“Relatively unchanged in its design since World War II, the bayonet still retains a place in modern military strategy. Bayonet charges have continued to be effective as recently as the second Gulf War and the war in Afghanistan.”
The Bayonet is a cosmetic knife available to players in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and is an extremely rare item received from opening certain weapons cases. The Bayonet is one of the five original cosmetic knives introduced in the Arms Deal update.
- The Bayonet is cosmetic only, and shares the same performance as the default knife.
- The Bayonet was first seen in the beta versions of Global Offensive as the default knife for the Counter-Terrorists.
- The Bayonet is based on the real-life Smith and Wesson SW1B, a knife designed after the original real-life M9 bayonet.
- The in-game M9 Bayonet is instead based on a more modern knife, designed after the M9 Bayonet but features a serrated blade, and is only named after the M9 Bayonet.