Afghan Commando Knife

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    Afghan Commando Knife

    Post by nkomo on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:29 pm

    I have had this for awhile, but never got around to posting it for several reasons. One big reason was that I wasn't 100% sure who it was used by.

    The other day, I was looking at the Afghan Special Forces page on Facebook and I found a picture of an Afghan Commando wearing the same make of knife on his belt.

    I don't think this type knife is an issue piece. Maybe a private purchase piece.

    As you can see, my knife has been spray painted a brown at one time to make it more color suitable for a desert environment. Blade is extremely heavy. Handle has a small survival kit in a plastic case (matches, striker, hooks, fishing line, etc) and the handle cap is a small compass.







    Picture of the knife in use with the Afghan Commandos.



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    Re: Afghan Commando Knife

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:57 pm

    Very interesting piece Arch, I assume by the matches it is Chinese made, the blade retaining strap looks like a British style/ design too, a very nice knife to own Mate.

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    Re: Afghan Commando Knife

    Post by joni firpo on Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:28 am

    It is a spanish "Aitor Commando" knife. Maybe the aghan SF trooper traded it with a spanish soldier, or maybe the Spanish Govt. supported the afghans with knives either.

    http://www.aceros-de-hispania.com/gb/infer.asp?ac=22&trabajo=listar&pa=cuchillos-aitor&sg=cuchillos-aitor
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    Re: Afghan Commando Knife

    Post by nkomo on Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:10 pm

    It is a copy of the Aitor. A very close copy of the Aitor.


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