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    Collection of Japanese Bayonets that have been cut down to combat knives.Cut down Japanese Bayonet CollectionCut down Japanese Bayonet CollectionCut down Japanese Bayonet Collection

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    Are they post war done?

    Eric

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    I know Bob Coleman will be able to answer this.

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    No these are theater alterations during the war.

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    Nice collection.

    It's interesting that the quillons on two of them have been
    bent backwards to form hand guards...........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Nice handicraft - I like it

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    Nice collection!!!

    I only have this one. It's a relic German butcher bayo; cut down to trench knife.

    Regards
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    Were the Jap fighting knives made by themselves or were they captured bayos converted by allied troops? Japanese military discipline being very harsh I would have thought them less likely than most armies to 'destroy' the Emperor's property!

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    I believe all execpt the 5th knife down were altered by allied soldiers after being taken from the Japanese. Knife number 5 was purchased from a WW2 vet who captured it like this from a Japanese soldier on Saipan. The grip on this knife is very small and the blade has a Samuri sword style cut to it.

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    Nice examples of fighting knives.

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