Actually there is Jo. People trip, regardless of practice. I came close to getting stabbed during the IMAX filming of the Charge of the 2nd Wisconsin as the guy to my left fell. I ended up stepping on his bayonet and bending it severely, narrowly missing skewering the guy in front of me with my own bayonet as I stumbled.
There is NO EXCUSE for this blatant safety violation. The opposing Federal force\commander were upset, to say the least.
I know of no event that allows fixed bayonets out on the battlefield other than to stack arms. I know Nick's boys regularly charge the crowd at the end of battles (a real crowd pleaser) and I guess this would be an allowable exception.
Horniste! Blas das Signal zum Angriffe!
"But in the end, it's the history, stupid. If you can't document it, forget about it. And no amount of 'tomfoolery' can explain away conduct that in the end makes history (and living historians) look stupid and wrong. "