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Date Published: 2023-01-16

Meet the versatile M9 Bayonet

Meet the versatile M9 Bayonet

By Desiree Weeks

The bayonet is an ever-evolving weapon that has a long history dating all the way back to the 16th century. What originally began as a blade that would be placed into the barrel of a rifle, turning it into a spear, has since become a multi-purpose knife that can be used both on and off a rifle when faced with dire situations. While considered a weapon of last resort, the bayonet is a powerful tool to have in your arsenal.

Whether mounted to a rifle or used as a standalone weapon, the M9 Bayonet is a versatile and practical blade. The M9 Bayonet is a multi-purpose knife with a 7-inch blade that partially replaced the M7 Bayonet, which was introduced in the 1960s. When compared to its predecessor, the M9 Bayonet has a thicker blade that is half an inch longer.

The M9 Bayonet was officially adopted by the U.S. Army in 1984 and can be used on the M16 series rifle and M4 carbine. The bayonet is secured onto the gun via a metal mount called a bayonet lug and has a muzzle-ring that fits around the gun’s muzzle, allowing the gun to still be used while the bayonet is attached.

This bayonet, outside of its use as an addition to the rifle, is great for field and utility purposes. It is also issued with a sheath that can be used as a wire cutter, adding even more use to this already impressive weapon.

Want to own one? Check out these options below from BudK!

Want to own one? Check out these options below from BudK!

M-9 Bayonet Knife

While a rifle is certainly a powerful weapon on its own, there’s always room for a companion. The M-9 Bayonet Knife is the perfect addition, especially in unpredictable scenarios. The bayonet clip on the pommel can fit any standard bayonet lug, allowing for easy attachment.

This sleek knife has a 7” stainless steel blade with a non-reflective finish and serrations on the spine of the blade, adding additional slicing power when using. When in use as a standalone weapon, the knife’s textured and deep-grooved handle ensures a secure, no-slip grip.

Included with this knife is a study nylon belt sheath that features multiple attachment options. It has an integrated sharpening stone, great for keeping your blade in shape when in the field, and a removable ammunition pouch. It also has an integrated barbwire cutter.

USMC M-9 Bayonet

Officially licensed by the Marine Corps, the USMC M-9 Bayonet knife is ready for action. “USMC” is proudly etched on the knife’s 7” stainless steel blade with sawback spine. The blade has a non-reflective black coating, adding to the unform look of this all black weapon.

Never lose your grip when you use this knife as a standalone weapon with the textured and deep-grooved TPU handle. At the base of the handle is the muzzle-ring guard and the pommel features the bayonet clip that can be attached to any standard bayonet lug.

Upholding the versatility of the M-9 Bayonet, a nylon belt sheath is included that has multiple attachment options and a removable ammunitions pouch. Be ready for anything, anywhere with the sheath’s integrated sharpening stone and an integrated barbwire cutter.

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