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NR-40 Blade

Country of OriginRussia
TypeBlade
Length152.000 mm

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ww2dbaseThe Soviet NR-40 scout knives were introduced in 1940. Each 152 millimeters long, they were most produced at the ZiK factory in Zlatoust, Russia in Central Asia. A special batch of NR-40 knives, in all black, were made in 1943 for the officers and men of the Soviet Ural Volunteer Tank Division, which would soon take on the nickname "Black Knife Division". Although NR-40 fighting knives had long since been removed from military service in Russia, the ZiK factory continued to manufacture these knives in approximate dimensions until this day.

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Last Major Revision: Apr 2012

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Portrait of three Soviet Ural Volunteer Tank Division tankers, circa 1943; note black NR-40 knives




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Portrait of three Soviet Ural Volunteer Tank Division tankers, circa 1943; note black NR-40 knives


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