Bayonet Sharpening

#1
I've recently been asked if I can sharpen my Battalions bayonets before they deploy, yes I know, hours locked away sharpening bayonets whilst watching porn does seem ideal however, are they allowed to be sharpened? I've never heard anything official on it, just the usual that's not allowed. Can somebody clarify this for me please?
 
#2
Dont! You might cut yourself.
 
#3
vampireuk said:
I've recently been asked if I can sharpen my Battalions bayonets before they deploy, yes I know, hours locked away sharpening bayonets whilst watching porn does seem ideal however, are they allowed to be sharpened? I've never heard anything official on it, just the usual that's not allowed. Can somebody clarify this for me please?
Sharpened prior to deploying only, so crack on
 
#4
They are not allowed to be sharped until officially sanctioned to do so, as once sharpened then they need to be 1043'd and replaced with unsharpened one's upon return.

Ask your units Armourer, as they go a little spastic when this happens as to a recent MEI
 
#7
fatsplasher said:
While your at it all rounds need to be re-pointed as well.
And don't forget to wipe them down well with "group tightener." (Tightener, group, small arms, tube, one each" NSN 69006900)
 
#11
DesktopCommando said:
They are not allowed to be sharped until officially sanctioned to do so, as once sharpened then they need to be 1043'd and replaced with unsharpened one's upon return.

Ask your units Armourer, as they go a little spastic when this happens as to a recent MEI
Golden thread! I just love it. Begs the question though, where are all those dangerous sharpies going? Also do the Ghurkas have to use the same form 1043 or do they need something more substantial.

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#12
DesktopCommando said:
They are not allowed to be sharped until officially sanctioned to do so, as once sharpened then they need to be 1043'd and replaced with unsharpened one's upon return.

Ask your units Armourer, as they go a little spastic when this happens as to a recent MEI
Well I am the Armourer, I've just not been asked to sharpen the buggers before. :D

Well, they can sod off if they think I'm working weekends to sharpen bayonets. :)
 
#14
fatsplasher said:
Think you'll find they can be sharpened on any day.
You would have to work here to understand. :threaten:
 
#15
*puts nerd hat on*

Don't sharpened bayonets have a tendency to 'stick' when used? If i remember correctly bayonets should have a sharpened point to penetratre clothing/CBA but a comparitively blunt blade to stop it getting stuck in ribs etc. Its the trauma caused by the thing being stuck in you and not the sharp cut from the edge that actually does the damage, hence the 'spike' bayonets for the SMLE.

*takes nerd hat off*.
 
#16
Dossbag said:
*puts nerd hat on*

Don't sharpened bayonets have a tendency to 'stick' when used? If i remember correctly bayonets should have a sharpened point to penetratre clothing/CBA but a comparitively blunt blade to stop it getting stuck in ribs etc. Its the trauma caused by the thing being stuck in you and not the sharp cut from the edge that actually does the damage, hence the 'spike' bayonets for the SMLE.

*takes nerd hat off*.
Don't sharpen the point but sharpen the edge to reduce resistance
 
#17
Quite.

however the rectangular grooved "blood channels" are designed to prevent a vacum being generated allowing the bayonet to be removed after you have inserted it into someones stomach / ribs :twisted:

In fact it is against the rules of the geneva convention to use a rusty or dull bayonet against someone as it can cause prolonged suffering.


Excuse spelling! :D
 
#18
IIRC Armourers can sharpen bayonets, but only on (or i guess just prior to) operational deployment. Never saw it written down though.

You could check the Small Arms Wing at Bordon.
 
#20
Hmmm

someone obviously was not paying attention at their laws of armed conflict lecture.

Indeed if the said person had served in the British Army

:roll:

your 02 tag was obviously justly awarded
 

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