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The huge and in-depth content of this book
is divided into sections as follows -
The Country Index
over 1,500 colour photographs and more than 700 line
drawings, this is the main section of the book in which
bayonets for each country and all periods are dealt with
chronologically. With an in-depth information page for
each bayonet including history, description, variations,
modifications, measurements, line drawings and
photographs as appropriate. This section also attempts
to clarify the complicated world bayonet import-export
trade between countries.
Osborn's Interactive Bayonet Identification System
electronic book technology, this is a
interactive system of bayonet identification that has
been developed and refined over several years. By
selecting the appropriate answers to a series of
questions, the reader is directed to a proper
identification for almost any bayonet. No more wasted
hours poring over old, out of date books or searching
the internet for "possibles" - this quick, easy and
accurate modern interactive system is a real joy to use.
built-in relative value guide covering over 750 bayonets
combines their individual availability and their "common
to rare" factor on a scale of 1 to 5. Since any bayonet
price guide is out of date before it is finished, this
relative value guide gives a better indication for the
dealer or collector.
History of the Bayonet
This fully illustrated section outlines the history of
the bayonet from its earliest form, the plug bayonet,
through the whole range of bayonet developments to the
latest hi-tec multi-functional hardware.
examines the different aspects of bayonet
identification, including problems to proper
identification and the various methods used to determine
a specific bayonet's identity.
Quick Identification Guide
marks found on bayonets are indicative of specific
countries - the
Quick ID Guide
offers a shortcut method to determining country of
origin and/or country of use.
over 330 photographs this is an in-depth,
country-by-country guide to the markings found on
bayonets. These can not only identify origins and
country of use, but can often reveal an individual
bayonet's history. Of special use are the British and
German wartime dispersal codes that determine the
manufacturer of the bayonet by interpreting the code as
well as listings of German S-codes and
Waffenamt codes. (This section is also sold
separately for those not requiring the full work).
often been converted for use as trench knives,
fighting/combat knives, utility knives and hunting
knives. This section looks at a wide selection of
examples - indeed, more than any previously published
work. (This section is also sold separately for those
not requiring the full work).
A survey of
surface finishes found on bayonets written by a
mechanical engineer, metallurgist and ex-Manager of the
Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock, UK.
Glossary and Nomenclature
illustrated guide to the huge range of bayonet types as
well as a comprehensive list of bayonet parts and terms
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brilliant idea..." Don Norman,
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pictures... " Stan Monk, Brighton,
"It is now my main
reference... and so easy to use..."
John R Booker, New York, USA
really complete guide..." Gordon
Livingstone, Reading, UK
"I already have your
Guide to Bayonet Markings which has helped
me so much, but your new book is truly
great. Well done." Lawrence
Jackson, Virginia, USA
comprehensive and vast in scope..."
Dave Herbert, Manchester, UK
"Well done Bob... a
master work!!" Brian Kapala,
"Your new book is
greatest." Massimo Bragaglia, Rome,