8 Special Soviet Shooting Knife

Special Soviet Shooting Knife

Posted on April 6, 2015 by team


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This is a special Soviet knife designed in the 1970s at the order of the Ministry of Defence and KGB of the USSR. An ordinary scout’s knife had to turn into a combined multifunctional weapon. They made a knife with a firing device adapted for a special 7,62 mm cartridge. 

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The special knife for a Soviet scout passed into service looked like an ordinary knife. It was used as a weapon but also  be used as a working tool. Its blade was suitable for cutting ropes, cutting chord, wood or steel rods.  The knife could also be used as a screwdriver and for other purposes.

Scouts could make use of the knife to cut wiring with a diameter of 2,5 mm, telephone cable with a diameter up to 5 mm or electric cable carrying a voltage of up to 380 V.

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The shooting device was mounted in the cavity of the rear part. To shoot, one had to turn the knife with its handle forward.

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They had two versions of the knife.  The NRS-2 was able to shoot  The NR-2 was a non-shooting weapon. The models of the knife were repeatedly modified.

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The shooting range of the knife was twenty five meters.

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The knife could be fixed on the waist or on the leg.

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8 Responses to “Special Soviet Shooting Knife”

  1. Oldeafcoot says:

    Ah, the famous Russian Ballistic Knife!

  2. ed brown says:

    Any smartphone is billion times more sophisticated and useful.

  3. Froggy says:

    I read about them, never seen a photo of it . Thanks for posting .

  4. Darius says:

    I think there is one more type of the “shooting knife” – the one that can shoot the blade at the target. The ballistic knife. Would be nice to see once the pictures of the real thing.

  5. Randall says:

    Can you buy one,anywhere?

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