Kalashnikov AKM Mk1 Bayonet

I was at a birthday party this afternoon and one of the gifts was an AKM bayonet. Unlike the AK47 version, it’s Bakelite and not wood. It’s not the most comfortable of knives to handle and doesn’t seem to have had either ergonomics or aesthetics involved in its design. However, it is definitely robust and heavy and has a built in wire cutting feature between the blade and sheath. I wouldn’t like to use one for bush craft but I did feel more than a twinge of envy as it’s definitely a real knife. I’ll add one to my Christmas wish list. Compared to the little RUI neck knife I got today, it’s industrially larger. It’s an Kalashnikov bayonet. What more needs to be said? Definitely one to add to the cool pile.

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