Japanese Arisaka Bayonet -
The japanese armed forces employed the Arisaka bayonet as their standard edge weapon. The
design consisted of wooden grips secured via the use of two rivets. The pommel was of
metal construction and housed the release push button.
The item featured here is the standard issue Arisaka bayonet. As employed by the Imperial
Japanese Army during WWII. The bayonet was used with the
which was widely distributed among the Japanese armed forces.
The bayonet featured here has a wooden handle construction and metal scabbard. One side of
the handguard is curved by design. The blade is single edge. It has a blood groove
that extends most of the length of the blade.
The japanese bayonets were commonly marked with the
This particular example has been marked with two stamps in the ricasso of the blade.
One of the symbols consists of a series of circles grouped together. A smaller
symbol resides just below it.
This page is a recognition and identification guide for Japanese WWII edge weapons.
Multiple detailed photos of a specific sample are provided. Descriptions point
out specific points that should be noted.
One of the most commonly asked questions is "How much is my Japanese edge weapon worth?".
A price guide is included here to address this question. The value of the edge weapon is
reviewed over a period of several years. A trend can be observed. The present worth
of the items in the collector's market is illustrated.
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The metal scabbard comes with a rectangular bracket on one side. A leather frog was
attached to the scabbard and permitted it to be carried on the belt of the soldier.
One of the straps from the frog passes through the opening created by the bracket.
The tip of the scabbard ends in a fenial.
The scabbard has some damage to the side. A small hole has been opened
due to the damage.
This is a WWII Japanese bayonet. It was used with the
which was the standard rifle issued to all Japanese armed forces during WWII.
Many WWII Japanese field gear items are currently
It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because
the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with
the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this item.
Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of
If you have an interest is seeing other WWII Japanese items, you can do so by going
to our WWII Japanese Collectibles
identification guide, where we discussed items from different groups and organizations.