WW2 Japanese Bayonet

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WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:41 am

WW2 Japanese bayonet from my small collection of Japanese military items. It has been well used as you can see but comes complete with the frog for attaching to the wearers belt and has clear factory markings. There is a serial number stamped on the pommel but the Japanese didn't number match with their rifles. It is the hooked quillon style with duel makers marks, one being unknown but believed to be under supervision of the Kokura arsenal works which represents the second makers mark.

Regards Mark. :thumbsup:
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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:48 am

Bayonet=20 inches
Blade=15.5 inches
Full length with scabbard=20 3/4 inches
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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Dave_Holden » Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:58 pm

That really is a nice (but dangerous) looking bayonet. Let have more Japanese stuff on our forum. Very fearsome weapon Mark and thanks for posting.

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby The Devils Bank » Mon Feb 26, 2018 5:27 pm

Yes, it does look rather nasty :shock:

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:52 pm

Yes indeed guys. Would not want to be on the end of it for sure. Although in it's current condition the blade is not sharp which is good for me. Not a bayonet collector as such but wanted one to go with a helmet I own. Plan to post it soon in the helmet forum. Don't miss it as it's as good an example as you would want to see. :smile: thanks for the feedback much appreciated as always. Regards Mark

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby muckaroon1960 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:34 pm

I've always wanted one of these for my Arisaka rifle but have bought some crap bayonets in the past so don't buy them now.

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Andyb » Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:19 am

Lovely bayonet, or should I say small sword . :shock: I wonder what action it has seen and which poor soldier has been on the receiving end

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:39 am

Andyb wrote:Lovely bayonet, or should I say small sword . :shock: I wonder what action it has seen and which poor soldier has been on the receiving end

First thing that goes through my mind when I see these things Andy. Particularly with Japanese stuff such was their enthusiasm with the blade. Regards Mark

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby The Devils Bank » Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:14 pm

Yes, the Japanese did like to use these bayonets..

I wonder how many of these are left?

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Re: WW2 Japanese Bayonet

Postby Tailgunnerdownunder » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:56 am

There common enough Pete still plenty about. Fair to say the average Japanese soldier didn't have much. A helmet, flag, cap, sword and bayonet covered the most souvenired items in WW2. Regards Mark.

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