ARMY KNIFE The knife is intended to neutralise the enemy in a hand-to-hand fighting, to help a man to survive under the extreme conditions and to perform household works. It represents a multifunctional design which compactly accommodates the following components: inside a hollow handle there is a container for a life-supporting complete set, a cover, consisting of the upper and lower plastic sheath and the base of a cord-line. They are hinged with each other.
The knife is used as:
- a camp tool for construction of shelters, storing up the timber, making the improvised means by planing, as well as for drilling holes, mortising, sawing the timber and metal;
- a tool for using as a hammer mounted on the cross-piece of the handle or a lever applicating the effort to the middle of the handle not more than 100 kgf;
- the survival gear for cutting parachute top cords and cutting-out parachute cloth, making holes in the flying vehicles, cutting the wires and cables through, breaking the window-glasses of the vehicle;
- a edged weapon.
It may be used to cook and make the moving easy in almost impassable regions, as an alpenstock, in brushwood and as a stick.
A life-supporting complete set includes:
kapron fishing-line of d 0.2…0.3 mm,
cotton thread, m
needle for sewing, pc
fish-hooks No 4 and No 8.5, pcs
windproof matches, pcs
plate for striking a match
lead sinker “Drobinka”, mm
fishing-line and thread coil, pc
medical patch 15 x 30 mm, pc
tablets for water disinfection, pc