M9 Bayonet Adapter MOLLE Description
The M9 Bayonet Adapter MOLLE (BAM) is an add on product allowing the current Australian issue M9 Ontario fighting knife to attach to MOLLE.
With an appropriate sized Allen key, the user can convert the issued option into a fully adaptable MOLLE scabbard.
-Fastex compatible with previous version belt attachment system,
-MOLLE attachments on the scabbard and the belt attachment,
-MOLLE Belt attachment has Fastex and a 50mm belt loop,
-A 38mm lower loop for the attachment of an elasticised leg strap (included),
-Press studs for second level security,
-Wire cutter capable,
-Sharpening stone accessible
-Wear it on your body armor or hang it from your belt
Review of M9 Bayonet Adapter MOLLEBy: Fred Marut on 23 January 2018Having just received my SORD M9 Bayonet Adapter MOLLE, I was anxious to mate it up with one of my M9 bayonets. I just happen to have a pair of Australian contract examples made by BUCK, so started with one of them. Although I could see the carrier would likely fit, I encountered one small problem. The slot in the earlier ""4-lug" scabbard was not wide enough to allow the female snap on the upper securing strap to pass through. Having the straps go over the two upper lugs would not have provided enough overlap of the strap ends to secure the bayonet as designed. This problem could be easily alleviated by removing the snap connector(s) or utilization of the later M9 scabbard in which the upper lugs were eliminated. The other option would be take a small half-round file and make a small, concave slot on the underside of the outer part of the lug, so the female snap might pass through. The male snap on the opposite side would likely not be a problem. In any event, I mounted up a later pattern scabbard after having removed the original suspension. The M9 Bayonet Adapter MOLLE fit snugly around the scabbard and retention strap held the bayonet well when secured. Overall, this suspension offers many more options to mounting of the M9 Bayonet upon the person and their personal gear than the original steel belt clip offered, making a substantial improvement in utility.
Why even carry a bayonet?By: Will Tutt on 1 February 2017I hate having to carry a bayonet. However, this bit of kit is the best thing since molle if you have to. It's no new idea. We've been zip tieing bayonets to rigs for years instead of using the rubbish clips, but this bit of gear is great. Probably the best value bit of kit I've bought.