Nearly 3 months and a mad buying spell of interesting bits, means this months update is a lot bigger than normal, and bigger than it probably will ever be again but.............


Details may be a bit lacking on some of these items as I have yet to find all the books in my library and the few I have found are lacking in information on many of these, whilst others will need research to fully identify, if you want to short cut this by sending me information please be my guest.

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Note I only leave pictures here for a month or so and then move them into the body of the site, by country , by type and or onto the special pages


Dual stamped local made 1888, note odd placing of rivets



Cut down 1891 with unmodified cross guard

Belgian 1949 used by Argentina

Letter opener based on FN Fal bayonet



Zeitler made 1895

1890, Similar to the 1888 but with a 15mm muzzle ring for the 1890 rifle

Ersatz for 1895, based on muzzle ring diameter. Appears to have a unit marking adjacent to the muzzle ring, and scabbard has Austrian Eagle on frog stud

CET marked 1895

Modified 1867 with three steel rivets holding wooden grips

Unknown ricasso stamp on 1895



Military issue M& bayonet for the M16, is marked on both the scabbard and the cross guard with a WD arrow, the scabbard has a pattern mark and the cross guard is marked M7 but there are no other markings


Modified 1899 with cross guard modified by ring removal and mirroring of the remaining groove. Scabbard and blade show identical marks, so are these post conversion, and are they German?

Alex Coppel made Gras bayonet



Police 1904 Yataghan, the last Yataghan style bayonet made. It is very very small and delicate in comparison with other yataghan style blades - see the comparison with an 1866



New manufactured bayonet based on latest AKM model but fitted to mount on the first AK47 type bayonet mounts



Indonesian made M7 used in Cambodia



Modified MkII Ross with reshaped blade and a multitude of unit markings on all areas of the Pommel



1885 modified from an 1874 Gras by machining down pommel and adding a new higher muzzle ringed cross guard, this has been further modified by machining back the rear edge of the muzzle ring. Similar to the Greek 1874/03 but for the additional crossguard machining and the lack of cross guard rivets



Bayonet to fit on current CZ pistols, uses the mount below the barrel used for lights etc. to be able to hold a short removable blade

Removable  fixed folding bayonet



2nd pattern 1889 with wooden grips instead of leather and with rare tropical cloth hanger



Dummy rifle for fitment of training bayonet, uses the sprung loaded training bayonet.

AKM in original packaging never opened.



A resin 1907 copy, from an Australian Lithgow, unfortunately broken but novel


From the Rambo series of films, a rubber AKM bayonet, very crude but not noticeable on screen


"We were soldiers" with Mel Gibson didn't bother with reproductions just gave standard M7 bayonets out, this is an Ontario made one



A well used M62 for the Valmet but price was right



Crown over CG mark on 1866, or is it a Belgian Comblain or.............

Gustav Felix marked 1866

Wire cutter attachment for the 1886 Lebel bayonet (mounted on a Uruguayan 1900 in this instance)



Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog, ersatz with web backing

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

Austrian or German Mannlicher frog

French Lebel , reproduction by Shaman

German 98/05 fake

Germany Skeleton frog
CBF 318

Greece for UK 1907

Hungary 1895 Gendarmarie

Italy, lots of variation in two examples of the same frog

Italy 1870 Vertelli another of Shamans excellent reproductions
CBF 334

Turkey by Shaman

New Zealand another of Shamans excellent reproductions
CBF 197

German Afrika Korps repro

Often sold on line as German these are actually Yugoslavian, The German skeleton frog has its strap further up the frog and uses straight rows of stitches with rivets. See CBF318.There are variations on the theme with different lengths

CBF 423

UK 1908

Integral frog on Indonesian ex Dutch 1895 

Turkish Mauser frogs modified by an additional two lines of stitching to accommodate a UK No4 scabbard

Turkish Mauser modified for Lebel, or is it just another No4 one?



Cut down Werder used as a fighting knife?

WWI ersatz conversion of a French Gras bayonet, fitted with a 71-84 style hilt and with cross guard modifications. There are no German markings on this item that I can find, and the original French markings show it to be one of the rarer makers of the original French Bayonet.

84/98 aA mS, a converted 71/84

WKC commercial  84/98

5 groove hilt ersatz one of the less common ersatz bayonets.

KCB bayonet with Sig rifle mount

Reproduction 98/05 scabbard and frog, Biggest give way is its weight, this is a much more substantial item than the original piece, additionally the frog stud is too high, also there is no throat screw

98/02 made by Erfurt. Remarked unit mark on scabbard, not a bayonet I really ever wanted but needed one to fill in collection of Imperial German bayonets

Kreigsmarine marked 84/98, Blade is an O marked S174 made bayonet, scabbard is an N marked Horster commercial scabbard

Amberg and Herder made 98/05 aA with distinctive round cleaning hole. Bavarian used

Greek 1904, one of 8000 converted by Germans in WWI, the hilt is modified to fit the 1898 mauser, the unmodified scabbard is correctly marked with German inspection stamp




1895 gendarmerie with scabbard and original frog, these use old socket blades while later 1935 types while similar have new made blades

Inscribed bayonet from service in Afghanistan with Hungarian forces. Uses twin insulators with tape wrapping to extend resistance area on scabbard

Commemorative marked AKM, interesting that the leather "plaque" is designed to be hung at 90 degrees to the inscription.



Scabbard and integral frog for the 1903 pattern bayonet



Bayonet for the AK47, similar to all the others bar the checkered black grips, and it is much rougher made. 



Truppe Speciale Brass hilted ersatz. Made using a Carcano blade.
Scabbard has 1913 date on it which is probably period to bayonet. Hilt still shows evidence of original black paint finish

Brass hilted Ersatz for the Vertelli rifle, utilising a full Carcano blade rather than the more normal end of a cut down sword bayonet.
Scabbard is incorect as it is dated 1938


Extreme Ratio, a commercially designed bayonet for the M16 and similar weapons. Seems to have been designed for flash in many cases with the extremely complicated scabbard, however hilt is actually very comfortable, it is the price that prevent most military units getting their hands on significant numbers of these.



This bayonet was originally identified by Janzen and others as a Japanese conversion of the Dutch 1895, later authors have identified this as Indonesian. I have Indonesian versions which show considerably cruder workmanship than this item. Latest research and examination of several of these has led to the current thinking that the early well made ones are Japanese conversions (like this one), after WWII the Indonesians made more but with much cruder finish and fit.

Type 100 Paratrooper bayonet. Purpose made short bayonet for Japans parachute troops. Copies are available of this bayonet but I have only got the cheap and nasty Chinese one. One of the hardest to find WWII Japanese bayonets

Marine issue Arisaka, these have a lock on the cross guard similar to that found on the American 1905. Not sure why the marines would be any more likely to lose their bayonets than any other troop (the paratroop bayonet doesn't have one for example). Another hard to find Japanese bayonet




Commercial by Lan Cay with Airborne logo on the ricasso, made for collectors, these are not made specifically for the units they are marked for, no matter what people say.


Not only are there commercial bayonets (or in this case a fighting/utility knife) there is a thriving after market//commercial scabbard production. Usually sold as special forces etc. many of these scabbards are interesting but the bulk and "extras" would be of little use to a military unit.
this blade also has an airborne etching.

Another airborne commercial 

Commercial bayonets can be found in a multitude of colours, like this forest cammo variation. All use standard LanCay M9 blades, molds and scabbards so all parts are completely interchangeable and any version can be pieced together 

Grey splinter camouflage 

Plane grey  

This one has a USMC ricasso etching 

And for Airsoft shooters there is a rubber version 

Taiwanese commercial made M9 by Medrano, these are quality copies for use not as a toy


Originally these were ascribed to Taiwan, newer research ahs these bayonets being a Panamanian contract. The blade is longer than the standard M7



An Austrian style 1895 made by the fledgling Polish arms industry after WWI, shortly after these bayonets the Polish produced the 1922 Mauser, and produced 84/98 style bayonets for these.



Snider with scabbard



A Royal South African Police 1888. The RSAP were responsible for the protection of Rhodesia. There are no specific markings on this blade to indicate the Rhodesian connection, unless the markings on the rear of the frog does. The frog is identical to that on my 2 South African Infantry 1888 - see SA



An 84/98 nA mS with Turkish marks and modified FAG ersatz scabbard. I need to look into this one further to ensure that the sawback is period, most are normally removed.

UK No4 in Turkish frog

UK No4, Savage made example

All Aluminium bayonet copy of th eUK No4. Bayonet is machined from solid stock with a sharpened rod. for a blade.



Very distinctive bayonet with sawback and reversed quillion, showing definite German influence. There is some evidence that not all of these reached the Transvaal and that some may have been kept by the Germans, although there are pictures of the blades in use in Africa.
This one has the hard to find original scabbard.



Original WWI Official issue Drill Purpose bayonet made from a blade rejected during manufacture. This has distinctive rounded point and DP mark on the pommel. Later DP blades were made using issue bayonets and are typically stamped on the pommel. This example shows a very distinctive and non issue bluing to the ricasso

1888 MkI ptII in a previously unrecorded buff frog with an added stud on the front of the frog for an as yet unknown use. The stud is on the frog and does not fix the frog to the locket. The remaining evidence of blanco on the frog and the high gloss black scabbard finish suggests that the ensemble is for dress use

Another unrecorded variation this time of the land pattern scabbard. The 1939 remake of Naval pattern scabbards with the internal chape is recorded by Skennerton but not this land Pattern with an external Chape.
This 1903 shows Indian acceptance marks and is inscribed on the scabbard with a area of Kenya.


Another scarce bayonet, this is the first production No5 with a single grip screw.  



Unknown Socket without locking ring, only marking is the word ITALY on the broad face of the blade, similar to UK Brown Bess



M1900 basically a rehilted French 1866 Gras

Daudeteau Training bayonet, blade is sprung loaded and somewhat fragile



So called Quaker bayonet, very crudely made

Sarco copy

Picket pin carrier and the picket pin

Paris Trainer rifle and bayonet

Phrobis M9




Ontario made M9

M6 with an interesting and well made scabbard, ascribed to Asian use but ....?

1906 Springfield made 1905, with early scabbard pattern, sing Krag type hanger

Westinghouse 1891 Russian socket, without locking ring