Depends alot on whether it is peacetime or during a "hot" conflict. You'll see alot of M-9 bayonets in the army circles in addition to tactical folders of various makes and models. Navy guys have more use in their environment for knives. Still alot of Ontario Mark 111's, Mark 11's (Kabars) and custom makers offerings. The expensive shiny blades usually stay in the duffel while the beaters like the Cold Steel SRK get the nod. Like Bob mentioned in another post regarding expensive dive watches, are you going to risk the mission to retrieve that expensive watch that just went to the bottom? Tough, inexpensive and expendable usually is the criteria for the majority. All that being said I would still carry my Randall 14.
Posted on Aug 18, 2000, 10:09 PM from IP address 184.108.40.206