It appears to be a Secun vibraknife, battery powered. Very efficient. It will cut many metals, most plastics, but not ceramic alloy and a few other things.
Kaj Nevis had produced a vibroknife. The slender, humming blade, which could slice through solid steel, was a blur of motion less than a centimeter from Tuf’s nose.
Her mouth went dry as she saw the slim-bladed vibro-knife lying next to the corpse.
The gleam was a vibroknife, not yet live.
Scott fumbled the vibro-knife off his belt clip and switched it on. The blade would cut through virtually anything known. It made short work of a section of branch as thick as Scott’s wrist.
He took the vibroknife from Loemanako, activated it and kicked Hand again, stamping him onto his belly in the sand.
The first man—blocky and young—had a vibroknife. Van slammed that aside and twisted the heel of his boot through the would-be attacker’s knee. The crunch was sickening. Van twisted the man’s wrist and upper arm, with another snap, and the vibroknife dropped to the stone walk.
Alan Dean Foster, 'Bloodhype'
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