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Victorinox gets US military knife contract

Discussion in 'Multi-tools & Multi-purpose Knives' started by Rich S, Jul 16, 2017 at 7:36 AM.

  1. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    This may be old news, but Victorinox has gotten on the US military supplier list for folding combat knives. Basically a Trekker with serrated blade and different colored scales with US insignia. No need to play video, just the only picture I could find.



    I like my plain blade Trekker.

    Rich
     
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2017 at 7:58 AM
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  2. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    Interesting. I'd kinda wondered why they weren't doing this sooner. Seems like when exmilitary members post about what they carried while serving, an SAK is frequently mentioned, so I'd think this should be a winner for them. Personally not a big fan of serrated blades, but I am a fan of my non one hand, plain blade trekker.
     
  3. leghog

    leghog

    Aug 10, 2013
    Just another of the many pocket knives with an NSN.

    This NSN is 1095-01-653-1166.

    It has been available for more than a year now.
     
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  4. Rich S

    Rich S

    Sep 23, 2005
    I assume the NSN is a gov't procurement number?

    Rich
     
  5. Piso Mojado

    Piso Mojado Basic Member Basic Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    More about NSN than most people want to know:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NATO_Stock_Number

    [​IMG]
     
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  6. Titan

    Titan

    782
    Jan 21, 1999
    Can civilians purchase this item legally?
     
  7. numberthree

    numberthree

    Dec 14, 2000
    I'll take 2, thanks!
     
  8. Nottingham Forest

    Nottingham Forest

    16
    Jun 30, 2017
    Is a saw now regarded as an essential function for an issue knife? The older classic miltary knives never had one
     
  9. GIRLYmann

    GIRLYmann

    Nov 7, 2005
  10. JasonJ

    JasonJ

    81
    Oct 28, 2014
    Agree, this will be a big hit. As to PE vs Serrated... I have the OHT with the front, partially serrated main blade. I got it on clearance from a local store, paid all of $16 so I wasn't going to pass it up, HOWEVER... I find that the serrated portion of the blade cuts as well as the plain edge- it's actually rather different than other serrations I've used in that it has a very keen edge and leaves a smooth cut behind. I'm more perturbed by the chisel grind on the plain edge section.
     
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  11. John Stubley

    John Stubley

    61
    May 25, 2017
    I thought P Trump was only going to buy American?

    John.
     
  12. mnblade

    mnblade

    Feb 7, 2000
    I LOVE a good SAK. But given the large size of this knife (It's not like it'll "disappear" in your pocket), I'm not sure why I'd tote a pliers-based multi-tool AND this.
     
  13. Pilot1

    Pilot1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 24, 2005
    This is basically a clone of the Bundeswehr (German Army) knife that I have, except it has black blades, and is marked U.S. That also has a serrated blade. These are available commercially.
     
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  14. hexenjager

    hexenjager Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2016
    I had a Vic multitool with a full serrated blade and I will say that I like the Vic serrations better than most.
     
  15. 22-rimfire

    22-rimfire

    Nov 20, 2005
    Good to see that the military is getting stuff they can actually like to use.
     
  16. Radioactive_Man

    Radioactive_Man

    9
    May 5, 2017
    I'm gonna see if I can order this through unit supply. :)
     
  17. MadMaximus

    MadMaximus Gold Member Gold Member

    293
    Feb 26, 2014
    Yeah when I was in, there were several knives and multitools to choose from, we could even get them if they didn't have an NSN. Definitely not an exclusive contract, but good to have another choice.
     
  18. John A. Larsen

    John A. Larsen

    Jan 15, 2001
    I have not seen a contract yet all this is is a NSN number, which makes it easier for a unit to buy this knife. Not sure what mnblade's comment about not disappearing in your pocket as I have carried one since I got it in 2001, on a bungie lanyard in my right front pocket with no problems. If this company/Victorinox was smart, they would supply it with a belt pouch. John
     
  19. deltaboy

    deltaboy

    Jul 6, 2014
    I will have to get one!
     
  20. John Stubley

    John Stubley

    61
    May 25, 2017
    So what grade of steel is this going to use, Any guesses?

    John.
     

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