Defeat the enemy in hand-to-hand combat. Also used as a general field and utility knife.
Entered Army Service
M6 (1957), M7 (1964), M9 (1987)
Description and Specifications
The M6 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M14 series rifle and as a hand weapon. The M7 bayonet-knife is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, the M4 carbine and as a hand weapon. The M9 multipurpose bayonet system is used as a bayonet on the M16 series rifle, on the M4 series carbine, as a hand weapon, as a general field and utility knife as well as a wire cutter together with its scabbard, and as a saw.
| ||M6 ||M7 ||M9 |
|Blade length: ||6.75 in ||6.5 in ||7 in |
|Total length: ||11.5 in ||11.75 in ||12 in |
Multiple over the years
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