Japanese Type 30 Training Bayonet
Type 30 Arisaka rifle bayonet, unmarked by any manufacturer. The bayonet has a hooked quillion, contoured grips fastened with screws set in escutcheons and a contoured birds head pommel without serial number. The blade has a rounded edge and is relatively bright, although showing spots, scratches, and two small nicks on the edge. The scabbard retains much of its original blued finish with areas of surface roughness and a few very shallow dents. The wood grips show spots and wear but they are without chips or cracks. The pommel press stud has a working mechanism. There are two kanji that are visible as having been stamped into one of the wood grip plates. One of the kanji appears to be the symbol used as an abbreviation for “China”, and the other kanji sees to be the one used to mean “Great”, suggesting that the bayonet may well have been issued in China. The opposite grip plate bears the impressed number “2304”.