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I created the—The Collector's Edge web site in 2006 to share my bayonet collecting interest and make available to others, educational material accumulated in my research database while documenting bayonets in my collection and collaborating with other collectors/researchers. What began with just six pages, has grown to one of the web's best bayonet sites with over 4,000 pages. The site also includes my published articles and useful bayonet reference materials.

Bayonet Identification Guide

Contains detailed descriptions and over 2,750 images of more than 440 bayonets from 65 countries; plus more than 100 belt frogs and related items. Bayonets are indexed by country and by length, as well as some type-specific pages.

Bayonet History Timeline

Visit the timeline to learn about how the bayonet came to be (I guarantee you will learn something that you didn't know).

I am always willing to help identify an unknown or old bayonet from your family or collection. Thanks for stopping by! home page banner image
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