View Full Version : Pioneer blade?
03-12-2012, 05:52 PM
I've seen discriptions of bayonets that identified the blade as a pioneer blade. It seems some have narrow fullers but I haven't been able to find a for sure definition of what a pioneer blade is. All the bayonets I remember being called pioneer are german, best I can recall. Thanks.
03-12-2012, 06:06 PM
The sawback bayonets. That's the general description of the pioneer bayonets with sawbacks.
03-13-2012, 03:45 PM
The Swiss Army made a nice M1914 Pioneer bayonet. Blade has a fuller one side. The other is plain so you can use it as a saw. ( There are photographs on another post).
03-18-2012, 10:29 PM
A pioneer in most of the world's armys is known in ours as an engineer. So his bayonet is more heavy duty and used more a a tool for chopping things than sticking people. Thus the saw blades on some. He is the guy out ahead of the infantryman building bridges, clearing mines and blowing things up.
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