The Adjutant knife by Minuteman seemed like it was going to be a small knife (almost too small). Once the knife arrived and I opened the package I was pleasantly surprised. Yes the blade is on the small side, but the handle is just long enough to give you a full hand grip on the knife (I have medium-sized hands). The knife comes in two flavors. You can opt for either the skeletonized version or the G10 version.

Minuteman Adjutant Knife | First Impressions

I prefer the G10 version as it feels better in the hand, plus the design and sculpting of the G10 is pretty damn impressive.

Minuteman Adjutant Knife | First Impressions

On one side of the blade is the Minuteman logo with the original 13 stars (representing the original 13 colonies).

Minuteman Adjutant Knife | First Impressions

On the other side of the blade are the letters GTI which stands for Gingrich Tactical Innovations. GTI is the actual manufacturer of these knives.

Minuteman has teamed up with former Army Ranger Justin Gingrich at Gingrich Tactical Innovations to offer you this high quality American made knife.” –

The knife itself is very reminiscent of the frontier patch knives. The patch knife was a standard part of any frontier rifleman’s kit back in the day. They would use the knife to cut off small ‘patches’ of cotton material to use as wadding in their musket rifles. Although small, the Adjutant knife can still be used for outdoor tasks such as skinning small game, wood prep for a fire, food prep and many more general utility tasks.

The blade itself is full tang making it a very strong and robust knife. The spine of the knife is also somewhat squared off and can be used to scrape fine shavings off a sticks and strike a ferro rod, producing sparks to ignite the wood shavings.

Minuteman Adjutant Knife | First Impressions

The kydex sheath that comes with the knife is your basic pancake style sheath. The sheath also has standard sized grommet holes to be used for paracord, soft-loops or Ulti Clips. You can carry this sheath several different ways. It just comes down to personal preference and your imagination.

Minuteman Adjutant Knife | First Impressions

Specifications (courtesy of

  • Overall length: 6 inches
  • Blade length: 2.5 inches
  • Handle length: 3.5 inches
  • Blade Thickness: 1/8 inch
  • Blade width: 1 inch
  • Blade finish: Bead blasted
  • Blade Steel: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Handles Scales: Black/White G10
  • Sheath: Kydex set up for neck carry

All in all this seems like a great knife. It’s a 100% American made product and will last you many many years. I’m going to put this little knife through some outdoor tasks to see how it really performs. Once I have finished conducting my tests I will follow-up with a field review letting you all know how the knife performed. Stay tuned….

You can purchase the Minuteman Adjutant knife HERE for $225. Use the discount code ‘LOADOUT10’ for 10% off your order at checkout.