Bayonet
M6 Bayonet
M6
M7 Bayonet
M7
M9 Bayonet & Scabbard
M9

Mission
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

 

Manufacturer
Multiple over the years

Point of Contact
Office of the Chief of Public Affairs
Media Relations Division
1500 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-1500
703.697.7592 / 7591

 

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