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Old 03-07-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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US Navy knives?

I was wondering if anyone knows who makes the knives the Navy uses? When I was still in the Navy, I handled some of them and found that they were pretty decent knives. They had a black plastic type handle and really kept an edge.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Check Bokker Knives and you can find knives that are general issue Navy knives, as well as some S.E.A.L. gear. They have a complete line of tactical knives of every sort.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #3
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No, these are not tactical knives I'm talking about. These are the knives uses by the Navy cooks
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Old 03-07-2011, 04:51 PM   #4
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Boker has kitchen knives as well.

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Old 03-07-2011, 04:53 PM   #5
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OK, but does Boker make the knives the Navy uses? They don't look like them to me.
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:30 PM   #6
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Old 03-07-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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This knife beat the competition, even among fixed blades, for a survival type knife. Not a bad price either. It's on my "I need one of these" list, lol.
Just sayin', since Boker was brought up...
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:27 AM   #8
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I was wondering if anyone knows who makes the knives the Navy uses? When I was still in the Navy, I handled some of them and found that they were pretty decent knives. They had a black plastic type handle and really kept an edge.
How long ago were you in?
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:55 AM   #9
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:26 AM   #10
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I'll bet they were Victorinox Forschner. Many commercial butchers use these, as do many fish mongers. They are cheap, durable, hold an edge well and can often be bought used and reground for a couple bucks. I have a few and mainly use them to fillet fish.

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Old 03-08-2011, 06:39 AM   #11
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I managed to acquire 2 of the Navy knives. One was a 6" or 8" boning knife and the other a 12" roast carving knife. The carving knife has a partially visible logo that looks kind of like a Scimitar with a word starting with On in it. I thought of Ontario Knives as they make the Old Hickory series but these are nothing like them.
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Old 04-04-2011, 05:21 AM   #13
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Old 04-24-2011, 10:58 PM   #14
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I was wondering if anyone knows who makes the knives the Navy uses? When I was still in the Navy, I handled some of them and found that they were pretty decent knives. They had a black plastic type handle and really kept an edge.
They were made by the same people who make everything our military uses; the lowest bidder!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:51 AM   #15
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They are made by F Dick. if i am not mistaken .
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