The bayonets are definately breakable - we broke several of the Russian Type II's using them as throwing knives at plywood in Iraq. Those bakelite handles seemed to be prone to cracking/chipping if given some major use. Especially the Type I transitional (bulbous handled) ones. But anymore, bayonets are kind of an aesthetic thing and few militaries really make them like they used to, anyway.
Here's a quick couple of photos to show the "bones" of the bayonet (photo credit to wherever the heck I got the photo):
Good memory - I think that's actually right. I remember copying it for a reference photo maybe a couple months ago from the internet. Still trying to get a ton of saved reference photos organized. :shotz:
Well, because I have a couple of mint ones with original hangers and original wrist straps and I wanted to make a custom job with some orange micarta handles and put a nice Polish insignia in the middle. The one I cut up had some chewed up bakelite spots, so i classified it as a junk knife, available for experimentation. After I found that the steel did not go all the way through I scrapped my plans :sad: