A blog such as TTAK can only exist because there are brave Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of this nation and its ideals. In particular, our ability to speak critically of those who wield power is due to that very sacrifice. A heartfelt thank you to you and the families you left behind.
Technically, this question of the day would be more appropriate for Veterans Day, but I don’t feel like waiting until November to ask it.
Since the dawn of armed conflict, knives have been a part of a soldiers gear. To some it is simply a tool, to others a knife may even be a talisman. But in all cases they are indispensable for both tactical and mundane tasks. I can’t be certain but I would imagine more cans of chow have been pierced by KA-BARs (pictured above) throughout the knife’s storied history than have enemy soldiers. But in my mind this adds to not detracts from the legacy of the knife.
If you are a veteran, what knife did you carry while deployed? Do you still have it? Thank you for your service.