Japanese M1897 Type 30/38/99 Arisaka Rifle Bayonet Kokura
- Price: $249.00
- Maker: Japanese
- Model: Bayonet
- Description: This is a high quality pre-WWII built M1897 Type 30/38/99 Arisaka Rifle Bayonet. This particular M1897 was built by Kokura Arsenal and has a shiny unsharpened, slightly blunted tip, 15 9/16 blade with light spotting and preservative residue. The spine and edge are unaltered with a strong Center cannon ball covered by three others Kokura makers mark stamp at the ricasso. The guard has little of the original blue with a forward, strongly curved quillon of the earliest pattern with rounded edges. The wooden, very good condition grips are held by two screw bolts with oval washers and have a nice patina. These grips do not wrap around and meet at the bottom as they do on later models. The pommel has little of the blue and is stamped with 2345829. This is paired with a very good condition all steel scabbard with loop and cylindrical shaped finial with half of its bluing, light surface oxidation with a few small dents in the body.