Grip + Knife = Gripknife

It’s easy really: The name says it all. It’s a grip. And a knife. It’s a Gripknife.

The company behind this invention is called SwitchGrip LLC and they describe the GripKnife as a combination between a tactical knife and a vertical grip for a firearm.

The GripKnife attaches to your Picatinny rail. By the looks of it the blade is too long for the install (as pictured), so I guess that the blade will travel down the grip once mounted as a grip. Perhaps there is some kind of spring assist to push (and hopefully lock) the blade into position, once you need the grip to work as a knife?

If that is the case there might be some legal considerations as the blade comes out, but please note that is purely speculation from my side. You can read more about the legal side of things on their homepage.

To release the knife from the mount there is a button.

I quote GripKnife’s statement from their homepage:

 Ideal for military-style carbines in close-quarter situations such as urban engagements, while inside military vehicles, or in any other situation where space is confined, the element of surprise is necessary, or the likelihood of hand-to-hand combat is great. GripKnife™ is a new revolutionary design built from advanced materials usually reserved for spaceships and surgical equipment, this technologically advanced accessory redefines knife accessibility, strength, and sets a new benchmark for tactical accessory expectations, performance, and versatility.

Possible layout of the GripKnife on an AR15 rifle.

There are now words if the GripKnife will be available for M-Lok or KeyMod.

 This is (more likely) what the finished knife will look like.
 More quotes:
Introducing a rifle into close quarters situations can be problematic, and always dangerous in an already threatening position, but in most cases we don’t have a choice. A threat is there and needs to be eliminated or a structure needs to be cleared. Gripknife is one more advantage on your side. Whether U.S. Forces on the ground in a foreign country, Law Enforcement in our cities, or just protecting your home anywhere in America, CQB will never be the same.

 

The Black/Black 4 inch “Patriot” is set to debut in October in limited numbers.

The retail price for the “Patriot” will be around 400 USD.

You can find out more at their web page: http://www.gripknife.com/

We’re curious. What do you think of the product?



Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


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  • Major Tom

    So can I combine it with the Bayonext for maximum SPROING?

    • Cal S.

      Even mentioning those two in the same webpage is asking for trouble.

      Putting them on the same rifle? You’ll probably spawn a black hole…

      • noob

        Also add a stock that has a blade that comes out of the buttpad and into your shoulder when you are using the rifle for anything other than a vicious buttstroke.

        • Cal S.

          But what if you accidentally hit the wrong tab…

      • Gripknife

        Sure thing there Cal. We will put our OTF up against yours any day of the week (yours would lose big league, so don’t break your knife) When you’re ready to see what we are all about, come to our FB. Talk soon Cal

        • Cal S.

          Ooh, salty. Is this how you plan to grow your business, by using snarky comments going after good-natured commenters? I don’t think it’s an…effective model. It’s been too many times that we’ve seen overpriced niche products like this built up with a pantheon of expectations and hype, only to suffer Icarus’ fate. I half expected you to link to your GoFundMe…

          Let me know how it works out for you, because I’ll be staying away from your products for certain now. Not the forums, of course, but that’s my business.

          Or are you a double-switcheroo who’s masquerading as someone from Gripknife but you’re actually from Bayonext trying to give Gripknife a bad name by s***-posting? Regardless, both of your company’s products are laughably overpriced and utterly impractical. There, I hope both of you feel better about your day.

          • Gripknife

            Its been a long-day Cal. It’s not that you don’t have great OTFs, I’m sure you do. But ours is just stronger than everything on the market. It’s an entirely new locking mechanism that is ridiculous. That’s the point I wanted to make. Didn’t mean to rub ya the wrong way. Later Cal!

          • Cal S.

            Yeah, not really an excuse. You’ve literally made it your business to rub everyone the wrong way here, and over on ENDO.

            I’m not usually the type that calls people out or is myself intentionally rude, but I wasn’t entirely convinced you weren’t a troll. Now I am. While I most assuredly won’t be considering a purchase now, I truly do wish your business luck. Honestly, starting off with a bad PR campaign isn’t going to be easy. Even people who think something is stupid can be brought around if the product lives up to expectations. Treating people like dirt, well, that has more permanent ramifications.

            Good luck.

          • “ours is just stronger than everything on the market”

            So you have purchased every OTF on the market and had them tested by a testing facility and yours came out on top?

            I would like to see the report on that.

        • Martin T

          Yes because lockup strength will be the determining factor in a knife fight. Go ahead and fly down to the Philippines with your $400 knife and some little 110 pound starving dude can show you what can be done with a sharp piece of metal from the alley.

    • Gripknife

      Yup. That’s what you do. How did you figure that out?

  • Keiichi

    Nope.

    1. If I use a VG on my rifle, I want it to always be on the rifle. Removing the knife, and possibly having it lost or damaged in some operator’s wet dream type of scenario, would undermine the whole purpose of having it there as a grip.

    2. Unless it weighs the same as a regular VG, I’d much prefer it be carried on a belt or vest, or in a pocket. Adding unnecessary weight to a firearm is bad.

    But, mall ninjas and operationally operating operators will like it, I’m sure.

    • Gripknife

      Valid points (other than your last sentence), to which for the first time ever, I will say maybe its not for you, but I would hope you’d give it a try and see what we are about. The knife itself is an engineering masterpiece, and we haven’t located an OTF (or folder yet, but I have a few more to try) that has been able to hold up strength wise… its an entirely different precision machined locking mechanism. Our weight is 10 ounces, but of ignorant strength, AND reliability. Not the heaviest foregrip but certainly not the lightest.

      • Keiichi

        10 ounces? Ouch.

        Practically speaking, that really does relegate it to the category of boutique toys attractive only to the kind of folks I’m talking about in my last sentence.

        If it’s as sturdy as you say, though, I’m sure it’ll make for a great show-me-off type fashion accessory. Great work.

  • Dickie

    Looks like one of those toy plastic knives that would spring into the grip when u fake stab someone. That we all used to buy as kids. Before the world got all crazi and got rid of toy knives and cap guns in your local corner store.

    • Major Tom

      I remember that stuff. And yeah the world’s gone to tripe being all softy and acting like people are made of glass.

      • Dougscamo

        Play Doh appears to be the material of choice for snowflakes….

        • Major Tom

          Which sucks because that existed back then too. And was more like real clay than it is now.

        • James

          Nope for play doh. The grey play doh looks too much like plastic explosives. We have a zero tolerance policy on toy explosives.

    • Gripknife

      Gripknife isn’t a toy, and its strength is ridiculous. Strongest OTF by far, and possibly (some testing left) strongest collapsible knife in general. But we agree with all the rest of the convo you guys are talking about! MAGA

      • Dickie

        If it is as strong as you say id b very interested in it. And i didnt mean its a toy just that otf knives remind me of those sometimes.

  • Anon

    Commencing virtuous mission!

    • SP mclaughlin

      Foregrips of the Patriots.

  • Bigg Bunyon

    I guess I’m just partial to knives where the grip overlays the blade’s shank. Somehow a blade (with no shank) that’s held in place by a [probably] 2 cent button is just not my idea of strength and stability. But as one poster said, mall Ninjas will love this contraption so I expect them to start showing up on tacticool guns.

    • Bradley

      Actually, while I seriously doubt this is one of them, there are a few companies producing out the front knives that are extremely strong and stable.

      • PK

        As you said, some OTF knives are fantastic. I don’t recall seeing any of that quality with a plastic handle, only aluminum/titanium, which the blade locks into very securely.

        • Gripknife

          Its whats under the plastic that counts! There is nothing stronger, I promise you. So far, no folder has been able to keep up! Please give our page a like and we’d love to hear from you, we are always interested in feedback from ppl who actually know knives and what they are talking about!

          • PK

            Best of luck to you. It’s not my cup of tea.

            Of course, being that the implication is that no one pointing out perceived flaws knows knives or what we’re talking about, maybe you’ll need a touch more than luck.

      • Gripknife

        What do you consider to be an extremely strong and stable OTF? I want to make sure we use them so that we can show how much stronger we are than them. Please message it on FB and I will reply. Thank you Bradley!

    • Phillip Cooper

      Concur, that sort of construction (“Full tang” is the phrase you’re looking for) is a basic requirement of any blade I’m going to use.

    • Gripknife

      Bigg,
      We wish it was a 2 cent button, but instead, its precision machined in America to provide a strong locking mechanism for the knife to attach to the mount. Since we are on the subject of strength, I want to let you know that this is the strongest OTF on the market, by a long ass shot. We hope you would be willing to give it a shot because you seem like you understand knives as well as strong designs. Please give our FB page a like and get some more info, I think you will like who we are and what we do. Thank you.

  • Dougscamo

    First, Glock leg….now Grip thumb….

    • Jim Slade

      …and to prove your point, the only part of their website that actually has any content is the legal disclaimer garbage.

      • Gripknife

        Not sure who’s website you visited but it wasn’t ours! Its a false edge guys, there is no edge on that side of the blade. No point proven. What’s next? I’m cracking open a beer and looking to be of some type of customer service here. Made in America, where’s the support? Y’all aint working for the libtards are ya?

    • gripknife

      LOL Nope, we want to avoid grip thumb! The blade has a false edge on that side closest to your thumb. I learned my lesson twice already, both thumbs looked like snake tongues. Went with the false edge, next will be a different style blade, but spear point is better for defense. In all seriousness, this is actually a legitimate thought, but it isn’t an issue. Check out our page if you want to know more, would like to know if you have any other thoughts our concerns. Catch ya later Doug!

      • Dougscamo

        No thanks….

  • Johnsmyname
  • PK

    No. Having a grip designed to come off easily is asking for trouble.

    • Gripknife

      It comes off about as easy as your magazine out the magwell. That doesn’t seem to be an issue right? If ya don’t want the mag to fall out, don’t push the damn button right? If you do, than you don’t deserve to be armed, and you should lay down all weapons and walk away. That’s the principle we operate under.

      • PK

        Super duper advertising – let’s get pissy with the public!

      • Martin T

        Here is the flaw with that logic…
        The “GRIP” portion of the grip knife.
        You seem to have very little understanding of hand placement on a fighting carbine.

      • Martin T

        Great operating procedure… telling your buyers to walk away.
        This guy presented you with a concern and your response was give up your guns and lay down.

  • lowell houser

    So, it’s a bayonet that that takes some work to deploy and looks kinda breakable to boot. For the bargin price of $400. Did you post this just to see how snarky the comments would get?

    • Eric B

      Kind of…busted! 🙂

      • Gripknife

        Eric, we appreciate this fair write up. Thank you.

        • Martin T

          Lol again

      • Martin T

        Lol

    • Gripknife

      Thats not what we are. If you care to learn about the product, and why its worth $300-400, and how its stronger than any OTF on the market, and what purpose(s) it serves, we invite you to check us out on FB. Thank you Lowell, talk to you later!

      • Martin T

        “Learning about the product”
        Isn’t that what this article was for?

  • Rnasser Rnasser

    Next… the Griptaser and the Gripbaton

    • Frank

      Honestly having an underbarrel taser isn’t a bad idea as long as it doesn’t have some kind of trigger mechanism that can give you a sympathetic response.

      • Martin T

        Or a knife in it….

    • Gripknife

      We will contact you to name the later models.

  • I’m waiting for their follow up product, the Gripspear.

    😉

    • Gripknife

      Stephen, We need to hire you to be in charge over here for new product development.

      • I would but I’m currently working with another vendor in the development of their “Blender-Grip” which allows operators to shoot and make tasty margaritas as they put “foot to ass” against all enemies, foreign and domestic.

        😉

        • Martin T

          Lol are they the ones developing bootgrip? Because God knows id rather have an extra boot for when I step in a puddle. That would be more important to me than an extra knife on my m4

    • Martin T

      That’s the one that comes out of the stock…shhhhhh patent pending.

  • Jim Slade
  • Swarf

    = stupid.

    • Gripknife

      Please elaborate so that I can get an idea of your thought process on this.

      • Martin T

        If that is necessary…. then I got this friend whos a prince in Nigeria and he needs your bank account number.

  • Martin T

    Ok gotta point out a typo.
    This article says 400 USD when I cant see this thing selling for a ball hair over 40 USD.
    No biggie TFB. But 400 for this thing has to be some kinda mistake or joke.

    • Cal S.

      It’s a mistake, alright, but it wasn’t TFB’s…

    • Gripknife

      Martin, $40… this isn’t made in China… we actually pay wages that an American family can live on and raise kids without being on welfare. Not to mention use American metals, and even American machines to make it. Plus, you won’t find an OTF stronger. We will post video of that test soon.

      • Martin T

        $400? For this?
        You do realize I can go grab a made in USA ar15 for $480.
        Your telling me there is only $80 more metal and machining time in an ar15?

        Best of luck to your business but I am still disgusted by your price point.

        Made in America is not worth that and I think your “potential market” will agree.

        • Gripknife

          Aluminum is cheap, easy to machine, fast to machine, loose tolerances, the parts are big, etc. There is a lot going into it. Why do you think the infidel is $400? Microtechs for over $1,000? It’s because they are very difficult and time consuming to make, made in USA, and using high end materials. Martin, you know the way the world works and you get what you pay for. I just hope you give us a shot!!!

          • Martin T

            Fair enough. Maybe you could consider making something more accessible for those of us that do not spend 400 on knives because… you know, we spend 400 on guns.

            – a poor guy

          • Gripknife

            You aren’t poor, poor is a state of mind.

  • Swarf

    Phil’s back there like “Oh man, the commenters are going to love this chum! 200 posts, here we come.”

    • Gripknife

      Nope.

  • Sam Damiano

    Failblog submission?

    • Gripknife

      You don’t understand Sam, we are winning big league, did you go to our page? Thank you!

      • Martin T

        Yes we can tell for the warm welcome you have received by everyone here.
        How many preorders did you get after posting this article?

  • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

    They could triple their sales with an endorsement from Voda Consulting

    • USMC03Vet

      I’m surprised VODA isn’t uploading tactical rifle + knife slashing videos already. Then again I think he might be banned from every range in the state by now. 🤣

    • Gripknife

      Really? We need to hire you as part of our team. immediately. Can you please provide your name, number, and address so we can contact you?

      • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

        (definitely not the TFB Mail Room)
        PO BOX 52288
        New Orleans, LA 70152

  • Gary Kirk

    Much tactical ninjaneering went into this one..

    • Gripknife

      How much there Gary? Let’s hear it.

      • Martin T

        I don’t know. You’re the Ninjaneer shouldn’t you have that data?

  • Bart Hatch

    No+thanks=Nothanks

    • Gripknife

      Strongest+OTFknife=StrongestOTFknife

  • gunsandrockets

    The perfect rail accessory for a Glock 18!

  • maynardb

    Don’t knock it til you try it.

    Can’t be any worse than Dr Rotinaj KnifeWrench®️.

    • Grip knife

      Thank you. They don’t know that this is the strongest production OTF available. But you know that now.

    • The problem is many can’t imagine a situation where they would use it – hence a solution looking for a problem.

  • Paul White

    No bubba, no! Put the moonshine down before you draw a design next time.

    • Gripknife

      My mama always said “Stupid is as Stupid does.”

  • Madcap_Magician

    Made out of materials usually reserved for spacecraft and surgical equipment… like aluminum, injection-molded plastic, and stainless steel?

    • Gripknife

      Who the hell gave away our trade secrets?!

  • Paul Rain

    Breach barrel+flashlight=brashlight.

    DON’T STEAL MY IDEA BRO

    • noob

      Bashlite

      • Mazryonh

        “Bashlite”? I thought the old Maglites with handles holding 4 or more D-cell batteries fit that moniker better.

    • Gripknife

      When you come up with a brilliant one, let us know so that we can come and steal it from you. Thanks Paul!

    • Badwolf

      Why not both? Still got lots of rail space

      • Peter

        Knuckle knife anyone?

    • Nick

      At least this leaves you with a foregrip when you disconnect the knuckles (I think?).

    • Edeco

      O.O

      I’ve never wanted brass knucks. I think they’re tacky and in my humble background having metal around fingers is a bad idea, can focus force breaking or cutting them. But I want that thing.

  • feetpiece _

    Call the mount a “hand stop” so folks can put it on their AR Pistol.

    It’s not a VFG, it’s a scabbard 😉

    • Gripknife

      You are a smart person you know that? We are in the BATF process… fingers crossed.

    • Cal S.

      Hey, RONI got the go-ahead for a magazine holder, so why not?

  • Uniform223

    So is there going to be a video of Voda using this?

  • Jeremy

    $400?!?! Bahahahahaha

  • Hannah Ladrach

    I’d like to see everyone who is commenting come up with something better. Don’t just sit behind a screen and talk crap about something unless you have really seen what it does. Don’t judge a book by its cover people. Learn to give something a chance. It’s a product designed to HELP people. Not just get money out of it. At least do some research and look into the product before posting an ignorant comment.

    • DangerousClown

      I have something better. It’s called a knife. Some of my weapons also have forward grips. I’ve never thought to combine these two useful items into a single useless one.

      • Hannah Ladrach

        I don’t get how two “useful” items can become one “useless” item. Two items that are great by themselves, will make something even greater when put together.

        • Martin T

          Example:
          Freedom of opinion (however uneducated it may be)
          +
          Platform to express oneself
          =
          Illogical conclusions with no basis in practical knowledge or application.

          • Gripknife

            Oh boy.

        • DangerousClown

          Except when they don’t.

        • Nick

          That’s a horrible argument. How about knife boxers? Boxers made out of knives?

        • Martin T

          Another example.
          Ferrari
          +
          Harley Davidson welded to the roof
          =
          Well you get the point I hope

      • Gripknife

        I can get to mine before you can get to yours. I win. In fact, there is nothing faster. In XCQB, in a physical fight, that’s where its going to matter.

        • Martin T

          Dollars to donuts…
          You have definelty never been in a real life “xcqc” situation.

    • Martin T

      “It’s a product designed to HELP people. Not just get money out of it”

      Sir, this thing costs around $400 USD.
      I believe that points towards just making money on it…as whole ar15 rifles can be had for $480.

      • Hannah L

        Lol. I’ve never met a man named Hannah before. The product is made in the US. It’s cost is going to be higher because it’s a more reliable product made here. If someone can buy a gun for $480, why can’t they buy an attachment worth almost that much to make it even better?

        • Martin T

          Lol my mistake miss.
          Honestly I’ll spare you most of thr details however suffice to say that working firearm attachments need 2 primary features.
          Solid mounting and few moving parts to present failure points under hard use and recoil/muzzle blast.

          As far as a knife with a picatinny attachment… made primarily from plastic none the less is in no stretch of the imagination worth $400.

          You don’t seem like you shoot much if at all. I can only imagine you have some vested interest in this product or company. If that is the case, best of luck.

          I wager you will need it.

          • Hannah L

            I don’t shoot often, but I have before. My family owns many firearms so I have some interest in the product. Not because of what it is, but what it’s for. I think people are really missing the whole message on why this product is being made. If someone grabs your firearm, you have the perfect chance to release the gripknife for defense. I see it as safety, not dollar signs.

          • Martin T

            I would recommend that you do some research in long arm cqc and weapons retention in general. This is an opportunity to expand your understanding of these topics.
            Great opportunities for learning bladed techniques are available as well. I recommend Kali.

            No reputable instructor in either of these disciplines would ever recommend you go buy this thing especially at $400. That price is so absurd im still not convinced it’s a typo or error in marketing.

          • Hannah L

            Thanks for the recommendation. I hope to see this product succeed in what it’s made for!

          • Gripknife

            You are awesome. Seriously, send us a message on FB saying Hello. Not that you were, but don’t ever be intimidated by these guys that think they know everything. They don’t. Nobody does. Your courage far exceeds most all of them with out a doubt.

          • Martin T

            See, if you actually cared about Hannah you would encourage her to use that $400 to get an affordable knife and training from a reputable self defense instructor. Or a CCW course and a nice pile of ammo to practice drawing from concealment, shoot no shoot, shooting from cover, and movement drills.
            Of course you seem like a guy who doesn’t shoot much either.

          • Hannah L

            I’m not old enough to obtain CCW. If I was old enough I would. The product should have nothing to do with the fact that I don’t have the perfect knowledge on firearms or that I don’t shoot much? Just because I don’t shoot a gun doesn’t mean I know nothing about them. You don’t have to “shoot much” to talk about this product? Some of it is common sense… seems like you don’t have very much.

          • Martin T

            Please elaboeate as to how i lack common sense?
            It seems at this point that two people who don’t shoot guns much are trying to pitch a gun product… and nobody wants it.
            Btw I am happy that you are young shooter and also happy that you are concerned with self defense.
            My advice is stay away from companies like this. They will take your money and if you ever end up needing their product to work, you won’t have the proper training to execute.
            I guarantee that neither you nor gripknife have ever transitioned to a second weapon after your carbine ran dry.
            I can also guarantee that neither of you have any knowledge on blades weapons combat.
            Because if you did even you would have common sense.

          • Hannah L

            You don’t have to shoot a gun to know about a gun or a product for it. Lol not that hard. I could know everything there is about a gun without shooting one.

          • Martin T

            You seem closed to any objections on this topic.
            When you do make it to college take a course in critical thinking. I think it’s call Communications 101.
            They teach you about fallacies and how logic actually works.

          • Hannah L

            I’m in college. Thanks for the advice. Have a great time commenting on everyone’s posts.

          • Martin T

            Great. Is that class called com101 still? Have you taken it yet and what was your grade?
            I am having a great time responding to all of gripknifes childish and resentful statements.
            I hope he is your dad and you can learn how NOT to advertise a new product… might be a class in college for you on that too!

          • Hannah L

            lol I have no relation to the owners of the company. Great assumption though. Have a great day.

          • Martin T

            Get back to debating after you have been taught how to in COM101. See you in a semester.

          • Martin T

            Really? So you don’t have to actually practice drawing your weapon and reloading and shooting and transitioning to a knife or pistol?
            And yet you know all the techniques and hangups?
            And with all of your “knowledge” you would tell soldiers to choose this $400 knife over $400 in plate body armor or a new optic?
            Hell $400 of MandMs would be more useful to a soldier in the sandbox than this thing.

          • Hannah L

            I said I “could” know everything. Not that I do know everything. You sir obviously have more knowledge than what I do on this topic and that’s perfectly okay. Thank you for giving me something to laugh about with all of your comments. It was great replying to you. I don’t need anymore replies though…I think I’m good. Thanks.

          • Gripknife

            Dearest Martin,
            What if I told you the instructor writing our program is an expert SEAL Team 6 guy? What if I told you our lock is stronger than any OTF you own, quite possibly even all of your folders too? Do as that lady says, keep on open mind.

          • Martin T

            Absolutely. I would not argue that your locking mechanism is stronger than Brock Lesnar after a full HGH cycle.
            Here’s the funny thing…. it’s a knife and my locking mechanisms have never failed.
            Any quality Kali instructor can shoe you that using a knife to defend yourself doesnt require $400 worth of locking mechanism.
            And $400 worth of knife will stil lose to someone with a steak knife and the right know how.

          • Martin T

            I would ask to see his discharge papers to make sure it’s not stolen valor. Then I would check to make sure he is mentally stable if he is advising any of our hard working, harder fighting soldiers to spend their money on this abortion.

          • Just because one is a SEAL doesn’t mean everything they come up with is gold.

            Its like saying all firearms instructors are professional purveyors of safety, skill and ability, but then you have guys like VODA.

          • Gripknife

            Wow. Brilliant.

          • Martin T

            When someone grabs your firearm.. grab the knife? How about pull the trigger and maintain retention? How about using leverage to apply the ubiquitous Army BUTTSTROKE TO THE HEAD or GROIN (and then screaming KILL!).
            You see Hannah, when you dont know anything about fighting to the death in a small area, you should not argue with people that do.

          • Hannah L

            Why do you feel the need to keep commenting? Lol do you have nothing better to do?? I don’t want anything to do with your comments anymore!😂

          • Martin T

            Nail on the head. It’s my day off.
            Id like to spend it pointing out how terrible your arguments are and how worthless this product is.
            Nice to be in America where I served to protect those freedoms!

          • So you were just casually strolling around the internet and by chance found this blog and this specific post and decided to comment on how great this product is ad nauseum.

            Oh I noticed your disqus account was opened on 15 Aug 2017 and your only comments on disqus are on this blog post, which btw was posted on… 15 Aug 2017?

            Amazing coincidence.

          • Gripknife

            Martin, you are right about your first paragraph, to which we mount as solid as the best of them, if not better because our mount is also HC anodized aluminum. Again, you have no idea on what the price of quality material, labor, precision machining, or anything is, you are just assuming. And the last 3 sentences were more wrong assumptions. Another question, inform me of what someone must look like to where they “seem like they don’t shoot much” so that way i can let our marketing department know so we don’t target that group.

          • Martin T

            Go ahead and check her reply. She doesn’t shoot much and I can tell from her understanding of the subject matter.
            Again… not one single person on a blog full of people who buy firearm accessories wants to buy YOUR firearm accessory.

            Maybe your navy seal guy and your video with all these comments will change that.

            Awaiting you’re next two videos!

          • Hannah L

            *your

          • Martin T

            Lol I got it right the first 4 times… edited good catch

      • Gripknife

        Do you own a premium knife? Are you a knife engineer? Please, I will send you our parts, so you can tell me how we can save money. While you’re at it, share your knowledge with the other premium, made in USA knives, especially those in the $1-2K range. Don’t ship to China, don’t use cheap metal. I’ll wait.

        • Martin T

          I will await to hear the vast legacy of premium knife making that “Grip Knife” draws its lineage from.
          To name a few made in USA knives that are plenty affordable and well under $400…
          Gerber. Buck. Columbia River Knife and Tool. Spyderco. Benchmade. Emerson. Hell throw in SOG.
          Plenty of people have figured out how to engineer this 1000s year old design efficiently.

          • Gripknife

            This design has never been done, and why its the strongest OTF, possibly collapsible knife in general, ever built. More testing needs done on the folders before I can remove the word possibly, but Buck aint one of them! Folded up like a cheap lawn chair, but I love Buck, but its strength is not even on the same planet. You’ll like it Martin, i know you would. I can tell you like strong knives, but you want them at a lower cost… we want to get there too and through hard work and time we think we can do it. Talk soon

          • Gripknife

            Our lineage comes from industrial knife making which is used in about everything manufactured in the world, at some point along the process. That’s just a part of it.

          • Martin T

            So not from premium knife making at all then?

        • Martin T

          Lol are your knives made of genuine Damascus steel? Are they forged from meteorites?
          And premium knives are appreciated not for just material and function but most importantly for exclusivity and artistic form.
          2 things which your product lacks.

          You are marketing to operators operating operationally. Let’s be 100%.

          I will also await your list of preorders from well known government agencies like police departments and security companies.

          You should have that market cornered i’d imagine since this is the greatest thing ever for “xcqc…”

    • Gripknife

      Hannah, you just gave the smartest reply I’ve ever seen delivered from someone to those commonly referred to as “haters.” Please send us a message on FB. See what they don’t know is that our knife is the strongest OTF knife ever built, what they don’t know is that we have war heros (SEALs you will know them by name) helping to build this… I am your fan because you are so smart and have more courage than most ppl on feeds like this who find their toughness by just bringing things/people down they know NOTHING about. These people are attacking the very industry they want to grow bigger and stronger, products that have real life saving potential. Its a mess and they should be ashamed of themselves. HRC would love them.

      • Mazryonh

        I’d like to see these guys put out a youtube channel with demonstration videos of the Gripknife’s benefits, at least. I’d also like to see demonstration videos showing whether it can be used as a monopod on a softer surface like the old SKS’ bayonet is said to have been, as well as an examination on whether or not it can augment a bayonet (like the Metal Gear Solid 4 reference I made elsewhere in this comment thread).

    • Thats a red herring – “come up with something better”. The fact is you don’t need to come up with something better if its not needed to begin with.

      Just saying

      • Hannah L

        And why is it not needed?

        • Hmmm… after a career doing grunt stuff in the military I have never seen such a widespread problem that justifies this ‘solution’. Matter of fact no regulars on this board can see why its needed either – perhaps you can fill us in on this urgent problem and why the Gripknife is needed?

          So its obvious I’m no fan of GripKnife, however I am wondering when the GripSpear is going to hit the market and will they have Medieval and Zulu options?

          • Martin T

            Psshhh…. amateur.
            GRIPSPEAR is already dead in the water. Haven’t you heard of the new powered grip tools like gripSawzall or gripDremel? Not to mention gripSander and gripImpactDrill?
            You could drop your breaching 12g for any of those new products.

  • Sking
  • Sking
    • Gripknife

      What’s it like to be a skier?

      • Martin T

        Cold mostly… like the interest in GripKnife

  • jerry young

    While the idea sounds good it looks like it is very long with the grip area being moved down and away from the gun, it seems like this would give less support then there’s where the actual knife attaches to the mount looks like it could have some wobble issues, this is just another one of those bell and whistle high priced gadgets that someone says I got to have.

    • Gripknife

      Your initial assumptions are actual challenges that we had to overcome actually, so kudos for that! However, its not a gadget, forget that its the most accessible blade for MSR users in XCQB… its strength surpasses any production OTF on the market, by far. It’s a real product, but what is being displayed above are merely our prototypes because we want people to take this journey with us, so they can see how something goes from inception to making a difference in an industry, whatever that might be. Talk soon

      • jerry young

        It’s still a part that is not a needed part to operate the firearm so it’s an added gadget used for another purpose like a flashlight, I actually like the idea the main part I don’t like is your hand is moved down away from the rifle because of the odd shape between the mount and knife, maybe this is something you’ve already considered or not but again it’s a good idea

        • Martin T

          You are wasting your bandwidth.
          Gripknife says things like help us out and let us know what direction you want this to go.
          Then, when people like you voice their opinion…
          Gripknife reponds with… we have the strongest locking mechanism and this Navy SEAL guy blah blah blah.
          Oh and let’s not forget… you don’t know how to use our product and have questions?
          YOU DON’T DESERVE TO HAVE GUNS AND SHOULD LAY THEM DOWN.

    • Martin T

      On this comment thread… we haven’t found that someone yet.

  • mazkact

    I was all for it until I got to the punchline.

    • Gripknife

      What’s the punchline? Did they not tell you we have the strongest lockup of any OTF on or off the market?? Overall they did a fair job, got to hand it to them, media these days are liars and pedophiles!

      • mazkact

        The price, padumpum. Don’t get me wrong I like the idea. I understand that a new product made in small lots possibly with lots of handwork is expensive. I just don’t like it enough to pay the current price.

  • Gripknife

    1.) No they don’t. 2.) We filed a cease and desist with them because we have patents in Europe; to which they have cooperated. 3.) They never sold anything otherwise they’d be forced to pay up.

    • 1) Yes they do, check their website.

      2) Their design is different than yours, check their website.

      3) You do not have a monopoly on the idea of a knife in a grip.

      3) I own two of their grips.

      • Martin T

        Lol now that was hilaruous

  • Cal S.

    Yes, listen to the man! I mean, it’s not like the reach of a buttstock when it slams through your jaw aimed at some
    point past your head or the spiked muzzle device being driven into your eye socket in this hypothetical scenario will trump a 2-3/4″ blade.

    But at least you’ll have your knife in hand. That’s the important part.

  • PK

    “It’s going to be a fun day when we make a video showing all of these
    comments from people… lots of profiles will be changed and or deleted.”

    Oh… oh no, man.

    That comment, direct from the company, is going to be a problem. Every single time someone searches “gripknife”, this is going to be one of the results for “gripknife”. Your account is even named “gripknife”. So many key words for a search engine to scrape.

    Fighting online with potential customers voicing opinions isn’t how social media helps you sell products. Best luck to you, I think you’ll need it.

    • Dougscamo

      I’m not going to be changing my profile, avatar, or affiliations because of this yelping….and notice Hannah is the only one that they are praising? Hmmmmm………

  • Uniform223

    Awww, did I trigger someone?

    This is a summary of your comments…

    “Wah people are making fun of me”

    Its great that you believe in your product but can’t you take a joke? So the F what if people here or anywhere else won’t use your stuff. I’m sure the tacticool chairborne special education forces groups will buy into your stuff. Your actions this far towards the commentators here have been exceedingly petty. Good luck in your endeavours.

  • Martin T

    Gripknife…
    Consider that not a single comment here shows any interest at all in purchasing your $400 “Premium XCQC Knife.”
    And while we are at it what endorsements have you received from “XCQC” Practitioners?
    Could you name a single firearms or knife instructor that endorsed this?
    Surely you wouldn’t be making such claims without the consultation of actual people in the field… you know, the ones that gripknife is supposed to be helping with their $400 game changing XQVC Mircale Blade.

  • Martin T

    If you have such a superior OTF knife, why not take the gun attachment and throw it away.
    Surely you would have a product that people world wide would prefer to the other companies you mentioned.
    There… I just saved your whole business plan.

  • Martin T

    1. Come up with product idea… check
    2. Pitch idea to target market… check
    3. Complain to target market and reply with snark and personal attacks when not a single one wants $400 “XCQC” knife… check

    • PK

      But it’s so eXtreme…

      I wonder how well this would have sold in the 90s.

  • Martin T

    My Photoshop skills are non existent.
    Could some please get me a picture of the Magazine Knife Baseplate and this thing mounted on a pistol rail together?

    • Dougscamo

      Anonymoose can help us here….

  • Martin T

    Lol lots of profiles will be changed or deleted because of the shame for being wrong about GripKnife?

  • Billy Vegas

    i lump this nonsense in with notch hats for M-frames, rotating quad rails, magazine fans, and pistol bayonets.

    Is VODA behind this?

  • Cal S.

    Haha, I did a screenshot capture myself of some of the better jewels!

  • Just because you can make a solution doesn’t mean it there is a problem. I spent a career in the Army, mostly infantry; during that time I have not seen any situations or problems that would justify this ‘solution’.

    One person posting, obviously pro-Gripknife, said “if you can make a better product, do it” is a red herring. Its not about if I can make a better gripknife but whether its needed to begin with. From my time in the military and working in law enforcement, IMHO, its not.

    But if mall ninjas and wanna be operators what to spend $400 plus shipping and handling for gripknife, then go for it. For me, I will use that $400 to buy a new gun.

    😉

    • Hannah L

      If your going to quote what I said why not just reply directly to me?

      • Hannah L

        I know you have before, but you don’t have to post it again? Attention seeking much? Hmmmm. You’ve been making quite a few posts. I think we get the point.

        • Martin T

          Not sure that you do, I’ll summarize…
          1. People who don’t know anything about CQC developed a useless product.
          2. Nobody wanted to buy this thing (the one person who would, already has others from a competeing company)
          3. Gripknife and Hannah L join the discussion to prove how little they know about the market they are trying to sell to.
          4. Gripknife got a little too deep in the bourbon and started replying with snark and attacks to all of his potential customers.

        • Please read my 2 reasons… again.

          • Dougscamo

            Dang….thought y’all had quit speaking to each other….

          • Its like trying to drive past a train wreck without looking.

            And this is a long train.

      • For 2 reasons.

        1. I don’t have to

        2. I knew you were insecure and would respond anyway

        So I killed 2 birds with 1 stone.

        😉

  • The only people I see taking out and looking at the gripknife are Antifa soldiers.

  • I never heard one person say “I wish I had a gripknife” when they were kicking down doors and taking names.

    I was taught to top off before dynamic entry and if your primary (carbine) malfunctioned then you go with your secondary (pistol).

    Perhaps things changed since I retired.

    • Martin T

      Funny thing I never heard anyone say that in the ARMY either.
      I think if we were more operator like Navy SEALS maybe we would need this thing.
      I mean this is such a game changer that im sure special ops types have already ordered these into unobtanium.

  • Martin T

    Hey gripknife there is this holster that makes you “as hidden as the footsteps of a navy seal.”
    You should check to see if their marketing guy is free…

  • Martin T

    Listen Stephen. Don’t bring your actual real world experience and practical knowledge into this conversation. Can’t you understand that this is the greatest thing in CQC ever devised?
    Gripknife has tons of experience in industrial knife manufacturing and gripknife don’t need to know about combat.

    • PK

      CQC?! I think you mean XCQB, good sir.

      • Mazryonh

        Or, if you’re a Metal Gear Solid fan, CQC EX.

  • Martin T

    Damn that video just sold one fox karambit.

  • Martin T

    Thank you for that clarification.
    So it seems GRIPKNIFE was lying about the cease and desist order and the patent infringement claims?
    Is TAT3D selling these legally despite GRIPKNIFE’s claims?

    • Martin T

      Not an ar15… but the pricing is believable.
      Because making a quality spear effienctly hasn’t been figured out yet.
      Feeding families justifies any price if this is made in America don’t cha know.

  • Mazryonh

    The first thing I thought of when I saw this product was that scene from Peter Jackson’s The Fellowship of the Ring movie where Legolas the Elf, instead of shooting an orc too close for Legolas’ bow to work, just uses the arrow to stab the orc in the throat before going back to his archery while fighting in the Chamber of Mazarbul.

    This Gripknife seems to be made in the same vein. Too close to shoot or someone pushes or parries your rifle off-target in close combat? Release your grip knife from the rail mount and use the knife in melee.

    By the way, attaching a concealed detachable knife or dagger to a longer weapon isn’t exactly a new concept in weapon history (the technical term is “combination weapon” when applied to melee weapons). There have been some historical swords that have sported hidden daggers in their hilts that could be a nasty surprise up close, for instance.

  • Mazryonh

    Another less-obvious audience for this accessory is the Metal Gear Solid fandom, especially for fans of the fourth game. The main character in that game, Solid Snake, always holds a knife in his off-hand, usually with his ring and pinkie fingers when using long guns, and you can see a screenshot showing how that works below.

    This obviously isn’t something the professionals do in live-fire situations, but anyone who really wants to emulate Solid Snake that much can at least mount the Gripknife to an M4 type rifle and thus be able to get a solid grip on a vertical foregrip (instead of just with two fingers and the thumb like Snake does) when using the rifle, and still have that foregrip transform into a fighting knife on demand.

    I’m highly skeptical of the Gripknife developers being MGS fans though.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/52cabd05fcc0cc6de38277d5988d41088d6e640b58662954e48031b6bcee6dcb.jpg