Accession Number:

AD0784203

Title:

Knife Cutter-Bayonet

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

BENHOF INC NORTH BELLMORE NY

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

The purpose of the task was to design and develop a knife cutter- bayonet which could be used as a fighting and survival knife, a bayonet, a wire cutter and a general purpose tool. Requirements such as light weight, an ability to cut both barbed wire and barbed tape and compatibility with the standard Army M-16 rifle were essential. Additional features suggested included a built-in saw, a screwdriver and a sharpening stone. Development was terminated when it was concluded that it was beyond the current state of the art to develop a single item encompassing all the features stated as essential. The report recommends that the US Army continue to issue and use the bayonet and the wire cutter as separate items.

Subject Categories:

  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE