Type 30 Bayonet Scabbard Late Wooden Chinese?
Never seen one quite like this one. What do you guys think? Doug
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I haven't either but I would love to hear what some of our experts have to say. Interesting.
We're surrounded, that simplifies things!
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What you might have is a late war scabbard. Everyone knows that late in the war the arisakas had to change to a wooden butt plate because the metal for these was unavailable. So why would the scabbards be exempt from these same restrictions? I have seen a couple of these since this post started and every single one was being sold as a "last ditch bayonet" so with what was going on with the metal shortages and lack of good machining on the Japanese`s part it would make sense that the scabbards would also be made of wood late in the war just like the buttplates.