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    Japanese Type 30 Bayonet

    My father-in-law brought back from the Pacific in 1945 what I have been able to ID as a Japaneseicon TYPE 30 bayonet with National Denki (under Kokura) arsenal markings. It has a bright finish blade, fullers, a straight & contoured cross-guard, a contoured wrap-around & riveted grip and a flat sided birdshead pommel. The pommel has a number 5516 stamped on the end of the birdshead. With the bayonet is a steel sheath with the "leather-like" belt loop attachment, neither of which have a single mark on them.

    The entire outfit is in excellent condition with no rust or pitting. Some discoloration is visible on the sheath. I hope that I am in this kind of conditon when I am this old!

    My question is what kind of value should it be insured for. Since it is an heirloom it will not be leaving the family.

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    $250 tops.

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    Going cheep on e bay $25-$45 with hardly any biding.
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    Hank,

    Would you post a link, or two, to one of these $25-$45 auctions on eBay for a Type 30 bayonet in that condition? I would like to pick up a handful of them for that much.

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    A quick EBAY search for Bayonet and JApan or Arisakaicon will bring up a large number of the type for sale at anyone time.

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    Old-Smithy,

    For $25-$45?

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    Only if in very poor condition, last one i bought was 70 but it came with something else i wanted and I mis Id'd it in a hurry but didnt hurt too bad. I havent watched many arisakas in agesa s the ones i need are all in the 200+ range (since i got my T1 and marine the 2 of the 3 "big boys" have been taken out of play leaving the mid range ones) I see them at that sort of price in poor condition but dont see what they sell for, my guess woudl be closer to 100-150 for a near mint common maker on a good day.

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    last one i had was about that - $100 shipped with a nice scabord but no frog

    only photos i have of it are with my 1910 hookie , but then thats fitting as it was the design incentive for the P1907 ,




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