DANIEL JAY MORRISON has been a student of small arms and bayonets since 1964. He has translated his passion for bayonet studies into vigorous support of the discipline. Dan has widely shared his knowledge in the small arms community and is a frequent contributor to the SABC Journal. He has also been a resource for bayonet identification at the Gettysburg Museum, New York Historical Society, and Valley Forge Museum.
Dan was a co-founder of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors and the Civil War Forum of Metropolitan New York. He is also a member of the International Bayonet Association (IBA), composed of subject enthusiasts from around the world.
Dan has deeply appreciated the past efforts of bayonet and long arms authors to share their information. The selection of the U.S. Enfield Bayonet as the subject for this book is his effort to “pay forward” to museums and future collectors by filling in a substantial gap in the available literature regarding this weapon system.
A graduate of Harvard (BA) and Dartmouth (MBA), Dan’s career was in the field of marketing consumer products. He worked for both Procter & Gamble and Unilever before establishing his own marketing consultancy. Dan has taught marketing courses and lectured at Rutgers University, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Montclair State University, Steven’s Institute of Technology, Brooklyn College, Fashion Institute of Technology, and Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth. Dan has also spoken on “The Bayonet Attack” at the American Society of Arms Collectors - West Point Chapter.
Dan served six years as a Specialist 5 in the 104th Armored Engineer Battalion, 50th Armored Division, New Jersey Army National Guard. He currently resides in a small town in New Jersey, USA.