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The Manly Innovations Magazine Base Interchange System Is Showing Up Again

Since the Manly Innovations Magazine Base Interchange System has started showing up on social media again, we figured what the heck, let’s reshare our story from Jan 2014. The ‘Manly’ bayonet is now referred to as the DED (double edge defense) Blade and is offered with a training version cleverly named the Not-So DED Blade. And yes, Manly is the guy’s last name. How awesome is that?


The Manly Innovations MBX (Magazine Base Interchange System) is a baseplate replacement for magazines that functions as a quick attach/detach for select attachments. Initial attachments will include the ‘Manly Bayonet‘ DED Blade, Glass Breaker/Seatbelt Cutter, and a Picatinny rail.

The proprietary ‘Manly Bayonet‘ DED Blade allows the user to deploy a blade in a low or no-ammo scenario without holstering the sidearm and reaching for a fixed blade. It comes with a dedicated Kydex sheath that mounts to PALS webbing, which allows the user to mount and detach the DED blade during draw and holster.

MBXs will be available for magazines of the following models of pistols:

Beretta M9/M9A1/92FS
Glock: .40 models – 22/23/35



25 Responses to “The Manly Innovations Magazine Base Interchange System Is Showing Up Again”

  1. PNW_Tree_Octopus says:

    This is as stupid as those open carry fake guns you posted.

  2. some_guy says:

    Question, WHY DO THEY THINK THIS IS A GOOD IDEA?!?! If I had to remedy a malfunction I could say goodbye to slapping the mag or goodbye to my hand.

  3. Dellis says:


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  5. Aaron says:

    Guns don’t kill people…tiny knives attached precariously to the bottom of magazines kill people.

  6. Erik says:

    Just……why ?

  7. SC1911 says:

    I can’t wait to see the RO’s face when someone sporting one of these shows up to the local IPSC/IDPA match. Wait, will this fit into an IDPA box?

  8. Eric B says:

    Guaranteed Mall Ninja sales

  9. Qball says:

    That’s gangsta!

  10. Buttercup says:

    Who are these people that keep coming up with these amazingly stupid ideas? This. The clown-nose launcher thingy. Mounting a Taser tot he forend of a rifle.

  11. BLyon says:

    Yeah this concept is ridiculous. In the time it’s going to take to line up the bottom of that magazine with the blade, you could have already pulled your fixed blade in half the time. The simple fact that you could miss the blade connection in a moment of panic is reason alone to discount this product.

  12. Palehorse1 says:

    That is going to make my “really cool T.J. Hooker pose” really awkward.

  13. Hubb says:

    Immediate action drill: Tap…scream…throw!

  14. primuspilus says:

    This whole thing is suspect, especially considering the dude’s name, but I’m almost convinced that this flaming shitball is not a joke.

  15. Asinine Name says:

    Wouldn’t ‘Stigmartyr’ have been a better name?

  16. Philip says:

    Aren’t “low ammo scenarios” typically remedied by reloading? Obviously, last mag used, etc… but I’d sooner just reach for a blade than fumble for this.

    This is going to be featured in an upcoming Call of Duty title, I can almost guarantee it.

  17. reverend says:

    Someone watched “Equilibrium”, and thought that “gun kata” bullshit was real.

  18. Invictus says:

    “Have an old timer that refuses to get rid of the teacup pistol hold? Buy our new DED blade and cure him of the habit forever!”

  19. Mike says:

    Honestly, a product like this from a company called “Manly Innovations” seems more like an April Fools joke.

  20. bloke_from_ohio says:

    Stick this in the category with the golf ball launcher, and M2 spade style grip AR adaptor. It is too bad an idea for me to spend money on, but I am entertained that it is out there. It’s just so silly that it is almost kind of cool that it exists. When you factor in that some people will actually buy them, and at least a few will think it is a good idea if not the best idea ever, it get hilarious.