Just caught a bunch of pages and videos on this.




You can buy these from me, too, but Amazon carries them at the same price.

Here's the idiot myth on every single page:

"The back isn't a good saw."

"The primary use of that knife, the reason it was designed, was as a general purpose escape tool from the wreckage of an aircraft. You could punch a hole in the fairly thin skin of the craft and saw your way out. ItΓÇÖs a fairly specialised knife that can work as a field knife but itΓÇÖs not the best choice for a general purpose knife."

No, it fucking isn't.  If the plane is that fucked up, you're not getting out. That's a load of bullshit up there with the myth of, "You can't legally use a .50 cal against troops, but you can use it to shoot their web gear," and "Mattel made M-16s." The knife is stowed in a kit under the seat. You're not getting it out in time to do any cutting. If it's a fighter, you're ejecting. If it's a cargo/transport/bomber, there's a half dozen different ways out of the plane-every hatch, ramp, window, port and door is an egress.

"Hey, the guys need a tool to cut through the fuselage."

"How about a metal shear and a springloaded punch?"

"I guess, but I was thinking of giving them a knife."

"A knife?"

"Yeah, to punch a hole in the plane and saw their way out."

"Like you'd do with a spring-loaded punch and a metal shear?"

"Yeah, but a knife!"

No one is going to cut their way out, and 7075T6 aluminum is rather tougher than you think it is--they use it for M-16 receivers.
The saw isn't a very good saw, but it's a combinaton file/rasp (and not a very good one, but better than not having one).  It's for shaping wood, cutting rope, abrading roots, whatever you might need a non-slicing edge for. The knife is used for everything you use a knife for on the ground. You know: Camping and surviving while waiting for Pararescue to recover your butt.

I'm waiting for someone to insist what it really needs is a launchable spring loaded blade "like the Spetznaz used" as a "last ditch weapon."

And the CQC6 "Quartermaster" knife wasn't used for "prying open crates and hammering the lids," either. As dumb as the Army can sometimes be, they DO know what hammers and prybars are.
Jesus Christ, you people are stupid.