WWII Japanese Type 30 Training Bayonet
Type 30 Arisaka rifle bayonet with the ricasso being unmarked by a manufacturer or arsenal, a characteristic that is typical for training bayonets, which were usually not produced by arsenals or manufactured to military specifications. The blade is generally bright, with signs of age and typical spots and scratches. Also typical of the training bayonets is the fact that the blade has a shallow fuller and a wide, “dead” edge and not a sharp, cutting edge. The bayonet has a hooked quillion, contoured grips fastened with screws set in escutcheons, and a contoured birds-head serial numbered pommel. The pommel and te guard show age toning. The wood grips are toned from age and carry in the field but they are without chips or cracks. The pommel press stud has a working mechanism.