Pros: Blade Sharpness, Overall Quality, Weight, Blade Material
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard, None
Best Bayonet for M16/AR15 Series Weapons I've Seen
This is a beautiful knife and much stronger and better balanced than the usual military-issue type bayonets. The military bayonets are all very serviceable knives if you take the trouble to put a good edge on them, but this is a real step above anything else I've ever seen, and I've seen just about everything you can get for an M16. Aside from the fact that this one is considerably more expensive than the usual M16 bayonet, the only significant negative that I can point to is awkward sheath - they claim that it's "molle-compatible", but it really isn't in the normal sense. You cannot attach it to your webbing like you can with a normal military bayonet sheath because the web is the wrong width and runs the wrong way. However, you can improvise by simply using the sheath from an ordinary military-style bayonet, to solve this problem, but for this price they should really provide a decent sheath. Also, in my opinion, the material used for the grip, while apparently quite strong, should offer better grip - like the Ontario 3S (used/issued by USMC), for example which has somewhat rubbery grips to which one can quickly gain a very firm grip. The longitudinal grooves in the grips are not useful. These give the appearance that the grips are composed of stacked slabs of the grey (it is not green as stated in the product description) plastic material, even though they are simply solid and just make the knife a bit harder to grasp. Overall however, the grips only detract slightly from what is a beautifully made and especially well-balanced knife that is also the strongest bayonet I have ever seen. It is even better than the Italian Extrema Ratio bayonet, which is high praise indeed (a detail to note however: this bayonet lacks provision for cutting wire, so beware if this feature is important to you).