Cruciform Bayonet

The cruciform bayonet is categorised by having the cross-section of the blade shaped as a cross. This structure makes the blade less prone for breakage compered to the sword or knife bayonet, but limits the bayonet to only being useful for stabbing. It is not suiteble from cutting or being used as knife.

Many socket bayonets got cruciform shaped blades. One example is the Swedish M/1867 socket bayonet.

A M/1884 Jarmann cruciform bayonet for the Norwegian Army.

A common cruciform bayonet is the French 1886 Lebel babyonet. I Norway we find the cruciform shape in the M/1884 Jarmann bayonet (Army).