This U.S. bayonet-knife M7 was made 1980–1984 by the
Imperial Knife Co. of Providence, Rhode Island. Imperial delivered 194,000 M7 bayonets to
the U.S. Government in the 1980’s. The Bayonet-Knife Scabbard M10 was developed in 1987, as
the supply of M8A1 scabbards began to run out. The M10
scabbard is made of injection-molded plastic, with an
integral nylon web belt hanger.
Bayonet-Knife M7 U.S. military contract producers
This bayonet and scabbard are in
with M8A1 Scabbard
The M4 Second production bayonet resulted from
post-WW2 experimentation to address the shortcomings
of the original M4 with the leather handle. The two most significant
differences are the two-piece molded plastic grip
scales and the wider crosspiece. Production began in
1954 and continued at least into the late 1960s.