Available in Black or OD Green.
Ontario Knife Company is one of the few remaining American bayonet manufacturers and the sole source of the combat deployed OKC3S bayonet. Complementing our legacy of military issued bayonets, which include the M9 and the storied M7, Ontario Knife's tactical blades include the Air Warrior Program's ASEK survival knife, the Freedom Fighter, OKC's Kukri, and the Navy-issued Mark III.
I wanted a bigger type knife, so I did a little google homework and came across this product (M-9). There were other options on the m9 bayonets by different brands like smithnwessen. But my ultimate deciding factor was that if it was durable enough for the Army, it's good enough for me. Placed the order and got it the next day. The blade is thick, like a chopper; quarter inch thick. Standard sharpness. but that can always be modified. The handle has a good grip and feels great in my hand. It works in tandem with the scabbard to act as wire cutters, although I don't see myself using it for that. The scabbard is tough, thick sorta industrial type hard plastic. Don't foresee either the blade or scabbard breaking unless you smash it hard with a sledgehammer a couple times maybe. I'm not disappointed. thought the both the other reviews were a bit harsh. There are all different types of knives made for different purposes. Do your homework first according to the reason you want to buy a knife for. This knife is sturdy with a 7" blade. I wish they would have thrown in a stone sharpener to attach to the scabbard. Thanks OKC!
The black finish is a bit less then desirable.
The bayonet lug part seems to be a different finish then the rest of the knife
After waiting months for my local knife store to finally get it in, I was actually disappointed in the OKC m9. I understand it is not a knife, it is a bayonet. I have us military issued bayonets from most wars and all will cut very proficiently. I was very upset it was very dull. I mean wouldn't cut skin by pressing and drawing across it. ( not that this was safe by no means but I was a lil agitated at it by this time.) The sheath is spot on. The wire cutter fits and works flawless.
The dullness of the blade is very disappointing, to the point I would not buy another, and would have to think very long about purchasing another OKC product. For sure this is not what made in the USA has come to.