"Punisher" (knife): characteristics, functionality, modifications
"Punisher" - a knife that was designed specifically for the security forces. The company "NOX" long ago gained fame as a manufacturer of a worthy weapon, its new creation, as expected, turned out to be worthy and interesting. The Knife "The Punisher" was developed by special order of the FSB of the Russian Federation and is currently in service with this and some other special forces units.
It is appropriate to begin our review by mentioning that a person who is not in the service of law enforcement agencies currently cannot acquire this weapon for personal use or collection (in any case, legally). However, anyone who is interested in good knives will be interested in introductory material. In addition, the developer offers a civilian version of the "Punisher", which looks very much like a military weapon.
A word about the manufacturer
The company "NOX" develops and produces not only cold arms, but also equipment.Some samples are officially in service with special units of Russia. Melee weapons from this manufacturer has already managed to establish itself well while performing combat missions.
All cold steel is being produced on the basis of the Melita-K enterprise. For production, the company uses high-quality high-carbon steel and stainless steel. The declared hardness of the Rockwell knives is determined in the range of 56-60 units, which is quite a lot even for military weapons.
"Punisher" - a knife for a fighter
The first thing that attracts attention in the exterior of this knife is the nontrivial curved shape of the blade and the presence of a concave guard. The powerful handle trimmed with pressed leather adds charisma. Because of such a spectacular heaped appearance, many even have an opinion that the “Punisher” is a souvenir, gift or award knife rather than a combat one.
In fact, many owners who have been trained in knife fighting and who have been practicing with this weapon, note that the knife is very peculiar. You need to get used to it.
Sharpening the knife also has features. In the illustration we see that the end of the blade is double-edged,which greatly increases the penetrating ability (especially given the solid weight of the weapon).
Most of the fighters who own these weapons say that steel has a good handle. The new knife that came off the conveyor is very sharp and does not need additional preparation.
There are 3 combat versions of the "Punisher", very similar to each other, but having some peculiarities. Consider more.
The classic "Punisher" is a knife without a gray sharpening, the handle of which is made of pressed dark leather. The Wag-1 model is a military weapon that has the same civilian counterpart. On this knife there are serrated teeth at the base of the blade, on the bottom surface. The model "Maestro" they are on top.
The combat knife "The Punisher" in any of its modifications has an anti-glare handle. On the Wash-1 and Maestro models it is made of a thermoplastic elastomer, which can be tinted in black, protective or camouflage color.
Combat knives are equipped with leather or cordura sheath, designed to be worn at the waist and on the hip and compatible with various elements of combat equipment.
The crescent shape of the blade not only increases the length of the cutting surface while maintaining linear dimensions, but also increases the force at the end at the moment of impact. In this case, the scattered effect, when the weighted end of the blade gets stuck in the wound, is not observed.
At the base, we see an impressive choil, necessary for the prevention of cuts. For example, when pulling a knife tightly seated in the wound canal, you can grab onto the guard. The concave-shaped coil will prevent grip on the sharp blade. On both sides of the butt there are valleys that increase the strength of the blade.
For the creation of combat knives "The Punisher", steel 70 x 16 MFS with a hardness of 56 units is used The product has a length of 272 mm; the length of the blade is 160 mm. The maximum width of the blade is 37 mm, and the thickness of the butt reaches 6 mm.
Knife "Punisher", reviews of which are almost unanimous, like any other weapon, requires constant training. At first, a fighter accustomed to working with a classic straight knife will have to get used to the unusual shape of the blade.
The knife is designed more for stabbing, not chopping, which is eloquently indicated by double-edged sharpening.The version with the drill on the bottom surface is not adapted to cutting at all, this can only be done with the tip of a knife. In a word, the “Punisher” knife is adapted to certain combat missions, it can hardly be called a universal.
As we already know, not every fan of good weapons or a collector will be able to purchase a Punisher knife. The civilian version was created specifically for those who have no right to own combat cold weapons: tourists, hunters, geologists, and survivors.
There are several modifications with smaller dimensions, weight and smashing force. In the official representative offices of "NOX" the price tag starts at 5.5 thousand rubles for a civilian knife with scabbard.