An auxiliary weapon included in the standard armament load for the VF-25 Messiah (circa 2059). The AK/VF-M9 Assault Knife is a 1.65 meter long bladed weapon stored underneath the dorsal rear fuselage (which becomes the left arm shield block in Battroid mode) and much like the Anti-Armor Bayonet of the VF-11B Thunderbolt, the assault knife is designed as an anti-armor weapon for close combat. Built by the Gaabaa OTEC company, the assault knife is composed of super strong materials and when enhanced by the Pin-Point Barrier system of the VF-25 Messiah, the blade can penetrate the strongest armor.