What is interesting knife for the fleet of NMU

What is interesting knife for the fleet of NMU
NMU in the "expanded" position, showing all the tools


Armed with various naval structures fleet Russia currently consists of a wide range of different knives for combat and working purposes. It is reported that in the near future another model will come into service - the “Marine universal knife” or NMU. This product retains the basic functions and capabilities of some of its predecessors, and also provides a solution to new challenges.

Initiative development


On April 25, the Navy Information Support Group announced the prospects of the NMU product. The official report not only talks about the imminent arrival of the knife into service, but also reveals the basic data on its development and capabilities.

NMU was developed at KAMPO JSC (Orekhovo-Zuevo, Moscow Region). The development of the knife began on an initiative basis, but taking into account the tactical and technical requirements of the fleet. The project was ready in 2019, after which the next necessary activities started.

Now the Navy is in the process of adopting a knife into service. The manufacturing organization, in turn, is preparing a production line for the release of the first installation batch. The supply of serial NMU knives under a state contract should begin this year.

design Features


According to the press service of the Navy, the NMU knife is a multifunctional device for solving a wide range of tasks. It is proposed to be used for mooring, rigging, electrical or emergency rescue operations. As such, NMU can be used both by crews of ships and ships, and by military personnel of coastal units.

From the point of view of the main design features, NMU is another development option of the so-called boatswain or boat knife. Moreover, this concept was developed through the use of modern materials and technical solutions. In addition, a standard set of tools for this class was added with a new one.

NMU from KAMPO is a three-instrument folding knife with several functions. The product has a handle of complex shape with plastic pads. In front of the common axis are two blades of different sizes and purposes. The back of the handle carries a foldable pile and a loop for a safety strap.


Unfortunately, the dimensions of the “marine knife”, the materials used and other design features have not yet been specified. Nevertheless, its general capabilities are known and, accordingly, the scope of application.

The NMU received a medium-sized main blade, which is laid out manually using a lateral protrusion. The type of lock for locking in open and closed position is unknown. The main blade of a trapezoidal shape with high descents is made single-blade. The tip is bent, there is no tool on the butt. The blade is designed for cutting various objects and materials for various purposes.

The knife is also equipped with an additional blade with a similar layout method. It has a shorter length and a different shape. On an additional blade, a stripper is provided, which is proposed to be used for cutting cables during electrical work.

Like the traditional "boatswain" knife, the new NMU has a curved pile for working with ropes. This tool facilitates knitting and unraveling of knots, separation of strands of rope, etc. The declared ability to perform rigging with both synthetic and vegetable cables or ropes.

Advantages and disadvantages


In fact, the "Marine Universal Knife" is another development option for a long and well-known concept that provides solutions to the typical tasks of the fleet. At the same time, due to some updating of the design and use of modern materials, advantages are provided over the "boatswain knives" of old models.

One of the main advantages of the new NMU can be considered improved ergonomics. The “anatomical” handle not only holds the necessary devices, but also provides sufficient convenience for holding the knife and work. Boat / boat boats of old models in this context were often criticized.

Having a “long” blade and pile, NMU provides the solution to the same problems as its predecessors. It can cut various objects and materials, and also helps in working with ropes. For greater versatility in terms of cutting, an additional blade of other contours has been added. In addition, the customer and the developer took into account that the modern fleet service is not only connected with ropes - for this reason a tool for working with the cable appeared.


KAMPO NV diving knife is another example of a multifunctional system for the fleet

At the same time, there are some “weaknesses” in the design of the NMU that can negatively affect its operational characteristics. So, the main blade has very limited opportunities for an injection. The published photos show that the design is assembled on screws, which over time can become loose and degrade performance. You can also recall the eternal opposition of universal designs and specialized tools.

However, the NMU knife was created according to the tactical and technical requirements of the fleet, and such documents very accurately describe the desired design. Apparently, all the observed features of the knife appeared precisely at the request of the Navy, which represents which products he needs.

One of many


It should be noted that a number of various knives for various purposes are already in service with various structures of the Russian Navy. Combat and working knives of different models are intended for combat swimmers, marines, anti-sabotage units, etc. The new NMU will have to supplement all these products, occupying one of the most important niches.

It is also necessary to recall that KAMPO already has some experience in creating knives for the fleet. So, a few years ago, the "Diving HB Knife" was created and adopted for use, intended for use as part of various sets of equipment. As in the case of the new NMU, the HB product is suitable for performing various works related not only to cutting, but in its case the multifunctionality problem is solved within one blade.

HB has a fixed blade of approx. 170-180 mm with a tip in the form of a scraper. On the butt is provided a serrator. A 160 mm long ruler is provided on the side surface of the knife. Such a tool is capable of cutting and sawing, cleaning surfaces and measuring small objects. In other words, the HB diving knife not only helps in different jobs, but also replaces several other tools.

It is curious that the fleet, when ordering new tools, uses the principles of universality to a reasonable extent. For different structures, multifunctional systems with different capabilities are created - according to their needs and requirements. So, divers have already managed to test the multifunctional HB, and in the near future other units of the Navy will receive the promising NMU of the installation batch and will be able to test it in practice. Each of these samples, having ample opportunities, is adapted specifically to its niche.
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  2. GTYCBJYTH2021 April 29 2020 06: 23 New
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    And what objects and materials can be cut by this tarpaulin knife, with which they cover, cover, cover views, whaleboats, spiers and windlasses ... Yes, and I did not see cables on the ship in .... walking distance, only into the cable -tracks ....... Knife-scraper (scraper), remove old paint from the sides-surfaces ........ Now, if military scientists were able to connect the protractor to the compasses by attaching a curvimeter there ...... .
    1. Nicholas C. April 29 2020 11: 33 New
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      Quote: Ryabov Kirill
      the customer and the developer took into account that the modern fleet service is not only connected with ropes - for this reason a tool for working with cable appeared
      If for cables ... Even my wife managed to explain to me that for working with the cable TWO blades are needed. And at what operations one is used, at what - another. If the “customer and developer” is taking up something, then it would be nice to first ask people with special knowledge and experience. Surely, there are qualified electricians in the fleet, since they were going to produce a knife for them.
      It is funny that on the proposed knife, the place where the second wiring blade could be placed remained unused.
      1. Sharky April 29 2020 20: 38 New
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        Better than these two tools for cutting cables and stripping insulation I have not seen hi.
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        2. Grim Reaper April 30 2020 17: 53 New
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          The best tool for removing insulation is a bonfire. laughing drinks
      2. Grim Reaper April 30 2020 17: 52 New
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        Oh well. Explain what electrical work do you need a second blade for? In addition to special devices for stripping the ends of wires up to 4 square. Well, maybe up to 6? But this is no longer a knife. However, experienced electricians will make it side cutters three times faster.
        Maybe for cutting cables? Well, to quickly pass on copper ... laughing
        I’ve been an electrician for 15 years and these are the photos with beautiful knives. They are nothing but the convenience of tearing the insulation of cables (not individual wires) over a long length.
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  6. Free wind April 29 2020 06: 34 New
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    Advertising, it’s advertising, there’s, some stupid person can even get into this product, take a stand, but this is his money, but when the leadership of a country turns up, this guide needs to be hung up. Paying money for it?
    1. Grim Reaper April 30 2020 18: 21 New
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      Quote: Free Wind
      Advertising, it’s advertising, there’s, some stupid person can even get into this product, take a stand, but this is his money, but when the leadership of a country turns up, this guide needs to be hung up. Paying money for it?

      Of course advertising. And the normal set of an electrician for 0,4 is: keys from 7 to 19. (Well, maybe higher, but as a rule, this is for locksmiths). A set of screwdrivers, heads, hexagons, all kinds of nozzles such as sprockets, triangles, ogrenetgonetts etts. Current-measuring pincers, as a rule M266. Contact55 type probe (Pin90) Pliers, side cutters, knife (the simplest but very sharp) With half a kilogram of fasteners, terminal blocks, brush, emery cloth, rag, with half a kilogram of any wire scraps. Hammer. And of course a lot of all sorts of Cambrian and electrical tape. (Depending on the specifics of production - variations are possible)
      El.Monter on 6-10 and further it is a completely different song. Specific specialization. Relay workers - do not carry 10 more keys. But they carry devices under 50kg. Testers generally carry nothing but instruments. Electrical fitters - from 7 to the stop. On the one hand, work on the high side is simpler, but the responsibility is much greater.
      And, of course, cable men. "Dungeon Children" Probably the hardest job among the electricians. Especially on the high side.
  7. Butchcassidy April 29 2020 08: 54 New
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    Good news!
  8. Region-25.rus April 29 2020 09: 26 New
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    advertising is not advertising, but at one time (the mid-90s) I just didn’t have enough of this ((((The boatswain had something similar - a knife-pile, well, I dragged the knife and pile separately)
  9. novel66 April 29 2020 10: 28 New
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    glitch or what? just sucked, as for me, modern ships should have screwdrivers, and the blade profile is generally below criticism
  10. Old26 April 29 2020 11: 26 New
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    Quote: Free Wind
    Advertising, it’s advertising, there’s, some stupid person can even get into this product, take a stand, but this is his money, but when the leadership of a country turns up, this guide needs to be hung up. Paying money for it?

    Personally, I wouldn’t take a knife like that, but only because it’s for me НУУЕЕН.
    But to judge the quality of a knife from a photograph - I think it’s not the best thing. They should try to work and only after that make a “sentence”.

    What can be said about this knife without holding it in your hands, not using it, but only from a photograph. A definite plus of the knife is visible. It is that the knife can be opened with one hand and has a locking mechanism in the open form.
    The handle material is some kind of plastic. How he behaves in operation is unknown. You can talk about this only by operating this knife. How the knife will “lie” in the hand if the cancer is wet is also a question.
    Kirill’s passage that
    At the same time, there are some “weaknesses” in the design of NMU capable of adversely affecting its performance. So, the main blade has very limited opportunities for an injection.

    The knife is positioned as a tool, not as a weapon. This is not a combat knife, but a working tool. And it is unlikely that the limited ability to inflict an injection will affect the operational characteristics of the knife.
    It is not entirely clear the presence of a second blade, which is positioned as a tool to remove the sheath from the cable? Is this really so? There was at one time a knife electrician. Single-blade. And on his blade, on the butt, a device was made to remove insulation. How well the insulation will be removed by the new - only work experience.

    Quote: novel xnumx
    glitch or what? just sucked, as for me, modern ships should have screwdrivers, and the blade profile is generally below criticism

    Yes, the topic has already been. But screwdrivers on such a knife are unlikely to be needed. It is intended for specific works too ...
    1. Sharky April 29 2020 20: 27 New
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      So, the main blade has very limited opportunities for an injection.

      The blade is specially made in such a form as to exclude an injection. There is intent in this. The tip of this blade can be cut off with ease, and it is already more difficult to pierce the inflatable chamber of the liferaft if it is accidentally exposed to it (accidentally drop the knife). Knives with which saved. rafts have a similar blade shape.
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    exo April 29 2020 11: 47 New
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    An interesting knife. But nothing is said about steel. At the same time, knives from KAMPO are very expensive.
  12. Old26 April 29 2020 13: 14 New
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    Quote: exo
    An interesting knife. But nothing is said about steel. At the same time, knives from KAMPO are very expensive.

    Yes, the same NV diving knife mentioned above in the Nozhik store costs one ruble 13
    1. awdrgy April 29 2020 15: 42 New
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      13000 ???! Is there manual work there ???
  13. Old26 April 29 2020 17: 00 New
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    Quote: awdrgy
    13000 ???! Is there manual work there ???

    The Nozhik store itself (and the price is from there) is not cheap. I think 25 percent can be removed from the price. But still - dear. Or maybe because the series is probably small ....
  14. cat Rusich April 29 2020 19: 45 New
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    Question: An NMU knife will have an individual number, like a bayonet-knife? NMU will be issued to seamen under signature?, With return upon leaving service. Who will be assigned NMU from the crew? In case of loss of NMU, how will they be punished? For working with electrical appliances, you will need screwdrivers, just working with the cable does not make sense, for "electrical work" you need a permit. For NMU I recommend a float keychain - in case of falling into the water, the seabed is deep.
  15. Grim Reaper April 30 2020 17: 40 New
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    Where's the corkscrew ??? belay
    1. Michael HORNET 6 May 2020 10: 24 New
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      How relevant is the pile in the current fleet? And scissors with pliers would be like tools more useful than everything else combined
      That is, you need a multitool, such as Leatherman Juice CS4, or XE6
  16. nalogoplatelschik 29 May 2020 11: 51 New
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    I won’t be smart. I’ll write what I like about a Swiss knife. This is a freaky saw. She's really gorgeous. Corkscrew, he is needed. I don't like the steel on the main blade. Soft. there is an opener for canned food. Type awl never used. You will laugh, scissors are a very necessary thing.
    The rest is like a nice addition.