They dont like it up em! Ild love to start a small trade stand at these living history events offering the chance to bayonet a dummy of some cretin from history using an authentic rifle and bayonet.. . . . could start a whole new thread on the legality, insurance, morality, political correctness, practicality etc of such a venture. Can anyone suggest any suitable faces for the dummys?? May justify the upkeep and expansion of the collection a bit, would probably cry if I broke a blade tho.
Hi Reg, when you join 2nd Guards you will get the chance to do this. We often do a training display which involves bayonet drill and a dummy.
Nothing like the cold steel!!!! could you pop a cork on the end for me for the first few goes, its been a while, LOL
That's one sinister blade! I don't see the serrations helping at all with the potential for the blade to get stuck... I imagine it would have been almost as grim to wield as it would have been to encounter.
hi all , just thought i`d show my ersatz version of the sawback !! it still has some green paint in the crevises
Very nice saw tooth Bayonets...BILL
"As long as there are brave men and warriors the halls of Valhalla will never be silent or empty"
In memory of my father William T. Grist December 26, 1920--September 10, 2009..
901st. Ordnance H.A.M. North Africa, Italy, Southern France....ETO
Also in memory of my mother Jane Kidd Grist Feb. 22, 1920-- September 27, 2009... WWll War bride May 1942...
They are ideed nasty looking, and would pull most of your insides out on withdrawl.
Very nice examples though.
Hi Al, you have two very nice bayonets there. There is only one little thing wrong with them imo... the scabbards are switched...
The S98/05 nAS needs the smooth scabbard and the ersatz version needs the other one (probably made of zinc?)...