JAPAN

Murato 18
 
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Murato 18, missing grips and pommel lock. Still has chrysanthemum  (Mum) on crossguard and makers mark on ricasso. Currently I do not know the meaning of the characters on the pommel


t30 jinsen made
 
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Late pattern T30 by Jinsen in wooden scabbard. Variation P by Johnson's nomenclature

 

Jinsen Makers mark on ricasso

 

 

Wooden scabbard has no throat piece...

 

Is bound with string to hold separate halves together

 

 

and has a square metal chape. Pi character on wooden scabbard is worth note


t30 uk capture
 
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T30 Arisaka with English names and serials on the pommel and grips. It is though that these may be souvenir marks made after the blade was captured

 

Makers marks

 

Pommel serial number

 

 

Grips show possibly two names and serial numbers, Rose and ?

 

ROSE name on the pommel, or is this a unit designation


arisaka trainer
 
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Training Arisaka, crudely made with very narrow fullers and blunt blade. Cross guard and pommel are only secured with single rivets producing a slack fit.

 

 

Training blade has a totally unsharpened blade

 

Clearly visible are the single rivets holding the pommel and crossguard (poorly)

 


t30 arisaka tokyo arsenal made
 
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Almost mint T30 Arisaka made by Tokyo arsenal with a W stamp below the makers symbol, 'W' for the Koishikawa (Tokyo) arsenal

 

 

W is clearly seen below the stacked canon ball logo for Tokyo arsenal on ricasso

 

there is hardly a mark on this blade, post war rework?

 

Tang serial number indicates that this blade is an early manufactured one, as later blades had a pommel serial.

 


T30 Arisaka
 
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Late pattern T30 Arisaka

 

Makers markings on ricasso

 

 

Square pommel and shaped wrap around grips

 

 

Frog on scabbard


T30 Arisaka
 
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Unknown maker under Kokura supervision


T30 Arisaka
 
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Arisaka


T30 Arisaka
 
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Hoten made Arisaka, has oval washers for screws, 50th series blade

 

 

Hoten makers mark on ricasso


T30 Arisaka
 
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Training bayonet, grips have screws from alternate sides, Identified by Juken 30 as issued to the Tokyo University, the two grip marks and the alternate grip screws gibing the identification

 

 

only a single screw from each side


T30 Arisaka
 
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Late pattern T30 Arisaka with rubber scabbard

 

 

National Denki (National Electric) makers mark

 

birds head pommel with straight grips and no quillion

 

scabbard is made from canvas covered with a rubber coating, this scabbard is damaged so construction is clearly visible

 

 

Scabbard has integral frog


T30 Arisaka TRAINING
 
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Training T30, has riveted cross guard, blunt blade

 

Interesting point shape

 

 

Blunt blade without false edge

 
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Trainer with unknown character on ricasso


VZ24 CZECH MANUFACTURE
 
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Czechoslovak VZ24 sent as part of a contract for weapons. I series production was that used to cover production and the spine has the remains of Kanji script.

 

DUTCH 1895 CONVERSION
 
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Converted Dutch 1895 compare the quality with the Indonesian one


MARINE Arisaka
 
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Marine Arisaka with locking catch


TYPE 100 PARATROOPER
 
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Type 100 (or more correctly the type 1) paratrooper bayonet


KIFFE M4
 
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Commercially produced M4 bayonet

 

Ricasso has the KIFFE makers mark and no other acceptance or ordnance marks

 

Hilt has leather washers and scabbard has a fixed leather frog