~ Danish Model 1967 Dated 1977 Bayonet and Scabbard ~
The HMAK M1967 bayonet is a Danish military bayonet that was introduced in 1967. It was designed to be used with the Danish military’s standard issue rifle at the time, the M/62, which was a licensed-produced version of the FN FAL rifle. The bayonet was designed and manufactured by the HMAK (Hærens Materiel Kommando) in Denmark.
Our example is dated as follows, the scabbard 07/02/1977 and the bayonet 07/04/1977.
The HMAK M1967 bayonet is characterized by its distinctive design and features. It has a 7.9-inch (200mm) blade with a spear point and a single edge. The handle is made of plastic and has a distinctive crossguard design with a hooked quillon. The bayonet also features a release mechanism that allows it to be attached to the rifle’s muzzle, effectively turning the rifle into a makeshift spear.
The bayonet was primarily intended for use by Danish military personnel in various roles, including infantry and other combat units. It was meant to provide soldiers with a versatile tool that could serve as a bayonet for close combat as well as a utility knife for various tasks. The bayonet’s design was likely influenced by the prevailing military doctrine of the time, which emphasized the importance of infantry weapons being multipurpose.
While the HMAK M1967 bayonet was issued to Danish military personnel, it didn’t gain the same level of global recognition or widespread use as some other bayonets from different countries. Its production and use were relatively limited compared to more iconic bayonets like the US M7 or the Russian AK-47 bayonet.
~ Condition ~
The piece is in excellent used condition