Modern high quality bayonet?

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Cyber_Demigod, Jul 31, 2020.

  1. Cyber_Demigod


    May 1, 2016
    Hello I am interested in modern bayonet knives that work with the m16 style lugs (but others are interesting to me as well)

    I am looking for something in a nice quality steel and build - which modern knife design has come along way
    Maybe cryo treated - unsure

    I know Zero Tolerance made the ZT-9 Bayonet and I have had no luck finding one from a reliable source that isn't an individual seller - they are discontinued sadly.
    The ZT-9 was in CPM-S30v and I really liked that

    Is anyone making something along these lines anymore?
  2. jideta

    jideta Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2020
    Way back when I had a Phrobis M9.
    It was nice.
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  3. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    The Phrobis M9 is nice.
    I always liked the fish logo.

    So, I am going to ask, what is wrong with the standard M7? Finding one from each contractor can be a challenge.

    Another challenge is finding the Canadian C7 version. Still looking for one of those for a reasonable price.

    OP, if you are looking for something special let me know. I have a couple of friends that are really bayonet nuts.
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  4. JokersFaceLifter


    Jan 6, 2016
    fox knives italy has some nice options, one of them even has the hand guard ring and everything, just be prepared to pay a couple hundred, they're made of N690Co
  5. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    I would get an M9 also, couple different makers and generations to choose from and you should be able to find a real one with no issue. Most bayonets aren't great knives though, the compromise in design sort of destines them to be so.
  6. Sidehill Gouger

    Sidehill Gouger

    Dec 29, 2007
    My pick for best combination knife and bayonet is the Ontario USMC. But I really don't have much need for a bayonet these days.
  7. sabre cat

    sabre cat Basic Member Basic Member

    Jul 4, 2014
    I really thought that the M9 was what I wanted.
    Then I had a chance to handle one and I wasn’t as impressed as I thought I would be.

    I think that if I was going to buy one to carry and use, I would buy the Marine Corps bayonet.

    However, for collecting the M7 is just fine for my needs. And they look nice sitting right next to my fathers M3.
  8. ohen cepel

    ohen cepel Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Nothing against the Marine Corps one, I have no experience with it. However, was Army like you and so don't tend to have Marine stuff around, just doesn't feel right to me, my issue though.

    The M7 is great for a user and to put a bayonet on something for less $$ it is hard to beat.

    I'm a Buck fan and so have way too many of the M9s from when they were making them back in the 80's and 90's (forget the actual years now).

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