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Weld lines on original Brown Bess bayonet

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Thought y'all might like to see where Mr. Salter forge welded this thing together.  Apologies in advance if the last image doesn't come across whole.

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That is pretty neat.  I'm surprised to see a weld there, that is a particular piece of equipment where a weld break might lead to bad consequences.  In those days after the first shot, things really got ugly and those bayonets were basically the soldiers only weapon.  

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They used to forgeweld battleship driveshafts together too and medieval swords used in battle often had tangs forge welded to the blades.

Just the basic materials were forge welded together---merchant bar for instance.

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British Blacksmith Rowan Taylor posted some YouTube videos on recreating the Brown Bess bayonet.  You may wish to check them out.

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