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#1 pvon

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Posted 24 July 2019 - 04:42 PM

Hello collectors!


I see things are a little slow so I thought its a good time

to ask a few questions!


How far back did they start making saw tooth bayonets and what was

the purpose!


Were they  for work?


I have had some over the yrs!  Longer ones!  And I believe they were outlawed!


Maybe some one like Sarge has some answers!



I have to look for some pics if I can find!



Lets see some pics and history about them!


My uncle from ww2 gave me a very heavy longer model

when I was small!





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#2 stratasfan

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 03:55 AM

Now, my knowledge of bayonets is limited, but this is what I seem to remember reading about bayonets. The serrated/sawtooth edge was added to bayonets to make them an all-purpose tool (could use it for wood and meat, as well). However, if I remember correctly, during WWI, the Germans and Canadians had real issues with serrated bayonets, and I believe would kill the other immediately if you saw the other had one that they had not ground/filed the teeth down on. The serrated edge was considered brutal, as it inflicted severe wounds that many soldiers thought unnecessary. I think by WWII, Germans using a sawtooth bayonet were mostly a rank distinction thing. However, I'm not totally positive I am remembering all about that correctly. 


I think the main reason was the multi-purpose tool aspect. Why do lots of pocket and hinge blade knives have a sawtooth edge on the one side? Multi-purpose. 


I'm sure someone will know more than this, but thought I would share what I've seen about them!

#3 AB45

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Posted 25 July 2019 - 09:47 AM

SG 71 saw
As already noted on the overview page, 6% of the side rifles were equipped with saw backs (evenly).
These should serve as a tool, both in the jump, as well as in the removal of enemy barbed wire obstacles (by sawing the wooden posts).
By no means were they meant as "NCO side guns," as is so often claimed.
Of course, it will often have been the case that the NCOs appropriated the rare and therefore "representative" pieces, but they were not originally intended as status symbols.



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Posted 27 July 2019 - 11:39 AM



Both of you for looking and showing  and teaching something!


How many countries used them?



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Posted 12 August 2019 - 02:41 PM

Some sawbacks. Short fire are Puma,Tiger and W.K.C.. Rich A. in Pa.

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Posted 21 August 2019 - 03:32 AM

Very grouping of saw tooths!






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Posted 21 August 2019 - 06:28 AM

A link to the the discussion of this subject on the Imperial German edged weapons topic.



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