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PostSubject: THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE   THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Icon_minitimeThu 30 Jul 2015, 10:44

My good friend Victor recently obtained some samples of a  a new knife, in the course of his equipment and training business, and he very kindly sent one to me.
Apparently, the King of Jordan decided that his soldiers needed a fixed blade knife, and the resulting design, based on the classic Jambiya, is pictured here.

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Knife_10


THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Crest_10
[Royal crest on hilt]

Technical details are:
Overall length - 13.5" (33.3cm)
Blade Length - 7" (18cm)
Top Edge - 4.75" (12cm)
Bottom Edge - 6.5" (16.5)
Blade Thickness - 6/32" (5mm)
Weight - 14.75 Ounces (390g)
Coating - DuPont Teflon
Handle - Injection moulded Hard Rubber
Cordura/Kydex Sheath

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Size_c10
[The knife overview]


THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Belt_d10
The knife attaches to the belt via a velcro-lined loop

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Belt_l10
with multiple attachments for MOLLE system, to attach to a pack, vest, or within a vehicle.
The sheath has a elasticated leg-strap, to stabilize the weapon.
The cordura sheath has a rigid Kydex insert moulded to the exact contours of the blade, ensuring a secure fit.

The knife is inscribed on both sides of the blade:
THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Inscri10

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Inscri11


The blade is of  substantial thickness
THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Blade_11
and  thumb-grooves moulded into the hilt


There is a wicked strike-pommel....
THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Pommel10

for breaking or smashing


THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Teeshi10

All in all, a big, strong, knife, suited to the needs of the Arab soldier.


THE SECOND MODEL
Victor has just sent me another version of the Royal Jordanian knife, which I term the "slimline model" As you can see from this comparison it's narrower, and less radical that the existing model....

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Both_t10

The blade is double edged, and curved, allowing deep slashes and thrusts....

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Knife_11

Here's the knife with the sheath, which is also somewhat different than the previous...

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Slimli10

....there is a handy pouch on the front of the sheath which will hold a flashlight, sharpening stone, or, magnesium fire block. There are numerous webbing strips for attachment to belt, pack, or, vest.

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Sheath10

The knife is retained by n encircling strap, with snap-release, plus a heavy-duty elastic loop..


Specifications:
Jordan Armed Forces Issue Combat Knife -Curved Blade Version
Overall length - 13.5" (33.3cm)
Blade Length - 7" (18cm)
Top Edge - 4.75" (12cm)
Bottom Edge - 6.5" (16.5)
Blade Thickness - 6/32" (5mm)
Weight - 14.75 Ounces (390g)
Coating - DuPont Teflon
Handle - Injection moulded Hard Rubber By " ERGO " in USA

Here's the inscription
THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Slimli11

All in all, I prefer this new knife. It's more handy than its big brother, better balanced, and more ergonomical to use, at least in my Western hand.

THE ROYAL JORDANIAN ARMY KNIFE Slimli12


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