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Title Arisaka Mauser bayonet, Heijo arsenal marked
Nationality Japanese
Period c 1939-45
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This is the standard version made in the late 30s and early years of WW2, with a fuller and quillon. The rifle was the classic 6.5mm Japanese Mauser. There is an arsenal mark (for Heijo) on the base of the blade and the grips are hardwood, rivetted into position, which is an indication of slightly later manufacture, earlier ones having screw bolts.

This is one of the nicest AM bayonets I have had through my hands, inasmuch as it has more or less all its blue finish on the scabbard, hilt and blade, never mind the nice leather frog. The only fault is some minor distortion of the screw head on the reverse of the scabbard. The blade is sharpened from the halfway mark, typically found on wartime production pieces.

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


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

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

?20 postage is fine, can't wait for the sword to arrive. The last sword I purchased from you was in really nice condition.

S W, UK, 04.07.2005

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