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Ek Commando Knife Co. or Ek Knives is an American combat knife brand produced by several In Blackjack Knives bought Ek, and moved production to Blackjack's plant in Subsequently, he was admitted to the Army Ordnance Association. than the brass/alloy grips of the British Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife.


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Blades were ground out of stainless steel and were mirror polished. Gun Digest Book of Knives. In May the Ek brand was purchased by Ka-Bar which began selling its versions of Ek knife designs in Patton have been identified as Ek knife owners. By August , demand for his knives had grown to the point where he had three shifts working around the clock seven days a week, to produce 10 different models. All the owner needed to do was take a heavy object, such as a rock, and pound the lead rivets to tighten them. Production on the new knives began in , and they remain in production. Augustine until , when they moved it to Richmond, Virginia. Ek who had worked for his father as a knifemaker since prior to John Ek's death. Marine Raider Association. In later years Ek would use Swedish Sandvik stainless steel, upon request. A knifemaker since , in January , John Ek started producing knives in quantity in Hamden, Connecticut.

Ek Commando Knife Co. Patton, Jr. In John Ek moved to Miami, Florida where he continued production of his knives. As Blackjack endured internal problems, they began producing small lots of different knives marked with the Ek brand in an attempt to british army blackjack knife the knife-buying public's attention.

Most knives of the day even ones made today had narrow "rat-tail" tangs, many running only one-third the length of the grip. Emerson Knives Erizo F. Machined brass X-nut screws to fasten the handle became standard instead of the original poured lead rivets.

Most knives at the time used standard cutlery rivets or pins, or they were simply driven onto the rat-tail tang. These current production knives are branded with both KA-BAR and Ek logos and are generally recognizable as Ek-style knives while sharing few design details with previous generations of the knives.

Handles are attached with traditional x-head fasteners. Paladin Press. Knives and daggers. The Model No.

Another advantage of the Poured-Lead Rivets was the extra weight which made the knife balance far better than most, as it added weight to the hilt. Current production knives are constructed of steel, and feature black parkerized blades in a variety of styles, including the Model 4 spear point double edged knife and Model 5 clip point Bowie.

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Zalesky Official Price Guide to Collector Knives. Ek later developed a double-edged version of this named the Model No.

Knife World Publications: — Boulder, Colo. Some Ek knives made by Blackjack had a label stitched on the back of the nylon sheath reading "Handmade in U.

Contribute Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. When questioned about this by the War Production Board, Ek greased his hand and plunged one of his knives into the wooden floor with such force that no one was able to pull it out.

List of daggers List of blade materials. Ek preferred his knives without crossguards for ease of concealment and for quick withdrawal as there was no crossguard to snag on clothing or a soldier's equipment.

The extended butt of the Ek Commando Knife may british army blackjack knife inspired the design of the "skullcrusher" pommel on the First Special Service Force V Stilettowhich appeared in Ek preferred wood grips to leather, as the leather was prone to rot under tropical conditions.

Houston; Mark D. The Poured-Lead Rivets had the advantage that, if the grips ever became loose, they could be tightened in the field without any tools. Hidden categories: CS1 errors: missing periodical All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from January Namespaces Article Talk.

Government War Production Board tested and approved the designs of John Ek's knives and authorized continued availability of the nickel-chrome-moly steel which he used.

British army blackjack knife "Poured-Lead" Rivets which were used to affix the two wooden grips to the blade tang were unique to Ek Knives. John Ek died on October 21,but the business was continued by his son, Gary W. The U.

It is reported british army blackjack knife President Franklin D. Not only did the tang run the entire length of the grips, but the tang was the full width of the grips. For a number of years, Ek included a piece of sandpaper with each british army blackjack knife for this purpose.

Random House. All models feature glass filled nylon handles that mirror the shape of previous generations. This caused it to fall into the hand, rather than fall out of the hand. Ek had very strong feelings about restricting his knives to active-duty US servicemen.

He added crossguards to these versions, designating them the Model No. Due to the growing crime rate in Miami, the Ek family decided to relocate the operation to St.

This allowed the butt end of the knife to be used as a pry bar for opening ammunition crates or, according to Ek's manual, Your Silent Partnerfor "an upstroke to lay your opponent out. Ek found the nickel-chrome-moly steel to be strong, yet stain and rust resistant. A number of variants, such as Ek bowie kniveshunting knives, british army blackjack knife knives, boot knives and reproductions of other WW II patterns such as the Australian bowie and a copy of the Murphy-pattern combat knife were produced.

Several aspects of Ek's design made the knives distinct and rugged. The knife was made with a full-width, full-length tang the extension of the blade which runs through the grips construction. From here he provided knives to American forces during the Korean and Vietnam wars.

Views Read Edit View history. Gun World. Ek knives produced lower cost models with a handle made continue reading of green or black and occasionally "desert camo" wrapped parachute cord and a heavy nylon-webbing sheath in a matching color.

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World War 2 in the United States was a time of steel shortages as it was a scarce strategic material. A composite sheath is provided. Gun Digest. This gave the user such a good grip that John Ek found that a crossguard was not necessary to prevent the hand from sliding onto the blade. All of the knives made during WWII by Ek were numbered to help the owners keep track of them if they were lost, and because he guaranteed each knife for the lifetime of the original owner. By he was making six different styles of knives. Ek believed his full tang design made the knife inherently stronger. Subsequently, he was admitted to the Army Ordnance Association. The grips on Ek's knives had eight scalloped groves:four on each of two grips. The wood grips allowed the owner to custom fit the grip, by sanding, to the exact contour of his hand.