Scarce German KCB-70 M9 Combat Knife made by Eickhorn, Solingen in the 1970s. These early knives were produced in small numbers and for a short period making them hard to find today. The model KCB-70 was replaced in 1975 by the KCB-77 which is very similar.
The 173mm clip point Bowie blade has a single edge and a serrated back. The blade has an aperture for connecting it to the wire cutting section of the scabbard. The matt grey blade is in good condition and retains a fighting edge. The knife is unmarked but these known to have been produced by Eickhorn.
The squared, ribbed plastic grip is in good condition and the blade is firm.
The knife is complete with its scabbard with wire cutting attachment. The plate attached to the end of the scabbard also incorporates a screwdriver and a bottle opener. The knife sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a scarce example of a Cold War German combat knife in great condition.