GMS changed the plastic formula and made the grip more robust in order to remedy cracking problems encountered with the plastic used for the KCB–70 bayonet. GMS also developed their own wire-cutter scabbard design, since the Eickhorn family held the KCB–70 wire-cutter patent. The GMS wire cutter assembly is tubular and entirely surrounds the plastic scabbard body, where the Eickhorn design is a flat plate that attaches to the side of the plastic scabbard body. GMS produced a more elaborate belt hanger, which included the . M1910 style wire loop, but also allowed attachment to a plain belt.