The US Military’s New Combat Utility Knife | Review & Giveaway | Tactical Rifleman

In this week’s video, I wanted to talk about a new pocket utility knife that just got added to the US DLA (US Defense Logistics Agency) supply system. No, it is not as sexy as a Minigun. Neither is a Medical Kit, but we use utility knives and med kits much more often than belt-fed machine guns.
When my buddy Joe heard I wasn’t carrying a switchblade anymore, he asked if I had seen the new utility knife that he had just gotten a NSN (national Stock Number) for. Always open to new kit & training, I told him I would give it a look. I really like this new knife. It’s light at just 4.6 ounces, and has no sharp edges to tear up or snag in your pockets. If I could add one thing to any good folding knife, it would be adding a saw blade; and this puppy has it. So, that caught my eye right off the bat. Now, it’s not American made, like the old Camillus. That would be preferred, but this thing is Swiss quality; very pretty with good features.
So, I tried to break it. I tried hard. I had this knife since SHOT in January and we just filmed this video. If you want a good knife to issue to your privates, without worrying about them getting rolled up in the club, this is going to be a good performer all around. Besides the saw (which is great), I also used the locking wire-stripper/wire-bender a bunch around the house; and the phillips screwdriver doubles as a punch for blasting caps (universal capwell sized). Some will bitch that it does not have a pocket clip. Yeah, fine, but it does have a lanyard hole, so your troops can “dummy cord” it off when they are in the field.
If you are in the US military, you can have your Supply Sergeant order you one. The NSN is 1095-01-653-1166.
If you do not have access to the DLA Supply System, you can reach out directly to Joe or his partner Jerry, and order one directly from from them.
Joe: 215-947-0200
Jerry: 570-974-6089

Here’s the bonus… Joe gave me a couple extra of these knives to film in this video. So, we are going to give them away to a randomly drawn new subscriber to So, if you haven’t already subscribed, click here:, and you could be the lucky guy or girl to get this new knife. To enter you must subscribe to by June 30th, 2017 12pm EST. Good luck! Must be in USA and 18+ years of age to win!

Thanks for watching. Next week, I’m back talking body armor and mag placement. Strength & Honor, TR.

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tango alpha says:

Great knife , but the serrated edge sucks .

CantCifUdontopenuri's says:

Alright “Rifleguy” I can automatically tell that you are a Republican and a diehard Donald Trump admirer!

teton tom says:

Sorry, but full blown tactical that serrated blade is worthless for me except maybe for cutting up German sausage……. although jumpers like a few serrations to “catch” in case of cutting out of paracord.

Vince Ruland says:

Serrated blade….ugh.

MrJimnykricet says:

great video just subscribed

Vincent Krajewski says:

dude were you even in the service? cuz switch blades are legal to LE AMD MILT personal.

Andrew Squire says:

Bruh, as soon as I saw it I knew- that’s a Swiss Army knife.  I paid 44 CHF for one with the Swiss shield on it 8 yrs ago, and it has been sitting in the box since.  Well, the Swiss are practical.  The knife is at least that I reckon.

Joel Morris says:

This is just another sales pitch

3 7 says:

I knew we already had one of those. I was slightly surprised by this. I do like the new one though.

Dwight E Howell says:

Looks like a Trecker made by the same company. Bet the parts would even interchange.

David Boson says:

so the US now buys the Swiss Army knife – cool. is an excellent knife that has been around for years.

Wayne Hartneck says:

gotta say it “That’s Not a NOYFE!” lol

Terry Costilow says:

listen dude if I need a knife it will be a real knife if I need a screwdriver it will be a real screwdriver if I need a bottle opener I’ll go back in time get it. which part do you fold out the bazooka cause I want to win a knife fight.

Wayne K. says:

I have this knife but not in the U.S. version. Good knife. Good vid.

correllious says:

Great nice to have. For every day carry. New subscriber, found your site by accident. Like what I see. I’ll be a regular. Thank you and God bless

frankgon4 says:

I still have my camillus

Jeff Cooper says:

You should join AKTI and change those idiotic knife laws. 2nd amendment

zanado11 says:

Just subscribed, nice channel. One question about the new knife does it come with a pocket clip? Thanks Roger

Jeff Cooper says:

How did tower #7 “fall?”
You realize there where 3 eh?

Bob Bob says:

I like that knife, please add me to your list thank you

Mowgli Hajduk says:

Combat Utility Knife… C.U.K. hehehe, the military does love acronyms.

666toysoldier says:

You can’t easily whittle (like notches for a figure-4 trap) or strip wire with a serrated blade. And the green color makes it easy to lose. Fail.

Cory Boyd says:


Havoc Maverick says:

Just get a victorinox swiss tool it is a very good multi tool, imho better than any leatherman. I own both tools and i allways go to the swisstool first.

David Paul says:

I have one . I’m not military but the one I have is exactly the same straight from Victorinox and called a Trekker, I don’t go anywhere without it.

Jack says:

Where can I
get one?

Kathy Long says:

I had a nice little tinker Swiss till I lost it at the camp ground put it in my jacket went on a hike and it must have dropped out miss it a lot had it for about18 yrs

The original Jackal says:

I’ve been in the Army since 2002 and have never been issued a knife.

Mike Hillsgrove says:

What happened to Swiss Army knives?

Tom Burgess says:

I prefer a KA-BAR or for a pocket knife a SAK Officer

daniel flemming says:

awsome would like to replace my swiss army to a us knife…

partya11night20 says:

I’ve had a Victorinox Swiss Soldiers Knife (this but polished stainless) since 2009, carried it every day, no probs.
Only downside is is could use a pocket clip. it’s fine in jeans but bounces around your pocket in cargo pants.

Bill23799 says:

Looks like a great knife. When I was stationed in West Germany in 70s and 80s I used a German Bundeswehr utility knife.
It also was made by Victorinox. The only issue knife I ever saw was that black handled electrician’s knife.
I guess the Camillus knife was not part of our TO&E.

gpsman007 says:

why no pocket clip?????

Dr. S. says:

Knife Joe has done a great job with this one. I owned one.

This is exactly the same as “Victorinox one-handed German Army Knife (OH-GAK)” which was the one I had.

A great feature you did not mention is that the knife is also locking.

Mine got stolen I wish I get another one in Egypt if anyone can help.

Gary Lewis says:

Bit of trivia here, when you open a new case of C4, you get a utility knife in each new case. Comes packed in it. That Awl blade on it was to let you take a brick and carve out a hole in the C4 so you can place a blasting cap.

Musteila says:

I live in the Swiss Knife Valley, owning the Swiss Army variant of this knife for years. Actually bought it for Laser sailing, as the Lake Lucerne water is rather cold what makes the opening of a ‘common’ pocket knife impossible, the one hand blade is the perfect solution.

luca baumann says:

haha funny guys im in the infantry corps in military of switzerland and we have exactly this knife

Rob Pendle says:

Nice upgrade to the Victoriniox Trekker. I’ve carried one for years. Great knife.

jagger21256 says:

Three minutes talking about your old knives, jeez I am a veteran also served 21 years, I really don’t want to hear about your old knives, just get to the product, just saying, I’m sure others feel this way.

Hugo SonofGod says:

Thats not new… they just changed the color and maybe added a tool… those have been out for a while I’ve owned a few, now adays i carry a leatherman OHT oxide for work, for fun an MUT

Raymond Hollingsworth says:

Good looking knife.

Marc-Bernard Levesque says:

For the last 30 years I’ve been using a 3 dollars knife issued by the Canadian Armed Forces. No bells and whistles but I wound not trade it for anything fancy that we find on the shelves today. It’s actually the same thing people had in Korean War. And again I would not trade it. I was a survival instructor.

James Miller says:

That’s an impressive PUK to have indeed. Just saw your video over at MTO’s forums:,73042.msg1517214.html#msg1517214

Roger Scott says:

Have 2 of the old Camilus folders. Will need to look into this new version.

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