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Bayonets

Soon after the advent of the musket, bayonets developed to assist hunters and armies. Originally, the bayonet was created so hunters could face wounded animals.

In military situations, the bayonet was needed because rifles at the time were inaccurate and required a lot of time to reload. The bayonet offered another fighting option for the soldier. Eventually, the bayonet became a wartime standard for armies and navies across the world.


Quick Facts

  • The term bayonet originally applied to small, flat, unmounted knives
  • Cold steel began being used as a colloquial term for knives since the 1700s
  • To this day, bayonets are still issued to many modern armies, including the United States Army

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Vintage 1919 U.S. Bayonet
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Vintage 1919 U.S. Bayonet
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$8010 Bids
1947 Enfield Bayonet & Scabbard
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
1947 Enfield Bayonet & Scabbard
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $40- $60
$1505 Bids
1907 Wilkinson British Bayonet and Scabbard
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
1907 Wilkinson British Bayonet and Scabbard
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $60- $100
$1254 Bids
Early Bayonet
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
Early Bayonet
by Paul Arsenault Auctioneers
Est: $0- $0
$354 Bids
(2) Canadian No.4 Mk II Bayonets & Scabbards
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
(2) Canadian No.4 Mk II Bayonets & Scabbards
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $80- $125
$503 Bids
A French Model 1866 bayonet,
Nov 06, 9:00 AM PDT
A French Model 1866 bayonet,
by Maynards Fine Art & Antiques
Est: $100- $150
$1103 Bids
WW2 NAZI GERMAN K98 MAUSER BAYONET
Nov 07, 9:00 AM MDT
WW2 NAZI GERMAN K98 MAUSER BAYONET
by Davis Brothers Auction
Est: $100- $150
$303 Bids
Eight different bayonets, Europe, 19th century and
Oct 30, 10:00 AM CEST
Eight different bayonets, Europe, 19th century and
by Henry's Auktionshaus AG
Est: €250- €400
€2802 Bids
British/Australian WWII P-07 Bayonet. Model 1907
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
British/Australian WWII P-07 Bayonet. Model 1907
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $80- $125
$902 Bids
Group of Military Bayonets, etc.
Nov 06, 12:00 PM EDT
Group of Military Bayonets, etc.
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $200- $300
$1002 Bids
M1 GARAND BAYONET
Oct 31, 8:00 AM EDT
M1 GARAND BAYONET
by Alexander Historical Auctions LLC
Est: $60- $80
$402 Bids
U.S 1899 Bayonet and Scabbard
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
U.S 1899 Bayonet and Scabbard
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $70- $100
$502 Bids
U.S. Springfield Bayonet and Scabbard
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
U.S. Springfield Bayonet and Scabbard
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $60- $90
$401 Bid
Wilkinson G '94 Bayonet
Nov 04, 9:00 AM PDT
Wilkinson G '94 Bayonet
by Grant Zahajko Auctions, LLC
Est: $50- $80
$301 Bid
WAR OF 1812 ERA CARTRIDGE BOX AND BAYONET.
Nov 07, 10:00 AM EDT
WAR OF 1812 ERA CARTRIDGE BOX AND BAYONET.
by Poulin Antiques & Auctions
Est: $800- $1,200
$4001 Bid
3 Military Edged Weapons Being Bayonets
Nov 06, 12:30 PM EDT
3 Military Edged Weapons Being Bayonets
by Smith Auction Company
Est: $0- $0
$101 Bid
A LOT OF TWO GERMAN BAYONETS, 19TH CEN.
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO GERMAN BAYONETS, 19TH CEN.
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
A LOT OF TWO SWEEDISH M1896 BAYONETS DAGGERS
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO SWEEDISH M1896 BAYONETS DAGGERS
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH BAYONETS, 19TH CEN.
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH BAYONETS, 19TH CEN.
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
A LOT OF TWO SWEEDISH M1896 BAYONETS DAGGERS
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO SWEEDISH M1896 BAYONETS DAGGERS
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH M1866 YATAGAN BAYONETS
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH M1866 YATAGAN BAYONETS
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH M1866 YATAGAN BAYONETS
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
A LOT OF TWO FRENCH M1866 YATAGAN BAYONETS
by Helios Auctions
Est: $150- $200
$1001 Bid
AN ENGLISH M-1907 SMLE BAYONET
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
AN ENGLISH M-1907 SMLE BAYONET
by Helios Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
AN AUSTRALIAN P1907 SMLE BAYONET
Nov 07, 11:00 AM EDT
AN AUSTRALIAN P1907 SMLE BAYONET
by Helios Auctions
Est: $100- $200
$1001 Bid

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