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Bayonets of the World: U.S. M9 Bayonet

Bayonets of the World: U.S. M9 Bayonet



hey everyone might be back here another bayonet video today we're going to be looking at what is probably my personal favorite all-around usage bayonet ever made thus far we've got the US m9 bayonet so this has got so many cool features on it we're just gonna start with the kind of a little bit of the history and then we'll move on so the u.s. m9 bayonet entered service in like 1987 it was designed in 1986 and it was a very thick version of the soviet type 1 AKM bayonet because it's got the little notch in there let's I'll show you what that's for in a second if you don't know you got the serration it just is more of a blade it looks like more of like a Rambo fighting knife style than the Russian or the Soviet type 1 a K bayonet it's got the same kind of release as the m8 bayonet that was introduced in 1965 so it's got a little clamp thing for the this'll fit on an m16a1 all the way up through the m4 gonna fit on everything it's got a really nice plasticky rubber handle on it that's super hard and it's actually really comfortable to be used as a fighting knife or a utility knife so this has been in use for you know about almost thirty years which is crazy yeah it's thirty years this year actually Jesus 2017 so this has been in service for thirty years that's pretty good considering that the m8 was only in service for what 20 22 years and anyway so a bunch of companies made these there's gonna be a few different variations some do not have the fuller some do mine does this is I think what an earlier one looks like is made by UM Probus is one of the first contractors then buck knives made theirs and they made a civilian version and then a bunch of other people like Ontario and bunch of other manufacturers ended up making these the earlier ones that were from what I know like are the kind of in the white like this they got a finish on them that makes it look like just straight-up raw steel but it's not it's actually got a coating on it but the later ones are gonna be blue so it's gonna be a darker blade these are what I had in basic training they didn't issue these to us after I got out of basic training but this is what we had so they still use them apparently if they even do bayonet training it's a pretty valuable tool I mean I'll get to that right now so pretty much it hooks on to the equipment you can hook on to Mali or whatever it's kind of like the the Bianchi style where it's got the clips that you hook on right there and they they hold on pretty well so once you undo this top strap right here this just unclips really fast from your belt so pretend this is still on the belt that's sitting there so to use this as a wire cutter you kind of just hold that little flat back and it's just like the soviet-type 1nk bayonet you get that little space right there and you're gonna be using the top of the blade right here as your as your cutter so yeah it's the same as that this sheath is a hell of a lot more robust than the Soviet type 1a k sheath it's thicker it's made of plastic so you won't get zapped hopefully there's just made out of metal with a rubber insulator so this is just a hell of a lot more robust than the Soviet one it's bigger too so you got that factor which is a great thing you also use these as a tool and obviously the plate is really thick you can see that compared to other knives it's just a beast it's really beefy one other cool feature that a lot of people don't know about is in the back there is a snap oh good god and it is a pain in the for us to get out there we go I just won't chop my finger off oh that's what that thing is they actually pull the flap in the bottom there's a stone a sharpening stone built into the scabbard in the back this one's been worn down a little bit you can see that so nope so you can actually use as a knife you've got a sharpening stone it's pretty much a badass survival knife that hooks on to an m16 so what's there not to love about that but now I really like this knife I would carry it even if I wasn't you know carrying an m16 I'd still carry this as like a utility knife or a fighting knife or a tool pretty much for a bunch of different uses so yeah it's pretty much all got on this knife it's pretty sweet and I love it I'm glad they still use this because this is a really sweet design it looks awesome it's like the symbol of the United States bayonet nowadays a lot of countries use these Canada uses them unless they switched recently a bunch of other countries kind of adopted this and I can see why or some variation of this yo DS is a version like this Galaga different pommel it's got a hammer use as a hammer or something but it's got the same sheet and everything it's called the m11 but yeah the m9 is still serving and a lot of them are getting surplus now I think because people aren't just aren't issuing bayonets like they used to so they're getting a lot of they're getting a surplus stout they're pretty expensive but for what they are I think they're worth it I'm gonna be paying over $100 for a fro this one and the blued ones the later ones are gonna be like 70 to 100 dollars of hand condition I like the provost ones like the looks of the in the white blade pretty much the old school like that I just like the look of that better and yeah it looks like a freaking you know Rambo knife but yeah alright so that's it for this guys and if you are watching this on youtube make sure you check out the link to my patreon in the description because you would have seen this quite a bit sooner than you're seeing it right now cuz I release a lot of videos like this prior to their release on YouTube on patreon so my subscribers can get the first view and you can have discussions about stuff and answer questions before it even airs on YouTube some videos I don't air on YouTube so that's another reason to subscribe and I do frequent giveaways on patreon so check that out if you don't want to do that okay just like this video and subscribe to the channel though there's plenty cool videos like this appreciate you watching everybody we'll see you next time


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