Original Militaria And Curios From All Periods
  • Japanese WWII Late War Type 30 Bayonet National Denki, Arrow "M" Matsushita Kinzoku **Archives**

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    This original Type 30 bayonet is of late war construction and is in very nice condition. This model has the blued non-fullered blade which is stamped with the Arrow M trademark of the National Denki Matsushita Kinzoku maker. Other than some minor wear to the blueing, the blade is in excellent condition. The flattened-style bird's head pommel was a later variant before the squared off pommel became the standard to reduce manufacturing time.

    The press stud is still tight and functions perfectly. And, the flat wooden grips, retain approximately 90% of the original finish, with no splits or cracks. The scabbard is the typical late war wooden scabbard bound with cotton twine. Two of the bindings have gone to time, but the original blackened metal chape is still present and tight. 

    Overall, the wooden scabbard is in excellent condition with minor finish and handling wear, and exhibits only minor scuffing, small bruises/dents without significant damages, splits, or cracks. The scabbard fittings, including the throat, are snug with no wobble or chatter whatsoever. 

    This is a very nice example of the Type 30 bayonet as used in the darker days of the war.