The Iraqi Combat knife is a multi-purpose bladed weapon. It was the Close-Range weapon of Saddam Hussein
Description[edit | edit source]
The combat knife has a short single-edged blade with a clip point and a small hole in the center. The handle is made from a polymer and has mounting rings that allow the knife to be mounted as a bayonet.
Stats[edit | edit source]
- Weight: .7 lbs
- Blade width: 1/8 inch
- 5.7 inch steel blade
- Wood handle
Uses[edit | edit source]
The combat knife can be used for slicing, cutting, and stabbing, and (as stated before) be used as a bayonet. When coupled with its scabbard, it forms a wire-cutting device, with the insulated polymer handle and scabbard allowing the user to safely cut electrified wires.
Test[edit | edit source]
The Iraqi combat knife was pitted against the cane knife of Pol Pot. The two weapons were tested by charging into a room and eliminating two sides of beef targets; one static, one mounted on a zip-line. The combat knife killed both with a stabbing speed of 40mph while the cane knife had a speed of 45 mph, but failed to kill the second target. The edge was given to the combat knife due to it's flexibility and portability.