Friday, November 29, 2013

DAK (Dutch Army Knife) model 2010

The civilian model of this rather difficult to find DAK is called the Dual Pro. The Dual Pro has a corkscrew instead of a philips head screwdriver and nylon scales with rubber inlay, like the Swiss Soldier knife model 2008. The model 2010 was the first 111mm model with a One hand Opening serrated blade. It was next in line of the model 1993, discussed earlier on this Blog. This particular knife has three layers, nylon heavy duty scales and the Dutch Army -lion logo embedded in the scales. This knife is ideal for a rough environment, just like any other 111mm knife, but this one has, to my opinion, one tool too much. The seatbelt-cutter or emergency blade is a tool, far overrated in a knife that should serve an average field-soldier. If you look at the Swiss soldier knife, you can clearly see that the layer filled with the wood saw adds more functions, more possibilities... The emergency blade makes certain actions far more easy then with a plain blade, but the functions stay the same, so to make a long story short... Two blades with one set of functions... I'm sure there are Soldiers out there with a lot of experience with this one and I hope someone corrects me here, but until then.... ;)





7 comments:

  1. It would be nice if they sold these to the public like they do with the GAK.

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    1. If you're interested... I know someone who has two for sale. He asks 50 euro for one. And I know how this sounds... ;) I don't have them... :) They're both in mint condition!

      Sincerely,

      Jeroen

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    2. I normally only buy new Victorinox's, are they for sale online?

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    3. No... You won't find these knives new in box. The best I've seen them is with a camo pouch but that was on a second hand site. The ones for sale are in the same condition as mine...

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  3. I've a Dual Pro (corkscrew) that has the same color scales as the new Swiss Soldier but the logo is Victorinox's.

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