online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title M1 carbine bayonet
Nationality American?
Period c 1948+
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This bayonet, marked 'US M8A1' on throat of scabbard and 'M8' on forte of blade, may have been made for some friendly foreign government on account of the leather belt strap. US belt straps are always, on this bayonet, made of webbing.

One possibility is that this is a replacement strap, hence the price (a 75 bayonet otherwise). Another possibility is that this is a South Korean piece, as they used copious amounts of US equipment, both in the Korean war of 1952-3 and later. There is no grenade ordnance stamp on the pommel.

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

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


The belt buckle arrived this morning. I'm delighted with it. I've been after one for years.

H S, UK, 11.02.2014

I'd just like to thank you for the SS Buckle, this has to be one of the best items I have yet and am very happy with it.

L H, UK, 09.10.2012