First-generation Glock Feldmesser FM 78 and its sheath
|Place of origin||Austria|
|Used by||See Users|
|Variants||Feldmesser 78 and 81|
|Length||290 millimetres (11 in)|
|Blade length||165 millimetres (6.5 in)|
|Blade type||Clip point|
The Glock knife is a military field knife product line designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. It can also be used as a bayonet, by engaging a socket in the pommel (covered by a plastic cap) into a bayonet adapter that can be fitted to the Steyr AUG rifle.
The knives were developed in close cooperation with the special forces Jagdkommando (lit. Hunting Command) of the Austrian Army and are suitable for throwing.
Both knives have clip point blades made of SAE 1095carbon steel with a hardness of 55 HRC and are electrophoretic coated. The grips and sheaths are made of Glock-polymer. The Survival Knife 81 is available in the colors olive drab, battlefield green, desert sand, flat dark earth, gray, and black. The Field Knife 78 was available in desert sand, olive drab and black. The upper crossguard is bent forward to allow it to be used as a bayonet on the Steyr AUG rifle. It can also be used as a bottle opener.
The polymer sheath features a retention clip that secures the knife against loss, a belt clip for attaching the knife to an up to 60-millimetre (2.4 in) wide belt and a drainage opening at the bottom.
First generation versions of the knives had a circular Glock logo on the sheath, blade, and handle. Later versions sport the current Glock logo in the same locations.
Glock currently manufactures two models of knives:
- The Field Knife 78 (Feldmesser 78), which is a classic field knife, with a 165-millimetre (6.5 in) long and 5-millimetre (0.20 in) thick blade, 290-millimetre (11 in) overall length and weighs 206 g (7.3 oz).
- The Survival Knife 81 (Feldmesser 81), which has the same overall dimensions as the Field Knife 78 with the addition of saw-teeth on the back of the blade and weighs 202 g (7.1 oz).
- The Field Knife 78 40th Anniversary knife was released to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Glock. It has an olive drab handle and sheath and laser etched blade, came in a silver Glock pistol case and was released in 2018. 780 of the knives were produced, each of which are numbered. A certificate of authenticity was also included.
- The Field Knife 78 GSSF 25th Anniversary was released in 2016 to commemorate the 25th year of the Glock Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF). The blade is laser etched with the GSSF logo and reference to 25th anniversary.
Cheap, bombproof, holds an edge well. It is a military field knfe, not a bushcraft field knife. I have one that I've played around with some (and had for yeas), and was pleasantly surprised. Batons like a champ, and I managed to make decent shavings (Feathersticks require too much coordination)
The narrow, and thick blade, makes for weird edge geometry, but you can over come it. It bites well in batonning cross ways through a small log, and the thickness of teh blade splits well. The length of teh blade means you can split thicker limbs for firewood processing. I was using to split firewood for camping before I knew what batonning was.
The coating needs to be removed from the spine if you want to use it with a firesteel, but it does the job if you do.
The just off center-line point (that is fairly sharp considering) makes drilling holes in wood a snap.
I find the handle to be very comfortable, but I have big ol' pie grabbers, so it works for me. I also like the fact that it has a guard to keep me from fileting my fingers. Been there, done that, it sucks.
The clicky sheath sucks IMO. Holds the knife well, but a pain to access. It is ambidextrous though if that matters.
Perfect? Nope. It doesn't slice as well as a thinner blade. The blade isn't heavy or wide enough for it to make an effective chopper, but it can work in a pinch. The thickness of the blade means holding it at a pretty steep angle to work with.
Honestly, it's cheap enough that it'll be hard enough to go wrong. The knife is a very different design form from most 'bushcrafty' knives, so if you are used to using that style, you may run into some issues. It works and feels different. It was designed with .mil ops in mind: prying open crates and ammo, opening cases of gear/chow, things of that nature. Sticking bad guys in the neck is there, but not really the focus of the blade from my experiences.
I carry it in a pack or my truck as a 'back-up' knife, and occasionally use it as my only knife on day trips just cuz.
I might try and do a review of one in the near future.
Overall, I like it. If you already have one, use the hell outta it. Don't know if you'll like it 'til you do.
Click to expand...Sours: http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threads/glock-knife.39473/
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The saw does work pretty well. It's not something I would use for trail maintenance cutting several trees or limbs, a dedicated saw easily outperforms it. For cutting through 2" thick piece of wood or making notches for bushcraft stuff it does well.
Glock Holiday said:
I wonder if the saw works well
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I bought a Glock 81 in tan to clip to my LBE/vest when I was in the Infantry. It is a reliable light weight combat knife with a sheath that clips securely instantly and releases instantly. It performed great in that role, opening MRE's, cutting rope/webbing, light prying, digging, emergency weapon etc.
It has a pretty thick blade with not the best grind for a fine sharp slicing edge. It is hardened a little on the softer side so it is tough but will bend and not hold a fine edge long. Technically it is a hollow handle knife, pop off the plastic plug on the bottom of the handle and there is a metal socket/compartment that could store small items.
It's a great rough use, take some abuse and don't care about replacing it for $25 knife. It's not a good wood carving, kitchen or game processing knife.
Re: Glock Field Knife 81 Tupperware knife?
Postby demoncase » Wed Aug 19, 2015 2:01 pm
I had one a few years ago and couldn't get on with the sheath- I found getting the latch unlocked a real thumb-buster and it went up for sale.
Shame as it was a tough blade- but if I can't deploy it when I need it then I end up using something else.
Also- absolutely destroyed ex-issue ones of these turn up at UK militaria shows for "as new" money- when I say destroyed, I mean the whole tip areas has been rounded into a 'butter knife' shape from prying thing open and getting reground back to usefulness....I suspect that the troops using them use 'em for opening crates and the like all day.
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