OKC Now Taking Orders for their Universal Retractable Bayonet

The OKC Retractable Bayonet has a slender-profile blade, similar to an M7 Bayonet. (Photo: OKC)

The Ontario Knife Company, OKC, known around the world for their fighting knives and rugged tools, is now taking orders for their new Retractable Bayonet. Simply named, the OKC Retractable Bayonet mounts to any firearm with a standard Picatinny rail, making this bayonet practically universal.

“Designed for increased means of self-defense to work with or as a backup to your firearm for when hand-to-hand combat becomes necessary, the OKC Retractable Bayonet could be just the weapon you need when in a life-threatening situation,” says the company. “The new OKC Retractable Bayonet easily attaches to your AR, or any firearm outfitted with a Picatinny Rail System.”

To extend the bayonet the user just needs to pull on the spring-loaded stainless steel latch. The same knob is used to retract the blade, and can be manipulated both ways one-handed.

When ammo shortages loom… (Photo: OKC)

The Retractable Bayonet measures in at 7 inches collapsed, and with the 6-inch blade extended, 13 inches. The .1875-inch thick blade is fashioned from S35VN steel, then hardened to 59 on the Rockwell C scale.

The housing is 6061-T6 aluminum with a black anodized finish and measures 1.5 inches wide. The Retractable Bayonet weighs less than a pound, which is almost half the weight of an M9 Bayonet.

Although a semi-fixed bayonet may be a little less practical than a detachable knife bayonet, the small size and weight of the design, combined with its ease of deployment, makes the OKC Retractable Bayonet an attractive package. And it is detachable, just maybe not the best knife in the hand. Time and reviews will tell.

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Admittedly, the cool factor here is off the charts, and the driving force behind desires to have one. While other companies have made similar accessories for the black rifle crowd, none have the same history and cachet that OKC does. Some people might dismiss this as a gimmick, but OKC makes it the real deal.

If there’s a catch, and there’s always a catch, it’s that this bayonet has a pretty tall sticker price at $499. And while normally, retailers list OKC products a little less than MSRP, these are just all going to sell out even at full price. If you want one and see one in stock, it’s safe to say it won’t stay that way for long.

For more information about their many tools and accessories, visit OKC online.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. Like Thomas Paine, he’s a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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  • Mark July 29, 2021, 10:18 pm

    I am as strong a supporter of 2A as there is. However, all I can say is really? There is no objective reason why in a noncombat environment one would need a retractable bayonet. Not on a weapon for home protection, hunting, sport shooting or even in law enforcement. In combat, one would be far better off with a KBar and combat tomahawk.

  • larry July 27, 2021, 1:02 pm

    Initially I thought 50 to 100 bucks, but 500??? Crazy. I’d rather buy a gun.

  • Walt July 24, 2021, 9:13 pm

    …… or you could just hang a much stronger $25 bayonet on the bayonet lug on the barrel.

  • Dwayne Grant July 23, 2021, 5:16 pm

    Way to much for me and I’m not cheap I don’t think they’ll sale alot

  • Dave W July 23, 2021, 3:54 pm

    I served in Vietnam. No matter how bad things got, my bayonet was never mounted to my M-16. If the bad guys are that close and I’m out of ammo, I’ll use my machete straight out of it’s sheath. I might also have my K-Bar in my off hand. I kept both extremely sharp. Most people seem to be more afraid of being cut than they are of being shot, so there is a psychological advantage to the machete. Also, you can get a machete and sheath for a lot less than $500.00.

  • OldGuy July 23, 2021, 11:41 am

    I was both excited and interested, but $500 for an accessory is too rich for my blood; even with the email sign-up offer of 10% off, this is still a painful $450 before sales tax and shipping.
    Sometimes, new items cost an arm-and-a-leg when they first debut, like flat screen televisions, and then as more people actually commit to purchasing them, the price begins to decline.
    I will have to wait and see on this stiletto style retractable bayonet which has a blade, a bit on the short side measuring only 6-inches as compared to a M7 which is a short fixed blade bayonet having a blade length of 6.6-inches.

    • Evan July 24, 2021, 1:40 pm

      Okay, so this is a spring loaded bayonet that retracts back Into the “handle”….like when you stab something. Kinda defeats the purpose of a bayonet. Then, it’s practically useless in the hand because it’s designed to attach to picatinny rails. And it attaches to the rail and not the barrel, so it doesn’t go very far past the muzzle, making it even less useful.

      AND they have the audacity to charge $500 for this? For $500 I can buy a used handgun – a decent one too, a Glock or something. That seems like a far better backup than this monstrosity. Yup, this is a gimmick for mall ninjas.

      • Evan July 24, 2021, 1:45 pm

        Meanwhile you can buy the OKC3S, the bayonet used by the Marine Corps, for $142 on Amazon. I used that in Iraq. It’s a good knife that can be attached to a rifle.

  • William Lynn July 23, 2021, 10:36 am

    $500 bucks plus shipping and tax for the extra weight and total uselessness? Pass.

  • Jim Farmer July 23, 2021, 10:13 am

    For $500 ???
    I’ll duct tape a machete to my weapon . . .

  • Bryan Vincent July 23, 2021, 10:10 am

    I really like the idea, but it is way too expensive as an accessory.

  • Varangian July 23, 2021, 9:08 am

    I wonder how much of a side load that thing can handle before it snaps…

  • Wilko July 23, 2021, 8:23 am

    An answer to a question no one has asked.

  • .....Nope. July 23, 2021, 7:47 am

    Hogs 7 inches of prime rail space?…
    Only extends to 4 inches or less past the muzzle device?…
    Adds 1 pound of weight to the front of the barrel?…
    Costs 5 HUNDRED BUCKS!?!😂

    …..That’s gonna be a HARD pass from me, thanks.👋

    • Brandon Bishop July 23, 2021, 9:54 am

      Same here. Hard pass! Too bad they couldn’t come up with a much smaller cage profile and stick an otf like a microtech halo 6 or something similar in there. Would take up way way less space and weight a fraction of what this does

  • shrugger July 23, 2021, 7:38 am

    I have a permanent palm shaped impression on my face.

    • Boss July 23, 2021, 11:40 am

      I think it matches mine!

  • Badger July 23, 2021, 2:46 am

    I have to keep reminding myself that this is a serious product and not something made by Tapco or Mako…

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