KCB Variations

 

A very distinctive range of bayonets originally made By Carl Eickhorn in Germany for commercial sale. These blades come in a wide variation of types with and without wire cutters and also as a fighting knife. The original bayonets were made for the US M16 rifle but simple modifications to the pommel and cross guard allowed variations to fit other rifles including a variant for the K98 Mauser rifle originally issued  in 1898. Also found for Sig, and AK47 weapons

 

GERMANY

 Short version with saw back and wire cutter attachments

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 Long version with saw back and wire cutter attachments

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KCB style dagger without rifle fittings for use as a fighting knife

KCMB model for HK with built in adaptor

Eickhorn made prototype KCB bayonet for the SIG series of rifles, with the distinctive pommel catch

GMS M16
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Commercial bayonet similar to Eickhorn
GMS M16
Total length = 299 mm                 Blade length = 173 mm             Blade width = 30.1 mm             MRD = 22.1 mm                           
GMS M16 bayonet. The German company GMS bought out the bankrupt Eickhorn and produced their own bayonets with the Eickhorn Squirrel. This although superficially the same as the KCB series has a different scabbard body, and a comp[letly different wire cutter design as Eickhorn had the patent on this still.

 

 

INDONESIA

KCB style bayonet for the M16, with etched blade. The wire cutter attachment on the scabbard has a removable cover.

 

SAUDI ARABIA

K98
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KCB variant for the K98 Mauser in Green, the sand color is the more common variation

KCB variant made by Karl Eickhorn during the first Iraqi war. This one is bankrupt stock from Eickhorn and not from Saudi but is the same as the ones issued to them to fit on Mauser k98 rifles. Also available in a green color