NEW BLADES August/September

(more to come hopefully) Note:- click on image for larger version of images

This month has been a mad month for new additions, many are less than common variations on bayonets i already have and many are classed as "rare" or hard to find. Newest additions to any country are firs tin table, 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


Junes additions 

Julys Additions




A Hungarian made and issued 1895 with bone grips, the cross guard mark is as yet not deciphered



G3 bayonet with distinctive web frog






Distinctive web frog with brass ringed hole



Very rough sharpening to the blade



Iraqi made AKM bayonet, supposedly made on equipment bought from Yugoslavia, the earlier version had a blade without the saw back (like the Polish models)




The least common of the three types of 1875 Snider. This is for the "medium" rifle with the bar on band muzzle ring


Kirschbaum makers mark and distinctive crown over AS inspection mark



Cross guard serial 157, Skennerton reports only 200 of this variation made



Raised muzzle ring of bar on band, as opposed to the more normal muzzle ring flush with top of hilt for bar on barrel



"Indian" MkII* bayonet, pommel markings have been indicated to me as being Pakistani, confirmation would be appreciated, i believe it may actually be Arabic but.....



1893 NCO with bone grips and ring on pommel for knot



cross guard is marked


Phoenix is on pommel


and frog stud



Frog made in 1916



I believe this is a Serb 1910 that has been de-ringed.


Only marking is this on the spine


I have included comparison pictures of the hilt with that of an 1895the pommels are slightly longer, the cross guard appears to be the same as the 1895 but the blade is mounted normal way around and the grips are shaped  unlike the Chilean 1895 that has edge down but straight grips





Scabbard has German style frog stud, but has twin throat screws.


Frog seems to be a modification of a WWI Austrian frog made for German 84/98 scabbards, it has however 2 (rusted away) rivets on the rear face



1935 Mauser bayonet modified to fit n the US M1 Garand rifle


Spacer with small muzzle ring added to original cross guard.



Frog for US webbing



1935 made by converting a WWI German brass hilted ersatz by adding a new cross guard approximately 20mm back from its original position. Very crude brazing holds on the steel cross guard to the brass hilt. For comparison the bottom picture shows an unmodified original German bayonet with original cast on muzzlee ring



1924 long, marked AT3




Jacobs bayonet for a double barrelled rifle, this came with a reproduction scabbard. The actual users of these blades is open to conjecture, many say India but it has not been confirmed. This is the longest of all the UK produced blades at 900mm overall length


Full basket hilt with leather grips


Pierced basket, with double muzzle ring





S&S makers mark for Swindurn and Son


Brass fittings on repro scabbard, unfortunately all known scabbards seem to be steel mounted. An all steel scabbard is also known









No4 painted with desert "camouflage", original bayonet was made by Savage




Early production LanCay M9


LanCay mark, other variations of the marking exist LANCAY, LAN-CAY etc. these help identify period of manufacture



Later serrations have rounded base to serration


Early scabbards had built in sharpening stone


Scabbard shows large differences from later ones, with a double set of tie down areas, and the lack of a textured grip area when using as wire cutter



This blade came with original 1994 issue storage bag.





M9 commemorative made for Iraqi freedom



Number 430 of 500 made


Ontario Knife Company initials in the hilt


Presidential seal on the opposite grip



Standard Military marks on ricasso


With additional blade etching



"sand" coloured scabbard matches hilt


Engraved scabbard



Ontario Knife company logo on the throat of the scabbard


Frog is disimilar to other M9's with a long strap, although it has the bianchi catch

The M9 can be found in several colours as well as several variations, some obvious and some not so obvious. This single current blade can form the basis of a large and potentially expensive collection all to itself. Although all sold as "issue" blades, further research shows them all to be commercial blades, no less collectable but not what they seem. It shows that one should research your purchases and not always take the sellers statement as fact, though it may not be deliberate mis representation.

Sold as an M9 for rescue services, the orange colour being to make it easy to find in low visibility or smokey condition.

The white variation is supposedly for winter troops, the blade M9 bark is the same on both the white and orange versions

This is sold as the blade used in the marine trials which eventually ended with the USMC using the OKCS bayonet 


This is the correct style Molle II scabbard as used on the trials bayonet, different from the more normal Bianchi mounted scabbards





Webbing includes a fabric pouch for the wire cutter


and a crossguard strap to aid retention



Other research has indicated that the blade markings are incorrect, and there should be USMC and the anchor marks on the ricasso and not USA

M9 Utility, another blade for for commercial sale before the military issues became available


US marking on left ricasso



M9 Utility on right ricasso


Sharpening stone was standard on early bayonets



Original round hilt


belt clip

These are often sold as "rare" development blades from the Viet Nam period to us the bayonet as a knife, it is however bankrupt stock sold off, these are often seen in a leather scabbard for civilian use