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Tactical Knives

The 1980s gave birth to combat knives, a type of knife developed specifically for police and military Special Forces. This comprehensive reference is the first to illustrate the development, varieties, and applications of this advanced type of knife from its origins through today. Dozens of knife styles are identified and showcased, including survival knives, multi-tool, tantos, Bowie, machetes, and other trench, commando, boot, and neck knives. Special attention is given to knives that served troops in World War II and Vietnam, as well as those carried by today's Special Forces.

Paperback: 191 pages

Publisher: Krause Publications (April 2003)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0873496361

ISBN-13: 978-0873496360

Product Dimensions: 9.6 x 7.5 x 0.4 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

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This books has some very good points regarding presentation and pictures of obscure knives from around the world, a good examination of german armed forces is a highlight, but unfortunately to me the book is quite regional (Germany and U.S.) when it could appeal to a greater range of professional users around the world, the book sometimes seems like a knife catalog (the author works at Boker's sales dept.), instead of a users guide that, in my opinion, would make the book a whole lot more "usable", and not only pretty a display of what is available in the aforementioned countries

I'm not into knives but barrowed this book from a friend. My coffee cup leaked and got coffee on some of the pages. I bought him a new book. My friend is very into knives and not the cheap junk stuff. He likes this book so, I would have to say it must be a great book on Tactical Knives for anybody interested in them.

I have started collecting tactical knives recently. I purchased this book to gain a better understanding of my subject, so that I could make well-informed purchasing decisions. I was not disappointed.I particularly enjoyed the chapter on Knives in Tactical Deloyment; if a knife is good enough for the special forces, it is good enough for me.I also enjoyed the Fixed-Blade Tactical Knives chapter, which covered a range of knives, including general purpose, maritime, survival, hatchet and concealed knives. I did not realise there are so many fixed-blade variants.The photos and the layout of the books is very good.The only downside is that I cannot import many of the knives discussed in the book into Australia because of our restrictive import regulations.

helloa very good book on subjectmonthful picturesthe descriptions have been well detailedabsolutly to read it and discover it to discover itregards

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