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Title Arisaka Mauser bayonet, model 1897
Nationality Japanese
Period c 1897-1939
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This is a somewhat scruffy example of the classic Japanese bayonet, used in the Russo-Japanese War 1904-05 and in both world wars, made infamous by the Nanking massacre, the Burma railroad and the death march on Bataan. The forte is marked for the Nagoya arsenal.

The blade, fullered on both sides, is 15.5" long and has been sharpened for combat. Scabbard and hilt iron have an even grey patina, darker on the hilt with a few patches of scattered deeper pitting. The wood grips have suffered from age and some abuse - hence the price! I normally get 120 for a really clean one (without frog).

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Japanese : 20th Century]

testimonials

Today received railway truncheon in great nik! Superb item gone to a very good home. Many thanks for your patience with this exercise ... Well done.

A C, Australia, 28.11.2013

Just a quick note to let you know that my bayonet arrived safely today. Many thanks for the speedy delivery and overall excellent service! For its age this bayonet is in fantastic condition.

I will mark your website as a 'favourite'...

S P, UK, 23.01.2012

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