Quarterbore.Net Forums


Go Back   Quarterbore's Forums > Knife Forums > Phrobis M9 Bayonet Topics
Home Forums Classifieds Photo Server FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-23-2005, 09:33 PM
Quarterbore's Avatar
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 1,602
Phrobis XM9 Prototype bayonet

Bill Porter has once again donated a series of exceptional photos for us all to see. Following is a Phrobis XM9 prototype and you can see a number of unique features in the prototype... Bill pointed out in his e-mail that this prototype weighed to much and was never sumbitted for evaluation.







Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-23-2005, 09:33 PM
Quarterbore's Avatar
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 1,602








pics ...
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-23-2005, 09:34 PM
Quarterbore's Avatar
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 1,602


Thanks Again to Bill for all the contributions you have made!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-05-2005, 12:38 PM
porterkids's Avatar
porterkids porterkids is offline
Super Moderator
M9 Bayonet Collectors Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 676
XM9 Scabbard

Some opportunities have come up for me to add one or two pieces to my collection. I've decided to list this scabbard on ebay but have not listed the XM9 bayonet. If the right offer comes along I could be persuaded to part with both. If anyone is interested drop me an email.XM9 Scabbard Auction
________

Last edited by porterkids; 09-04-2011 at 09:00 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-05-2005, 05:10 PM
redshanks redshanks is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3
I saw the auction listing for the scabbard on ebay, but it didn't show full pics of the knife that goes with it. Here's a stupid question, why did Phrobis submit a knife with the cutout on the blade for the wire cutter when they submitted a scabbard with a built-in wire cutter?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-05-2005, 10:24 PM
Quarterbore's Avatar
Quarterbore Quarterbore is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Valley Forge, PA
Posts: 1,602
I got an e-mail from Bill indicating that he is having computer problems and couldn't post this himself...

Quote:
The photos on the ebay listing are the same ones that are posted above. I didn't post the photos of the bayonet on ebay as it was not included in the auction.

I asked the same question about the existance of a bayonet without the hole in the blade. It turns out that this scabbard was being developed at the same time as the bayonet. The original concept was to use the bayonet and scabbard together as a shear type cutter, similar to the Soviet design. This scabbard was developed as an alternate to using the bayonet blade as part of the wire cutter. The weight of the scabbard turned out to be much greater than that allowed by bid specifications and the scabbards were not submitted. Had they been able to utilize these scabbards, they probably would have eliminated the hole in the blade.

An interesting side note to this; a good friend of mine who owns one of these scabbards asked Barry Brown at Lan-Cay if he would make him a M9 bayonet without the hole in the blade. Barry explained that all of the jigs that Lan-Cay uses for machining the blades utilize the hole in the blade for indexing. Under their current method of manufacturing bayonets, it would not be practical to eliminate the hole.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-11-2006, 09:43 AM
Carlo's Avatar
Carlo Carlo is offline
Senior Member
M9 Bayonet Collectors Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Italy
Posts: 487
humm....not so many posts on this board lately....
Have you seen this bayonet for sale on ebay?
http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-PHROBIS-XM9...QQcmdZViewItem
as far as I understand the bayonet is not correct (marked M9A1)
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-07-2008, 02:17 AM
nancy nancy is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 25
Xm9

Very nice!

Last edited by nancy; 07-28-2011 at 05:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-07-2008, 07:24 AM
porterkids's Avatar
porterkids porterkids is offline
Super Moderator
M9 Bayonet Collectors Club
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 676
I had a series of communications with this individual two years ago. he wrote offering me a large sum of money for a particular bayonet that I had featured in a different thread. It was an offer I would have been foolish to disregard. After many frustrating emails I finally told him that I was not interested in dealing with him and not to try any further contact. He makes a very high offer to get you interested then starts making all types of demands. The kicker was he wanted me to ship a four-figure bayonet to him in mainland China and he wouldn't send payment until after he verified that the bayonet I sent him was genuine. Yeah, like that's going to happen. I spoke to a collector in Hong Kong and he thinks he knows who this person is. Has a reputation for ripping off trusting foreigners. It is illegal for Chinese citizens to receive these bayonets so he tells the sellers that the package must have been confiscated by the government. Long and short of it, you don't have the bayonet and he doesn't send you the money. My best advise to you, stay away from this guy.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-10-2008, 11:55 PM
nancy nancy is offline
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: CA
Posts: 25

Last edited by nancy; 07-28-2011 at 05:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
History of the M9 Part I: Phrobis and Buck M9 Bayonets Quarterbore General M9 Bayonet Topics 7 06-28-2011 01:12 PM
Phrobis International M9 M9A1 Desert Storm Commemorative Bayonet Quarterbore Phrobis International 18 08-25-2009 10:16 AM
1990 Commercial Buck - Phrobis PAT PEND marked M9 Bayonet Quarterbore Phrobis M9 Bayonet Topics 2 03-23-2005 10:13 PM
First Generation Chevron Phrobis M9 Bayonet Quarterbore Phrobis M9 Bayonet Topics 2 03-23-2005 10:07 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.