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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 fighting style has changed, the function and use of today’s bayonets as combat knives are 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 the low stopping power of a single bayonet thrust makes 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 valuable level of aggression on the battlefield.

Current bayonets are often multi-purpose knives, such as the US M9 bayonet, an efficient fighting knife, or the Soviet AKM bayonet, which is also a groundbreaking 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 soldiers.

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

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British East India Company Model F Musket Bayonet

This is a replica of a bayonet carried by the Sepoy Infantry in both the Indian Sikh Wars, of 1845/6 and 1848/9 and later in the Great Sepoy Rebellion (Indian Mutiny of 1857-58). The socket is specially designed to encircle the Model "F" bayonet stud catch under the barrel.

British P-1842 Socket Bayonet (For Use With Lovell Catch)

This bayonet was introduced in 1842 because of soldiers’ complaints that the previously issued standard Hanovarian catch bayonet was shaking loose under fire - vibration caused the bayonet's rear rim to jump out of the "S" shaped spring catch. No less than the Duke of Wellington got involved and suggested the addition of a socket ring.

1841 Sappers and Miners Sword Bayonet Replica

This is the P-1841 Sappers and Miner's Bayonet for use with the short Percussion (or Flintlock converted) Musket issued to Specialized troops. Forged steel. Overall 27-1/2" inches.

M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

The M-1905 Bayonet is the core of many bayonet collections. Replicated using an original for authenticity and employing the same materials, this is a collector grade reproduction. Includes early spec scabbard of wood covered in canvas with metal throat and standard canvas Krag-style hanger.

M1 Garand Parade Bayonet

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.

1907 Bayonet with Hooked Quillion & Sheath

The blade, which includes British markings, is made from high carbon steel properly tempered for holding a razor edge. All metal has been deeply blued and the wood grips have a rubbed oil appearance.

Springfield Civil War Socket Bayonet

This Springfield Civil War Socket Bayonet is one of the many quality Civil War re-enactment blades and other weapons that we carry.

M-1917 Enfield Bayonet with Scabbard

An exact reproduction of the classic WW1 Enfield M-1917 bayonet with simulated WW1 dates. Each bayonet comes with a green steel-mounted leather scabbard complete with correct hooks for the U.S. Perfect for re-enactors and collectors! Arrives sharpened from the factory.

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Great addition to the collection.
Reviewed by: John, October 20, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Like others have said, Needed a dremel to enlarge the hole so it could fit over the rifle barrel. They make it almost too thin so you have to be careful when enlarging the hole. The wood grips are a bit cheesy and look like it's made in India or Pakistan, which it is. Just order a set of reproduction wood grips from somewhere else. It isn't too bad and I feel like I got what I expected for the price.
Reviewed by: Rickey, October 09, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Just what I needed for display.
good quality. needed to clean out one metal burr out of bayonet slot for it to fit.
Reviewed by: David B, September 29, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Excellent quality, great reproduction. Took awhile to receive it, but the product was worth the wait
Reviewed by: Matthew, September 27, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

always a great product and price.will always buy here.
Reviewed by: DOUGLAS, June 25, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Great reproduction, however it does not fit the 1903 Springfield rifle it was designed for.

When I called customer service a very lovely you lady told me that the bayonet is fine, the rifle is the proplem. She told me that " 1903 is different" so it fits some but not others.

Nothing of course  could be further fro the truth. Every part of my rifle ( made is 1916) is interchangable with every other 1903 ever made.

Any suggestions ?
Reviewed by: James, May 20, 2021

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

This bayonet was a very exacting replica that came with the scabbard and ready to fix right out of the box. It compares extremely well to my authentic bayonet and appears as my original probably did fresh off the assembly line. I would highly recommend this bayonet to any collector interested in displaying an accurate piece of WWI equipment.
Reviewed by: Milford, June 13, 2020

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Great Collection Piece - As Stated - Great Display
Reviewed by: John, August 12, 2019

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

Frank -  We sell hundreds of these yearly and have not had problems.  It appears you have received a defective bayonet.  Please contact customer service at 800-883-0300 so they can issue a pick up slip.
Reviewed by: Atlanta Cutlery Team, December 05, 2012

Review of: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

A Very Accurately Made Bayonet Which Is Hard To Tell From The Originals. Fits My '03 Springfield Excellent.
For The Price 'Ya Can't Beat It. :)
R.A.M. In Virginia
Reviewed by: Richard A., March 12, 2012