German Army knife/bayonet w/ Bowie style blade, saw and wire cutter slot.
Manufacturer- These are authentic KCB77 blades manufactured by Eickhorn Solingen, Germany (stamped with Eikhorn's squirrel logo) that were never finished with handles or scabbards.
Price is for 1 blade blank. This does not include a handle or scabbard for the blade.
Blade length- 7"'
Blade Width- 1.18"
Blade Thickness- .14"
Tang Length- 3.2"
Tang hole diameter- .27
Steel Type- 55Si7
Condition- These blades are ground, heat treated, stamped with Eikhorn squirrel logo and have a black coating on them(parkerized?). The blades do need to be sharpened as the edges have not been ground on them. Overall they are in good condition, however, they have been shipped halfway around the world and stored away since the late '80s in crates so there is some wear/scratches from the blades rubbing against each other in the crates and there may also be some minor corrosion/rust spots on them.
History- KCB stands for "Knife-Cutter-Bayonet". This model was first developed in the late '60's by Eikhorn as a multipurpose bayonet-knife with a wire cutter similar to the Soviet AKM bayonet (SABC Journal). Several different variant have been produced over the years and used by various military groups around the wold.
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