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This reminds me of how most edged weapon collectors started.. As young curios boys..I think I had clothes on when I looked at my 1st bayonet is the only difference.Not sure I can speak for everyone else.... He is looking at a service bayonet..Very cool postcard..
Regards: James

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Except for the muscles and hair, he looks a lot like you. .

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I bought my first bayonet in Gatlinburg, TN at the age of 12. The store was "The Acorn" and has been closed for years. Back then the bayonets were in buckets or short barrels in stores for about $8.00 each. Mauser rifles were $29.00 in some stores. Cool picture, and I too had my clothes on. Probably some real ugly cloths my mother dressed me in.

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I bought my first at a gun show 30+ years ago. The next year I was a MAX show.


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Forgot about this post! smirk
It would be a great bronze to own....
As I said reminds me of young collectors and yes myself..
I'm still really enjoy the hobby.
Regards: James

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First Japanese Bayonet $7.50 -1974 smile
First Gravity knife $45.00 -1977 smile

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Bought my first from a mailorder catalog in 1982. Remember you had to be 16 years old to buy bayonets from the company, and since I was only 12 at that time my mother signed the order for me. It was a beaten up M/1907 sanderson bayonet, and I dont have it anymore. If I remember correct I traded it away for a WW2 German gasmask.

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I bought my first k98 bayonet at a Gästhaus in Ramstein, Germany, in 1969. Mismatched, sharpened, rusty. Looks like it has been used as a kitchen knife, or garden tool, or both. I still have it. One of only two or three mismatches I hang onto. Cost me 20 DM (about $5 at the time). The only one I owned for many years. My father found it in his tool box a few years ago. Seeing it again got me interested in collecting.


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