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Bayonets were designed to give the close-quarters combatant a tactical edge with longer reach. Traditionally used on the end of a rifle, there were many designs adopted over the years. From the early, simple plug bayonet (which made it impossible to also fire your gun), to modern representations that no longer pose any hurdle in firing. Size also changed as one-on-one combat became less a part of a battle plan after WWI. From the size of short swords to more manageable combat knives which serve utilitarian purposes, the advent of newer, better firearms made has made them almost obsolete. Almost. Lee Enfields, M1 Garands and AK 47’s along with other famous guns were issued a variant and many are still in use today making them highly sought after collectibles. Although the style of fighting has changed, the function and use of today’s bayonets as combat knives is still effective in the field and look intimidating on parade.

Today the bayonet is rarely used in one-on-one combat thanks to the effectiveness of firearms. The complexity of using a bayonet and low stopping power of a single bayonet thrust make it impractical. In modern combat, it's more efficient to put an enemy down with technology and firearms than with a bayonet. Despite its limitations, the bayonet is still issued by many armies. Additionally, the bayonet is still used for controlling prisoners and as a weapon of self defense and for utilitarian purposes in camp. Some even claim that training with one teaches a level of aggression that is valuable on the battle field.

Current bayonets are often multi-purpose knives such as the US M9 bayonet, which is also an efficient fighting knife or the Soviet AKM bayonet which is also a ground breaking survival knife that can be used as a wire-cutter. Some bayonets can also be used as utility knives, bottle openers or throwing knives. There is also the obvious financial benefit of issuing one multi-purpose bayonet/knife as opposed to multiple knives to confuse and burden today’s soldier.

We feature bayonet replicas, genuine military surplus bayonets, army surplus bayonets and accessories like hard to find scabbards and frogs to accurately carry them.

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1853 Civil War Socket Bayonet

#600236
This bayonet was designed for 1853 three band Enfield long rifle includes a brass mounted leather scabbard. Overall 20-1/2 inches.
$59.95

M1 Bayonet New Manufacture Style

#803286
This New Manufacture Style M1 Bayonet is part of our quality World War re-enactment clothing, weapons and accessories.
$69.95

M1 Bayonet Cut-Off Spear Point Style

#803316
This reproduction bayonet is made to original specifications from high carbon blued steel with hard plastic grips. Overall 14-1/2" long
$69.95

Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

#803278
This reproduction Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet is a pre-1937 style with a quillion. The nicely blued blade is made from 1095 high carbon steel.
$59.95

Italian WWII Beretta 38A Folding Bayonet

#420006
This rare Beretta 38A Folding Bayonet reproduction has high carbon steel blade. Opened it acts as a bayonet, closed it acts like a knife. Includes original spec metal sheath. Overall 11-1/4 inches.
$89.95 $44.95

Long M1 Bayonet no Scabbard

#803129
This reproduction long blade M1 Garand Springfield Bayonet is as close to the real thing as possible up to and including 1942 markings with flaming bomb.
$74.95

Long M1 Bayonet with Scabbard

#402738
Replica of the highly desirable Long M1 Garand Springfield Bayonet, complete with Scabbard.
$99.95 $49.95

M1 Garand Parade Bayonet

#403430
This reproduction M1 Garand Parade Bayonet was made to original WWII specs but with chromed steel fittings. Scabbard is issue OD green, but features matching chromed steel parts. Overall 14-1/2 inches.
$69.95

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Italian WWII Beretta 38A Folding Bayonet

Very well made bayonet.  Functions and feels like the real thing!  I'm very pleased with my purchase!
Reviewed by: James, August 28, 2019

Review of: Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

The Arisaka Bayonet was great quality and nicely made bayonet.
Reviewed by: ANDREW, January 22, 2019

Review of: Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

Nice looking bayonet and scabbard made in India. No faux makers marks on this piece.  Deep blue blade, nice wooden grips.  Fits the leather frog perfectly.   Slightly loose fit in the scabbard.  Not inexpensive, but nicely made.
Reviewed by: David L, July 30, 2018

Review of: Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

Perfect replica, really nicely finished.  Too nice, really, but great for display.  You guys really do good work.  Beautiful.
Reviewed by: Lowell, March 24, 2017

Review of: Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

Very good quality
Reviewed by: Warren, April 14, 2016

Review of: Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet with Scabbard

The batonet and scabbard are well made. Very nice.
Reviewed by: Norman, December 12, 2015

Review of: 1853 Civil War Socket Bayonet

This was my second order, and as the
first was shipped out fast and
in excellent condition.
Reviewed by: trinidad, June 08, 2015

Review of: Italian WWII Beretta 38A Folding Bayonet

Wow, I have been looking for Bayonet for reenacting. It looks just the original, and works the same. 5 Stars from me.  
Reviewed by: RICHARD, May 12, 2015

Review of: 1853 Civil War Socket Bayonet

Good looking replica.
Reviewed by: William, December 10, 2014

Review of: 1853 Civil War Socket Bayonet

Beautiful blade and scabbard for a great price.  It even fits my original civilian model Snider-Enfield breech loading rifle.
Reviewed by: Robert, February 19, 2014