As elite Special Operation shock troops, the US Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment is constantly on (or behind) the front line of battle. Their gear is required to be as tough as the men themselves. After leaving the service having finished my 5th deployment, I still hold my equipment to the same high standard: as if my life and the lives of the Ranger’s next to me depended on it.

One blade that has impressed me greatly is the Morakniv Tactical. These Swedes know their steel, having been making blades under one company name or another for more than 100 years. If it’s cutting you want, trust these descendants of the Vikings to deliver.

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