Vietnam Era Survival knife; Hackman of Finland. 

Designed by Ken Warner and Pete Dickey; this rare knife was made during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Only a few thousand were made by Hackman with a 1/4" blade made in Finland. There was a clone produced for Garcia by Jacques in Brazil with a thinner 3/16" blade. The Hackman Survival Knife was intended for private sale to military personnel bound for Vietnam. The Randall Model 18 had made the hollow handle sawback popular with the troops, but Randall could not keep up with demand. Like the Randall this knife featured a watertight hollow handle and a massive 1/4" thick stainless-steel blade.  

From Ken Warner's book "The Practical Book of Knives" circa 1975, Chapter 7-The Sharp Pry Bar:  

"The Hackman Survival Knife has a 7" blade of spear point design with saw teeth on the back. These are genuine kerf-cutting saw teeth, not mere aluminum ripping serrations. It is possible, though very strenuous, to saw off a 2x4 with this knife. It was designed to be made by Hackman of Finland in stainless steel and the first batch were. The first 1,000s were awfully good knives. I have no experience with the later produced Garcia’s but they are much more lightly constructed, which still leaves them heavy. "The Hackman Survival knife was very heavy and intended to be. I don't believe a stronger blade of 1/4" stock was ever produced."

 This knife and sheath are used and may show handling marks. Leather sheath, knife handle and blade are all good and tight.  Blade shows little use. The survival kit is included as well as some survival items in the hollow handle. Judge condition for yourself from the photos. Collectible condition.

Additional: Survival and Combat Knives

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