Imperial Japanese Army WW2 NAGOYA LATE WAR LAST DITCH TYPE 30 ARISAKA BAYONET
The Japanese soldier revered his bayonet just as his officer revered his Samurai sword, and Japanese troops always went into battle with bayonets fixed. This Imperial Japanese Army WW2 NAGOYA LATE WAR "LAST DITCH" TYPE 30 ARISAKA BAYONET is in good condition, with some rounding to the blade tip, some light chipping to the upper blade edge, some factory sharpening to the upper half of the blade edge, some deep pitting at the lower left side of the blade, some scattered cleaning, scratching, pitting, and patina at each side of the blade, most of the blued blade finish having worn away, some patina to the left side of the handle scale pins, some scattered nicking and darkening to the handle scales. A small hairline crack in the upper and lower middle edge of the left handle scale. Moderate cleaning, pitting, and patina to the pommel, and with some overall age wear evident (ALL pictured). Otherwise, the bayonet is in fine shape, with no other damage. Most interestingly, it features a 15 9/16" late war non-fullered straight back blade, sports the classic late war straight quillon, and is stamped at the reverse ricasso with the logo and "top heavy 8 mark of its maker, the famous Toyoda Automatic Looms under Nagoya Arsenal supervision. It boasts the traditional late war brown hardwood handle scales secured by two metal pins, carries a fully functional "locking lug" attachment at the truly last ditch "squared off" pommel, and is a fine example of a very rare, original. Imperial Japanese Army WW2 NAGOYA LATE WAR "LAST DITCH" TYPE 30 ARISAKA BAYONET. A very rare, original US Army USMC Marine WW2 FIXED BALE M-1 STEEL COMBAT HELMET. Retaining approximately 85% of the original corked OD exterior finish, and.
Stamped with the heat lot number "701C" at the underside of the front lip, denoting manufacture by McCord Radiator in ca.