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Posted: 10/10/2005 8:11:48 PM EDT
What is the hole for in this one, and why does the new marine bayonet (2nd picture) not have one?  

If anyone knows advantages/disadvantages to both, please let me know because i'm going to pick one of the two up sometime in the future.

M9 Bayonet USGI Black





OKCS3 Marine Bayonet with Scabbard

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:12:24 PM EDT
It attaches to the sheath to crete a wire cutter.

Disconnector
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:12:36 PM EDT
Wire cutter option, there's another piece that hooks in there.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:12:41 PM EDT
I would guess it could be used some what as a wrench.

Hahaha its a wrie cutter, but hey you could use it as a wrench as well
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:13:10 PM EDT
Doesn't it hook onto something else to make a wire cutter for barbed wire??

Damn I'm slow.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:14:13 PM EDT
wire cutter.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:14:49 PM EDT
ok gotcha.  so why doesnt the other one have this?  anyone familiar with the new style?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:15:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:16:31 PM EDT

Quoted:
ok gotcha.  so why doesnt the other one have this?  anyone familiar with the new style?


the new one for the Marines is just a K-Bar that goes on your rifle.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:17:10 PM EDT

Quoted:
ok gotcha.  so why doesnt the other one have this?  anyone familiar with the new style?



You lose a little blade strength with the hole, but the cutter is damn handy.

I keep a Bulgarian AK-74 bayo in my car specifically for the wire cutter.  It is the shit . . . it will cut wire that most wire cutters wouldn't touch PLUS its insulated for up to 40K volts.

w00t!



Disconnector
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:18:58 PM EDT
dang.  i like the new marine style better.  but if i'm going for practicality i should probably get the one with the wire cutter.  unless i'm a really good shot.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:19:17 PM EDT
I was taught to cut wire with the flashider, put it in the slots, back of a touch, fire.....
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:20:46 PM EDT

Quoted:
ok gotcha.  so why doesnt the other one have this?  anyone familiar with the new style?



I prefer a bangalore to clear barbed wire, and like the knife without a hole.

Not eveyone needs a wire cutter.  Sorta like not everyone needs a survival knife with a real tree saw and fish hook

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:24:54 PM EDT
Go for the USMC one.  Better blade, more comfortable handle, lighter
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 8:30:28 PM EDT
blood grove

and the wire cutter hook thingie

Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:01:31 PM EDT
It's a sight you just line it up with the bad guy(look straight through it at the stabbie)when he is within sticking range just rotate your hand and wrist  and stabe the hell out of him!!!!

Bob
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:07:09 PM EDT
Wire cutting.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:09:23 PM EDT

Quoted:
blood grove

and the wire cutter hook thingie




Is a blood grove kind of like an orange grove, but in Hell?
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:12:04 PM EDT
The new one is SO much better.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:15:59 PM EDT

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PLUS its insulated for up to 40K volts.



IT's not the volts that will necessarily kill or harm you, it's the amperage.
Link Posted: 10/10/2005 10:20:21 PM EDT
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