Acknowledgements.................................................................
ix
Introduction...............................................................................
xi


1 Brief History of the Bayonet............................................
01
2 Getting Started Collecting Bayonets................................
03
3 Bayonet Terminology.......................................................
09
4 Bayonet Classification.....................................................
13
5 Bayonet Attachment Systems.........................................
15


6 Plug Bayonets.................................................................
27
7 Socket Bayonets.............................................................
41
8 Hirschfanger Style Sword Bayonets..............................
57
9 Sword Bayonets w. D-Guards & Basket Guards...........
65
10 Sword Bayonets w. Heavy Double-Edged Blades.........
79
11 Sword Bayonets with Quillback Blades.......................... 85
12 Sword Bayonets with Yataghan Blades........................ 93
13 Sword Bayonets with T-Back Blades............................. 117
14 Sword Bayonets with Cruciform Blades........................ 127
15 Sword Bayonets with Straight Blades............................ 135
16 Bayonets with Sawback Blades..................................... 155
17 Bolo & Machete Bayonets............................................... 165
18 Cadet & Reduced Scale Bayonets.................................. 175
19 Ersatz Bayonets............................................................. 185
20 Bayonet Length - Long Versus Short............................. 205
21 Conventional Knife Bayonets.......................................... 225
22 Modern Knife Bayonets................................................... 281
23 Dress & Non-Regulation Bayonets.................................. 339
24 Miniature Bayonets & Letter Openers............................. 353
25 Bayonet Alterations & Conversions................................ 365
26 Stray “Cats & Dogs”........................................................ 371
27 Fakes, Reproductions & Movie Prop Bayonets............... 387
28 Bayonet Showcase........................................................ 395
29 Bayonet Accessories..................................................... 459
  Index to Bayonets & Accessories.................................. 483
  Quick Index...................................................................... 491


30 Displaying Your Bayonets............................................... 495
31 Bayonet Grading System................................................ 499
32 Records & Inventory....................................................... 501
33 Restoration, Repairs & Conservation.............................. 505
34 Current Availability.......................................................... 515
35 Bayonet Collector Organizations..................................... 521
36 Museums with Bayonet Displays.................................... 523
37 Bibliography..................................................................... 525