Cost: 50 KS
The Type 40 Survival Knife is an updated version of the Survival Knife, Type 22 that was introduced in YE 22. It was acquired in the last month of YE 39 for use beginning in the next year. Based on an older design, Ketsurui Zaibatsu perfected the material design of the knife and began work on it for the civilian market. It caught the attention of the Star Army, which requested a version with a serrated back edge and ordered a huge quantity of those to provide to its soldiers during the Kuvexian War.
The Star Army plans to distribute millions of the knives as gifts as part of the Year-End Traditions.
The Type knife has a double-edged blade with a thick, full tang and a rubberized synthetic grip with a textured surface. The blade has a serrated section along the spine and under the serrated section the text “STAR ARMY” is indented into the blade. An enamel Type 38 Star Army Hinomaru is centered on the grip. The blade has a noticeable bluish tint to it. It is extremely strong and can easily be used for self-defense. The blade is made from a high-grade Palladium-Durandium alloy which gives it incredible strength and toughness, and it retains its sharpness very well with minimum maintenance.
Comes with a jet black hard plastic sheath.
The Kikyō Scouts have a version, the Type 40s, that is available only from the Star Army of Yamatai as official issue. It has a brown handle and sheath, and the Yamatai Roundel instead of the Hinomaru. The blade is engraved with “KIKYŌ SCOUTS.” Commercial sale of this knife by any other party is restricted by law.