Military Issued Knives and Bayonets Thread

Discussion in 'General Knife Discussion' started by Owen K., Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    There was some interest in having a thread for this so here it is. Military issued knives and bayonets only from past and present. Show us your war knives.
     
  2. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    Here are my oldest ones.
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  3. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
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    Well used EK.
     
  4. 21bangbang

    21bangbang

    211
    Jan 19, 2019
    That British model looks identical to one I have aside from mine has wood handles. The only marking is a c. Do you know if they had wood handles variants? I've never been able to find a exact match to it, and would love to know it's story.
     
  5. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    I have no idea. Do you have Pics? It’s possible somebody made replacement ones.
     
  6. 21bangbang

    21bangbang

    211
    Jan 19, 2019
    Still working on pics, I'm tech illiterate. It's a ringer for first production British 1907, but I can't find info on any other sabre style. It's probably some obscure countries. Everyone used Enfields.
     
  7. Danke42

    Danke42

    Feb 10, 2015
    I think that's the SMLE bayonet at the top. That handle shape stayed the same through the Commonwealth for near a century.
     
  8. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
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  9. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
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  10. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
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  11. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
    I believe the top/shorter one to be the bayonet M1917 for the M1917 rifle.

    The M1917 rifle was nearly identical to the British Pattern 1913 rifle, so was often referred to as the Enfield*. This bayonet was also used with U.S. Army combat shotguns (trench guns), serving into the 1980s.
    The M1917 bayonet was identical to the British Pattern 1913 bayonet, except for the U.S. markings. The vertical grooves in the grip scales differentiated this bayonet from the British Pattern 1907 bayonet, to avoid confusion in British service.

    - World bayonets.

    *Not the SMLE. Thats an altogether different rifle. The M1913 Enfield was to replace the SMLE/Smelly but that didnt happen.
     
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  12. BladeScout

    BladeScout Basic Member Basic Member

    May 16, 2010
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  13. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Left to right
    Bayo for the 1903 Springfield rifle in WWI later also used for the 03 and the M1 Garand in WWII.
    A 1943 cut down to a shorter more manageable length after complaints by troops who did a lot of transport by plane and trucks. Later war versions came the new length.
    M4 WWII for the M1 Carbine.
    Last but not least a shorter bayo for the M1 Garand in the Korean War. (Actually it is the least literary) lol
     
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  14. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Sorry im a little slow tonight.
     
  15. Owen K.

    Owen K. Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 9, 2016
    you are probably right. I haven’t really done my research on them that was just what the show has the tagged as. They were probably wrong. ;)
     
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  16. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
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    The two on the left are cut downs as the blood groove extends all the way to the tip. The end cut on each is different as you can see. Think the far left is a sabre cut. Two on the right are the new factory corrected length and carry no date.
     

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  17. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Owen do you use an IPhone? I have learned to take the pic a little farther out then crop it. Seems to satisfy the max size requirement
     
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  18. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    That sabre cut down on the far left is a 1906 :(:(:(
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  19. xraso

    xraso

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    Feb 11, 2014
    My Great-Grandfather's next to mine

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  20. David Nowlin

    David Nowlin Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2018
    Whats rifle was your Grandfathers bayo for.
    I have 3 of the one you used. Got them years ago brand new surplus still wrapped in military packaging.
    As a Air Force firefighter i did not carry arms just my trusty Buck 110.
     

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