The Ballistic Knife is a knife with a detachable blade that can be expelled from the handle by means of a spring-operated mechanism. It was the Special Weapon of the Spetsnaz.
The blade fits into the hollow handle, locking it in place. The handle contains an interior spring that propels the blade when the red button is pressed.
- Special Weapon
- 10 inches
- Under 1 lbs
- Spring loaded
In reality, ballistic knives were never produced for nor used within spetsnaz units. The closest weapon to them is the NRS-2 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NRS-2) knife with a built-in firearm in the handle. Information about the Soviet company "ostblok" in Russian sources do not exist.
In Green Beret vs Spetsnaz
The ballistic knife went up against the E-Tool. The ballistic knife was tested on three glass orbs and penetrated all three, at a velocity of 58 feet per second, or 39 mph. In a very close comparison, the ballistic knife was chosen due to its ranged capability and portability.
The season one footage reviewed the I.R.A.'s Slingshot and Spetsnaz's Ballistic Knife. The ballistic knife was determined as having the advantage due to the weapon's killing power.