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The latest offering from United Cutlery's M48 line is this M48 Kommando Fighter. This high-impact resistance, heavy-duty combat knife is designed to withstand extreme conditions. The fighter is black-coated AUS-6 stainless steel for corrosion resistance and a non-reflective appearance. The blade features the M48 logo with the etch “The Future Looks Dim." A cord-wrapped grip makes it easy to hold and it slides easily into the heavy-duty nylon belt sheath. This knife also comes with a paracord survival bracelet that is hand woven from military spec, 300-lb. paracord. This bracelet offers up to 9 feet of usable survival cord.
Yet another really thin, lightweight blade from BUDK. I just got mine today, but I already love the balance and feel of it. You might just make me a fan of the lightweight blades yet.
Some people say the handel comes of it all in the way you rap it i took it off used paracored and started fron the top over the end and when i got to the hole i put it trew tje hole like a figure 8to the bottem of the hole tight then fed it they the whole at the end and its very strong, good for throwing, the saw on the back is usless but makes it look even more badass
its light but very durable the para-cord wrap around the handle is well done my only complaint is the sting that comes off the back of the knife i think is supposed to tie around your wrist but i never use it so it gets in the way but not a big problem at all its a great knife for any bug out bag
For 5 bucks this thing is a beast. Really good knife, strong and sturdy. The paracord wrapping came off quickly, but electrical tape works well.
This is one of the best knives I have bought in the last few years and I can honestly say for the price I felt like I was stealing. BEST BUY AROUND!! Great quality for value and nothing can beat this.
Great knife for the price can clear almost anything that I trow at it.Parcord sucks fist day I got it came off but rap it in 550 cord AMASING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was my first order from TrueSwords. I was impressed with the shipping time, the quality of the knife, and the customer friendly process throughout. <br /><br />The bracelet was a little big (as appears to be the typical analysis by most), and there seems no way to adjust it without cutting it. But, it was a good deal for the price.<br /><br />The knife is well done. It's solid, the handle is wrapped tightly (the cord isn't loose), and the knife just feels like I thought it would. I am not a knife expert, no do I have a large collection at this point (this was my second knife; my first one is from another site), but I am pleased with this order. <br /><br />I think it deserves the 5 star rating I have given. I look forward to possible (probable) future purchases from TrueSwords.
This M48 Paracord Wrapped Handle Knife And The M48 Paracord Bracelet are very well made, feel and function perfectly and they look really cool. The blade is very sharp with a slim profile and the paracord wrapped handle makes it very comfortable to access and use. The sheath is also very nice and well made also The fasten that keeps the knife in place is great and does not slide around but keeps it nicely secured. The bracelet is very strong and comfortable and the Buckle is tough and easy to use. These have become two of my favorite M48 Products. Thank you
I originally got this knife for a friend but after holding it and seeing it, I wanna keep it myself. The paracord wrapped handle came out thicker than I thought it was going to be so that was awesome and the tanto blade was extremely razor sharp out of the box, it also has a pretty good weight to it too, the only problem was the paracord bracelet was extremely stiff but that is no problem, awesome knife.
Extremely sharp, durable and rust resistant. Wrapped 2nd layer of paracord around handle for volume and palm swell. So sharp! and, easy to sharpen. I don't wear bracelets but my nephew is a happy camper. The sheath offers adequate protection and is very slim. Great gift idea for friends and age-appropriate family. Doesn't seem to intimidate women like some scary knives, so I recommend as gift for women as well.
This came free with an order I made. So for the price...free...this is excellent. It is heftier than I thought it would be - solid feel in the hand. Very sharp. This is a great addition to a bug out bag, to be a spare in a camping kit, or to have in the tackle box. The grip is of para cord and surprisingly comfortable in my hand. And for a survival situation, you have two sources of cordage - bracelet and knife. The knife can also double as a spear blade should you want to remove the cordage and attach it to a 6' staff.
This here is the best knife you can buy, inexpensive, practical, strong enough and sharp enough to cut almost anything, it won't last forever, but with a little care you'll be able to use it for any camping needs, it could come in handy even in a survival situation, the paracord on the handle is a little loose but that can easily be fixed, the cord itself could be useful!
This is an Amazing weapon! I just got it today and my mind is blown. The mere size of this knife is astonishing, the blade is longer than I anticipated which is a definite plus, not the sharpest knife I've got but that's no biggy. Other reviews say that the nylon handle falls apart but mine is very sturdy and I know it will last a while. The blade IS a bit top heavy but is very durable. Definitely made to withstand a bunch of blows. If your a knife collector like myself then this blade is a necessity
some reviews for this product focus on the handle being crummy, sheath poorly made and that the bracelet is not so great which is true but I will tell you about the knife itself its great im not going to rant but this knife can take a beating and still hold a sharp edge you can make your own handle for it as well as a sheath the important thing is to have a knife worth doing that for. Trust me on this one I wouldn't say so if it wasn't true
Before I received this bad boy I knew that it was going to be a pretty decent size but when I took it out of the package I was more impressed because this thing is a beast! Came pretty sharp and the cord wrapping is actually on tight. I'm so glad that I ordered two. Second purchase I have made from True Sword and still not disappointed, price was rite and again shipping was fast, put my order in on Thursday arrived at my door Saturday evening. After writing this review I will be browsing around looking for my next purchase. 5/5
An amazing product. This knife can take anything you can put it through and more. Also, this knife holds an edge for much longer than others like it. Altogether a great product for the price.
The Full Tang Combat Tanto arrived but the Paracord was missing. I emailed the staff and they were very helpful and timely. They shipped the missing bracelet free of charge to me ASAP. This is a great deal the bracelet alone is $16 the knife is a bonus in my opinion. I would buy this again.
It is an excellent knife but the paracord came off really easily so i just re rapt it but overall it is a solid knife that held up for about a year know.
Im excited to get my knife! I ordered this and a set of three throwing knives that should be a blast. I ordered on Friday and it says it should get here tomorrow! Hopefully Thats the case, but for now ill give it five for my expectations haha
very well constructed knife. Sharpened right out of the box. The bracelet is a bit big but I have small wrists, and unfortunately, it is not adjustable. I would feel confident defending myself with this knife, has a good weight and not overbearing in size that you couldn't handle it
I've got to say...the tanto is REALLY nice, it needed some sharpening, but that was to be expected that's why I also got a knife sharpener to go with it and to use on my other knives i have. <br /><br />The standard cord wrap is pretty nice for my hand, though once i learn how to weave paracord better I will probably put that paracord bracelet on instead.<br /><br />the bracelet is a bit large on my wrist...but that is because my wrists are small...at least it will stay on and wont fly off my hand as I did a slight tug to get it on.<br /><br />the only thing that i think could be better is the belt loop for the sheath being about 1/2 and inch larger or so, as it took a bit of effort to thread it onto one of my belts.
this knife looked good on the Internet but its amazing in my hand. The Paracord is loose but is worth the money . I LOVE IT!!!!!!!
really good knife, came already sharp. the para-cord bracelet is hard to open but i dont wear bracelets anyway. good buy all the way
the m48kommndo is great its light weight you don,t even know its on your side and the is awesome
This was the first blade I've bought from true swords and I love it. It feels sturdy, grips well, and looks amazing for what I paid.
Rock solid knife for the price. Cord-wrapped handle was a bit of a joke, but with some 550 cord laying around, it didn't take long to remedy that issue. Same knife as the "zombie apocalypse" version, without the green/black wrapped handle and at half the price. The bracelet is 330 cord, not 550, but it's basically free with the knife, so no complaints. Everyone I've shown mine to has wanted one...so go ahead and buy it-it's a great knife for $10!
This is about as good of a knife as you can get for 10 bucks. Plus, you get a free rope bracelet.
Great knife. A little dull out of the box, but it sharpened right up. My son loved the bracelet that came with it. Sheath is a bit crappy, but I make my own out of leather anyway.
this knife is amazing it comes razor sharp and its ways almost nothing. i love this knife so much I dont go anywhere without it. the only draw back is the sheath its a pretty cheaply made sheath I have mine covered in gorilla tape to keep it from being cut by my knife when I pull it out. other than that its a great knife i recommend it to anyone looking for a good tac-knife.
I bought two of these. The knife is a good size and came sharp! The sheath is nice and holds the knife well. It does take a bit of practice to draw the knife and put it back, but that is to be expected.<br /><br />My only complaint is that, on one of the sheaths, the stitching was too high and I couldn't feed my belt through it. However, about 5 minutes and that was fixed.<br /><br />4.8/5 rounds up to 5/5.
I like this blade. It's quite sharp and the wrapping on the handle is nice. The paracord bracelet is nice, but getting the clasp to close is slightly annoying. Other than that, a great product to own.
The knife was perfect, so I'll give it five stars. However, the paracord bracelets are a wierd size.
Ok so i orderd this cant wait to get it but how long deos ot take for this knife to get here and ive seen other knifes like it but when i get it i will put it to the test! To see of it is battle ready and Can take the damage! Will tell about it on here to
Great craftsmanship, Great weight, Great Price! definitely worth every penny, including shipping costs
The best knife I have bought part of my first order from true swords and I could not be happier the knife twenty minutes to put a good edge on it and it keeps it the bracelet is a tad big but it's still comfortable and is slightly stiff to begin with but it forms to your wrist after a short time of wearing it I would have gladly paid fifty for the knife alone all in all an amazing buy
The knife itself is overall good, about as large as I had expected(about 11 1/2 inches). <br /><br />The metal grade is AUS-6, so expect to need to sharpen it regularly. It is Stainless Steel though, to it tends to endure quite a bit.<br /><br />I feel as if this knife could, with some effort, chop through an 8inch log. This is not meant to be a replacement for an actual axe/hatchet, though, but in a pinch, this could very well get the job done.<br /><br />Underneath the wrapping, handle has a large hole in it, and is sandwiched in between two stick-of-gum shaped pieces of wood. The wood is placed there to add extra thickness to the handle.<br /><br />The cord wrapping of the handle is not Paracord. It is made of a thinner material, almost like the strings in a drawstring backpack. I chose to replace this material with actual Paracord, which yielded a better grip. <br /><br />The bracelet is a standard Paracord bracelet, measuring roughly 10 inches from each end of the buckle. When closed, the diameter is about 3 1/2 inches. I am a pretty scrawny fellow when it comes to my wrist, so I choose to wear it elsewhere.<br /><br />Overall, this is one of the best deals I have seen on this website. I would, and certainly plan to, buy another one.
This knife is sharp and feels very solid, except for the cord wrapping on it. I spent some time rewrapping it, but cant complain too much for a ten dollar knife.
Got here in a few days, after a minor problem with billing(a very friendly and helpful rep, called from true swords and helped me fix it in 5 minutes)<br /><br />Not as sharp as i would've liked, but that is an easy fix.<br /><br />Other than that, best knife for the price.<br /><br />10/10
the knife is really well made and has a good weight to it, the size is right on par with any combat knife. the string on the handle is very low grade hollow out paracord type, but for what it does, it does it well... just don't expect to use it in a pinch for anything else than a soft handle... the main reason i bought this was it came with a survival bracelet which is okay, but i mainly got it so i can see how one looks so i can make my own... it looks like its made out of 330 para instead of the 550... it's so, so... overall a good buy...
I've had this little tool of destruction for about a month now. Throughout the time I've owned this knife I've, sliced, chopped, and stabbed numerous things and the blade is still factory sharp. The black on the blade has yet to be affected by the harsh conditions and the etched phrase gives it character. My only complaint would be the handle, the para cord handle is quite loose. I took it off and replaced it with some black electrical tape and it works just fine. When you hold this knife, you will always feel in control. The bracelet is great, haven't had much use for it yet, but I plan to take it hiking with me in a month or two. Great buy, great product, great company. Thanks BUDK.
This Knife is the very best knife I have ever wielded. The weight is perfect, light as a feather. The paracord bracelet is cool and makes anyone look tougher. I waited for this a short period and was worth the wait. Looks like the knife packs some punch (or cuts!). Thank you BudK for delivering and selling such a great knife.
Just got this knife and it is perfect. The knife comes extremely sharp. The paracord Bracelet is a little big, but it is still good and for only 10$ this is a great deal
Wow I am impressed, I bought this knife strictly for utilitarian purposes and I am not disappointed, if you are looking for a sturdy, exceptional knife look no further! PS the handle IS NOT LOOSE despite the look of the wrapped handles its as sturdy as if it was wood.
Great knife for the price. it is very sharp and durable , most definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for a knife that will last!!!!!
If you need a tough knife this is the one for you. Its sharp and stayed sharp through the hardest cuts and the bracelet is even better I had it on for three weeks now and it still looks and feels like I got it out the box and I'm a tree climber so its not like I've been siting on the couch its been beat and battered. The case how ever is useless throw it away.
Awesome knife only had it for 30mins now and fell in love with it. The bracelet is pretty cool to but its a little big it seems, for my wrist at least. This is a must have for anyone.
Very pleased with this combination, the combat knife is everything I had hoped it would be, sharp and very versatile. The paracord bracelet gave me a great idea for a leg strap. Using nylon cord I had laying around the house I made a larger version of the bracelet creating a multi-functioning leg strap for this awesome combat knife allowing for easily concealed carrying.
It's an ok knife when you buy it on sale. But I have no clue what the para cord is for and its too small for me and I'm not even a big person. Get a sharpener because it's ok for a play knife.
It's a nice knife if you get it when it's on sale for 10 or less. I'm iffy on the grip, cause it's just wrapped not an actual grip. But the bracelet thing is an okay size for me, But I have no idea what it's for. Maybe you tie the knife to it and try to conceal it only thing is that doesn't work in reality.
Incredibly sharp knife. The engraving was a bit shallow and hard to see. Also, DO NOT USE FOR CHOPPING! Too much hand friction and the para cord handle slides off. Other than that, good knife.
I got this from a friend through a trade since he had two and I had two Timber Wolf Pocket Kukri Tactical Folding Knives (which I got through BOGO). We made a trade and it seemed pretty darn cool and rather sharp, but I did not like the length of the survival paracord at the end of the hilt. It really took up space and caused some distraction while testing it, so I make it shorter by making a knot, problem kinda solved. The second problem is the sheath and the edges on the dull side of the blade. They could have been saw edges, but they were just square points. These square points regularly get caught on the sheath when unsheathing or sheathing the blade. I find that rather annoying, but other than those two things, I like it =)
the bracelet alone is worth 10 bucks so the pair make a great deal , knife is great and bracelets cool at a great price
I've bought 5 Kommando knives in two batches now. They are very basic slabs of steel with an edge. And the not para-cord handles do have a lot to be desired. But at way under a $10 price, they are great for "beater" knives to toss here and there for when you want to cut something. Are they super-duper top quality survival knives? No. And they don't $50 to $100 or more dollars either.So don't compare them to a Randall. I do think they are a great value though. And they are great for project knives other than "Full Tang" is skeletonized ( cut out). I plan to do some grinding and filing on a couple of mine to modify the blades to my liking. And I agree with everyone else that has said that you need to replace or modify the cord wrapped handle. I know at least one of these is going to get a basic duct tape grip. No big deal. The knives are big, the steel is better than you would expect, and you can cut rope and whittle with them. Which is the basic idea of a knife. Worst part of the deal is the sheath, which is just sad. Duct tape the fool thing or make or buy another sheath. The knife is still worth the money and trouble. More than adequate for general yard work or weekend camping for doing anything you should be doing with a tool of this type. Fits the rare need between your pocket knife and a machete. I placed a second, larger order because I'm sticking one of these in the garage, the workshop, the shed, the other shed, and one on my tractor mounted utility box. I can use and abuse them without using and abusing my higher cost knives that I would feel bad about dinging up. I consider these a great value ( and I'm old, cheap, poor, and whiney).
Very good fighting knife, I'm impressed that this knife was so cheap!. I would definitely buy another one for backup. Nylon sheath can be upgraded. Great size, Excellent material, Very sharp. Very good gift for the prize!.
Very sharp knife. It passed the "paper cut" test with flying colors. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is because I don't like the paracord wrap. However, I love paracord! I will re-wrap the knife handle with some non-slip tape, and use the paracord for something else. Love the paracord bracelet! I always like keeping one handy. Overall, this is a very nice knife and you just can't beat the price!
For under $6 this is an absolute STEAL! Tough blade, just like the video shows. I've used mine to clear banana trees and fig tree limbs and it's like a warm knife through butter (I did sharpen it a bit, though). It's also tough enough to hack down palm tree limbs. As others stated, the only drawback is the paracord handle. Mine was quite loose so I took it off and retied it. Much easier to grip now. Even so, a fantastic knife that will withstand years of abuse. For $5.98, this is a MUST buy.
Overall, it's a very solid knife. It came decently sharp, and the paracord bracelet was a nice addition though not really necessary. It's a little light in terms of weight, and the nylon wrap around the handle is kinda cheap, so I'd recommend re-wrapping it with better material. That's the only reason I can't give it five stars. But other than that it's an excellent blade. I recommend it to anyone looking for a good knife to carry and use.
It gets a 4* rating because i had to re-wrap the handle of the blade. Overall it has DECENT balance. It could have been a bit better and the wooden shims held together with box tape....kind of turned me off a bit. I ended up cannibalizing the para-cord bracelet that was sent with it and turned it into the new handle grip. Overall it's a great blade for the price. I haven't had the chance to use it for what tactical knives are for, however, and hopefully I'll never have to :) Solid blade
great knife for the price cheap handle though wooden shims held together with a strip of trash bag and then a bad paracord job still worth more than the cost paired with the bracelet but best to buy a decent cord and wrap it youeself
Decent blade. Not real sharp but easily fixed. Can't beat it. Complete no brainier. Every order should have this in its cart!
on first glance, the knife looks pretty cool. the blade come quite sharp and is effective for its price tag. the handle is awful. the cord that wraps the handle is simply awful. thankfully the knife comes with a paracord bracelet, which i used to rewrap the handle. the sheath is of course, cheap, but the blade itself is fairly sound. definately a good buy even if it wont hold up to extended use (not sure if it would or wouldnt), it still looks pretty darn cool regardless.
This is a great knife for the price of only the price $10 with penny shipping! It was heavier than I expected, which I liked. The handle, which is a hallow nylon cord, does its job as a grip, but won't withstand heavy use like lashing together a shelter. The blade comes fairly sharp and ready for action. Overall, a great buy!
Had a mild problem with the sheathe but True Swords' excellent customer service helped me solve my issue. All in all it's a great knife, a little dull but i can fix that. The bracelet feels a bit stiff but might loosen up over time. All in all, great deal! I love TrueSwords and will continue to buy things from them!!
i got this today and this is about the sharpest knife i have ever held. cut a 3 1/2 foot tall street cone in half and a 3 inch diameter branch off a tree. one problem though; the handle is hollow on the inside but has a block of wood taped inside of it then wrapped so it slid off pretty easily. i took the block out and wrapped it around the hollow handle so it won't come off again
This is a review coming from someone who likes to looks at knives both for their aesthetic value as well as their practicality. I have used many different kinds of knives, but I am hardly an expert. So, my honest, if somewhat inexperienced opinion: What I like about the knife - The blade came super sharp straight out of the box. Make no mistake, this is a *tactical* knife, a knife designed for combat and survival. The knife's front edge is very well suited for chopping and slicing wood, among other such things, and the steel of the knife will spark if struck against flint or fire steel. The serrated back edge of the knife, though, won't cut worth a damn, but it adds to the aesthetic appeal of the knife. The knife looks and feels very intimidating to use. I have yet to sharpen this beast. What I do NOT like - The paracord that makes up the handle's grip is not fastened securely. Granted, it's meant to come off, but come on. The underside of the handle has only a couple of thin pieces of wood taped on to the handle. The paracord began to slide off after a good few solid swings, which is a safety hazard; if you can't keep a firm grip on something this sharp, you could easily cut yourself badly. The least they could've done is added some width on the handle itself and on the hilt's sides to keep it from sliding clean off. (Incidentally, while testing the knife on wood, I sliced clean through the slack that made up the lanyard. Clumsy...) I would rate this five stars if it weren't for the handle's defects. The knife's business end makes the knife, of course, but I don't plan on swinging it around by the blade: a good handle topped by a good blade makes the perfect knife. I plan on either taping or wrapping the handle in something thicker and with more friction to compensate for the lack of hilt. Good buy, but be advised the handle on mine was not well made.
As advertised, yes. Quality appears good, have not tested as of now, Sheath prob has a chance of snowball in a heat situation. But as a backup, stashed item, knife is ok, Worth the cost. Three stars , due to poor sheath. Bracelet is great for adversary to grab, but handy for other stuff if you keep it off your grabbing handle/wrist.. Is not high quality para cord. All considered, get a couple of these for back-ups.
I already have a knife that's almost exactally the same, except the cord is green and it doesn't have m48 on it
like the black finish sharp out the box handle could be better a little small for my hand but overall this knife can take a beating and keep going
Got this blade as a freebie from Kennesaw. Haven't used it yet, but I did read the reviews. I think I'll try some Fabri-Tac glue on the paracord handle to keep it in place. I guess I should also check the blade itself and see if it needs sharpening off the bat. I did handle the knife when I got it, felt okay as far as balance, the knife went straight into my hiking backpack for "just in case" use. The bracelet was indeed too big for me, but I just attached it to my backpack for additional cord if needed.
Kind of heavy. Somewhat sharp not that I was expecting it to be razor sharp Had to put a stone to it. Sheath cheaply done. I liked the look of it and couldn't beat the price I guess going to restring the cord feels funky.
The bracelet I wear everyday. The knife the one time i used it made me very upset. as I was trying to open some coconuts the cord-wrapped handle completely fell apart. I tried to continue using it but it resulted in giving me blisters. Not a good buy.
The full tang handle has a huge hole in it. When the cord came off the handle, there was tape with something thin under the tape blocking a huge cut out in the handle. It was thin china wood under the tape to wrap the cord around to hide the hole in the handle. Once the para cord is gone this knife sucks. Stay away from corded wrapped handle knives. The cheap stuff is cheap stuff, under $20 each so don't expect much.
Bought this knife based on the impressive video, and the minute I took it out of the box and started playing with it, I knew it was not nearly up to the claims. Balance was OK (bit top heavy), handle was OK (nothing special, maybe rewrap it in some 550 paracord for the full effect), and the handle was slightly smaller than my hand making it not particularly comfortable to hold. The overall quality of the knife was not bad, except for a deep scratch on the side of the blade that had been painted over with the black finish, showing it was there all throughout manufacturing and they sent it out anyway. Took the blade to the outer cardboard shipping box as a test, and it didn't do a thing as far as slicing or tearing anything off, using the weight of the blade to it's advantage. Knife appeared to have an edge out of the box but didn't really perform as claimed. After 6 whacks into some cheap cardboard, no cuts and only one minor tear from the whacking. This is basically a throwaway item for me now, it has no value to me.
First things first, the bracelet is a bracelet nothing spectacular. Now understand I do not want to be one of those people who just totally trash knives because they threw it at a tree and it broke. So I will simply say what I like and dislike and you can decide what you want. I think the knife looks cool and is fun for playing with. But I also think that this type of knife is a very stupid build for most thing you would use it for. 1. Why is the blade so far from the handle? the strongest point to cut with is right above the handle! 2. The handle is not wrapped with true parachord! (although the bracelet is) 3. the wrapping on the handle is very poor so if you want to use it without the rope coming off you will have to rewrap it. 4. The sheath has no way to tie it down.(which I cannot stand!) So if you want to buy this knife to look at by all means go ahead, if you want to buy this knife to really use it and be able to trust it in life threatening situations goodbye.
Flimsy knife will bend if you put any force on it and it is suppose to be a survival knife so would expect to have at least a sharp edge on it witch it doesn't have anything more then to cut butter with.
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