« This is the M-9 bayonet. Originally intended to be mounted on a rifle, it is also well suited to close-quarters combat. »
The M9 Bayonet of the brand JARL (Inspired by the video game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) is an excellent choice to give more prestige to your collection with a very impressive knife that will not go unnoticed. This M9 Bayonet is equipped with a sharp stainless steel blade of first quality, and an ABS fiberglass handle, which makes a product of excellent quality! With its authentic attachment system on the end of the handle, you can fix it on most of your replicas. When training with your M9 bayonet, we advise you to wear protective gloves!
Knife type: M9 bayonet
Skin: Brushed metal | (Painting) 3D printing | (Painting) Thermal Transfer | Laser engraving
Blade: Fixed | 420 Stainless steel | Honed
Handle: Black | ABS (Fiberglass)
Knife’s length: 33cm
Blade’s length: 20cm
Box: Custom box
Protection: Case – Custom made fabric sheath with belt attach
Maintenance: Micro-Fiber (Coming Soon)
Its origin goes back to a fortuitous event. During the conflicts that agitated the French countryside of the mid-seventeenth century, the peasants of Bayonne found themselves short of powder and projectiles. They used their long hunting knives in the cannons of their muskets, making improvised spears. However, the use of this type of weapon is already mentioned at the beginning of the seventeenth century in foot musketeers who introduce the handle of their « pig silk » (thin sword blade) in the mouths of their muskets. The riflemen of the Royal-Artillery regiment were the first to be equipped with them in 16711 at the initiative of Louvois. In 1703, King Louis XIV, following the advice of Marshal Vauban, prohibits the use of pikes in the Infantry, to substitute rifles.
Thus the necessity gave birth to the auxiliary weapon which would influence the techniques of the European infantry, equipping all the infantry and being used until the beginning of the 20th century.
The benefits of a weapon combining two functions appeared quickly. The first muskets suffered from a low rate of fire (one shot per minute) and a lack of reliability. Bayonets became a useful complement to the weapon system when the enemy’s load in the musket’s useful firing range (100 meters at best) only exposed him to a single discharge before he ‘reach the defenders. A bayonet 30 centimeters long on a musket of nearly two meters ensured an extension comparable to the infantry lance, and later even the halberd, used before.
The first bayonets were of the « plug » type. They had a cylindrical handle that fit directly inside the barrel of the musket preventing the weapon from firing.
Later, tenon bayonets erase the blade of the mouth. The bayonet is fixed on the outside of the barrel by a housing in the form of ring. On later models, it will be fixed by a spring notch on the muzzle of the musket barrel.
Many bayonets were triangular and provided better lateral stability of the blade without significant increase in weight. This model did not have a handle to use it independently of the rifle.
The military tactics of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries incorporated various charges and defenses grouped using the bayonet. The British Army was renowned for its use of the bayonet, although at the beginning of the 19th century, when Napoleonic warfare techniques developed, the superiority of a rapid and regular salvo shot allowed the British to eclipse their opponents in the lines.