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M-5 Utility Experimental Knife
Basic Information

The M-5 Experimental Utility Knife was manufactured at the Springfield Armory in 1957 at the request of the U.S. Army Infantry Board, ---using Arial M-5 Bayonets. The Army was considering eliminating the bayonet at that time, but eventually rejected the idea. The blade has hard rubber grips that were easy to replace, if damaged. Only 12 of these knives were made.


M-5 Basic Data

Blade Length: 6.652 inches Overall Length: 11.25 inches
Blade Width: 0.875 Blade Thickness: 0.156
Scabbards: None