Exclusive: Glock Survival Knife Review

You know Glock for its legendary pistols but the company also makes two knives: a field knife and a survival knife. They’re essentially the same except that the survival knife, shown here, has a saw on the back of the blade. Developed in cooperation with the Austrian Army Rangers, the Glock survival knife is as useful and durable as a Glock pistol and at a retail price of $32, an incredible value.


DSC_6973Six and a half inches of carbon steel comprise the clip point blade, which, at 3/16-inch wide is as much a sharp and durable cutting tool as it is a piercing tool. The knife edge is, to use a technical term, wicked sharp and holds its edge very well, despite my cutting heavy rope, piercing metal cans, and otherwise abusing it at every opportunity. The saw blade teeth chewed through tree limbs with ease. Ease on the knife, that is. I tired out before the knife did.

Separating the blade from the handle or hilt is a hand guard that doubles as a pry.


DSC_6982The hilt is made from polymer and offers good purchase and a balanced feel. The end of the hilt has a plastic cap on it, which eliminates it being used as a pummel. But, popping that cap off reveals a metal hole, which, in combination with the design of the hand guard, looks like it just might allow the Glock knife to do bayonet duty, perhaps on a Steyr Aug. Hmmm.


DSC_6974The sheath offers as much as the knife it carries: Its polymer clip allows the knife to click securely into place. The belt loop attachment can handle a 2.4-inch wide belt or it can just hang on a pack. A drain hole keeps water from pooling in it and a lanyard loop allows a user to lash it to a thigh or pack or strap.

Glock knives are available in olive drab, desert sand, and midnight black.

Your turn: How tough is a Glock knife, you ask? Write a comment below with a suggestion on how I can test or abuse this knife. I’ll do it, take pictures, and post them in a future article.

— Mark Kakkuri

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3 thoughts on “Exclusive: Glock Survival Knife Review

  1. JAL

    For the price it’s hard to beat. Used the saw to cut a tree in the middle of the road. A little big to carry unless I was Rambo but it rides with me in my trunk. Highly recommended.

  2. George

    The angle of the edge grind would determine how useful it is for cutting. Some people want a knife that’s good for splitting wood with a baton. It might be good to compare and contrast it with a Ka-Bar which is a bit more expensive but over the life of the knife not that much. It’s also similar to the Ontario M3 trench knife. Maybe compare the three of them?

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