Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife

Eickhorn KM 3000 Description

Eickhorn KM 3000 is a professional combat knife designed especially for military and tactical use. KM 3000 is a robust knife with overall length of 30.2 cm and weight of 330 g.

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife

 

The main features of Eickhorn KM 3000 knife

  • Blade made of Böhler N695 stainless steel
  • 57 HRC surface hardness
  • Black Kalgard coating
  • Non-reflective surface
  • Corrosion resistant (due to blade material and additionally due to coating)
  • Full-tang blade
  • Combo serrated or plain blade edge
  • Professional combat and tactical knife
  • Sheath made of hard nylon, compatible with MOLLE and German IDZ carrying systems
  • Fiberglass reinforced polymer handle and cross-guard
  • Made in Solingen – Germany

 

KM 3000 is a model of Eickhorn KM series, KM – ‘’Kampfmesser’’ is a German word for a combat knife.   Eickhorn Company is specialized in manufacturing of tactical, rescue and outdoor knives.

 

Below you can see a video review of Eickhorn KM 3000:

 

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Eickhorn KM 3000 Blade design

The blade has a drop-point design with similarities of spear-point blade shape. The blade is without doubt rough and robust; the thickness of the blade is 5.0 mm and the length 17.2 cm. The thickest part of the blade narrows at the end of the blade. The point of the blade is very sharp, which is common for tactical knives. The blade edge is optional; plain edge or combo serrated blade edge – enables faster cutting on the field; especially cutting of the plastics, textile, belts, ropes …

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife - Blade

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife – Blade

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Blade material

Eickhorn KM 3000 combat knife has blade made of Böhler N695 stainless steel. Böhler N695 is a chromium corrosion resistant stainless steel with main characteristics:

  • Corrosion resistant (high chromium content)
  • High hardness
  • Good wear resistance
  • Good stiffness

Could be hardened up to surface hardness 61 HRC but Eickhorn engineers made an optimum point with hardening and quenching on 57 HRC and retain good strength and toughness of the blade.

 

The table below shows an average chemical composition of Böhler N695 stainless steel.

Average Chemical composition of Böhler N695 stainless steel (Source: Böhler Company page – bohler-bleche.com)
Alloy material Carbon C Silicon Si Manganese Mn Chrome Cr Molybdenum Mo
Content %  1.05  0.40  0.40  17.0  0.50

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 combat knife has a black Kalgard coating, which does not reflect. Thus the knife is appropriate for any tactical operation, during the day or at night.

Eickhorn KM 3000 Blade

Eickhorn KM 3000 Blade

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Handle

 

The handle is made of fiberglass reinforced polymer. The knife has also a cross guard, which prevents slipping of the hand on the blade. Handle has a cross ribbons and enables good grip and handling. On the bottom of handle is a sling hole. The handle is fixed on a tang with a strong screw, which enables replacing of the handle. The handle color is black.

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife - handle

Eickhorn KM 3000 Knife – handle

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Sheath

KM 3000 knife has a black tactical sheath made of hard synthetics. Part of the sheath, where the knife is placed is reinforced with a metal frame. Sheath has a safety strap for fastening the knife. Sheath of Eickhorn KM 3000 combat knife has a MOLLE system, which also fits to all German IDZ carrying systems. Sheath has also a black sling for additional fastening on a leg.

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Sheath

Eickhorn KM 3000 Sheath

 

Eickhorn KM 3000 Sheath

Eickhorn KM 3000 Sheath

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