Archive for the Edged Weapons Category

Spanish M1941 Bolo Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on January 28, 2021 by The Dude

After picking up the M43 Mauser below I went looking for the correct bayonet for it. Interestingly the M43 has two bayonet lugs on it, one that will fit the standard M36 and M43 Spanish bayonet and the other to fit the M41 Bolo bayonet. I found a nice M41 matching to the sheath and bayonet and marked for the Fábrica de armas de Toledo factory.

Australian Pattern 1907 Enfield Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , on July 20, 2019 by The Dude

Two things are driving me nuts lately. One, the lack of German guns falling into my lap. Two, my need to complete sets. I had a No4 Mk 1* Enfield and a No5 Mk 1. So since no Jerry guns were showing up I decided to get a No1 Mk3 SMLE Enfield. I like to put bayonet with rifle so here is a Lithgow made P1907 Enfield bayonet. MA stamped for Lithgow Small Arms Factory. The broad arrow for military acceptance. An X for a hardness test mark and a couple of inspector stamps.

Japanese Type-30 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , on November 10, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis bayonet came with a Type 99 rifle I recently imported from Texas. The seller said that his father had brought it home from WW2, so it’s been with the rifle for 70 odd years. Stamped with the Kokura Arsenal mark, this is the early pattern with the curved quillon. I have other examples here, here and here. It appears I have too many Arisaka bayonets.

Enfield Number 5 Mk 1 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , , on August 19, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThe Number 5 infantry carbine had a very short production run and basically came in too late to be taken into large-scale production. The impact on the number of bayonets produced for it was mirrored by this. There were four UK wartime manufacturers, one being Wilkinson Sword. The bayonet is marked on one side by the broad arrow and an x. The x is a bending proof mark. The other side of the blade is marked W.S.C. and with their dispersal code S294. Wilkinson made 188,354 of these bayonets.

Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , on May 12, 2018 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgHere is a tidy, later model Type 30 bayonet. Intended for fitting to either the Type 99 series of rifles or the Type 38, this one does not have the curled guard seen on the earlier examples like this one here. The stamp on the ricasso indicates that it was made by Toyada Jidou Shoki (Toyada Automatic Loomworks), now known as Toyota.

MP-34 Machine Pistol Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , on November 6, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgFlag_of_AustriaFlag_of_PortugalSurprisingly tough to find. These bayonets were manufactured by Simson in Austria for the MP-34 submachine gun. They were made from the Portuguese M1904 contract bayonet and supplied with the MP34 on the Portugal contract in 1942. Honestly, if you are down to a bayonet after emptying your MP34 then you are right up shit creek IMHO. Visually very similar to the 1904 bayonet, the key is the distance between the two fitting screws on the handle. Also note that the mannlicher M95 bayonet also fits this weapon. I have spent 5 years looking for one of these that wasn’t priced stupidly and EBay finally came through.

Carcano M38 Bayonet Sheath

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on June 29, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)The Carcano M38 carbine was issued with a folding bayonet as seen here. The folding function was deemed a failure and the bayonet reverted to be fixed and issued with a sheath after a short time. It’s hard to find these live in the wild so I was thrilled (mildly) to see one drift past me and into my net.

Type 30 Bayonet Frog

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgI have a couple of Jap Type 30 bayonets, one here and a last ditch one here. Japanese leather is rubbish so it doesn’t tend to survive. Neither of the bayonets I have had a frog so when this one showed up I thought why not?

Italian Folding M38 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on April 14, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)This is a cool, totally impractical and typically Italian bit of kit. It is the short folding bayonet intended for the Carcano M38 Carbine. I really don’t understand what they were trying to achieve here, avoiding inventory that may be lost, making their troops faster to get stabby. Either way it was a failure, soon discarded. The Italian troops were universally poorly equipped, led and supplied. I do not fault them for surrendering at the first opportunity.

G33/40 Brno Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svg800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis bayonet is the correct one for any German G33/40 Mauser. The bayonet superficially looks similar to the one for the K98 however the blade edge is reversed and the ring has been machined off. These bayonets were manufactured by Brno between 1940 and 1942. This one is marked dot on the bayonet and dot42 on the sheath.

Carcano M1891 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on January 15, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)When I put a rifle back together I do my best to put the correct sling and bayonet with it, for completeness and to feed my OCD. A couple of months back I added a Carcano M91/41 rifle to the box and after a bit of searching, here’s the correct M1891 bayonet for it. A bit of a scrubber but I didn’t want to pay through the nose. This one is made by Terni.

F.W.Holler 1st Pattern Luftwaffe Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on June 11, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere’s a nice Luftwaffe 1st Pattern dagger and hanger I picked up today. The hanger is marked DRGM and the dagger is marked as being manufactured by F.W.Holler. This dagger is much nicer than the beater Emil Voss one I have here.

Eichhorn Kriegmarine Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , , on May 28, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgI just hooked this off a picker down in London, Ontario. It came out of an estate wrapped up in the vehicle flag I will post shortly. It is an Eichhorn manufactured Kriegsmarine dagger in just about perfect condition. All complete including the rare to find belt and a matched pair of very tidy hangers. Much nicer than my other one here.

Austrian Steyr-Mannlicher M95 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , on June 6, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_AustriaThis Austrian bayonet was originally made to fit the M1895 Steyr-Mannlicher infantry rifle. I am not a bayonet guy by any ways or means although I have a handful. I got it because it fits the MP34ö submachinegun that I own. The MP34ö was issued to Austrian forces and made its way in Wehrmacht use after the Anschluss. Most of the production was sold in a Portuguese contract and those MP’s were issued with a Simson & Co Söhn MP34 bayonet. The examples that stayed in Austrian service were fitted with an M95 bayonet like this one.

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Arisaka Type-30 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on January 12, 2014 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis is the Type-30 bayonet, designed to be used on the Type-38 and 99 rifles. In this case it is a late war version made from flat steel and unsharpened. The earlier examples of this bayonet are far better made, with blood gutters and a polished finish. The frog is here.

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German Army Officer’s Dress Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , on July 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a German Army dress dagger. manufactured by Eickhorn of Solingen. The portapee is a bit tatty but it’s original to the dagger which is otherwise in great condition.


Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern Dress Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , on July 30, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a Luftwaffe 2nd Pattern Officers Dress Dagger. It was manufactured by F.W.Holler in Solingen.

Japanese IJA Officer’s Shin Gunto Katana

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Swords with tags , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgThis is a commissioned officers katana Type-98, with a machine made blade. I believe it to be a fake simply because of the serial number stamped into the habaki. I have been told that the Japanese only stamped the serial number into the blade unless it is a Type-95, which this is not.

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Mauser K98 Field Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , on April 20, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is my field bayonet for the Mauser Kar98. It has a serial number 9544 stamped on the sheath and the bayonet.

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Mark III Gurkha Kukri Fighting Knife

Posted in Fakes & Replicas, Fighting Knives with tags , , , on April 15, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_United_KingdomThis is a kukri, dated 1916. It is stamped CoI↑GII 1916 43. The Co represents Cossipore Arsenal. The I, arrow & G represent the Indian Army mark. The II is the model number, in this case Mark II. And the 1916 is the year of manufacture. The 43 is the inspection number. I believe this to be an export Mk III that has been stamped as a WW2 era Mk II in order to fool collectors and make a little money. I wouldn’t call myself a collector of kukri so I don’t feel bad.

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Mauser Kar98 Dress Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , on April 14, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgThis is a K98 Parade Bayonet manufactured by Richard Herder Abr. in Solingen.

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Luftwaffe Gravity Knife with Lanyard

Posted in Fighting Knives with tags , , , on April 13, 2013 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgLuftwaffe flight crew gravity knife with an original cord lanyard. This example is manufactured by Stocker & Co, Solingen and has the seated king mark as well as SMF. These knives are sometimes referred to as paratrooper or fallshirmjäger knives but this is incorrect and in fact they were issued to all flight crew.



Hitler Youth Knife

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on November 28, 2010 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgHere is a Hitler Youth knife that I obtained from Colorado. It’s in absolutely mint condition. In fact if it wasn’t for the RZM tag still attached to the belt loop I would have said it was too good to be true. As it is this is about as good as it gets except if perhaps there is a mottoed blade out there somewhere.

Both the blade and the tag on the sheath are RZM marked M7/13 indicating the knife was made by Arthur Schüttelhoffer & Company from Solingen-Wald.

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