Original Pre WWI to WWII Era Bayonet Collections Featuring WWII Japanese Bayonets All With Scabbards - 4 Items
Original Items: Only One Lot of 4 Available. A bayonet is a knife, dagger, sword, or spike-shaped weapon designed to fit on the end of the muzzle of a rifle, musket or similar firearm, allowing it to be used as a spear-like weapon. From the 17th century to World War II, it was a weapon for infantry attacks.
The term bayonette itself dates back to the mid-to-late 16th century, but it is not clear whether bayonets at the time were knives that could be fitted to the ends of firearms, or simply a type of knife. For example, Cotgrave's 1611 Dictionarie describes the bayonet as "a kind of small flat pocket dagger, furnished with knives; or a great knife to hang at the girdle". Likewise, Pierre Borel wrote in 1655 that a kind of long-knife called a bayonette was made in Bayonne but does not give any further description.
The Bayonets In This Collection are offered in wonderful condition and all retain their original scabbards. The country of origin as well as dates vary from Pre WWI French to WWII Japanese and Argentine bayonets. Please consult the photos for the finer details.
All come more than ready for further research and display.
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