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the bayonet master is gonna be starting a series of episodes streaming bayonets revolver kills and great plays

1962: A -wielding South threatens a captured suspect during an interrogation.

Ok so it's obsession wed and hear is my 🔪 My made by I bought and carried during it's tough as hell has a sharpener built into the sheath and Barb wire cutters when you put knife and sheath together post your favorites and I'll repost it

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Este fin de semana estaremos celebrando el aniversario 209 de la independencia de México...

, the Division and cordially invites you to attend the 2019 National Hispanic Heritage Month Observance “Hispanic Americans: A History of Serving Our Nation” Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 from 11:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.

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Gracias a todos los panelistas expertos por su participación en el Panel de prevención de fraude y compartir datos tan interesantes.

Ayer se llevó acabo nuestro panel de expertos de prevención de fraude en comercio electrónico. ¡Muchas gracias a todos los asistentes y colaboradores!

Panel ¿Cómo proteger tu comercio electrónico del fraude?

The Division was proud to promote Capt. Tiffany Shields during a ceremony at the division headquarters on . Congratulations and good luck in your future endeavors!

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Peculiar mounts for an Indian Torador matchlock bayonet

Bayonet Myths

Military historians and reenactors tend to get a bit morbid when it comes to describing the more gruesome aspects of historical combat to regular civilians and lay folk. It’s understandable, and easy to get carried away - nothing recaptures the attention of a slightly bored party of tourists than describing the horrific damage a musket ball does to someone’s internal organs as its soft lead “flattens out,” or the carnage a dose of grapeshot can wreak on a line of men. In doing so, however, they at times set the cart before the horse. In some cases this is so frequent that some weapons have developed a reputation so bloody that it outweighs the actual principals behind their design. The eighteenth century socket bayonet is one such weapon. 


A revolutionary design that allowed infantrymen to combine the best characterstics of seventeenth century musketeers and pikemen, the socket bayonet - with only minor variations - was a near-universal tool of European armies throughout the eighteenth century and, indeed, almost to the close of the nineteenth. While different nations produced their own patterns, they by and large shared two notable features beside the socket itself - firstly, the blade was triangular in shape, with three sides rather than two, and secondly, the blade usually bore two channels or “fullers.” Both of these elements have had a bit of gory myth-making attached to their functionality. 


Popular history holds that the triangular pattern was designed specifically to cause the most horrific wounds possible. Some historians will claim that a triangular wound is more difficult to stitch up, and that scar tissue is more likely to break. While this isn’t wholly untrue, the triangular design didn’t come about with this in mind. It came about because a triangular blade is sturdier and less prone to bending or shattering. As a thrusting implement, it is more effective than a flat blade. 


The fuller has a similar, practical application. Going right back to the nineteenth century, drill sergeants have scared recruits by telling them that the channels are design to allow blood to run off the weapon, or to assist in breaking suction between metal and pierced flesh, allowed a soldier to more easily drag the blade free from his victim. Such descriptions, unsurprisingly, fed into the civilian sphere. In reality though there is next to no danger of a “flesh-suction” dragging or holding a bayonet. The weapon is simply too sharp and slender for such a worry to be physically possible. The fuller’s presence, prosaically, is simply to remove weight from the weapon. The presences of the channels don’t compromise the structural integrity of the weapon, and (as with sword blades) simply serves to lighten the load - and which serving soldier wouldn’t appreciate that? 


prismabeth  asked:

For the pic I sent you, what on earth would that be used for? It has a kukri blade but it was called a bayonet. Seems completely impractical

This is the offending party in question:


When I first saw it, I thought it was a trowel. I puzzled over it for a while and concluded it must have been some sort of decorative dagger, explaining that shape. I’d not considered it could be a bayonet, a detail that explains a lot. I would presume that, when mounted, it would point upwards, as this would enable it to stab people much better than if it were angled downwards. Due to the fact that nobody wants to shoot their own bayonet, it would therefore presumably be fitted either over the muzzle or above it, rather than underneath. This would then cause the tip to be significantly higher than the muzzle, which alludes to a rather curious fighting style. A straight bayonet is parallel with the muzzle, and usually either directly above or below it, allowing for firing and stabbing to occur without much reangling. Using this, presuming it is mounted as I described, would probably involve some complicated maneuvers involving lowering the musket and curving upwards as you stab. Either that, or we’ve got it completely wrong and it is just an even more bizarre trowel.


British Samurai Bayonets - 1907 Pattern & Arisaka

There is a connection between WW1 era British bayonets and Japanese samurai swords and knives that most people don’t know about. Here we look at the 1907 pattern British bayonet and its inspiration the Type 30 Arisaka.

“Sinn Fein To Keep Right On,” Toronto Globe. September 17, 1919. Page 01.

Arthur Griffith Says That Proclamations Suppress Nothing

Will Answer Campaign of Government With Bayonets and Bullets

(Copyright in Canada, 1919. Special Cable to The Globe and The New York Times.)
London, Sept. 16. - The Daily Mail’s Dublin correspondent has interviewed Arthur Griffiths, M.P., who is the head of the Sinn Fein organization in the absense of Prof. de Valera, on the proclamation suppressing the ‘Parliament.’

‘How are they going to enforce the proclamation?’ asked Mr. Griffiths. ‘It amuses me. They cannot suppress 73 duly-elected members of Parliament, and if they are going to rule this country by bayonet and bullet they will get bayonet and bullet in return. We are ready for any move. Proclamations suppress nothing. Let them try to enforce it. We shall still go ahead. I speak in all seriousness. They are ruling this country by the sword: let them continue to ruin it by the sword.

‘There is less crime in Ireland than in any country in Europe, but as large a British army is here as in South Africa at the beginning of the Boer War. They and the police have conducted as many as 1,000 raids in the last two years, pretending to look for documents and arms. I can recall 22 cases of murder of civilians perpetrated by uniformed forces. The murderers have been rewarded with promotion. Are you surprised, then, that I decline to repudiate violence in return?’‘

So I finally visited the local antique store/mall, and the military stuff booth has various pointy things, as they do.

They also made the rather clever business decision of supplementing their display of actual antique knives and bayonets with some cheap daggers from Amazon ($10-20) to appeal to the “people who know antique stores have pointy things but want cheap ones” demographic, while turning a tidy profit by marking them up 50-100% over the online price


As for the cooler things, they had some very nice sword bayonets (similar below)…which are on eBay for half the price


And this is why I don’t buy pointy things things from antique stores without Googling them first (I also happen to have the Amazon dagger listings memorized)