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Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

Article about: Picked this up about a year ago and forgot I had it until I was cleaning out the closet. I have never seen one with a wooden sheath before. It is no where near in perfect shape but it was we

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    Default Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

    Picked this up about a year ago and forgot I had it until I was cleaning out the closet. I have never seen one with a wooden sheath before. It is no where near in perfect shape but it was well used and abused. Any insight on what I have here?





    -Matt

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    Default Re: Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

    These are known as 'Last Ditch' bayonets, as several manufacturing details
    were omitted. Wooden scabbards were also substituted for conservation,
    as they were normally made of metal. Your bayonet seems to have
    had prolonged exposure to weather or a damp environment.


    Below is an unissued 'National Denki' model I bought
    at auction 5 or 6 years ago........
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    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

    Yes this bayonet was improperly stored. I paid $35 for it at the time taking a chance on it and felt that it was worth that as a piece of history. Don't know what its worth, probably less, but I like to believe that it had a hard, battlefield life.

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    Default Re: Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

    I think you did ok !

    $35 isn't so bad for one in this condition. You might give the blade and metal surfaces
    a rub with light oil to remove surface rust and to keep it from getting any worse,
    if you don't like the way it looks, but it's up to you.

    Later types are somewhat more desireable apparently, and I've seen asking prices
    of $250 + for 'minty' examples. Whether they sell at that price, I don't know.
    I usually see earlier 'Type 30' bayonets for $70 to $125. Leather frogs for
    Japanese bayonets can get quite expensive too........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Default Re: Japanese Nagoya Toyoda Bayonet w/ wooden sheath. Flea Market find.

    Thanks for the information!

    -Matt

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