I don't see a problem with rubber bayonets or fighting knives. They would most likely help with the safety kill engagement issues. I don't know how period correct bayonet charges in western front ETO events would be, I know it would be correct for a IJA soldier or a Russian soldier to do.
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-Heart of the Reich (Gillette NJ 4/6/13)
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At the events I went to we usually used rubber knives/bayonets. If we actually got close enough where someone could use them, they'd sneak up next to them and say "knife kill". I only remember one time when someone actually succeeded. Most of the time though it's usually just a safety kill if they're too close to fire, hardly ever does anyone try a knife kill. That's probably a good thing, because I can see a problem if two people have knives out at the same time going for a knife kill... there might be a real fight
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The rubber bayonets from FIELDWERKS look quite good if you can tolerate the floppy rubber blade. They can readily adapted with little effort to fit on the Garand gas assembly. Having the discipline and control to use one safely while attached to the muzzle of a rifle is questionable. I have seen knife kills effectively and safely done, especially in night games. They are used in a light touch or slap rather then a jabbing action.
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