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Glock Knives

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by SparrowHawk, Jun 18, 2003.

  1. SparrowHawk

    SparrowHawk Never Forget!

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    I was wondering about the Glock Knife. Are they as good as the gun?
    Price seems like it's worth picking up just to have one. $33. Any thoughts, how about some I have one stories.
     
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    In my honest opinion, no. I own a Glock field knife 78 (the one w/o serrations). Austrian Army issue. It's a good knife. Tough and rugged. I've carried it while hiking or camping out in the woods and it has served me well. There are better knives out there though. Don't get me wrong. It really is a good knife (especially when you consider what it was designed for). It's just that you think of above average quality when you hear the name Glock. Or at least I do.

    Also, be sure to search the "Cutting Edge" archives.

    [Edit: just to clarify - I was responding to your question. At that price, yes I think it's not a bad idea to get one. ;)]
     

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    If Glock had a good Liner Lock I would get one. The fixed blade
    are just to big for me.:)
     
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    Buy a Benchmade AFCK D2 AXIS with a M2 ComboEdge blade, thank me later :)
     
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  6. SparrowHawk

    SparrowHawk Never Forget!

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    Gents, thank you for your answers. My question is about the Glock knife. Yes, I know there are better knives on the market, I own a few of them. Hell, a Ka-bar is as good as any but it's not what I am looking for at this time. Come on it's $33 isn't it worth it for that price??
     
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    I have wondered the same thing. Seems for the price it cannot be that bad.
     
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    I own a Black one, and an "Olive/Tan" one. They are good field knives. Functionial, light, and easy to attach to webgear or a belt.

    I cary the Black one on my hunting belt, and the Olive/Tan on my L.B.E.

    For general all around use they work just fine.

    Respectfully,
     
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    I read somewhere that a SEAL unit used them for a while. Couldn't be to bad.
     
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    igrp ut supra

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    As I said above, at that price - get one. ;)

    I don't know about the Seals. But the G78 was designed for the Austrian Army Rangers (I guess they're elite in the same way our Army Rangers are but I am not familiar with the Austrian military). It was designed not only to be light and durable but to be used as a defensive field knife, too. It's balanced for throwing and has pretty much everything what you'd expect from a military issue FK(there's even an hole in the sheath so you can carry it as a neck knife, even though it's a little too heavy for that).
     
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    Really? It's probably not too badly suited for such duty. I've been thinking of trying my hand at knife throwing for a while now... maybe they would make a good started knife?
     
  12. SparrowHawk

    SparrowHawk Never Forget!

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    Well it has arrived, my Glock 78 that is. Over all it's not a bad looking knife, sheath could use some work as it is a bit sloppy. The blade is honed well but needs some more attention with a finer stone.
    The price was right, I'll make good use of the knife..

    Don't know if this would make a good throwing knife, I'll give it a couple of throws seems a bit heavy on the blade end. At least it is for my like of throwing knives.
     
  13. Leigh

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    Owned one...not bad, not great. Not much belly to the blade, though. For the money, it is a bargain. As for throwing a knife, that is a very good way to loose your knife and possibly get you killed. Sure, some GI probably got real LUCKY during WWII and actually killed ther enemy in combat BUT personally I would never attempt something as silly. Folks who are good at the sport (yes, "sport") of knife throwing use special knives that are generally ill-suited for common field tasks that a soldier would encounter (i.e. digging, chopping, hammering, etc)....
     
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    Needs to make a quality folder and auto.
    Along with an AR-15 and a KT-P32 sized gun.