M9 BAYONET BUCK PROTOTYPE Made in 1996 " BARREL NUT M9 " 20 made
The reasons for the economic manufacture did not include the saw teeth. These blades were made from a laser cut blank.

According Master Joe Houser from BUCK U.S.A. :

... Recently new documents were uncovered, along with other data, that confirmed that these 188's were made in an attempt to win a new Army contract of about 104,000 units in 1996. The prototypes coincidentally matched most of the requirements of the 1993 Marine bayonet prototypes which called for, along with a few other things, that the tang rod be eliminated and that the "scabbard shall be narrowed in overall width to exclude the retainers for the magazine pouch...

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