Japan - M1897 - Type 30 - Tokyo Houhei Kosho Kokura - Bajonett

Japan - M1897 - Type 30 - Tokyo Houhei Kosho Kokura - Bajonett
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Type 30 bayonet

The Type 30 bayonet (三十年式銃剣-sanjūnen-shiki jūken) was a bayonet designed for the Imperial Japanese Army to be used with the Arisaka Type 30 Rifle and was later used on the Type 38 and Type 99 rifles. 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.

The Type 30 Bayonet was a single-edged sword bayonet with a 400 millimetres blade and an overall length of 510 millimetres with a weight of approximately 700 grams. The Type 30 bayonet is also known as the “Pattern 1897 bayonet”. Early Type 30 bayonets usually sported a hooked quillion guard which gave it a distinct look, but later models had a straight hand guard.

The design was intended to give the average Japanese infantryman a long enough reach to pierce the abdomen of a cavalryman. However, the design had a number of drawbacks, some caused by the poor quality of forgings used, which tended to rust quickly and not hold an edge, and to break when bent.

The weapon was manufactured from 1897 to 1945 at a number of locations, including the Kokura Arsenal, Koishikawa Arsenal (Tokyo) and Nagoya Arsenal, as well as under contract by private manufacturers including Matsushita, Toyoda Automatic Loom and others.

Japanese Type 30 Bayonet

Service history:
Used by Japan - Wars Russo - Japanese War - World War I
Second Sino - Japanese War - World War II

Bayonet is nice addition to any collection.
The closure still works fine, in scabbard the closure also work fine.

Bayonet is nice addition to any collection.

Take a good look at the photos, they are part of the description.

See the clear photos for an impression.

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Type 30
Tokyo Houhei Kosho Kokura
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51 cm
40 cm
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