Sharpening a bayo lowers the collector value?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow, Dec 28, 2009.

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  1. John C

    John C Member

    Nov 17, 2004
    In my experience, bayonets were never sharpened for the same reason that soldiers, in combat today, are prohibited in some units from carrying fixed bladed knives: they might cut somebody with them, most likely themselves or another soldier!

    It's the same reason that national guard soldiers had empty magazines in their M16s as they patrolled the airports after 9/11: they, God forbid, might shoot someone! Or the reason that the anti-aircraft gunners in Hawaii on December 7th, 1941 had no ammo for their guns, nor the keys to the ammunition lockers. I could go on and on, but you get my drift.

    As to the original poster, don't worry about it. It's your bayonet, and your money. Do what you want with it. Don't worry about it and enjoy your stuff.

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