Twenty years ago I bought a Mod. 1957 bayonet, but it disappeared somewhere in the workshop or where I live. Tried to find it of course, after I noticed that it would be a great basis for some modification. Pretty good (swiss typical) work as you can see on the lower page here: www.swisswaffen.com/bajonett-mod-1957/m57/w3bu2tmaq72d
Someday, somehow, I'll find it again. I'm pretty sure.
But I won't wait till this lucky day, so I ordered two additional bayonets. I'm not sure yet, but it looks like both will be modified.
The color transition you see on the tang is because the blade has a hard chrome plating. Pretty tough surface and muuuch harder (can reach up to 72 HRC!) than the steel under it. But I try to get rid of it anyway.
What I definitely have to do is reducing the ricasso length, otherwise the tang would be too short.
Originally I wanted to cold blue the narrow pommel inserts only. But I found out that the blueing liquid has some hefty reaction with the bronze parts, too. But it hit my taste, so I left it in the aged look.
That looks awesome! I recently purchased one of these bayonets, and I've been trying to disassemble it for a deep clean and to tighten up the guard, but I'm having difficulty removing the pommel. I've removed both the visible screws, but the metal piece doesn't seem to want to budge. Are there any tricks to it, (did I miss a screw somewhere perhaps) or do I just need apply more force?
2) remove the black cap with the tiny spring and the slider
3) clamp the blade in a vice and grab the "pommel" with a pliers wrench for example and turn it left to unscrew with medium force (the tang has fine thread, so it takes a while to remove the pommel from the tang)
4) leave the blade clamped in the vice and pull the black grip with a permanent wiggling, the inner grip is keyed/ fitted to the profile of the tang, so you can'tturn the grip loose.
5) the guard is clamped by the grip only. So no further step is necessary to remove it.
This solution worked for my model. There might be other construction years, where other steps are necessary to disassemle everything. I read about soldered parts, but I'm not sure if that's true.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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