This is where you will find our selection of training knives. Check them out below!
Training knives or rubber bayonets are a fun extra item to carry with you to an airsoft game. As the name implies, these are non-lethal training tools. In training you might see rubber knives used to practice self-defense in martial arts and so on. Prop knives are used all the time on screen and stage to remove danger while simulating knife fights. In airsoft, fields might allow you to get a melee kill simply by tapping a player while holding one of these fake knives. Though they are not made of metal or any really sharp materials, do practice caution and still run safety gear if you're going to use this.
Q: How do knife kills work in airsoft?
A: Knife touches are instant kills if you can get close enough to tap them with your rubber bayonet. You do not need to stab or poke the other player with it! This gesture is sometimes seen as a courtesy since you are not shooting another player at point blank range which can sting quite a bit. Please check with your local field if this is item is allowed and the specific rules regarding melee weapons.
Q: Do these rubber bayonets mount to any airsoft guns?
A: Not many actually do. Typically you will see them for an M4 or M16 style gun with a proper bayonet lug. If you are uncertain or wanted to verify fitment, please contact us before ordering one and we'll try out best to check compatibility.
Q: How are these constructed?
A: The handle will be plastic while the blade itself is a flexible rubber material. It is still rigid enough for most types of scenarios but still very flexible and will give when needed. The blade edges are dull to prevent you from causing real injuries when slashing. The tip is dull however still poses a poking risk since it is still pokey. Please use these items cautiously.
Q: Can these training knives be thrown?
A: It is NOT recommended that you throw these training knives. You can still inure someone with these and an errant throw could result in harm.
Q: Is a rubber bayonet required to play airsoft?
A: No, these are pure dress up items but they can conveniently serve as a melee weapon for up close fights or if your airsoft gun goes down. It can be quite a challenge and fun at the same time to try and score a melee kill.
Q: How likely will it be that I use a knife?
A: From some of our personal experience, this might only be something you encounter in CQB so if you are playing primarily outdoors, you probably won't encounter much need for it. In CQB (close quarters battles) your playing area is often more constricted and your engagement distances much closer, so your ability to close distance quickly to get that melee kill might be of more benefit than firing off half of your magazine's worth of ammo to score a kill from up close.