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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 5,100 pages. The site also includes my published articles and useful bayonet reference materials.

Bayonet Identification Guide

Contains detailed descriptions and over 3,200 images of more than 525 bayonets; plus more than 110 belt frogs and related items from 68 countries. Bayonets are indexed by country and by length, as well as some type-specific pages.

History of the Bayonet: 1500s to the Present Day

History of the bayonet from the bayonet's origin in the late 1500s to the present day. Includes bayonet design, bayonet development, and the history of bayonet use. Read about the people, places, and events that tell the story of the bayonet's impact on the world as we know it.

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