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Old 04-03-2008, 06:12 PM
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I'm going to purchase an M9 Bayonet soon.

Any difference between the Lan-Cay, Buck, or Ontario's?
I know the older Phrobis models are collectable and too $$$$ to fool with.

Most I've seen on-line are selling for anywhere between $100 to $150.

Any recommendations?
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I think The Ontario's are pretty good. I want the M9 and their Tanto bayonet. The steel on the bayonets are designed for toughness not hardness. I had a M9 Buck Phrobis. The steel on it was soft. They are very cool knives and especially if you have something to attach them to.
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they are great knives. They are superior to the Ok3cs used by many marines today. Like said above they are very rugged and hefty. They are among my favorite knives, probably second to the Ka-bar. When it comes to brand i can honestly not tell you. I know ontario and buck are great brands but i have also seen good reviews on lancay. I think in this situation i would go with whatever brand you have had good experience with
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M9 parts. I guess you would not call this a full length tang, huh?

http://www.lancay.com/content.php?content.26
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http://www.survivalistboards.com/sho...28#post100628i have the m7
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they are great knives. They are superior to the Ok3cs used by many marines today. Like said above they are very rugged and hefty. They are among my favorite knives, probably second to the Ka-bar. When it comes to brand i can honestly not tell you. I know ontario and buck are great brands but i have also seen good reviews on lancay. I think in this situation i would go with whatever brand you have had good experience with
Just wondering, how are the M-9's better than the bayonets the Marines have? I don't know much about this subject.
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Too bad the KaBar extreme fighting knife doesn't work like a bayonet. I thought the marines used these, or was it WWI or WWII. They are full spined tang.
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Have ordered a couple of Ontario's.

Will post up a review when they arrive.
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I just picked up 5 of the Phrobis III directly from the government in an auction, they look really tough and they are in excellent shape.

by the way, I will have 2 available to sell for $100 plus shipping if anyone is interested.
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I carried an m-9 years ago-It was an Ontario. It was a solid, dependable tool that took abuse well.
I'm also curious as to why one poster says the current Marine issue bayonet is inferier to the m-9? My baby bro is in the Corps and thinks quite highly of his. I was actualy considering picking one up myself instead of an m-9 after I get my AR
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I wasn't impressed with any of the M9's I had in the army. Most of the older guys kept their older, double edged bayonets, and left the M9 in their gear lockers. The only thing I ever used mine for was digging a cat hole to take a poo. I used a Buck Nighthawk for everything else.

The Nighthawk was on my LBV, the M9 on my ruck.

Oh, if you use the wire cutter, you will eventually break it, and it's usually the blade tip that breaks.
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I'm going to purchase an M9 Bayonet soon.

Any difference between the Lan-Cay, Buck, or Ontario's?
I know the older Phrobis models are collectable and too $$$$ to fool with.

Most I've seen on-line are selling for anywhere between $100 to $150.

Any recommendations?
i liked the ontario and the smith and wesson personally - those are the ones i had when i was in iraq

buck has a nice one too
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Mine is Ontario, I think they are all worthy..


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I have the Phrobis III M9 2nd gen.
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I was going to get a lancay before I saw that they were not full tang. The breaking point on it is right above the portion that screws into the handle rod. Also the blade is 420 steel. I dont know if the thickness of the blade makes up for this but it is my understanding that 420 is brittle and prone to snap. I took a look at the okc s3 and it is full tang and the steel is 1095 but I wanted the multi function the m9 offers like the saw back and wire cutter. Thats when I did some reserch and found that ontario also makes an updated version of the m9, the m10. It is pretty much an m9 with 1095 steel which I like. I have not handled it up close, so I dont know if it is full tang. If I find out it is then I will go ahead and get one. steel and tang are pretty important to me when it comes to a knife
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I have an M-9 and it's a pretty hefty knife. It came out of the box razor sharp. I don't plan on getting into a fixed bayonet situation, the poo poo is deep if you do. It's done every cutting task I ever needed it to. I never tried to cut wire with it though.
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I had one of the Buck M-9's and it was a cool knife but far from functional unless you want to stab someone, which I guess is what it was intended for. Not a great steel and too thick a grind didnt let it take or hold a good edge. Cool knife but not very practical for most tasks IMHO.

Don't be too rough, just my two cents
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I'm going to purchase an M9 Bayonet soon.

Any difference between the Lan-Cay, Buck, or Ontario's?
I know the older Phrobis models are collectable and too $$$$ to fool with.

Most I've seen on-line are selling for anywhere between $100 to $150.

Any recommendations?
for what its worth i carried the buck and ontario models in iraq - broke the ontario and pulled my buck out of the pack and never had a problem w/ it except ALMOST loosing it in the Euphrates lol
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