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    WOW, this may confirm it to be real. Here is a link to an Australianicon ebay auction for a machete bayonet with the serial number 1 number below yours with the same markings. 4904 Yours reads to me 4905.
    Well done.

    WW 2 machete Bayonet For SMLE | eBay

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    Saving things like a link will be fruitless after the post is withdrawn. Pics remain for posterity.

    Don't know if last pic is allowed, boss doesn't like it he'll get rid of it I'm sure...have a look...
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    Regards, Jim

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    Thread is a bit old.

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    Yes and the OP never really came back after getting it basically certified as genuine, they came, obtained, then left no more to ado!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daan Kemp View Post
    a bit old.
    Very. Saw one a couple days ago that was ten years old but the two that brought it back thought I was wrong for mentioning it. I just thought the comparison pics would be well placed here. Anyway, yes...old.
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    Always worth revisiting old posts to learn again what we have forgotten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian WM View Post
    Sorry the colour is rubbish but the lighting was not ideal. I think they show the marks mentioned in the earlier post.
    Attachment 85823Attachment 85822Attachment 85824Attachment 85825Attachment 85826Attachment 85827
    .... PM sent to you. I was the buyer of the eBay listed m-1944 with the serial number 4904.

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    Wow, and here is Machete No 4908 at an eye watering price.

    ORIGINAL 1944 MK 1 WW2 Australian PARACHUTIST MACHETTE BAYONET w/ RMB SCABBARD | eBay

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    Thought I'd put the pics here for posterity... Seller quoted "This is one of the rarest of the Australianicon bayonets. It came from a NH estate. I've had it for a while but am thinning out some of my collection. Since it's the only Australian item I decided I could part with it. Authentic, original and in EXCELLENT condition. Made by Slazinger. both grip panels are SLAZ43 marked. RMB scabbard. It has small arrow stamp on side of blade as it should. Heavy bolo type blade. Measures approx. 16" Long with a 11 1/4" Blade. SN 4908. This would be hard to upgrade. There were only 3411 of these made with the first serial number being 3000. These were made late in the war and because it took so long to get to troops, it may be this was never even issued which would account for it's wonderful condition. "

    Starting bid: US $1,225.00

    I'll try to remember to post the selling price too.
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    Regards, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by CINDERS View Post
    Yes and the OP never really came back after getting it basically certified as genuine, they came, obtained, then left no more to ado!
    I Know the ending of this Bayonet.........At the time the OP was asking for information, I contacted him, as this and others were his Father in Laws, the mother in law had insisted they go for auction rather than a dealer.

    Brian sent me a list of the lots etc and I sent a detailed price guide to him regarding some of the Lot numbers that he sent me, unfortunate the auction house wouldn't take any notice of Brian, as I advised him to place a few reserves on some of the collection etc.



    Although the auction did go in his favour with some items.

    The one in question (The Bush Bayonet) went for £500 not sure on the buyers fee but probably 25% ....... He sent me a PM and thanked me for my guide price's etc.

    I was told the buyer was approached in the auction and offered £800........

    A lesson for us all, may sound morbid but putting a price tag on our treasures would certainly help if the grim reaper knocks without warning, obviously to our other halves everything is always £25, £50 or a £100 etc when it was probably treble or more.

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