U.S. M7 BAYONET - IMPERIAL KNIFE CO WITH M8/M8A1 SCABBARD
US M7 MILITARY BAYONET/KNIFE AND M8/M8A1 SCABBARD - ORIGINAL
The US M7 bayonet was manufactered by Imperial Knife Co.
US M8/M8A1 scabbard is marked TWB (“The Working Blind in Philadelphia, Pa.”)
The M8/M8A1 scabbard would serve in the U.S. military for many years carrying the M3 trench knife and the M4, M5/M5A1, M6, and M7 bayonets used with the M1 Carbine, M1 Garand, M14, and M16 respectively.
This U.S. bayonet-knife M7 was made 1980–1984 by the Imperial Knife Co. of Providence, Rhode Island. According to noted U.S. bayonet authority Gary Cunningham, Imperial delivered 194,000 M7 bayonets to the U.S. Government in the 1980’s.
Other manufacterers who made the M7 bayonet are :
—Bauer Ordnance Co.
—Columbus Milpar and Manufacturing Co.
—Conetta Manufacturing Co.
—Fraser Manufacturing Corp.
—General Cutlery Co.
—Imperial Knife Co. (later, Imperial Schrade Corp.)
—Ontario Knife Co.