Nearly all of the following bibliographical list was compiled by SABC charter member:

Roger D.C. Evans.

A few additional listings submitted by visitors to the site have been inserted.



Subject Matter Either Exclusively or Predominantly Concerned with Bayonets


It may be difficult for the younger modern bayonet collector to realise that when the author commenced serious collecting in Britain in 1962 there were virtually no easily accessible books on the subject of bayonet identification. At that time, the antique and arms armour establishment in Europe regarded the bayonet as little more than an accessory to the military firearm, hardly worthy of study in its own right. The only published material were two or three general surveys of early bayonet development buried in back issues of obscure historical journals and some brief comments on the British bayonet in a book entitled 'Sword, Lance & Bayonet' produced by ffoulkes & Hopkinson of the Tower of London Armouries in 1938. European collectors in the early 1960's therefore had to rely to a large extent on books on military firearms, some of which contained passing references to associated bayonets, although the information was often sketchy and inaccurate.

Across the atlantic in the USA, bayonet collectors were rather better informed, as a pioneer study of some American sword bayonets by Rollin V. Davis Jr. was published in 1962, to be followed in 1964 by Donald V. Webster's booklet on American socket bayonets, and in the same year by Albert N. Hardin Jr.'s great comprehensive classic "The American Bayonet". Again, as early as 1921, the New York arms firm of Francis Bannerman Sons had produced a booklet on the German Gew. 98 Mauser Rifle which contained a surprisingly detailed coverage of the many bayonet variants used with that rifle.
In Britain it was abundantly clear from the correspondence pages of the magazine "Guns Review" that there was a growing collector interest in the bayonet and, in October 1965, J. Anthony Carter commenced a series of articles in that periodical which were to run for the next 20 years. Books then commenced appearing - a north of England collector named Bert Walsh circulated some cheaply photocopied sheets of bayonet drawings in 1967, which were expanded into a hardback book published in 1970. Robert Wilkinson-Latham, scion of the Wilkinson Sword family, produced the first attempt at a book on British bayonets in 1967, and the following year saw the publication of populist collector's guide on general bayonet collecting by Frederick J. Stephens. The latter produced a second illustrated guide in 1971. In 1969, J. Anthony Carter published the first of a long series of classic bayonet books - his first effort being on the subject of World War Two issues. A primer of World Bayonets, published in two parts by John Walter and Gordon Hughes was also welcomed by collectors in 1969.
Collectors on the continent of Europe were a little slower to venture into print, but the delay nurtured one of the great general bayonet studies - the Dutch collector and drafstman Paul Keisling published the first book of his four-volume study in 1973, the final volume appearing in Holland in 1976. Back in England, John Watts & Peter White in 1975 published another all-embracing classic, The Bayonet Book. From then on the trickle of bayonet books became a flood, with further authors producing general studies - Anthony Carter & John Walter in 1974, John Watts and Peter White in 1975, Roger Evans & Fred Stephens in 1985, Björn Schöön in 1986, Jerry L. Janzen in 1987, Dr. A. Ross in 1994, and most recently Jean-Pierre Vial in 1995.
Others chose to concentrate on the bayonets of a particular nation, Juan Luis Calvó on Spain [1971 & 1976], Barry Manarey on Canada [1971], J. P. Pitous on France [1973], Bengt Lissmark on Sweden [1974], Reino Kärhä on Russia [1975], Ian D. Skennerton on Australia [1976], Larry Johnson on Japan [1988], Klaus Lübbe on Germany [1991], Petr Moudry on Czechoslovakia [1991], Cesare Calamandrei on Italy [1992], Jan Smid & Petr Moudry on the Hapsberg Empire [1994] and Rüdiger Franz on Prussia [1994]. J. Anthony Carter also produced a well researched series of books on German bayonets between 1976 and 1994, and Ian Skennerton & Bob Richardson produced the definitive "British & Commonwealth Bayonets" in 1986.
Yet another series of authors have written on socket bayonets [John Hayden, 1978; Graham Priest, 1986; Bob Reilly., 1990} or more specialised subjects, including bayonet belt-frogs, Kalaschnikov bayonets, bayonet markings, patent bayonets or German clam-shell models.
Military bayonet fighting manuals form another aspect of bibliographic study, and for a hugely comprehensive book-list on this subject one should consult Alfred Hutton's "Fixed Bayonets" which includes 16 pages of titles published before 1890. Some, plus more modern manuals, are included here.
The following bibliography gives details on more than one hundred publications. Every effort has been made to make it as comprehensive as possible, but other titles could well exist. (By Roger D.C. Evans))

Aarum, Finn & Saegrov, Stein G. (1983) Dølle-Bajonetten I Norske Bruk;
Frå Tidleg På 1700-Talet Til Slutten Av 1800-Talet. Forsvarsmusseet,
Oslo Norway, 272 pp.
Angelo, Henry (1860) Bayonet Exercise. New Edition, Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, July 1857. John W. Parker & Son and W. Clowes & Sons, London.
32 pp. [Reprint, circa 1977. Gordon Rd Bookshop, Enfield, Middlesex.]
Anon. (1976) Bajonetten då til nu. Svsnska Vapenstiftelsen, Sweden. 34 pp.
Auborn, John Kingsmill (undated, circa 1993) A World of Bayonets. No publishing details given. 67 pp.

Benhof Inc. (1974) Final Engineering Design Report for Knife Cutter-Bayonet for Land Warfare Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground. Contract DAAD05-73-C-0564. Benhof Inc. Technical Document. Benhof Inc., North Belmore, LI, New York, USA. 20 pp.
Calamandrei, Cesare. (1992) Baionette Italiane 1814-1991. Editoriale Olimpia [Vallechi Editore S.p.A.]. Firenze, Italy. 376 pp.
Calvó, Juan Luis. (1971) Bayonetas del Ejercito Español. Privately pub., Barcelona, Spain. Unpaginated.
Calvó, Juan Luis. (1971) Bayonetas Españolas. Ejemplar Extra No. 2. Asociacion Española Colectionistas Armas Antiguas y Rdos. Historicos El Cid, Barcelona, Spain. Unpaginated.
Carter, Anthony. (1969) Allied bayonets of World War 2; United Kingdom, United States and USSR, India and Australia, France, Belgium and the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway, Poland and Greece. Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd, London. 80 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1976) German Ersatz Bayonets; 1. A Concise IIlustrated History of the All-Metal Designs 1914-18. The Lyon Press, Brighton, East Sussex. 64 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1983) Bayonet Belt Frogs: Part 2. A Guide to the Belt Frogs of Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Yugoslavia. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 56 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1996) World Bayonets 1800 to the Present: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors. [With Price Guide for 1984-85.] Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., London. 62 pp.
20 Page introduction plus price guide.
Carter, Anthony. (1996) World Bayonets 1800 to the Present: An Illustrated Reference Guide for Collectors. [With Price Guide for 1996-97.] Arms & Armour Press, Cassell Group., London. 34 pp Plus 258 Plates.
Carter, Anthony. (1997) Bayonet Belt Frogs, Tharston Press, Morton Hall, Morton-on-the-Hill, Norwich, Norfolk NR9 5JS, 167 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1984) German Bayonets: The Models 98/02 and 98/05. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 124 pp. [Original PB Ed.]
Carter, Anthony. (1984) German Bayonets: Vol. 1 The Models 98/02 and 98/05. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 124 pp. [Uniform HB Ed.]
Carter, Anthony. (1991) German Bayonets: Vol. 2 The Models 71/84, 69/98, 71/98, 98, KS 98, 1914 and 84/98. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 123 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1992) German Bayonets: Vol. 3 The Ersatz, Requisitioned and Captured Bayonets. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 303 pp.
Carter, Anthony. (1994) German Bayonets: Vol. 4 The Regulation Pattern Sword Bayonets 1860-1900.. Tharston Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 384 pp.
Carter, Anthony & Walter, John. (1974) The Bayonet: A History of Knife & Sword Bayonets 1850-1970. Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd, London. 128 pp.
Cole, M.H. (1979) U.S. Military Knives, Bayonets and Machetes. Book 3. Privately Pub., Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 220 pp.
Coombes, J.E., Montclaire, N.J. & Aney, J.L. (1921) German Mauser Rifle Model of 1898: Gew 98: Facts Concerning its Devlopment as one of the Principal Weapons of the World War. Francis Bannerman Sons, New York , New York, USA. 20 pp.
Cunningham, Gary M. (1997) American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century. Scott A. Duff Publications, Export PA.,USA
117 pp.
Davidson, I.D. (1973) Bayonet Markings: A Guide for Collectors. Private Pub., UK. 22 pp.

Davis, Rollin V. Jr. (1982) U.S. Sword Bayonets 1847-1865: A Compilation of Sword Bayonets Issued to the Services of The United States Prior to and During the Civil War. Privately Pub., Pittsburg, PA, USA. 36 pp. [Plus Supplemental Notes, 1967. 4 pp.
Dept. of the Army. (1953) Bayonet; Department of the Army Field Manual. FM 23-25: June 1953. United States Govt. Printing Office, Washington D.C., USA. 76 pp. [Reprint, US Combat Bookshelf, Forest Grove, Oregon, USA.]
Ernst, Dan. (1970) Guide to Foreign & United States Bayonets & Miscellaneous Edged Weapons. Omar Printing Co., Le Claire, Iowa, USA. 112 pp.
Evans, R.D.C. & Stephens, Frederick J. (1985) The Bayonet: An Evolution and History. Militaria Pubs., Milton Keynes, Bucks. 231 pp.
Evans, R.D.C. (1991) British Bayonet Letters Patent 1721-1961. Privately Published, Baildon, W. Yorks. 339 pp.
ffoulkes, Charles & Hopkinson, E.C. (1938) Sword, Lance and Bayonet. [Facsimile Edition, 1967] Arms and Armour Press, London. 145 pp.
Franz, Rüdiger W.A. (1994) Preußisch-Deutsche Seitengewher 1897-1945. Journal-Verlag Schwend Gmbh, Schwabisch Hall, Germany Vol.2. 558 pp.
Goldstein, Erik. (1997) The Bayonet in New France 1665-1760. Historical Arms Series No. 35. Museum restoration Service, Bloomfield, Ontario, Canada. 35 pp.
Haga, Evan. (1972) Kongsberg Våpenfabriks Blankvåpenproduksjon for Haeren. Oslo, Norway. 25 pp.
Hardin, Albert N. Jr. (1964) The American Bayonet 1776-1964. Riling and Lantz, Philadelphia, PA, USA 234 pp.
Hayden, John L. (1978) The Socket Bayonet. Compton Press, Letchworth, Herts. 111 pp.
Hyytinen, Timo, (?), Finnish Knives and Bayonets Vol.3, of the series: Armes Fennica. 286 pp. (Note: This reference may be in Finnish.)
Hutton, Alfred. (1890) Fixed Bayonets: A Complete System of Fence for the British Magazine Rifle, Explaining the Use of Point, Edges, and Butt, both in Offence and and Defense; Comprising also a Glossary of English, French and Italian Terms Common to the Art of Fencing, with a Bibliographical List of Works Affecting the Bayonet. William Clowes and Sons Ltd. 183 pp.
Janzen, Jerry L. (1987) Bayonets From Janzen's Notebook. [Ist Ed.]
Privately Pub. by the Author, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. 253 pp.
Janzen, Jerry L. (1987) Bayonets From Janzen's Notebook. [2nd Ed.]
Cedar Ridge Publications, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA. 258 pp.
Janzen, Jerry L. (1987) Bayonets of the Remington Cartridge Period.
Cedar Ridge Publications, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA. 186 pp.
Johnson, Larry. (1988) Japanese Bayonets: The Definitive Work on Japanese Bayonets, 1870 to the Present. Cedar Ridge Publications, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA. 152 pp.
Hickox,Ron G (1984) Collectors' Guide to Ames U.S. Contract Military Edged Weapons: 1832-1906
Kärhä, Reino. (1975) Russian and Soviet Bayonets. Privately Published, Helsinki, Finland. 31 pp.
Keisling, Paul. (Undated) Bayonets of the World. Vol.1. Military Collectors Service, Frank Van Gelder, Kedichem, Holland. 278 Drawings.
Keisling, Paul. (1974) Bayonets of the World. Vol.2. Military Collectors Service, Frank Van Gelder, Kedichem, Holland. 131 pp
Keisling, Paul. (1974) Bayonets of the World. Vol.3. Military Collectors Service, Frank Van Gelder, Kedichem, Holland. 136 pp.
Keisling, Paul. (1976) Bayonets of the World. Vol.4. Military Collectors Service, Frank Van Gelder, Kedichem, Holland. 189 pp.
Krolikiewicz,Tadeusz (1997) "Bagnety" (Bayonets), Bellona - Rytm, Warszawa, 470 pages, hardback.
Krzysztof Szczeglow, "Bagnet polski wz. 29" (Polish bayonet
M1929), Typy broni i uzbrojenia 120, Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa
Obrony Narodowej, Warszawa 1988, 16 pages, paperback.
Lara, Raul Santiago Acosta Y. (1990) Bayonetas Usades por El Ejercito de La Republica Oriental del Uruguay, Siglos XIX y XX [Hasta 1940], Sociedad Uruguaya de Uniformologia, Montevideo, Uruguay. 16 pp.
Lissmark, Bengt. (1974) Svenska Bajonetter 1696-1965. Vapenlitteraturfölaget, Karlskröner, Sweden, 70 pp.

Lübbe, Klaus. (1991) Deutsche Seitengewehr und Bajonette: 1714-1945. Hanseatisches Auktionhaus Hamburg, H.M. Hauschild Gmbh, Bremen, Germany. 281 pp.

Machnicki, David. (2011) To The Hilt- The Austrian Bayonet. Privately published. 244 pp.

Manarey, R. Barry. (1971) The Canadian Bayonet. Century Press, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. 51 pp.
Maurer, Herman A. (1967) Military Edged Weapons of the World 1880-1965. [A Private Collection] Private Pub., College Point, New York, USA. 151 pp.
McClellan, George B. (1862) Manual of Bayonet Excercise: Prepared for the use of the Army of the Uniyted States. J.B. Lippincott & Co., Philadelphia, USA. 118 pp plus 24 plates.
Moudry, Petr. (1992) Bodáky Ceskoslovenska [Bayonets of Czechoslovakia]. Ars-Arm, Nakladatelství Odborné Literatury-Historie Vojenství, Prague, Czech Republic. 109 pp.
Noël, P. et al. [Eds.] (1974) Gazette des Armes Numéro Special: Baïonnettes. Vol. 1. Société dÌEdition dÌRevues dÌArmes, Asniéres, France. 127 pp.

Noël, P. et al. [Eds.] (1975) Gazette des Armes Numéro Special: Baïonnettes. Vol. 2. Société dÌEdition dÌRevues dÌArmes, Asniéres, France. 144 pp
[ Note: A third volume of the above apparently exists, but no details known.]

Otrebski,Tomasz (1993) "Bagnety europejskie 1801-1945" (European bayonets 1801-1945), Fundacja im. Tadeusza Kosciuszki w
Krakowie, Krakow , 45 pages, paperback, 2nd. edition.
Pitous, J.P. (1973) Les Baïonnettes Réglamentaires Françaises Editions Crépin-Leblond, Paris. 99 pp.
Priest, Graham. (1986) The Brown Bess Bayonet 1720-1860. Tharsto Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 159 pp. [Original PB Edition.]
Priest, Graham. (1986) The Brown Bess Bayonet 1720-1860. Tharsto Press, Norwich, Norfolk. 159 pp. [HB Edition, 1995, with 11 pp. supplement.]
Proszynski, Maciej. (1989) "Bagnet szpuntowy" (plug bayonet), Militaria -
biblioteczka, Warszawski osrodek kultury, Warszawa, 50
pages, paperback, summary in French and German.
Proszynski, Maciej. (1990) Bagnet Niemecki WZ. 1871-84. Typy Bron i Uzbrojenia 137. Wydawnictwo Ministerstwa Obrony Narodowej, Warsaw, Poland. 16 pp, paperback.
Proszynski, Maciej. (1990) Bagnet Francuski WZ. 1871-84. 1886 Do Karabinu Lebel. Typy Bron i Uzbrojenia 143. Wydawnictwo Bellona, Warsaw, Poland. 13pp.
Proszynski, Maciej. (1998) Bagnet wojskowy - 350 lat historii
(Military bayonet - 350 years), (many photos and drawings). Published by Polska Oficyna Wydawnicza . ISBN 83-7066-635-3.
Hardback; 330 pp.
Reilly, Robert M. (1990) American Socket Bayonets and Scabbards: A Comprehensive Illustrated Histoory of Socket Bayonets, Scabbards and Frogs in America from the Colonial through to the Post-Civil War Period. Andrew Mowbray Inc., Lincoln, RI, USA. 209 pp.
Ross, Dr A. (1994) Slotted Bayonets of the World. Privately Pub. by the Author, Fillmore, California, USA. 101 pp. Plus 93 Page Key.
Schöön, Björn. (1986) Bayonets: Bajonetter: Bajonette. Privately Published, Stockholm, Sweden. 252 pp.
Seidemann, Ulrich. (1994) Kalaschnikov Bayonette. Private Pub., Gera, Germany. 43 pp.
Skennerton, Ian D. (1976) Australian Service Bayonets. Private Pub., Margate, Queensland, Australia. 134 pp.
Skennerton, Ian D. (1982) The British Spike Bayonet. Small Arms Series No. 2. Private Pub., Margate, Queensland, Australia. 33 pp.
Skennerton, Ian D. (1986) The Handbook of British Bayonets: A BuyerÌs Guide. Privately Pub., Margate, Queensland, Australia. 64 pp.
Skennerton, Ian D. & Richardson, Robert. (1986) British and Commonwealth Bayonets. Private Pub., I.D. Skennerton, Margate, Queensland, Australia. {2nd. Ed. - 1st. Ed 1984.] 404 pp.
Smíd, Jan & Moudry, Petr. (1994) Bodáky Habsburské Monarchie [Bayonets - Hapsberg Monarchy] 1683-1918. Ars-Arm Nakladatelství Odborné Literatury-Historie Vojenství, Vilém Moudry, Prague, Czech Republic. 269 pp.
Stephens, Frederick J. (1968) Bayonets: An Illustrated History and Reference Guide. [Revised Ed. 1969.] Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., London. 75 pp.
Stephens, Frederick J. (1971) The CollectorÌs Pictorial Book of Bayonets. Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., London. 127 pp.
Stephens, Frederick J. (1976) Edged Weapons: A CollectorÌs Guide. [Revised Ed. 1969.] Sur Books Ltd., Boyrne End, Bucks. 133 pp.
Stephens, Frederick J. (1989) Bayonets: Daggers, Swords and Bayonets of the Third Reich. Patrick Stephens Ltd.., Thorsons Publishing Group, UK. 206 pp.
Styers, John. (1974) Cold Steel. Paladin Press, Boulder, Colorado, USA. 179 pp.
Trzaska, Frank. (1998) Bayonets, Knives & Scabbards, United States Edged Weapons Report
1917 through 1945. Privately published.
Vial, Jean-Pierre. (1995) Atlas de La Baïonnette de Collection: Le Nouveau Keisling. Editions du Portail, La Tour du Pin, France. Vol.1. 336 pp.
Walker, Gary L. & Weinard, R.J. (1985) German Clamshells and Other Bayonets: A CollectorÌs Guide. Private Pub., Quincy, Illinois, USA. 158 pp.
Walsh, Bert. (1967) Bayonets Illustrated and Identified. Vol. 1. [No Author or Pub. Details Given, but by Walsh, Bury, Lancs.] 7 pp.
Walsh, Bert. (Undated, circa 1970) Bayonets Illustrated. Bashal Eaves, (Ireland?) UK. 44 pp. Plus 162 line drawings.
Walter, John. (1973) The Sword and Bayonet Makers of Imperial Germany 1871-1918. The Lyon Press, Brighton, Sussex. Unpaginated.
Walter, John. (1976) The German Bayonet: A Comprehensive Illustrated History of the Regulation Patterns, 1871-1945. Arms & Armour Press, Lionel Leventhal Ltd., London. 128 pp.
Walter, John. & Hughes, Gordon. (1969) A Primer of World Bayonets: Common Knife and Saber Bayonets. Privately Pub., Brighton, Sussex. Part 2. 23 pp.
Watts, John & White, Peter. (1975) The Bayonet Book: Amendments. Privately Published, Birmingham. 503 pp.
Webster, Donald B. (1964) American Socket Bayonets 1717-1873. Historical Arms Series No. 3. Museum Restoration Service, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. 47 pp.
Welser, Mike. (1985) Reichswehr and Wehrmacht Bayonets 1920-1945. Privately Pub., Escondido, California, USA. 33 pp.
Wheeler, George T., (1999) Seitengewehr: History of the German Bayonet 1919-1945, R. James Bender Publishing, P.O.Box 23456, San Jose, CA 95153, with photographs, price guide, 328 pp.
Wilkinson-Latham, R.J. (1967) British Military Bayonets: From 1700 to 1945. Hutchinson & Co.. Publishers Ltd., London. 94 pp.
Wilkinson-Latham, R.J. (1970) Sword Bayonet Pattern 1888: With Scabbards. Specification Series No. 1. Militaria Publications Ltd., Southend-on-Sea, Essex. 15 pp.
Wilkinson-Latham, R.J. (1973) Pictorial History of Swords and Bayonets: Including Dirks and Daggers. Ian Allen Ltd., Sheppardsoton, Surrey. 88pp. Plus 300 plates.
Other publications not personally seen by the compiler of the foregoing bibliography, but which are believed to exist. Details sometimes sketchy - further information welcome !
Anon. (1939) Small Arms Training. Vol. 1. War Office, London. (?)
Anon. (1942) Small Arms Training. Vol. 1, Pamphlet No. 12: Bayonet. War Office, London (?)
Anon. (1972) Deal the First Deadly Blow ! U.S. Government Printing Office. [Reprinted by Direct Publications, Arizona, USA.] pp?
Anon. (1979) Das Bajonetten vom damals bnis jetz. Svenska Vapenstiftelsen, Hägersten, Sweden. (Text in German.] pp?
Anon.? (?) Circular for the Information of U. S. Troops Armed with Rice's Trowel Bayonet. USA. ???
Anon. (?) Bayonet Markings. [Not Davidson - another booklet with same title ?] ???
Hyytinen, Timo. (?) Suuri Puukokirja. [Finnish Knives and Bayonets.] Finland? pp?
Lidstone, Squadron Leader R.A. (?) Blood Bayonets: A Complete Guide to Bayonet Fighting. Gale & Polden Ltd. UK?
Maddox, James A. (1967) Bayonets: U.S. and Foreign. Vol. 1. Richard Deckebach, Royal Oak, Michigan, USA. pp?
NWM (1969) Knife-Cutter-Bayonet-KCB 70. NWM de Kruithorn N.V. 'S-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. pp?
Phrobis II Ltd. (?) OperatorÌs Manual for Multi-Purpose Bayonet System [M9 Bayonet] USA. pp?
Skennerton, Ian D. (1988) 200 Years of Australian Rifles and Bayonets. Margate, Queensland, Australia. 124pp
Smít, Jan. (Date Unknown) Bodáky. Private Pub., Neprodejué, Prague, Czechoslovakia. pp?
Twine, C.J.T. (1939-45?) Bayonet Battle Training. Gale & Polden Ltd. British ? pp?
Zavala, Osvaldo Oscar. (?) Bayonetas De La Republica Argentina. Published in Argentina ? pp?
The Journal of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors. USA. Quarterly: Spring 1988, to Date.
The Newsletter of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors. USA. No. 1, January 1988 to No. 15, Winter 1994.
Le Journal de L'Association Française des Collectionneurs de Baionettes. Brazey en Plaine, France. No. O, Janvier 1997. to Date.
The foregoing bibliography was mostly compiled by SABC charter member Roger D.C. Evans.


The following additional bayonet references are in my personal collection (Jerry L. Holm)

Ormsby, John; Johnson, LTC Thomas M. & Milestone, Dr. Julian. (1981) Bayonets of WW-II Germany. Vol 1., No. 3. (Magazine format.). Clay Communications Group, Inc., Miami, Florida, USA. 66 pp.
Special Committee of General Staff Corps, War Department. (1907) Manual of Bayonet Exercises, United States Army (Provisional). Document No. 287. U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., USA. 21 pp.
Canfield, Bruce N. (1984) The Evolution of the Post-Civil War U.S. Bayonet. Article at pages 23-30, Man at Arms (Periodical), Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan/Feb 1984. Providence, RI, USA


Listings suggested by other collectors

1. Articles in Polish journals.

Szczeglow, Krzysztof (1989) "Bagnet produkcji Zbrojowni Krakow do karabinu austriackiego Mannlicher m.95 (Bayonet from Military
Factory Krakow for Austrian Mannlicher M95 rifle), Warszawski
osrodek kultury, Warszawa , 5 pages.
Szczeglow, Krzysztof (1990) "Bagnet polski okresu II Rzeczypospolitej 1918-1939" (Polish bayonet from II RP period 1918-1939), Militaria zeszyt 5, Warszawski osrodek kultury, Warszawa , 10 pages.
Szczeglow, Krzysztof (1993) "Bagnet austro-wegierski, 1867-1918"
(Austrian-Hungarian bayonet, 1867-1918), Archeologia Wojskowa
1 (1/92), ME-GI, Warszawa 1992, 6 pages, part I. And Archeologia
Wojskowa 2 (1/93), ME-GI, Warszawa, 6 pages, part II.

Proszynski,Maciej (1993) "Bagnet tulejowy, XVII-XX wiek" (Socket bayonet, XVII-XX century), Archeologia Wojskowa 3 (2/93), ME-GI, Warszawa , 6 pages.

Periodical Sources

The Bulletin of the American Society of Arms Collectors

Man At Arms

Manuscript and Archival Sources

ROBERT M. REILLY PAPERS (Mss 4662)Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library Louisiana State University Libraries Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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