What knives do Russian special ops units use? (PHOTOS)

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We bet you’ve never heard of these knives used by Russian marine infantry, special forces and airborne troops.

Storm

This tactical combat knife, whose name means “storm,” is regarded as a "marine" knife since it is issued to marine infantry and underwater warfare units of the Russian armed forces.

Vityaz 

The Vityaz (“knight” in Russia) is part of the kit of the "ground forces" component of the spetsnaz.

Karatel

This is one of the combat knives used by the Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the Russian equivalent of the FBI.

Vzryvotekhnik

This knife’s name, which translates as “explosives expert,” basically speaks for itself. Combat engineers use it in mine clearing operations.

OTs-4

A knife used by Soviet and Russian police units in the 1980s and 1990s.

Katran-1S

A knife made for ground troops. It was produced in limited issue for the leadership of the military and security forces.

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