Does the US military have a standard issue knife?

The U.S. Army adopted the M3 Trench Knife in 1943 as its standard combat knife. The M3 replaced the earlier World War I-vintage Mark I trench knife in combat service.

What knife do the US Marines use?


(USMC) Knife, Fighting Utility (USN Mark 2 utility knife)
Type Knife
Place of origin United States
Service history
Used by United States Marine Corps United States Navy United States Army

What are the best military knives?

Ari B’Lilah. At first glance,the Ari B’Lilah looks like a beastly blade from a Rambo flick.

  • Ballistic Knife.
  • CRKT Kukri.
  • KA-BAR US Marine Corps Fighting Knife.
  • Sheffield Fairbairn-Sykes Dagger.
  • Ontario MK III.
  • Gerber Mark II.
  • SOG SEAL Team Elite.
  • Emerson Combat Karambit.
  • Green Beret Knife.
  • What are the best fighting knives?

    Ontario Knife Company 8684 SP10 Spec Plus Marie Raider Bowie.

  • United Cutlery USMC Marine Force Recon Bowie Knife. Affordable and dedicated to the United States Marine Corps,the United Cutlery Bowie knife has an overall length of 16-1/2″ and
  • Cold Steel Marauder Bowie Knife.
  • KA-BAR USMC Fighting Knife.
  • Buck Knives 119 Special Bowie Knife.
  • What makes a good combat knife?

    Kauboy. Sparked from our recent discussions concerning being always ready for the “call to arms”,I have started again considering what to include as part of my “minuteman” loadout.

  • Maine-Marine. Not to be a smartass but in bootcamp..
  • Chipper. World wide is a machete.
  • The Tourist.
  • bigwheel.
  • Boss Dog.
  • The Tourist.
  • jim-henscheli.
  • Kauboy.
  • Steve40th.
  • What is the best tactical knife brand?


  • Browning
  • Ka-Bar
  • Morakniv
  • Cold Steel
  • Spyderco
  • Kershaw
  • Benchmade
  • Protech
  • SOG