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Is a bayonet a knife?

Discussion in 'Knives' started by mac1911, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    i have 3 10" M1 garand bayonets on the way. Possible german manufacture for US gov. Then issued to greece?
    Post a pick when they come in.
     
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    BUMPA01603 NES Member

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    IMG_4392.JPG My Garand bayo (left) has a 10" blade, but some of the Greek loaners had their blades shortened, which is a travesty IMHO, Thats a nice pickup! Congrats
     
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  3. Woodstock

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    "Is this a dagger which I see before me,
    The handle toward my hand? Come, let me clutch thee.
    I have thee not, and yet I see thee still."
    Macbeth
     
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  4. enbloc

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    A bayonet is surely a knife, or at least kin to it. Some more resemble swords and other smaller ones, fighting knives.

    I vote a very strong Yes!

    ~Matt
     
  5. 67ray

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    Heard that double edge knives are illegal in Massachusetts - is that correct?

    Then is a bayonet illegal?
     
  6. mac1911

    mac1911 NES Member

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    its a bayonet not a knife. I think legality of knives is concealment and possession , like having a bayonet tucked under your seat?
     
  7. mac1911

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    Outstanding!
     
  9. Fixxah

    Fixxah NES Member

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    I had a nice officers bayonet with alligator grip. I believe it was from Korean war.
     
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    I’m sure the state thinks they’re knives. But bayonets descend from spears, and are supposed to be used that way.

    Generally, a good bayonet doesn’t make the best fighting knife. And a good fighting knife doesn’t make the best bayonet.
     
  11. tuna

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    Depends on the bayonet. Some are strictly stickers.
     
  12. MisterHappy

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    Double edged knives are not illegal in Mass, per se. It is unlawful to carry one on one's person, or under one's direct control in a vehicle.

    q.v.: General Law - Part IV, Title I, Chapter 269, Section 10

    So you can own them, and take them to the range if you do it properly, and put it on your milsurp toy, so after you've emptied the ammo pouch, you can charge the target, and be in compliance with the law.

    Range rules, and good taste....maybe not. [laugh]
     

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