I love this bayonette, knife kills make you feel like the boss of the group, but it has some basic flaws. For one it's an airsoft (PRETEND) knife, so it's meant to be very bendable. So when you stab someone, rather then going through them, it bends against them. This is good as i don't intend to kill any of my friends, here my problem. I have it on my tactical thigh platform, and while the sheath is hard plastic, it will still bend by the handle. So when I pull it out, it's bent. I mean turning around to seeing an enemy only a foot away from you holding a knife is intimidating. Same scenario but with a bent knife, is some what intimidating, but mostly hilarious. Might as well go at them with my tactical spork. I wish that they would've had this soft rubber for the blade, but added a hard plastic spine to it. That way the edge of the blade is still soft and flexible, but the length of the blade won't bend. This is especially problematic if you actually have it on the end of your gun. After going prone and walking through some bushes n what not, don't be suprised if the blade is all bent. Yeah bending it back is very simple and quick as it holds whatever way you bend it to, but you don't want to have to do that when you're sneaking up on someone, or charging them.
Also, if this knife had a hard spine through the blade (so it didn't bend so much) you could go without the sheath, and stick it in some wide molle area or something. As it is now, doing so would no doubt bend the heck out of the thing.
Nother pet peeve, it only comes in black. I play outdoors with a small group, silence and stealth is the name of the game. Camo is a must, even my full ACU loadout helps me blend in. A big black object on me doesn't help at all. I ended up throwing on some ACU camo duct tape to it. But the duct tape picks up dirt on it's edges, grass, hair, etc, so i have to replace it every so often, or accept the fact that it looks like crap.
Finding a place to put these things is a pain. My loadout isn't slammed full, but to me it is. WHat i mean is i've found the perfect weight, spacing, etc for my gear across my vest, belt, and thigh platforms. Adding a 12 inch object is hard. Putting it on my belt to let it hang would mean rattling, aka giving away my position. Placing it on my chest would take up 12 inches, though it's narrow that's pretty much an entire mag pouch. Under either arm won't work. On the back won't either as with all my gear it's hard to reach back, not to mention i don't want to be crawling through some bushes n have them get snagged on a handle. Any perpendicular placement such as across the flat of your back on a tactical belt also won't work. if it had a spine sure, but without it you're sure to bend it more often then not. To top that off, the sheath comes with belt type slits. I thought it'd be perfect to put on my pistol thigh straps/buckles, but the spacings on the sheath are far too different then that of my pistol straps. Just as bad with my tactical thigh platform. So the spacing is almost worthless, could've done much better. However if attaching it to molle, the spacers can be used as loops for some sort of rope to tie it to the molle (that's what i did)
I had to do some basic but extensive customization to mine. For one the sheath is 100% loose. If you slide the blade in and don't put on the button around the handle, it'll fall right out. I don't have time to look down and try to button that up. So on the back of the sheath is this pressure pad. it's meant to put pressure onto the blade so it won't slide out. It's very wimpy. I simply used duct tape to make a thick flexible rectangle, and slid it onto that forcing the pressure pad to put more pressure on the blade. Now when i put the blade in it's not loose, it actually takes some force to put in. Not too much, just enough that it won't slide out unless actually forced out. (so hanging upside down, simple gravity won't slide it out) Like i said i tied it to my Molle, so i also eliminated the black strap/buckle. This was easy to do by simply unscrewing some Philips screws from the sheath. I'm glad it was screws, as in the future i might readjust my loadout and need that strap. At the base of the sheath is some sort of plastic hook. I think this was for display purposes (to hook to a store hanger). Not only does this thing get in the way, but when in certain positions, it will dig into the skin. This is also removed simply by taking out some philips screws. Where the holes on these screws were, i drilled them to be wider, to fit the lace i used to tie the sheath to my molle.
Ultimately, for 10$ this isn't a bad product. I mean you could blow 100, and have an airsoft knife war with friends. Or buy 100 of them and have a knife+throwing knife war. With that said, i would happily pay 20$ for a better version of an airsoft (pretend) bayonette.
Fun, many uses, including knife wars, and throwing knife wars
Cheap, I mean 10 bucks. You can skip a fast food meal and have enough money for it.
Safe, if you kill someone with this, i'd be amazed
pressure plate lacks pressure
annoying hook on end of sheath
hard to mount (unless you're okay with attaching it to a belt and letting it flop around wildly)
Bends to easily, holds bend rather then bending back to original straight position
No camo options (or at least a better blending color like OD or tan)
Rating: [2 of 5 Stars!]