Jordanian Army Combat Knife Review

With this Jordanian Army Combat knife, modern materials and blade concepts blend with traditional Jambiya design to make a true modern-day fighter.

The Jordanian Army offers some very interesting contrasts. Although many Arab traditions are maintained, the Jordanian armed forces are also among the most modern in the region. King Abdullah is a graduate of Sandhurst and served as an officer in the British Army. He also commanded the Jordanian Special Forces, which are rated as one of the best special operations units in the Middle East. Each year Jordan hosts the Special Operations Forces Exhibition and Conference, which is widely attended by special ops personnel from around the world.

The Jordanian Combat Knife is an excellent example of the blending of tradition and modernity in the Jordanian Army. In appearance it resembles the traditional Jambiya, which has a curved blade and a distinctive symmetrical handle that sweeps outward at the pommel and forms a crossguard. In many Middle Eastern countries, the Jambiya is worn near the center of the belt and often has a dramatically curved sheath. Frequently, the handle material of a Jambiya reflects the status of its owner, and when I worked in the Middle East on security jobs, I saw some valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars—in some cases because of historical association. Although worn to some extent for decoration, the Jambiya can be an effective weapon. Interestingly, the one time I had a Jambiya drawn against me, the user used the ice pick grip, which I do not feel lends itself well to this blade design.

The Jordanian Combat Knife blends some features of the traditional Jambiya with features of a modern military close combat knife and, I think, does this very well. Reportedly, an influential Jordanian Sheikh monitored the design process to make sure that the traditional appearance was retained. The blade is of subdued Jambiya shape with an upsweep at the point. There is a top edge that runs over half the top of the blade. It isn’t really a false edge, but it is not fully sharpened either. It would serve for an upward cut, though.

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  • frank d.

    Dear sir, I have a couple of knives that look exactly like this, I remember seeing them in a TK article, however I can’t remember which one it was (I need to look through A LOT of TK magazines!) I could not remember if it was Jordanian or Omani, but this is it. What is the country of manufacture? Mine are marked China, and I am not sure if that is correct because I somewhat remember it being made in Sheffield, I believe? I will have to refer to your article! If you could help, I would appreciate it. Oh, are these worth anything?

  • ryan

    how much is this nife 2 buy new..are can u even buy them

  • Krzysztof

    The design is appealing, but who pays GBP 140+ for a 420 steel blade?

  • Krzysztof

    What steel is it made of?

  • jordan

    I have one of these knives with the inscription on the blade and the royal crest on the was specialy comissioned for the jordanian army.and made in sheffield.
    The knife retails for £125.00 but doesnt have the insription on the blade.

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  • its the best i seen

  • Hey guys my name is Mike Lawson owner of Native Way Survival. I carry a clone of this wondeful knife and if you would like one we have them for $25.00 USD + Shipping. The knives are great, heavy duty, and have limitless uses in the wilderness. I carry one on our hikes and have tested them for their durability in survivalsituations. Well, if you want one contact me at or and we will work something out.

  • yazeed

    godbless jordan and king of jordan,really its beautiful.its art

  • Forewarned76
  • Forewarned76

    I think I’ve seen a clone of one of these somewhere, they were asking $24.99 for it, And now I can’t find it to save my skin

  • Cary Boyd

    Where can I get one with the Arabic writing on the blade, and a nylon sheath? Sheffield steel sells them without the Arabic Army logo. But I want one with the enscription. Cary

  • arther salem

    to svetko and the others the knife is apure jordanian designe and tradition ,note its engraved on itin arabic ( Arabian Army) the scarf or the kofia in our language is pure jordanian not iraqi or palestinian

  • Tonymouse

    I’ve bought this knife and it’s great looking and well made!
    The sheath is supplyed with leg straps and the handle fits into big handpalms,it’s a great add to your collection,looks a bit like the CORVO special Chilean forces knife,by the way,also a special shaped/designed Commando knife…

  • Tonymouse

    On the knife is written “Arabian Army”by the way and not as(Svetko) says Iraqian!!
    Don’t think that Jordan is putting an other country’s name on it!!
    And the scarf is used even by the British,American and all other foreign Military,so it’s just decoration,Svetko!

  • Svetko

    first thing on the knife its wrote Iraqian Army
    secound thing That scarf its palastenian

    >.> stupid

  • chris


    Very soon you will be able to buy this knife and others like it direct from the English manufacturers.

    Just watch out for Scorpion Knife ads in your favourite knife magazine come April

  • Richard Joseph

    I love this knife – it’s dangerous and good to look at! Does anyone know who manufactures it?

  • Ok, wow, I stumbled on this by the most random search on google as I was getting desperate. Here’s a place in the UK that offers what looks like THAT exact knife without the arabic on the spine:

    Check out this crazy damascus version:

    It says this is an “issue” knife. Who knows but it sure isn’t priced like any military issue knife I’ve seen, lol.

  • Great Question Seth, I’ve googled around like crazy and can’t come up with anything close under manufacture. I am sincerely interested in this blade. Any tips on where to get one would be much appreciated.

  • Seth Spani

    this blade is beautiful? where can i get one?