Dr. Jim Maddox has been an avid collector of bayonets since 1960. He is a Charter Member and currently a Director of the Society of American Bayonet Collectors. He has been an active member and frequent Internet contributor to the Bayonet Collectors Network since its inception ten years ago. His personal collection consists of edged weapons from many nations ranging from early plug bayonets to modern assault rifle bayonets. A dentist and health care administrator, Jim retired from the U.S. Navy in 1998 after thirty years of service with the rank of Captain. He currently resides with his wife Marge in Savannah , Georgia . Beginning with Watts & White's The Bayonet Book in 1975, he has contributed significant information and photographs to many other bayonet-related publications.