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The US Military's New Combat Utility Knife | Review & Giveaway | Tactical Rifleman

In this week’s video, I wanted to talk about a new pocket utility knife that just got added to the US DLA (US Defense Logistics Agency) supply system. No, it is not as sexy as a Minigun. Neither is a Medical Kit, but we use utility knives and med kits much more often than belt-fed machine guns.
When my buddy Joe heard I wasn’t carrying a switchblade anymore, he asked if I had seen the new utility knife that he had just gotten a NSN (national Stock Number) for. Always open to new kit & training, I told him I would give it a look. I really like this new knife. It’s light at just 4.6 ounces, and has no sharp edges to tear up or snag in your pockets. If I could add one thing to any good folding knife, it would be adding a saw blade; and this puppy has it. So, that caught my eye right off the bat. Now, it’s not American made, like the old Camillus. That would be preferred, but this thing is Swiss quality; very pretty with good features.
So, I tried to break it. I tried hard. I had this knife since SHOT in January and we just filmed this video. If you want a good knife to issue to your privates, without worrying about them getting rolled up in the club, this is going to be a good performer all around. Besides the saw (which is great), I also used the locking wire-stripper/wire-bender a bunch around the house; and the phillips screwdriver doubles as a punch for blasting caps (universal capwell sized). Some will bitch that it does not have a pocket clip. Yeah, fine, but it does have a lanyard hole, so your troops can “dummy cord” it off when they are in the field.
If you are in the US military, you can have your Supply Sergeant order you one. The NSN is 1095-01-653-1166.
If you do not have access to the DLA Supply System, you can reach out directly to Joe or his partner Jerry, and order one directly from from them.
Joe: 215-947-0200
Jerry: 570-974-6089

Here’s the bonus… Joe gave me a couple extra of these knives to film in this video. So, we are going to give them away to a randomly drawn new subscriber to So, if you haven’t already subscribed, click here:, and you could be the lucky guy or girl to get this new knife. To enter you must subscribe to by June 30th, 2017 12pm EST. Good luck! Must be in USA and 18+ years of age to win!

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22 replies on “The US Military's New Combat Utility Knife | Review & Giveaway | Tactical Rifleman”

Congrats to Michael Koenig, for winning this knife at We'll have another give-away soon, so stay tuned, and thanks for watching. Strength & Honor, TR.

That old knife was a "demo" knife and was originally designed for working with explosives. Being an engineer that's what I was told.

I LOVE my Victorinox Rescue tool..!! This knife looks good too..!! It has the same main blade, flathead screwdriver, Philips screwdriver, bottle opener, seatbelt cutter, window breaker, glass cutting saw, tweezers, toothpick, lanyard, and an awl.. Part of my every day carry along with a cheap folding blade that came with my Leatherman Surge.. I also have a Victorinox Swiss Champ multitool, and it has everything.. I even forget what it has.. haha.

Looks as though that is a slightly modified version of the Victorinox Rangergrip 78, good basic knife, roughly £50 ($65).

knife is probably oldest tool , & good basic GP pocket knife cames in handy very much very many situations

These are cool BUT I really think the Rangergrip 178 pisses all over it. If you're a collector sure. If you have to have the U.S. inlay and black blade sure I get it, but this just isn't a drool worthy piece of kit. Rangergrip 178 $50 delivered.

Is it possible for civilians to get the version of this knife with the black blade and us stamp on it?

The Leatherman Skeletor is the ultimate utility knife in my opinion. It has everything you need and nothing you don't. Incredible designed tool.

It's always a preference as to what works for an individual. A switchblade works just fine in the right hands.
I'm thankful I have many options to choose from, & not have things dictated to me by someone's narrow minded preference.

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