Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

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Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby FirearmFrank » Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:37 pm

My Egyptian Maadi AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet. Also have a Blue Pistol Grip.

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Next to a Black Yugo AK Grip.
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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Brian » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:48 pm

Nice. I have 2 x blue, a brown and think I still need a black.
I assume the blue was just a mix variation of the black ones?
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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby croblade » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:09 pm

These Egyptian bayonets are like Romanian AKM I models. You can not find two same bayonets. I have more than 30 of them in collection and all have different blade points, handle color, hole on blade or something else...

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby FirearmFrank » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:29 pm

yeah some times it almost looks grey in certain lights.

the pistol grip i have it bluer than the bayonet
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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Trombi » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:57 pm

I have one with very light handle and other like blue.

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby MDIvie » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:24 am

Mr. B I go with they had quality control issues. Also, I agree that the "black: handles are indeed a blue-black.
Somewhere I have a panel that shows different colors of "black" from the automotive industry. These include blue-black, red-black and green-black (a friend of mine had a green-black Mercedes) as will as what they call true black. MDI

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Trombi » Thu Dec 31, 2015 11:43 am

So true black not blue black is rare, hahaha :)

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby FirearmFrank » Wed Jan 20, 2016 5:34 pm

is the top right a gray one? i have brown one now as well.
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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Mr. B. » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:56 pm

Maybe this will help explain/resolve the Blue vs Black controversy. Mike

There is no true black color! Black is the total absence or total absorption of light. Visible color is the reflection or refraction of light. This spectrum can be broken down to the Primary colors we visually perceive: Red-Green-Blue. All the other colors we see are combinations of these colors. They can be further broken down to the seven colors of the rainbow or prismatic refraction. This includes: Red-Orange-Yellow-Green-Blue-Indigo-Violet.

Black can be defined as the visual impression experienced when no visible light reaches the eye. Pigments or dyes that absorb light rather than reflect it back to the eye "look black". A black pigment can, however, result from a combination of several pigments that collectively absorb all colors. If appropriate proportions of three primary pigments are mixed, the result reflects so little light as to be called "black".

When formulating and molding synthetic material the Egyptians use a high percentage of Indigo in the dye mix to achieve "Black". The inconsistencies in dyes and the amounts used between batches and/or poor quality control results in various shades of "blue". The "Blue", (Indigo), is always there, but in varying amounts. This plus the various light sources under which they are viewed make the visual differences.

To verify the actual color of these components a Spectrometer can be used to determine the amount / percentage of the Indigo in the mix. It is in the spectrum between 420 to 450 nanometers in wavelength.

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Brian » Thu Feb 02, 2017 8:59 pm

Agree 100%
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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby kstim » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:20 pm

What is value on a blue grip Maadi?

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby kstim » Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:58 pm

Just got my second Maadi. Supposed to be blue grip, but tell the truth, it looks just as black as my first one. Typical crap construction though

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Mr. B. » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:14 am

The dark blue can be difficult to detect under normal indoor lighting. Use intense white light and look at different angles. It also helps to have an East German or Yugo black next to it to compare. It took me several years to find a light blue/grey one that was very obvious to the naked eye under normal lighting. I ended up keeping 7 to display from almost black to light blue. mine end up looking like Trombi's pictured above. Mike

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby Mr. B. » Tue Nov 20, 2018 2:33 am

This is what to look for under high intensity photo lamps and also some camera flashes. a lot depends on the light and viewing angles. There is nothing blue in the room this was taken in, white walls, ceiling and brown carpet. M.

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Re: Egyptian AKM Type II Blue Grip Bayonet

Postby kstim » Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:16 pm

Followed the suggestions, yep, both of mine are blue, just really dark


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