Gunting Knife Review - forwarded



Gunting Knife Review - forwarded
I just read the following review of the Gunting Knife, by Greg Walker. Mr. Walker is writing this review from military perspective; however, I have found several points of compatibilty wwith his opinions as a civilian. The review was posted on Blade Forum.

Jerome Barber


Reverse Grip Gunting

Bram Frank just touched base and has posted a live blade Gunting to me for review and evaluation.

I'm pleased to help Bram with this effort given all the strong affirmation posted on the Forum by owners and users of the Gunting, and my own recent experience with the CRIMPET model (Less than Lethal).

From that experience I can attest the Gunting is superb in the reverse grip, as designed and intended. This is a fighting range issue and H2H at punching / head-knees-elbow ranges demands a reverse grip be taken for maximum effectiveness.

I just recently completed a month long H2H training program where I taught, among other subjects, bladework to include the reverse grip. This follows the month long program taught to Malaysian special operations personnel in and on
the same subject. The Gunting is an excellent tool/weapon system offering both Less than Lethal and Lethal applications dependent upon mission requirements. I suppose this is why both local and international LE and elite unit militaries are taking advantage of Bram's program and knife as opposed
to other more traditional options and / or courses of action.

More later on how the Gunting fares and how I am incorporating it into my own stylized H2H program which will be introduced next year at the first "Sand and Steel" seminar I'll be hosting / teaching on Oregon's North Coast. All those attending the first "S&S" program will be certified as Level III instructors (Basic) upon successful completion of the course. Yes, it's been a long time coming. Bram, I'd sure love to have you come out as a guest instructor when this goes down next summer, brother -



Sr. Grandmaster
MTS Alumni
Aug 28, 2001
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Terre Haute, IN
Dr. Barber showed me some Gunting pain compliance techniques at the WMAA Camp--interesting stuff! I hope to learn more some day.