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Type 30 Kokura Arsenal Arisaka Bayonet on Plaque
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The bayonet is mounted (non-permanently) on a wood plaque that bears a brass plate engraved "Dobodura New Guinea May 3 1943". The bayonet has a hooked quillon cross guard, bird head pommel, slightly contoured wood grips, and a blade with the manufacturer mark of the Kokura Arsenal (a mark also used by the Tokyo arsenal prior to 1936). The wood grip plates show carrying wear and stains but they are free of chips or cracks. The blade is the unblued style. The blade has spots but it is in overall very good condition. The pommel is serial numbered. The scabbard is blued steel and the blued finish remains largely intact. The plaque and bayonet have an overall length of approximately 21 inches.