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Bayonets by country and continent

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American bayonet-knife M9 on the carbine M4


... And you, son of man, take a sharp knife for yourself,
Ezekiel 5: 1

History weapons. We continue the topic of bayonets. It had long been necessary to complete it, but somehow my hands did not reach. It remains only to talk about the use of the bayonet in our days, but there is just nothing special here. The bayonet has become a kind of tribute to tradition. It is rarely used in combat, especially in one-on-one combat. And the very hand-to-hand combat, where soldiers muzzle each other with rifle butts and bayonets, has become a rarity. Although - yes, even the most modern assault rifles (including bullpup rifles) are equipped with a bayonet mount, and the bayonet continues to be used in many armies of the world. First of all, it is used for ... control over arrested or prisoners, or as the most last resort. It is believed that it can serve as a useful aid in training aggressiveness in young soldiers, which, of course, is important and makes sense.

Modern bayonets are usually general purpose knives that can be used to open bottles, cut sausage, and throw at a target. That is, it is a multi-purpose weapon, since it has been proven that the production of one such multi-purpose knife bayonet is more profitable than the production of special bayonets and knives of various types. Every country in the world has its own views on what a modern bayonet-knife should be. Therefore, our story will go on the bayonets of different countries on different continents.

People's Republic of China


When China began rearming itself with modern weapons, it began by copying the Soviet AK-47 assault rifle and converting it into a Type 56 assault rifle. Some Type 56s may also use the AKM Type II bayonet. The latest example of the Chinese QBZ-95 rifle is equipped with a multi-purpose bayonet-knife, similar to the American model M9.

Bayonets by country and continent
Chinese sailor with a Type 56 assault rifle in 1986. Folding needle bayonet


Chinese soldiers with QBZ-95 rifles showing multi-purpose knife bayonets

Belgium


The famous FN FAL rifle can be equipped with two types of bayonets. The first is the most traditional, common bayonet. The second, type C, was introduced back in the 60s of the last century and had a hollow handle that could be put on the barrel, and slots that coincided with the slots on the NATO FALs flame arrester. The blade was offset to allow the bullet to pass through.


Indian Gurkha on duty with L1A1 rifle (FN FAL)


Brazilian army soldiers with FN FAL rifles

United Kingdom


The bayonet for the L3A1 rifle is analogous to the FN FAL type C bayonet. It also has a hollow grip that fits over the barrel of an SA80 / L85 rifle, and slots that match the flame arrester slots. It can be used as a utility knife and even wire cutters when combined with a scabbard. The scabbard of this bayonet contains a whetstone and a folding saw blade.


Irish Army with Steyr AUG rifles with EICKHORN KCB-70 multipurpose bayonets

Germany


The H&K G3 rifle can use two types of bayonets, and both are fixed in the firing position above the barrel. The standard G3 bayonet has the same blade as the American M7. The second bayonet is a universal bayonet-knife EICKHORN KCB-70, equipped with a saw and a sheath for nippers, in a word - a real modern, moreover, an extremely versatile weapon. The bayonet had a characteristic rectangular grip. For the H&K G36, modified bayonets with blades from AKM from the stocks of the former National People's Army of the GDR could be used. The Germans cut out the muzzle ring for the AKM and welded in its place a new ring with a large diameter. But the bayonet itself did not get any worse from this.

Austria


The AUG bullpup rifle also uses two bayonets. The first and most popular is the German EICKHORN KCB-70 multipurpose bayonet with M16 bayonet mount. The second is the more modern bayonet Glock Feldmesser 78 (Field Knife 78) and Feldmesser 81 (Survival Knife 81), which is both a bayonet and a "survival knife", in a word - a universal weapon in terms of use. That is, the function of the bayonet itself was secondary for him. But you can throw it, open bottles for them - all these "important functions" are provided in it.


French "white caps" with FAMAS rifles with attached bayonets

France


In France, the bayonet for the FAMAS rifle practically copies the M1949 / 56 bayonet. For the new H&K 416F rifle, a multi-purpose combat bayonet-knife in the style of "tanto" Eickhorn "SG 2000 WC-F", complete with cutting pliers, has been developed. Weighing 320 g, it is 30,0 cm long, with a 17,3 cm blade serrated to cut ropes. Plastic handle and scabbard provide protection up to 10 volts. A diamond blade sharpener is provided, which is stored in a sheath.

the USSR


The AK-47 received a bayonet, but it was not particularly remarkable. But the AKM Type I bayonet (1959) was already a truly revolutionary development. It had a bowie-style (clip-point) blade with teeth along the back of the blade and could be used as a utility knife for survival and as a wire cutter along with a steel sheath. The design turned out to be so perfect that it was copied in other countries, it even became the basis for the American M9 bayonet. The bayonet for the AK-74 (1983) was a further development of the AKM bayonet.


Bayonet for AK-47


Bayonet AKM

The blade received a new tip configuration and an improved plastic handle, which made it more effective as a combat knife. The use of insulating materials allows them to cut not only the wire, but also to cut the ropes with a saw, but also to bite the electrical wires that are energized. That is, it is a very perfect weapon for today, fully meeting its purpose.


Afghan Police Officer with AKM

USA


The M16 rifle was equipped with an M7 bayonet based on earlier designs such as the M4, M5 and M6 bayonets, which in turn were derived from the M3 combat knife. The newer M9 has teeth along the back of the blade and can also be used as a cutter and utility knife. The US Marine Corps has its own OKC-3S bayonet.


Bayonet OKC-3S, which stands for "Ontario Knife Company"

As a result, we note that the attitude towards bayonets began to change after the First World War, based on its experience. And he changed the opinion of the military about the value of long rifles and needle bayonets, with which the mass of the infantry was mainly armed then. In trench warfare in cramped trenches, during a night raid or patrol, or even during a traditional infantry attack by running across open terrain, soldiers on both sides very soon realized the inherent shortcomings of long and clumsy rifles with long bayonets. The time has passed for dramatic stories of the Russian-Japanese war, that the Japanese use a "double attack": the first line works with bayonets, and the second, squatting, sneaks between the legs of the fighting and works with knives! All these journalistic stories are a thing of the past. Gases, flamethrowers, Tanks and barbed wire left no chance for hand-to-hand combat, which by the end of the war turned from bayonet to fire using submachine guns, assault Mauser, parabellum or, at worst, sapper spades, axes, homemade spiked clubs and hand grenades. In addition, fencing with heavy and long rifles, having a large mass and therefore very inertial, also showed its ineffectiveness. This is why, instead of longer bayonets on both sides, the armies of the belligerent nations began experimenting with other melee weapons, including a trench knife, pistol, hand grenade, and even trench tools.


US Army Marines trained in bayonet combat

Bayonets were now very often officially or unofficially shortened as soldiers wanted them to be more versatile and easier to use, both as tools and during close-range combat. The Second World War gave impetus to another shortening of bayonets, which eventually turned into a weapon the same size as a bowie knife, the use of which as combat or utility knives has been fully proven. And it is not for nothing that modern bayonets, adopted for service after the Second World War, refer specifically to knife bayonets.
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  1. out of habit
    out of habit 18 September 2021 04: 17
    +8
    Japanese old bayonets the size of a good saber are somehow not mentioned.
    1. Kote Pan Kokhanka
      Kote Pan Kokhanka 18 September 2021 04: 41
      +13
      Quote: out of habit
      Japanese old bayonets the size of a good saber are somehow not mentioned.

      In principle, it is not possible to cover a mustache. Vyacheslav Olegovich thanks for the long-awaited "point" in the cycle, otherwise after reading the title in the morning, I thought it was a sinful thing that again !!! laughing
      All the good days!
      1. Crowe
        Crowe 18 September 2021 04: 53
        +12
        In principle, it is not possible to cover a mustache.
        I agree. The topic is bottomless and immense!
        All the good days!
        Let me sincerely join you!
      2. The leader of the Redskins
        The leader of the Redskins 18 September 2021 07: 01
        +18
        Yes. Wait. But if you "insert your five cents", then our bayonet knife (AKM, AK - 74) is very useless. The only thing they were good at was "clicking" the barbed wire.
        And so - neither open the canned food, nor cut the bread, nor throw the blade without fear, nor remove the sentry ...
        1. Revival
          Revival 18 September 2021 12: 38
          +2
          I agree, when throwing, it breaks down quite easily, sharpening when opening a can leads to the side
        2. Hagen
          Hagen 18 September 2021 13: 17
          +4
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          But if you "insert your five cents", then our bayonet knife (AKM, AK - 74) is very useless.

          For a peacetime army, yes. In peacetime, you need a household knife. The purpose of the bayonet-knife is to rip open the belly of the enemy and, in his spare time, to bite the wire. And since he is not interesting in everyday life, this achieves another goal - he is not an interesting object for theft in peacetime. By the way, you need to train seriously to throw a knife. In the infantry, this skill is rarely vital to anyone. Therefore, the bayonet-knife is fundamentally not for these purposes. And to open cans, you can use knives from cartridge zinc or, even better, from capping the UZRGM (they are laid in cans, similar to cans). A serving infantryman must have it.
          1. militarist63
            militarist63 20 September 2021 00: 36
            +1
            Yes! good I still use the UZRGM bottle opener (after Afgan) on trips! I also have one bottle opener from a mountain-summer ration, but it does not fold the cutting part (like the UZRGMovskaya one), because if it’s in my pocket ... then it’s not very ...
        3. Galleon
          Galleon 18 September 2021 23: 11
          +4
          My classmate, having served "behind the river" (artillery reconnaissance), said that in hand-to-hand combat this bayonet-knife from AKM entered the spirit up to the hilt. And for us, naval cadets, it was really, neither to stick into the parquet, nor to sharpen a pencil.
          1. The leader of the Redskins
            The leader of the Redskins 18 September 2021 23: 50
            +3
            I plus. Probably a matter of chance. We were also taught (later, after the "river," but those who visited there) the techniques of butt combat with the "cranking" of the bayonet, so that the enemy would go crazy from a painful shock.
            But later, an acquaintance, a former THERE, said that they left these useless devices in the camp, and went to caravans with "dates" and the like.
        4. not main
          not main 19 September 2021 00: 19
          +3
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          And so - neither open the canned food, nor cut the bread, nor throw the blade without fear, nor remove the sentry ...

          Good comparison! Just remembering my cadet years, and then I had a SKS with a 4-sided bayonet! And the young guys started a competition. Whose bayonet is better? In short, my 4-sided one entered the ground (sand) to the barrel under the weight of the carbine, but the bayonet knife under the same SCS did not even enter a third! And even applying physical strength, the result is the same!
          1. militarist63
            militarist63 20 September 2021 00: 45
            +1
            remembering my cadet years and then I had a SKS with a 4-sided bayonet
            What an ancient SCS you still got!
            1. not main
              not main 20 September 2021 20: 30
              +1
              Quote: militarist63
              What an ancient SCS you still got!

              Born in 1949.
        5. Lynx2000
          Lynx2000 20 September 2021 00: 57
          0
          Quote: Leader of the Redskins
          Yes. Wait. But if you "insert your five cents", then our bayonet knife (AKM, AK - 74) is very useless. The only thing they were good at was "clicking" the barbed wire.
          And so - neither open the canned food, nor cut the bread, nor throw the blade without fear, nor remove the sentry ...

          Tin cans are opened with a corner of the plaque of a Soviet-style soldier's army belt (it is not necessary to sharpen it in this place). Bread can be broken. The sentry can be stabbing / chopping into the throat, from the side just above the collarbone, or from the front below the Adam's apple, inflict fatal blows, the main thing is that there is no sob, wheeze and gurgle.
          In general, if it comes to removing the sentries, in such cases, as a rule, each soldier has trophies, I think in hostilities everyone will have something to cut bread, open a can of stew or the throat of an adversary ... yes
      3. vladcub
        vladcub 18 September 2021 16: 32
        +2
        "It is impossible to embrace not obsessive" (c)
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 18 September 2021 05: 58
      +3
      Quote: out of habit
      Japanese old bayonets the size of a good saber are somehow not mentioned.

      I specifically asked (I remember something like that from newsreels) - I was impressed. Here is a whole topic about this "Arisaka":

      hi
      1. vladcub
        vladcub 18 September 2021 07: 16
        +3
        V.O. had earlier about such bayonets
    3. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 18 September 2021 21: 10
      0
      Quote: out of habit
      Japanese old bayonets the size of a good saber are somehow not mentioned.

      The author paid more attention to knife-like bayonets, which are now mostly in service with the armies of the world ...
    4. dmmyak40
      dmmyak40 19 September 2021 00: 22
      +1
      Especially those that were attached to a light machine gun ... An interesting solution ... wassat Well, the guns were not completed ...
      1. Prometheus
        Prometheus 19 September 2021 18: 47
        0
        The bayonet on the Type 96 machine gun was needed so that the machine gunner did not stand out against the background of fellow shooters. When all the attackers are with bayonets attached, it is more difficult for the enemy to identify such an important target in the confusion.
        1. dmmyak40
          dmmyak40 20 September 2021 23: 04
          +1
          Do you think that in the confusion of the battle someone will peer into the presence of a bayonet? Full face? Will it be seen?
          I do not know, instructions on how to conduct a battle for the calculation of a light machine gun in the Japanese army, but in the armies of other countries the machine gunner does not run in a chain of shooters, but supports his squad / platoon / company actions in the offensive, suppressing the enemy's firing points.
          1. Prometheus
            Prometheus 21 September 2021 08: 19
            0
            Do you think that in the confusion of the battle someone will peer into the presence of a bayonet?

            This is just one of the explanations I've seen. There is also another - the traditional Japanese attitude to melee weapons. They also attached a bayonet to the Type 100 submachine gun, only there was a Type 2 - a shortened version of the standard Type 30 bayonet.

            Well, it was not for practical use - it was difficult to wield a machine gun with a bayonet, when this bandura weighs more than 11 pounds, and you are a typical Japanese in build.
            1. dmmyak40
              dmmyak40 21 September 2021 11: 21
              +1
              The explanation by tradition looks more solid than practical use. All the same, the Japanese used swords very often, including for executions.
  2. Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
    Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov 18 September 2021 04: 24
    +5
    ***
    "A bullet is a fool, a bayonet is a fine fellow" ...
    ---
    A.V. Suvorov
    ***
    1. bk0010
      bk0010 18 September 2021 08: 31
      +6
      Quote: Vladimir Vladimirovich Vorontsov
      "A bullet is a fool, a bayonet is a fine fellow" ...
      And the projectile - in general, went and from, the scumbag is a goner!
      1. Bolt cutter
        Bolt cutter 18 September 2021 09: 30
        +10
        This is also largely true laughing
  3. Proton
    Proton 18 September 2021 04: 50
    +8
    Vyacheslav, thanks for the article, I liked it!
    Ask me for my corrosiveness, I will make a small correction not in the case:
    - "Plastic handle and scabbard protect against current up to 10 volts." All the same, the current is measured in amperes. Therefore, it is better to write about a handle that can withstand a voltage of 000 kilovolts.
    A good article! hi
    1. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 18 September 2021 05: 50
      +9
      This is an interesting topic. Looks nice:
      Indian Gurkha on duty with L1A1 rifle (FN FAL)

      ==========
      I don't know how and with whom, but in the motorized rifle units of the ZabVO, they practically did not teach bayonet combat. There weren't even any sites. Although, for example, in the Leningrad Military District even on guard towns there were some "bodies" so that the composition of the guard could work out a bayonet fight.
      ==========
      Quote: Proton
      - "Plastic handle and scabbard protect against current up to 10 volts." All the same, the current is measured in amperes. Therefore, it is better to write about a handle that can withstand a voltage of 10 kilovolts.

      You can write that "the plastic handle and scabbard protect against electric current with voltage up to 10 volts (000 kV)", but this does not change the essence. It is unlikely that such protection is capable of protecting against a voltage of 10 kV. There are voltage indicators (contact and non-contact type). Holding it even with protective gloves, you can see the arc between the contacts of the indicator and the parts of the electrical installation that are energized. This is what 10 kV is:


      You can clarify in the reference books, only, most likely, the handle and the scabbard are capable of protecting, but up to 1000 V. This I tell you, as a former employee of the hydroelectric power station with the IV group of admission ...
      1. Proton
        Proton 18 September 2021 05: 58
        +5
        Possible.
        The very insulation of the handle, I think, is capable of withstanding 10 kV, but nobody canceled the breakdown on the surface.
        As for the group on electrical safety - at the moment V. At one time he was both a member and chairman of the internal commission on safety. Including at the hydroelectric power station. laughing
        I dealt with high voltages "live" while working in a high-voltage laboratory.
        Best regards, colleague! hi
        1. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 18 September 2021 05: 59
          +2
          Quote: Proton
          Best regards, colleague!

          drinks
        2. Ross xnumx
          Ross xnumx 18 September 2021 07: 44
          +2
          Quote: Proton
          The very insulation of the handle, I think, is capable of withstanding 10 kV, but nobody canceled the breakdown on the surface.

          I went for some bread and on the way some thoughts came to mind regarding isolation. Here it is:

          The insulation material of the handles of these pliers allows you to touch live parts with voltages up to 1000 V. By the way, the voltage of the trolleybus (tram) contact network is only 550-600 V. In practice, we had to deal with cases when aluminum wires that were energized were bitten with such pliers.
          ==========
          And Vyacheslav needs to look at this parameter - 10 V.
      2. vladcub
        vladcub 18 September 2021 08: 23
        +6
        Comrades, the video is impressive.
        In our village there was a case: a man, thumped well, jabbed a crowbar over the transFormator and ... He got charred, and a golden tooth glistens in his mouth. The whole village has been without electricity for a month.
        The transformer was replaced, and the supports were sooty. Even 17 years later, there were still traces
      3. dauria
        dauria 19 September 2021 02: 02
        0
        You can check in the reference books, only, most likely, the handle and scabbard are capable of protecting, but up to 1000 V.

        Stop it. At the anode of the line scan lamp of the old TV set is 8 square meters, on the "suction cup" h, b - 16 square meters, color - 25 square meters. Feel free to touch with an ordinary screwdriver. You can "pull" the corona discharge arc "for fun".
        Only so that it is free of dirt and even more so moisture.
        And if you are an electrician, you should know how gloves are tested in the laboratory - water inside and outside. That is why there is such a reserve. 1000 V is the guaranteed minimum. Although I do not urge to violate PTB, PEEP and PUE. laughing Over 1000 V - only rods and pliers wink
        Well, on the subject - in order to slaughter a hog, not a single village man will take a knife from AKM. Such a wide and short blade is perhaps Ilya Muromets, and even then he will kill with his fist faster.
    2. kalibr
      18 September 2021 07: 05
      +7
      Yes, you know, Evgeny, when you write quickly sometimes that the mind comes to us, then the hand takes. And you think like that, and then ... and then you need to check, but the eye is already blurry and does not see anything special in the text. Well, that's what comments are for!
    3. Hagen
      Hagen 18 September 2021 13: 24
      +1
      Quote: Proton
      "Plastic handle and scabbard protect against current up to 10 volts."

      I wonder what kind of business a soldier, who has only a bayonet-knife of his tools, can get into an electrical installation with 10 volts? Attempted self-harm or suicide? Do not cut the cable in such an installation with this knife, do not bite. laughing I do not think that such a voltage will be supplied to the wire fences. Although, the P-100 mesh could be under U = 3000 V
    4. bandabas
      bandabas 18 September 2021 17: 58
      +1
      More correctly - it can withstand voltage up to 1000V! For 6-10 kV, I personally would not recommend anyone to meddle with a bayonet-knife laughing
  4. Crowe
    Crowe 18 September 2021 04: 57
    +13
    French "white caps" with FAMAS rifles with attached bayonets
    Well Semyon Semyonitch! The symbol of Légion étrangère is white kepi (Képi blanc) - they don't give it that easily, you have to earn it. The tradition of presenting a white cap is akin to taking an oath. This happens only after the recruit has acquired the necessary skills and has become at least a little like a soldier. Kepi - a cylindrical cap - a unique attribute of the French military uniform, although it is extremely inconvenient to wear. And the white cap is the hallmark of the Foreign Legion and a symbol of its valor. But the cap "turned white" only in 1946 (before that the legionnaires wore blue or red caps, as in all other parts of the ground army), when, taking into account the specifics of service in the desert and in the tropics, the legionnaires had a white summer cover that was fastened to the headdress ...
    Only in 1964 did a white cap become part of the legionnaires' uniform, and not a cap in a summer case. For this simple reason, four years later, a ritual of delivery appeared that immediately distinguished the legionnaires from other soldiers of the French army. On June 13, 1968, the head of the training unit in Bonifaccio in Corsica, Lieutenant Colonel Hans, presented his graduates with a white cap for the first time in a solemn ceremony.
    1. Flooding
      Flooding 18 September 2021 07: 32
      +6
      Quote: Crowe
      It was only in 1964 that a white cap became part of the legionnaires' uniform, and not a cap in a summer case.

      as an addition to your comment:

      officers of the Foreign Legion, like officers of other units of the French army, wear a black cap with a red top.
      white cap - headdress of private and non-commissioned officers
      1. Anton S
        Anton S 18 September 2021 08: 34
        +4
        white cap - headdress of private and non-commissioned officers

        Non-commissioned officers (NCO and up) of the Foreign Legion wear black caps.
        1. Flooding
          Flooding 18 September 2021 08: 41
          +3
          Quote: Anton S
          Non-commissioned officers (NCO and up) of the Foreign Legion wear black caps

          you're right
          in the photo above, it is obvious that the black cap is not an officer
          thanks for the amendment, comrade
          1. Anton S
            Anton S 18 September 2021 09: 00
            +3
            you're right
            in the photo above, it is obvious that the black cap is not an officer
            thanks for the amendment, comrade

            Please. There are minor exceptions. For example: the corporal-chief (not a non-commissioned officer) after 15 years of service wears a black cap, and the non-commissioned officers from the orchestra (only during the parade) are white. In the photo there is a parachute regiment, in my opinion the 2nd company.
  5. svp67
    svp67 18 September 2021 06: 07
    +11
    The latest Soviet development of the bayonet-knife for the AK-74M 6X5
    1. IS-80_RVGK2
      IS-80_RVGK2 19 September 2021 00: 06
      +1
      Frankly unsuccessful knives. The current 6x9 is many times better. Although the very first bayonet-knife is conceptually not bad exactly as a bayonet a combat knife, I think.
  6. Mustachioed Georgian
    Mustachioed Georgian 18 September 2021 07: 14
    +2
    Of course, read the Internet, but the presence of photos of only ours and American bayonet knives somehow does not add much information. Moreover, most of us probably held our knife in their hands, but did not see the rest in the eyes.
  7. older
    older 18 September 2021 07: 30
    +5
    Quote: svp67
    The latest Soviet development of the bayonet-knife for the AK-74M 6X5

    Why does the bayonet knife only stab and cut the wire? no utility knife concept? iron-frank g .... crumble from any impact. If the infantry needs to have a couple of knives, then we do not take into account the combat load, which smacks of moralism. Are we stepping on a rake?
    1. Iskazi
      Iskazi 18 September 2021 19: 35
      +2
      Yes, iron on a bayonet - G ..., once dropped a machine gun with a bayonet ..., the tip bent and fell off, corrected it with a file, but for a whole year they remembered ..., suspecting throwing a bayonet at the fence ...
  8. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I 18 September 2021 07: 52
    +9
    Eh, it's a pity that the bayonets are shortened! There is no solidity! Remember how the American gopnik tried to attack Dundee with a knife? But the attempt vanished when Dundee pulled out his!
    There used to be bayonets, so bayonets!
  9. riwas
    riwas 18 September 2021 07: 53
    +4
    First of all, it is used for ... control over arrested or prisoners, or as the most last resort.

    In the old magazine "Weapon", a spetsnaz soldier says that they used a bayonet in the Caucasus only in one case - for "protection" from family members, when they took a militant at home.
    In the civil war in Yugoslavia, edged weapons were used in sabotage for the quiet night elimination of the paramilitary protection of objects to be destroyed. Including crossbows and homemade swords. There is an article on a similar topic.
    https://bukren.my1.ru/Ware/kladene2.doc
  10. bk0010
    bk0010 18 September 2021 08: 34
    +1
    That is, it is a very perfect weapon for today.
    This "perfect weapon" is made of very bad metal and breaks down.
    1. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 18 September 2021 21: 38
      -1
      Quote: bk0010
      This "perfect weapon" is made of very bad metal and breaks down.

      So it is intended for bayonet fighting, not knife ... or throwing at the target ...
  11. Undecim
    Undecim 18 September 2021 09: 06
    +11
    bayonet AKM Type I (1959)

    Sorry, Vyacheslav Olegovich, but in the USSR, bayonet-knives were not designated that way.
    The standard combined-arms bayonet-knife, adopted by the USSR Armed Forces in 1953, was called "product 6X2". In the English-language literature it is designated "6Ch2".

    1. Undecim
      Undecim 18 September 2021 09: 14
      +12
      In 1960, the "product 6X3" was adopted.

      In 1965 - "product 6X4".
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 18 September 2021 09: 17
        +12
        1989 - "product 6X5".
        1. Senior seaman
          Senior seaman 18 September 2021 20: 30
          +4
          When I served, we had just such.
          But what is interesting, especially for the orderly and the company officer on duty, there was a couple of the previous type with a thick red handle and a red sheath.
          1. Undecim
            Undecim 18 September 2021 20: 44
            +5
            But what is interesting, especially for the orderly and the company officer on duty, there was a couple of the previous type with a thick red handle and a red sheath.

            Decommissioned. So as not to bother if they are lost.
            1. Senior seaman
              Senior seaman 18 September 2021 20: 55
              +5
              We broke it once, then through the warrant officer, the head of the weapons storage, they got ... a whole quest :))))
              1. Undecim
                Undecim 18 September 2021 20: 57
                +7
                I had five bayonet knives in my writing desk for such occasions.
            2. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft 18 September 2021 21: 34
              0
              Quote: Undecim
              Decommissioned. So as not to bother if they are lost.

              Writing off under the Act is made with sending to the storage warehouse. Accordingly, the unit cannot have unaccounted for weapons.
              1. Undecim
                Undecim 18 September 2021 21: 40
                +9
                Accordingly, the unit cannot have unaccounted for weapons.

                Yes Yes. Can not. No bayonet knives, no ammunition, no communications. Can't do anything.
        2. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 18 September 2021 21: 32
          0
          Quote: Undecim
          1989 - "product 6X5".

          The bayonet knife is prettier to the SVD ...
      2. Catfish
        Catfish 18 September 2021 21: 46
        +4
        Vic, good evening. hi
        I have never met a bayonet more absurd and useless in my life.

        We on AKMS had just such, forever broken off the tips of the blade and some of the split butt-pads of the handles. Then they simply stopped taking them from the room, they used penknives, which was much more convenient and effective.
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 18 September 2021 22: 07
          +5
          It's just that in a peaceful life, if you don't need to insert it into someone's belly, this bayonet-knife is a really useless thing and the same Swiss knife is much more practical.
          1. IS-80_RVGK2
            IS-80_RVGK2 19 September 2021 00: 20
            +1
            Which is of course very strange. For a long time, the functions of a knife in the army have shifted mainly to domestic use.
        2. Wildcat
          Wildcat 18 September 2021 22: 11
          +2
          There were references to the fact that the Germans (famous dreamers) called such bayonets "the dream of a masochist."
          repeat
          1. Catfish
            Catfish 18 September 2021 22: 22
            +5
            "the dream of a masochist".

            It's funny smile So much for the "gloomy" Teutonic humor. request
  12. Undecim
    Undecim 18 September 2021 09: 38
    +5
    The second bayonet is a universal bayonet-knife EICKHORN KCB-70, equipped with a saw and a sheath for nippers, in a word - a real modern, moreover, an extremely versatile weapon.

    EICKHORN KCB-70 is an obsolete model of the last century, created on the type of the Soviet 6X3 in 1970.

    In 1977 it was replaced by the KCB-77.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 18 September 2021 09: 44
      +7
      Currently in use Bayonet System 2005 produced by Eickhorn Solingen Ltd.

      For the H&K G36, modified bayonets with blades from AKM from the stocks of the former National People's Army of the GDR could be used.

      For the H&K G36 in 2009, the renowned knife designer Dietmar Pohl developed the Seitengewehr 2000 (SG 2000) bayonet based on the KM 2000 knife
      1. Revival
        Revival 18 September 2021 12: 46
        +1
        I've always wondered, here's a similar saw on a knife how to sharpen over time
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 18 September 2021 12: 55
          +4
          I've always wondered, here's a similar saw on a knife how to sharpen over time

          You can use the services of a workshop like The Knife Master.

          Or you can buy a special sharpener and sharpen it yourself.
          1. Revival
            Revival 18 September 2021 13: 57
            0
            Got it, thank you
  13. Stas1973
    Stas1973 18 September 2021 15: 38
    -2
    Is this the last article or will there be more? In the sense of another translation from a non-Russian site?
  14. Stas1973
    Stas1973 18 September 2021 15: 47
    +1
    The last modification of our 6x9 pump knife in two versions 1 and 2
  15. xomaNN
    xomaNN 18 September 2021 15: 48
    0
    Command "Bayonet attack!" is still possible. Weapon of last resort, after all. The stock of cartridges is not endless.
  16. vladcub
    vladcub 18 September 2021 16: 38
    +1
    "modified bayonets with AKM blades" purely German approach: it's all about
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 18 September 2021 18: 01
      +3
      "modified bayonets with AKM blades"

      Actually, no one really modified anything.

      Such bayonet knives were used very limitedly.
  17. Pavel57
    Pavel57 18 September 2021 21: 01
    +1
    At 45m it was considered that the intensity of hand-to-hand fights was quite high. The share of wounds from knives was 0.18 percent ...

    The ability to conduct hand-to-hand and bayonet combat increases the psychological stability of war.
  18. Blue fox
    Blue fox 19 September 2021 01: 17
    +2
    The bayonet-knife for AKM is intended for stabbing the enemy in hand-to-hand combat, getting "bulls" from urinals and planing soap "Elephant" :)
  19. CastroRuiz
    CastroRuiz 19 September 2021 14: 47
    +1
    "Along the road they rustled, the wires hummed,
    I will never change a big one for maliy "
    (from the March of Kolkhizniki). :)
  20. Andobor
    Andobor 19 September 2021 15: 04
    0
    Yes, my son recently served an urgent service, - they issued a machine gun with a bayonet,
    but I still had to buy a knife for my own.
  21. Decimalegio
    Decimalegio 22 October 2021 11: 25
    0
    Times have changed since then, and now the use of a bayonet has become a last resort. For me, a bayonet should be, first of all, a field knife and only in exceptional cases - as a grafted bayonet. Interesting then? a collapsible bayonet like this one from KelTec is no better. It can be improved, using a more reliable block, but not a bad idea.


    1. Decimalegio
      Decimalegio 22 October 2021 11: 36
      0
      In Italy, since 1936, the carcano folding bayonet arr. 38, which turned out to be not very successful. But the technique has progressed.