MODEL 13 | BAYONET
Edge: Straight with Serrated back
Blade Material: VG-10 steel
Blade Attachment: Full Tang
Blade Finish: Charcoal TiCN Non-reflective Finish
Hardness: 55-58 RC.
Handle Material: GFRP (35%)
Sheath Materials: GFRP (10%)
Blade Length: 190.5 mm (7.500 in.)
Handle Length: 135 mm (5.314 in.)
Overall Length: 330 mm (12.992 in.)
Blade Width: 3.81 mm (.150 in.)
Weight: 330 g (11.640 oz.)
Handle Width: 38 mm (1.496 in.)
Crossguard Length: 70mm (2.755 in.)
Muzzle Ring Diameter: 22 mm
The important and often varied work in the military demand a versatile knife able to withstand the most extreme abuse, The Model 13 was designed specifically with this in mind. The blade is finished with a rich TICN coat which helps to protect the VG-10 steel from the elements. At 1/4th of an inch thick, the Model 13 offers the sturdiest possible point and edge configuration, without sacrificing sharpness. Unlike other combat knives, the broad clip point is highly resistant to bending or breaking. It features a tremendously strong clip point that’s fine enough for delicate work, yet possesses enough belly for efficient cutting, slashing and peircing strikes as well. The Model 13 has a slight curve along the entire length of the blade. This curve allows the blade to be used in a draw cut as well as a chopping stroke. Plus, the extra curve near the tip provides plenty of "belly" for emergency field dressing and skinning.
With the Glass Fiber Reinforced Scabbard the Model 13 can be used as a set of field expedient shears or wire cutters, while the pommel is pointed for use as a strike point or for breaking glass for entry situations. The bottom of the scabbard also includes a fixed flat head screwdriver or light prying jobs. A flat ceramic sharpening slab is attached to the inside wall of the sheath allowing for oil less honing in the field. A polymer retention system locks the blade in place during travel preventing the blade from rattling or falling out of the sheath during combat. All furniture on the model 13 is non-reflective and designed for low noise while moving or when drawn. A 22mm Muzzle ring diameter is designed to fit over most muzzle brakes or flash hiders allowing for its use as a bayonet or held in the soldiers hand as a combat knife. Versatile,lethal and reliable the Model 13 is capable of filing a number of roles, in a lightweight tool that is indispensable to the modern soldier.
The Model 13 is a common piece of equipment for the New Hayesalian service member, with it's myriad of functions; compared to the Model 14 more commonly issued to infantry and frontline soldiers for combat operations.