Indonesian Army KOPASSUS Commando Knife+Sheath This is a rare and unissued special commando knife used exclusively by the Indonesian Army legendary special force, KOPASSUS.
The quality blade is in generally good condition, with sharp point and perfect edge. There are minor scrathes on the surface, probably because of storage. On one side of the blade there is "KOPASSUS" (KOrps PASukan KhuSUS) along with the special unit's correct logo. On the other side of the blade there is "TNI AD" (Indonesian Army). The KOPASSUS logo is also found on the leather sheath which is also in perfect condition. Here is some background information about the special force: The Special Forces Command (KOPASSUS), formerly called the Sandi Yudha Forces Command and KOPASSANDHA (which also means Special Forces Command), are trained in intelligence gathering, a variety of special operations techniques, sabotage, and airborne and seaborne landings. Founded on 16 April 1952, KOPASSUS was reorganized and reduced in size in 1985, and by 1992 KOPASSUS forces numbered some 2,500 army personnel identifiable by their distinctive red berets organized into two operational groups and one training group.
While the "elite" corps of the Indonesian Army is the KOPASSUS Red Beret Corps with its special camouflage field uniform, there are many similarities among KOPASSUS, KOSTRAD, and other corps. Because of differences in units, however, there are individual improvisations that become special features of each corps. The KOPASSUS training package called "How to Find a Fine Fighter."
With its headquarters in Cijantung, East Jakarta, KOPASSUS is considered to be an elite force that has traditionally emphasized its small size and its quick-strike potential. It has been involved in numerous military actions in response to internal Indonesian unrest. KOPASSUS units were involved in 1981 in freeing the hostages from the "Woyla," the Garuda Airline plane hijacked by followers of Imran, leader of an Islamic splinter movement in West Java. Imran forced the plane to land at the Don Muang Airport in Thailand. KOPASSUS troops to Thailand and brilliantly overwhelmed the hijackers. Around 90 troops from KOPASSUS were dispatched to Irian Jaya when a rebel group took hostages there have left the province without rescuing the remaining captives in 1996. KOPASSUS members climbed Mount Everest in 1997. Blade Length: 6.5 Inch (16.5cm) Overall Length: 11 Inch (28 cm) Beautiful and unique high quality knife used by the best elite unit in Indonesian Armed Forces