Bayonets & Edged Weapons

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Bayonets & Edged Weapons
  • Soviet World War Two Swords? The Cossack M1927 Shashka

    Cossack forces have long been a key cavalry element of the Russian military, and this did not change during the Soviet era. The Cossacks had their own rather distinctive style of sword, the shashka, and the Red Army maintained the tradition of issuing them to Cossack cavalry troopers. In 1927, a ...

  • Does The UK's New Rifle Have a Bayonet?

    In a recent article/video we looked at the UK’s newly selected Alternative Individual Weapon system, the L403A1. One question which frequently appeared in the comments was “can it fit a bayonet?” In this video we answer that question!

    Be sure to check out our accompanying article for this video ...

  • Arcelin Modèle 1856 Carbine & Sabre-Bayonet

    By the mid-19th century many major militaries were beginning the hunt for a reliable and robust breechloading system. France was no exception with a number of systems trialled during the 1850s, following the Prussian adoption of the Dreyse rifle. Today we’re lucky enough to be examining one of Fr...

  • Kabrit Commando Knife

    In this video we take a look at an interesting Commando knife variant seen at the Combined Training Centre at Kabrit in Egypt in 1943. The knife isn’t the classic Fairbairn-Sykes Fighting Knife often seen in the hands of Second World War Commandos. Instead it appears to be an old SMLE bayonet ada...

  • Surplus Zone - ArmaLite AR-10 Sudanese Bayonet

    We're proud to present our very first bayonet-centric episode. Vic takes us into the Surplus Zone and examines a bayonet for a Sudanese contract AR-10. While a rather rare bayonet this example has some interesting features. Check out the accompanying blog for this video here, which includes furth...

  • That's not a knife, *this* is a knife: The Dumonthier blade gun

    Jonathan gets hands on with one of the wackier combination weapons seen in this series. The object is one of a number of patented combination weapons by Parisian gunmaker, Dumonthier & Chartron, that exist in the museum's collection.

  • Making a plug bayonet for a 17th century matchlock musket

    Please support us at https://www.patreon.com/capandball For buying Capandball Civil War cartridge boxes: http://stores.ebay.com/Capandball?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 The plug bayonet was originally invented as a tool for hunters, but in the second half of the 17th century it sneaked into military ser...

  • The effect of the bayonet on the accuracy of the rifle-musket

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  • Norwegian 1846 Postførerverge Knife-Pistol?

    This is one of the more practical knife/pistol combinations I have seen - it actually has a pretty reasonable grip when used in either capacity. It has two muzzleloading smoothbore barrels, with a percussion cap hidden under each top ear of the crossguard and a folding trigger in the body of the ...

  • WWI Pritchard Bayonet for the Webley Revolver

    The Pritchard bayonet for the Webley revolver is one of the more photogenic and less truly practical weapons to come out of the Great War. Designed by one Captain Pritchard after he spent a year in France in 1915-1916 with the Royal Berkshire Regiment, the idea was to use the front 8 inches or so...

  • Rod Bayonet Springfield 1903 (w/ Royalties and Heat Treat)

    (Note: I misspoke regarding Roosevelt's letter; he was President at the time and writing to the Secretary of War)

    The US military adopted the Model 1903 Springfield rifle in 1903, replacing the short-lived Krag-Jorgenson rifle. However, the 1903 would undergo some pretty substantial changes in 1...

  • The Most Ornate Knife-Gun You Will Ever See: CM-1 "Dragon"

    Combination knife-gun devices have been popular for hundreds of years, spurred initially by the single-shot nature of early firearms. The designs evolved to incorporate revolver cylinders when the revolver was invented, and remain interesting to people even to the present day. Global Research And...

  • The French Finger Trap: MAS-36 Bayonet Shenanigans

    Soldiers will be soldiers...give them something that can be screwed up, and they will screw it up.

  • Arcelin Mousqueton: An 1850s Breechloader with a Ludicrous Bayonet

    The Arcelin system was a capping breechloader provisionally adopted by the French military in 1854. It was a bolt action system with a folding bolt handle, firing a paper cartridge. It impressed Emperor Louis Napoleon III in initial trials, and he directed it be used to arms his elite Cent Gardes...

  • Turkish Model 1903/30 Short Rifle with Folding Bayonet

    The Ottoman Empire purchased a staggering number of Mauser rifles over many decades, and Turkey would update many of them to a standardized pattern in the 1930s. This particular example is very rare, with an attached folding bayonet.

    The base rifle here is (was) a 1903 model Mauser carbine, ch...

  • Trials Soviet M91/30/43 Mosin - Semin's Folding Bayonet

    As World War Two developed, the Soviet Union found that bayonets were frequently lost from its M91/30 Mosin Nagant rifles. The standard bayonet, as adopted all the way back in 1891, was a long spike attached via socket over the muzzle. Carried on the belt is was long and awkward and easily discar...

  • Collecting WW2-Era Japanese Samurai Swords

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  • German Nazi Binoculars and Daggers

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  • Luftwaffe Ace Pilot | Engraved Walther PP & NSFK Dagger

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  • Daggers & Knives

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  • Show of Shows 2021 - Louisville, Kentucky

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  • Apache Knuckleduster Revolver

    The "Apache" was a combination knife, brass knuckle, and revolver made by several companies in Belgium and France, which became associated with a group of street thugs in Paris around the turn of the century.

  • Elgin Cutlass Pistol

    In an effort to take advantage of Jim Bowie's popularity, George Elgin patented a huge knife attached to a single shot percussion pistol in 1837. The idea was simply to offer a dual-purpose weapon, and it proves that human nature never does change much. I suspect that in actual use the weapon wou...

  • Double Barrel Folding Knife Pistol

    Historically, there are a variety of combination knife/gun/knuckles combination weapons, typically made in the late 19th century. This one is…rather larger than most of those. This is a combination knife/gun with a pair of percussion-fired 12mm smoothbore barrels, a roughly 5.25 inch folding knif...