MODEL 14 | BAYONET
Edge: Ginunting style with Serrated back
Blade Material: VG-10 steel
Blade Attachment: Full Tang
Blade Finish: bead blasted non-reflective
Edge Hardness: 55-58 RC.
Handle Material: GFRP (35%)
Sheath Materials: GFRP (10%)
Blade Length: 280 mm (11.00 in.)
Handle Length: 135 mm (5.25 in.)
Overall Length: 413 mm (16.25 in.)
Blade thickness: 6.35 mm (0.25 in.)
Weight: 454 g (16 oz.)
Handle Width: 38 mm (1.496 in.)
Crossguard Length: 75 mm (2.952 in.)
Crossguard Width: 6.35 mm (0.25 in.)
Muzzle Ring Diameter: 22 mm
Supplementing the Model 13 among infantry units, the longer Model 14 which is a combination of the Filipino Hagibis and Ginunting blade designs for exceptional trusting and cutting power. With its thick blade and wide angled back edge it has amazing chopping strength, while the Main edge of the blade has thinner finer edge geometry improving penetration and cutting strength. Indeed the long angular profile of the main edge allows its use as an efficient machete, using its fine blade geometry and thickness to make up for its somewhat lighter form. This arrangement (thick and thin profiling) provides a tremendously strong and reinforced point that is sharpened along both sides of the blade. The full length tang of the Model 14 only decreases in width behind the cross-guard by ten percent. This gives the blade along with its exceptional cross section thickness superb strength and stress relief. VG-10 steel is a high carbon steel with high corrosion resistance because of its comparatively high chromium content. VG-10 retains its durability even at a relatively high hardness without becoming brittle, a major fault of most steels. This gives the Model 14 exceptional edge holding ability, combined with excellent impact resistance, and abrasion resistance.
Though the Model 14 lacks some of the added utility features of the the Model 13 (wire cutter, screwdriver, bottle opener) its overall field utility is not decreased. A serrated pommel grips onto what it strikes like hammer head and makes easy work of driving stakes or, resetting rivets, or forcing sheet metal back into place. The heavy pommel also increases its lethality of the Model 14 as an additional strike point for the weapon during silent or anti-sentry attacks. This combined with an aggressive crosscut saw along the back allows for increased utility without compromising blade performance. The Model 14 is issued with a telescoping tapered diamond honing rod, which makes easy work of the hard edge of the Model 14. The round tapered, diamond coated rod is designed for sharpening serrated as well as standard edges. The polymer honing rod handle is textured and naturally non reflective, while reducing weight over a traditional brass or steel handle. Also issue with the Model 14 is a four inch by four inch microfiber cloth and a bottle of 'ARGUS No.8' brand knife oil. The microfiber cloth can be used wet or dry, the fiber's wedge shaped filaments follow surfaces, lifting up dirt, and then trapping the particles inside the fibers. It is highly effective at wicking away blood, dirt and other materials and will remove finger oils and other potentially corrosive substances with little effort.