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.
Description[edit | edit source]
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.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Special Weapon
- 10 inches
- Under 1 lbs
- Spring loaded
Uses[edit | edit source]
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 show[edit | edit source]
In Green Beret vs Spetsnaz[edit | edit source]
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.
In Back for Blood Special (Spetsnaz vs IRA)[edit | edit source]
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.