KOREA (SOUTH)

Arisaka
 
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T30 Arisaka with scabbard modified to attach to US belt webbing.

 

Makers marks of Tokyo arsenal, small symbol under stacked canon balls is of unknown significance but one similar can be seen on my Chinese Mukden Arisaka

 

 

Web frog with wire clip to fit US pattern webbing

 

reverse of frog


M1 Conversion
1202
Total length = 280mm                  Blade length = 164 Blade width = 21.6 MRD = 16.2
 Shortened US 1905 or M1, uses a steel scabbard and a shortened blade 


M4 RUBBER HILT
 
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The US M4 bayonet with a replacement bubber handle, the bayonet shows much use and the scabbard bears traces of white paint. Note the heavy grinding on the blade is prior to Phosphorizing


M4 Conversion
 
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Korea South M5 to M4 conversion.jpg (84541 bytes)Korea South M5 to M4 conversion crossguard.jpg (96705 bytes)Korea South M5 to M4 conversion hilt.jpg (67890 bytes) M5 converted to M4 

 

Modified crossguard on M5 to M4 conversion 

 

Pommel conversion on M5 to M4 conversion 


M1 Conversion
1202
Total length = 280mm                  Blade length = 164 Blade width = 21.6 MRD = 16.2
 Shortened US 1905 or M1, uses a steel scabbard and a shortened blade 


M5 Conversion
 
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south Korea M5.jpg (87710 bytes) M5 conversion of US blade, 
Korea South Scabbard.jpg (93226 bytes) South Korean made US M8 style scabbard, made in metal not fiber goes with M5 bayonet. (many thanks to Chris Hatfield for this). This is the scabbard for the above M5 although they are rarely seen together


M7
 
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south korea m7.jpg (79190 bytes)south korea m7 scabbard and cg marks.jpg (130413 bytes) Korean made M7 bayonet 

 

 

Markings on M7 

M8 scabbard
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South Korean M8 scabbard with K in front of the US