Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
The idea is to make the movements natural to you so when you have to use your bayonet or rifle butt, the movement will be more natural (i.e. you don't have to think about doing it before you do it).
In close combat is much better not to think, just to act instictively. But I with cold mind I think is dangerous to trust a bayonet to save your life in body-body combat. Of course it can, but i will use other items better.
Itīs different you have nothing else that your bayonet and your teeth (one of the most infectious bites is human, I knor Komodoīs dragon is worst, but I have no one in my rucksack)
But this is like flavours, each one his favourite ways: someone likes metallicac laces, other combat knives, other infantry spades...it depends, like all, including the real situation)