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Glock knife

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Type  Field knife
Used by  See Users
Manufacturer  Glock Ges.m.b.H.
Place of origin  Austria
Designer  Glock Ges.m.b.H.
Variants  Feldmesser 78 and 81
Glock knife

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 1095 spring steel with a hardness of 55 HRC and are phosphate-treated. Spring steel offers a high yield strength for good impact resistance and flexibility but low corrosion resistance.

The grips and sheaths are made of Glock-polymer and are available in the colors olive, sand, and black. The upper crossguard is bent forward and can 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 a belt and a drainage opening at the bottom.


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) 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).
  • Users

  •  Austria: Austrian Armed Forces
  • Field knife 78 issued with the designation of FM 78 or FMsr 78
  •  Denmark: Royal Danish Army
  • Field knife 78 issued with the designation of Feltkniv M/96, NSN 1095-22-262-1779
  •  Germany: GSG9 of the German Federal Police
  • Field knife 78 issued with the designation of FM 78
  •  India:
  • National Security Guard (NSG)
  • Special Protection Group (SPG)
  •  Malaysia: Pasukan Gerakan Khas of the Royal Malaysia Police
  • Survival knife 81 issued with the designation of FM 81
  • 69 Commando insignia carved at sheath and its blade
  •  Poland: Military Gendarmerie
  • Field knife 78 and 81
  •  Taiwan: Republic of China Armed Forces (ROCAF)
  • Field knife 78 and 81
  •  Republic of Korea: 707th Special Mission Battalion
  • Field knife 78
  • References

    Glock knife Wikipedia

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