One of a Kind Prototype as marked 6-25-03. NOTE: The original production stated on the back of the scabbards 1st production run are 2004. This knife and a few others I will be listing are from my personal collection. Amazing history behind these knives and this one of a kind is sure to be a very prized part of any military combat collection. Designed for the XM8 lightweight assault rifle system that was under development by the United States Army from the late 1990s to the early 2000s.Although there were high hopes that the XM8 would become the Army's new standard infantry rifle, the project was put on hold in mid 2005, and was formally cancelled on October 31, 2005. Designed by Bob Terzuola, the Camillus 1A1 Bayonet was designed as the Camillus Cutlery entry for the XM8 project. This bayonet meets all of the US Government specifications & design requirements. Camillus - Becker Knife & Tool - CAM1A1 Bayonet.
This knife features Camillus Proprietary 0170-6C Hard use Carbon Steel Blade, with black epoxy coating; partially serrated, spear shape to penetrate body armor. The handle is dual overmolded polymer with a soft texture and multiple gripping surfaces to provide comfort and superior grip. An index finger notch has been incorporated for additional grip security in wet or slippery situations.
The double edge allows the weilder to cut in both directions while in combat, unlike the current single edge of the M9 bayonet. It also is non-symethrical in order for the soldier to register it's position by contact alone. Features a 7 3/8 partially serrated double edged carbon steel blade with black epoxy coating. Brown thermoplastic handle with green textured rubber insert.
Camillus 1A1 XM8 Bayonet will fit all current standard US Military bayonet mounting hardware. The bayonet comes with all you see in the photos scabbard/clamshell, belt extension. Photos are part of the description. The item "ONE of a Kind PROTOTYPE BK&T Camillus CAM1A1 Bayonet Scabbard Wire Cutter" is in sale since Saturday, April 21, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectible Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured".The seller is "huntingforbargains" and is located in Oxford, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.