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AMERICAN GLADIUS: A STUDY OF THE M-9 MULTI-PURPOSE BAYONET SYSTEM
Author: Mack A. Pattarozzi
Publisher: SCHIFFER BOOKS, Mar 2009
Focuses on the M9, its manufacturers, evolution, variations, accessories, & collectability spotlighting those M9s of military issue. Provides fellow collectors with a reference & a tool that will enhance their collecting experience through objective data & personal knowledge & experience. 190+ Color & B&W images; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
The M9 has been the United States Army?s standard bayonet for over two decades ? with no plans in sight to replace it. In fact, it is already the longest serving American bayonet, joining the M-16 as an enduring symbol of the American soldier. Without exaggeration, it has become an icon of the American Army in much the same way as the Gladius became symbolic of the Roman Legions.
This book chiefly focuses on the M9, its manufacturers, evolution, variations, accessories, & collectability with the objective to spotlight only those M9s of military issue. Beyond that, the intention is to provide fellow collectors with a reference & a tool that will enhance their collecting experience through objective data as well as personal knowledge & experience. There is no other bayonet in all of American military history which possesses such a one of a kind individualism while at the same time displaying so obvious an American personality of design as the M9!