Ballistic Knives: Weapons for Secret Services and Special by Wolfgang Peter-Michel

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By Wolfgang Peter-Michel

within the Nineteen Eighties, the 1st ballistic knives began appearing at the Western creditors marketplace. Their sinister function: the deal with hid a powerful coil spring. After urgent a set off, the blade used to be propelled over a number of meters and hit the objective with nice strength. It was once rumoured that those knives originated within the Soviet Union as a clandestine weapon utilized by the KGB or particular devices resembling the Spetsnaz.

Due to their harmful nature, ballistic knives have been banned in such a lot international locations by way of the tip of the Nineties. however, a German blade producer started to increase the allegedly Russian layout, as published via the prototypes proven during this booklet.

But the place did those mysterious guns relatively originate? Who built and produced them? Who used them and over what distances are they powerful? most significantly; how harmful are ballistic knives? a majority of these questions are investigated during this ebook and the most variations of ballistic knives are presented.

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