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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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P-1841 Sappers and Miners Model F Sword Bayonet Replica

#601063
This all steel reproduction of the very rare Sappers and Miners bayonet has a formidable knuckle guard and a 22" blade. Overall 27-3/8" inches.
$179.95

1841 Sappers and Miners Sword Bayonet Replica

#601062
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.
$179.95

British East India Company 1842 Musket Bayonet Replica

#601061
These are scarce socket bayonets intended to fit the .75 cal. The socket is specially designed to encircle the Model "F" bayonet stud catch under the barrel. Forged steel. Overall approx 20 inches.
$129.95

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

Italian WWII Carcano Folding Bayonet Knife

#420003
Exacting replica of rare Italian Carcano folding bayonet features the original button release mechanism that allows the ricasso to be pulled out, pivoted and slid back into either position. Includes original spec metal sheath.
$89.95

M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

#802280
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.
$69.95

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

Long M1 Bayonet with Scabbard

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

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: M-1905 Springfield Bayonet

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

Review of: Italian WWII Carcano Folding Bayonet Knife

This is a very high quality reproduction! It fits the barrel and bayonet mount perfectly. I highly recommend this to anyone who does not want to spend hundreds on a worn out original but still wants a complete rifle.
Reviewed by: Richard, February 03, 2019

Review of: Long M1 Bayonet with Scabbard

Fit my 1918 manufactured 1903 Springfield perfectly; tight with no alteration (gentle tapping into place or to remove)(the release button worked well for the scabbard and the bayonet mounting lug). I appreciated the all black theme: blade, handle, scabbard. Looks like it belongs. An attractive reproduction. D**n 16 inches is long and definitely impressive. The 1905 version (with blackened blade, not available) might have been closer to technically correct (different scabbard) but I wouldn't want any thing different. The M1 Garand and scabbard version was perfect. Thanks.
Reviewed by: Rand, August 02, 2017

Review of: 1907 Bayonet with Hooked Quillion & Sheath

I may have got wrong bayonet for my rifle, but i will keep it as it is a beautiful piece of equipment thank you
Reviewed by: TERENCE, January 15, 2016

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: Italian WWII Carcano Folding Bayonet Knife

Thanks to all atlantacutlery team: this bayonet is very nice, well done and fits great on my m38 Carcano.
Reviewed by: Faure, December 12, 2014

Review of: 1907 Bayonet with Hooked Quillion & Sheath

EXCELLENT!!!
Reviewed by: Marlene, December 20, 2012

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