, and difficult to get sharp, but Glock actually did this for a reason. This is so that a stab attack will not stick into the enemy's ribs. It also makes for a stronger tip.
The sheath is designed in such a way to allow you to quick-attach it to your gear but then lock it into place by hooking the two pieces together. Retention is a tensioned plastic clip in the front of the sheath, which needs to be pushed back to remove the knife. One hand removal is possible, as is silent removal. The knife can be inserted either way into the sheath. There is a small loop in the back of the sheath for a tie-down, and an adequate drain hole in the bottom. Overall, the sheath was done very well, especially for its low price. It is functional and very rugged.
Thanks Shooter, I suspected so do to military acceptance but I still ask the Duh questions because I need a straight answer without ASSUMING!
I think that might be a part of what has kept me alive and in good shape for so long!
Gotcha Art...all your questions were valid.