Non-Survival Knives – Part 2: US V-42, Fairbairn-Sykes, the Tanto, and ‘CIA Letter Opener’

The Defensive Training Group

Posted at AP on 23 Sep 18.

Part 1, here.

To reiterate, I’m a knife junkie.  I really do loves me some knives.  I think it goes back to my first ‘Old Timer’ given to me by my grandfather when I was 6 or 7.  It fascinated me – its sharpness, the gleam of the blade, the smell of the oil, all of it, and it was a first step into the world of men.  But I digress already.  Suffice it to say, I’ve had a life long attraction to quality knives.

Before getting into the post, I should explain that using the term, ‘Non-Survival Knives’ was purposeful, and not because I am trying to be some sort of PC type survivalist.  Rather, I’m specifically setting these blades apart, because they’re just not fit to use as a survival blade, at least, in my opinion.  In the larger ‘survival/prepper/tactical’ …

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Author: Alfred E. Neuman

71 year old geek, ultra-conservative patriot.