Early WWII Japanese Type 30 Bayonet – (Kokura Arsenal)



Nice combat used Japanese WWII era Type 30 bayonet, as produced by the Kokura arsenal. Though it may look salty, this bayonet is actually in a great overall condition. The bright blade is the early example that never saw a blued finish, the blade near the hilt is marked with the Kokura arsenal production mark. There are no major dents to the scabbard or grips, and there is also a leather type of hanger on the end. The end of the pommel shows a low 7 digit serial number indicating early production, just a nice honest bayonet in untouched condition.

Note – The Type 30 bayonet was designed for the Imperial Japanese Army to be used with the Arisaka Type 30 Rifle, which was later used on the Type 38, and Type 99 rifles, the Type 96 and Type 99 light machine guns, and the Type 100 submachine gun. Some 8.4 million were produced, and it remained in front-line use from the Russo-Japanese War to the end of World War II. All Japanese infantrymen were issued with the Type 30, whether they were armed with a rifle or pistol, or even if they were unarmed. Because of its reliability, it was a valuable tool and weapon for Japanese infantrymen.