Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick has been only been shooting for the past 3 years but found his passion through competitive shooting. USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.


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  • Mr Mxyzptlk

    Some reason that you would ever draw a knife in close combat would be that either you weapon is dropped or otherwise inopperable, or the enemy is grappling with you and you need to use the knife to create space. Either way, having the knife attached to the front end of your weapon is not exactly a great idea as it will either be on the floor, swinging around on a sling, or otherwise not very easy to get to compared to a small knife on your vest or belt which is always on your person in exactly the same place regardless of what you are doing with your rifle.

    • Frosty_The_White_Man

      It makes more sense for preppers fitting an extra knife into their bugout kit than operating operators doing operatey things.

    • Gallan

      Not really. Most common reason for pulling a knife in combat are when your indoors and someone grabs your rifle (especially non-bullpup ones which protrude quite a bit) or when your indoors and run out of ammunition. (your magazine may run dry for example). Some soldiers choose not to carry a pistol due to the extra weight, so this knife would be an option.

      An advantage this knife has is it enables you to make an instant transfer from holding your rifle to holding your knife. This is quite important if your rifle is being wrestled from you by an enemy or two. (assuming deployment is easy and reliable)

      An example of this in combat is told in the book ‘House to House: An Epic Memoir of War’ Bellavia the author is isolated in a house runs out of ammo and barely kills a guy in hand to hand.

      Another infamous example of a knife used in combat was when a group of taliban tried to carry off an injured soldier. His fellow soldier couldn’t risk friendly fire, so he pulled out his cheapo folder and went hand to hand, making the taliban soldiers surrender.

      On a related note, a bayonet is still quite necessary in crowd control situations, so this knife should double as a bayonet to save weight but it doesn’t appear to have any bayonet attachment point. Whatever the case, it appears to be a spring loaded blade which are easily gummed up with dirt, making it unsuitable for military use.

  • Jeff Smith

    Is that….a built-in potato peeler?

    • gunslinger

      all i can think of are the comics of beetle bailey (or any army joke) where a soldier is peeling potatoes because of a screw up.

  • Vhyrus

    Infinitely better than the knuckle duster handgrip.

    • schizuki

      In the same way that gonorrhea is infinitely preferable to HIV.

      • Harry K.

        That knuckle duster is an abomination and should be forgotten.

  • Hunter57dor

    I will bet anyone 5 bucks the next release of call of duty WILL include this because “ZOMG GUYS QUICK DRAW KNIFE!!! LOL YOLO SWAG”

    • Nathanael S.

      Why, when the knife is already so fast that they skipped the drop-rifle-grab-knife-cut-enemy animation as it is?

    • gunslinger

      ya know, that would actually be funny.

  • Mark

    Wow. What a great way to stab yourself in the chest when you slip while holding your rifle! Before this technology was available you had to spin the whole rifle around with the bayonet fixed to impale yourself. This seems much easier.

  • http://196800revolutionsperminute.blogspot.com/ Nathaniel F.

    Not to be a naysaying nancy, but this appears to only ensure that your VFG will be heavy and fragile, and that you’ll lose your knife when you lose your rifle.

    • Nathanael S.

      That’s why I still prefer the old-style bayonet to the point of investing in an adapter from Tacticool22. Practical? I dunno, but it was a very easy and fully-reversible alteration that didn’t have an impact on the functionality or even weight (I doubt it would register on a postage scale) of my rifle.

    • Gallan

      No soldier carries one knife, but forward rifle weight is an issue especially for non bullpup rifles. Another complaint, is it has no crossguard nor pommel nor much checkering on the grip, really bad design as blood is very slippery.

  • Eric S

    Given it’s size I think it’d be less useful in a fight than using your rifle as a club. But at the same time, the serration makes for good rope cutting, so it has a bit of utility.

    Still, I think it would be foolish to have a quick detach grip on your rifle, seems rather, accident prone. Now, give me a spring loaded WWI style bayonet and I will throw my wallet at you.

    • Gallan

      Are u.s soldiers taught to use their M16/M4s as a melee weapon? Heard an ex-soldier talk about poking someone with his barrel, sounds quite lame as a melee attack. Wouldn’t the buttstock be destroyed? In contrast I know Australia teaches it’s soldiers to use their Steyr Aug rifles in melee combat, a much sturdier rifle.

      • Cynic

        Steyr more sturdy than a solid metal m4? I’m not sure on that. I know the bits are trained to use both the sharp pointy end of the l85a2 and the button as a weapon in melee if that helps

  • gunslinger

    i thought bayonet was exposed (see sks or MN) not sheathed?

  • CA

    I don’t want to knock this product just because, but when you’re out of ammo and close to an enemy, you kick him in the body so he falls back, or if your sling allows (and it should), you flip the rifle upside-down, and buttstock him in the face. Then you grab your real knife located on your chest.

    I don’t say this often, but this device is bullshit, I’m sorry. And the mentality is founded on the “WHAT IF” concept instead of actual usefuleness.

    • Gallan

      Not really, but you right as well. In close combat situations Australian soldiers are taught to hit their opponent with their rifles buttstock. No pulling a knife, no kicking, you hit them with your rifle. Don’t know what the U.S teaches.

      This is actually more effective than using a knife, as a hard strike to the head is instantly incapacitating, unlike a knife attack.