Ever since there have been flintlocks, muskets, and rifles, knives or pikes have been attached to them in one way, shape, or form as a last means of defense or offense. Throughout history combatants have attempted to have a “back up” blade attached to firearms. Hunters and outdoorsman used their bayonets to dispatch wounded animals that may have been wounded by ineffective muskets. Soon Bayonets found their way onto the battlefield. The old phrase “fix bayonets” is synonymous with close in combat and lines of troops rushing forward with bayonets on the ends of their firearms to commence an attack as doughboy went “over the top” in WWI. The last bayonet assault happened in the Korean War.
On the modern battlefield the need to conduct bayonet charges has ended. Combatants today either engage in very close combat where having a fixed blade protruding out the end of your firearm will hinder movement in close urban settings. In urban combat the need is to have short assault style rifles to maneuver in buildings and streets. In modern combat there is still a need for combatants to have a last means of defense or offense. Today that requirement is lost as most Armies do not have a modern bayonet to choose from. Today there is a need for the modern Bayonet that is BAYONEXTTM. Our proprietary design brings this ancient weapon into the 21st Century. Like its past, BAYONEXTTM can be used by sportsmen and outdoor enthusiasts as a secondary weapon giving them some reach against wild game. BAYONEXTTM can also be operated alone without mounting to a firearm. In stand alone configuration the instrument could be deployed as an automatic knife for hunting or in many other capacities and applications soon to come. Keep a look out for #bayonext #slashtagbayonext