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Old 05-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Cut & Shoot Cut & Shoot is offline
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Knock Off M9 ??? -- And a real BUCK 188\

Maybe it's Japanese? I'd have to dig it out. But it's a knock-off, M9, near exact copy in every way -- except there's a cheapo compass under the web strap on the back side of the sheath.

Polymer/plastic grip and sheath are black, not green.

Webbing is lighter weight, no edging on the pouch. More a "forest green" than an olive drab.

Not a single marking on it anywhere, NOTHING! No country of origin, no brand, no numbers, letters, marks.

Fit and finish are decent. It's not a "cheapo" . . .

On the other hand . . .

I scored a BUCK last night.

BUCK
188 \
U.S.A.

Sheath clip:

BIANCHI
INTERNATIONAL
UNIVERSAL MILITARY HOLSTER
US & FOREIGN PATENTS PENDING

Nylon clip:

ITW NEXUS
WOOD DALE, IL.
60191

FASTEX # SR 1 1/2
US PATENT NOS.
4150464 4171555

Warning decal on outer surface of seath:

Danger

(image of hand)

Area

----------------

WARNING!

WHEN USING
WIRE CUTTER
KEEP FINGERS
THIS SIDE
OF DASHED
LINE

Bottom of sheath:

BUCK

-- I'm new to all these M9's . . .

Anyone know what I have?

Last edited by Cut & Shoot; 05-17-2007 at 08:42 PM.
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Old 05-18-2007, 03:10 PM
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Your first M9 is definitely a Chinese manufactured copy. To the best of my knowledge, there are no Japanese manufactured M9 bayonets. An easy way to spot these is by the blade stop on the face of the cutterplate. Take a look at it from the back side. It is held in place with a hollow rivet. I don't expect that the stop would remain on the cutterplate very long under real use. Take a close look at the bottom of the crossguard. I can't remember if it's on the front or the back, but the early bayonets were marked with a 6-digit number like 96xxxx. It's not very large and easy to overlook.

Your second bayonet is a commercial Buck M9 manufactured in 1994.
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Old 05-18-2007, 08:30 PM
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Stop on the cutter plate is held with a hollow rivet.

No numbers on the cross guard, or anywhere else. I looked in full daylight with a 10x loupe. No numbers.

The snap on the handle strap secures in the opposite direction than on the Buck. Tag end points to the front, rather than the rear as on the Buck.

I've turned it inside out looking for marks. None, anywhere. I looked inside the snaps, under the end plate/wire cutter, cross piece, face of the cheapo compass -- which is stuck and won't float free.

There are minor differences from the Buck, but very minor.

Buck, 1994. Hmmmmmmm . . . I paid $149. What's it worth?
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Old 12-28-2013, 01:42 PM
Reibert Reibert is offline
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Hi, mates !

Received an Phrobis "Three Line M9, 3rd Generation"

The clip wasn´t manufactured in Wood Dale, Il, it was manufactured in Des Plaines, Il.

FASTEX
DES PLAINES IL 60016
U.S. PAT. 4150464
OTHER PAT. PEND.
SR-1 1/2

Was the clip manufactured in Wood Dale and in Des Plaines in the same period ?

Thx. in advance,

R.
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