This AUSTRALIAN M9 bayonet for the Steyr AUG/F88 was manufactured by BUCK and is in excellent condition with only minor storage marks, one mark to the wire cutting edge use of the sharpening stone on the scabbard.
The Australian M9 bayonet has a distinctive broad arrow on the right hand side of the 188 stamping. Production was from July 1991 to September 1992. Following its removal from service and substituted with an M7 version it has become rare and well sort after. Approximately 900 bayonets were made for the USA civilian market in February 1993 with black oxide blades after the overrun of blades.
This bayonet’s scabbard also bears the distinction broad arrow embossed under the name BUCK just above the wire cutter attachment. (Reference is Neyman pages 151 to 155). It uses the BIANCHI belt attachment system and the FASTEX quick detachable clip assembly.
In the later issues of the M9 bayonet other examples have been found using the scabbard produced by LANCAY. In the product images there are four photos showing these variations in scabbard and attachments, however, all have the BUCK produced bayonet. Each of these examples is also listed separately. (refer E2793 and E2971)