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A Word From Driller Angel Solis about the DrillMaster Bayonet

The DrillMaster Driller’s Bayonet.

Drillers, have you ever seen armed exhibition? How about bladed exhibition? Ever wanted to start bladed drill but wish there was a safer way? When it comes to new Drillers performing or practicing armed exhibition drill with a blade there are a lot of things that come to hand. Let me first start off by letting everyone know, not everyone can stick a bayonet on their rifle for the first time and expect to be pro, unfortunately not everyone is “gifted” like that, it does not work that way. Otherwise everyone would be putting a bayonet on their drill rifle without a care. In reality their are a number of concerns that arise when beginning to drill with a bayonet for the first time. From getting used to the new weight and length, to learning to find the new balance point on your rifle. These are some areas to look at but don’t really effect you much since practice will help fix those concerns. Another one of the biggest issues that drillers would be more concerned about when it comes to being a new bladed driller is obviously safety or preventing a serious injury. I believe safety should always be the main priority when it comes to armed drilling, without safety armed exhibition drill would be more dangerous then it already is, especially if wanting to start bladed drill. With all this being said and with the efforts of Mr. John “DrillMaster” Marshall, we are honored to introduce to all The DrillMaster Driller’s Bayonet. The very first real metal bayonet designed just for drillers.

Through my years of drilling I have drilled with a number of weapons and styles. From stud to bladed drill, I enjoy every little thing I can get from drilling. When I saw the Drillers Bayonet for the first time i was surprised. I could not believe my eyes, “a bayonet designed just for Drillers” I said, This was the just what I needed. I have drilled with a bayonet before plenty of times but not with one designed just for drill. Mr. Marshall was out at his table in Daytona Beach last may when I said hello since our last meeting in 2010. He introduced me to the DrillMaster Driller’s Bayonet there. I slowly examined the bayonet as I notice the flat base surface of the bayonet, their was a “blade” but not a sharpened one. In other words this bayonet was flat with no real or main sharp edge to cut or slice any part of your body. He gladly let me attach it to my M-1 rifle and drill with it for a minute or two. When I started to drill with it I noticed that I had this sense of security and calmness throughout my drill and flow. I was cautious about the bayonet but this time not as intense as previous times. I also started to notice the piece of mind I had going knowing that I was not going to hurt nor cut myself with this bayonet. This was a new experience for me as I have only spun with a sharpened bayonet before this one. After I was done I thanked Mr. Marshall as I handed back that bayonet to him. This was a great day for me and all Drillers out there. Now with the help and permission of Mr. Marshall I am drilling and presenting the bayonet to many drillers especially in San Antonio, Texas that this is indeed a helpful tool with it comes to bladed drill. I now drill stubbed or bladed everyday no matter what time, night or day just depending on the flow of energy I feel that day. All this and more is being accomplished with the help of this bayonet and Mr. Marshall, I highly recommend this item to anyone with the passion to learning a new style of drill with a bayonet. As always drill safe, hard and have fun!

Many thank. to Mr. John “DrillMaster” Marshall

To all the Drillers out there, “I don’t usually drill with a bayonet, but when I do, I prefer the DrillMaster Driller’s Bayonet. Drill Hard my friends” – J. Angel Solis Jr.

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Editor Note: The bayonet is in the works and will be available soon!

Bayonet, Bayonet, Who’s Got the Bayonet?

The DrillMaster Bayonet is for the M1 Garand and M1903 rifles,┬áit is a real bayonet, but the blade tip is rounded, it does not have a sharp edge and has welds for extra stability- there is also an unwelded version. Armed drill has a certain amount of danger; drilling bladed ups the ante considerably. The DrillMaster Bayonet is a ‘safer’ bayonet for Drillers.

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Bayonet Information (Learn as much as you can before buying)

Gary Cunningham has a website that has a great deal of information about bayonets.

There is great, detailed information at World Bayonets.com M4-M7 Series, WWI, WWII and Post War

  • The M6 (6.625 in.*) bayonet is made for the M14 rifle
  • The M1905 (16 in.*) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • M1942 (16 in.* an exact copy of the M1905) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M1 (10 in.*, a shortened M1905) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M1 (10 in.*) is made for both the M1 Garand and the M1903 rifles
  • The M5, M5-1 and M5A1 (6.625 in.*) are made for the M1 Garand rifle

About original bayonets

US WW2 made:

AFH – American Fork and Hoe
OL – Oneida Limited
PAL – Pal Blade and Tool
UC – Utica Cutlery
UFH – Union Fork and Hoe

Made post WW2 (mostly in the 1950s) in other countries. Excellent copies, parts usually interchangeable.

Italy – several possible letter markings, does not use the US Shell and Flame mark.
Denmark – marked FKF, no shell and flame.
Japan – marked N P with a J under the shell and flame.
Taiwan – marked 60-6 over KS (markings inverted), no shell and flame.
Norway – marked with a crowned ornate K over the shell and flame.
Greece – EN-S over the shell and flame

You will want to get a reproduction bayonet since real bayonets can be expensive and can also be collector’s items.

Stay away from these web sites (non-drill worthy bayonets)

  • keepshooting.com
  • Cheaper Than Dirt- there is a reason why they are “cheaper than dirt”

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