I recently picked up my first US Model 1905 bayonet with Model 1910 second pattern scabbard from eBay. The seller's pictures weren't great but the price was good so I thought I would take the risk.
Bayonet was made at Rock Island Arsenal in 1910 and has a bright finish blade which looks like it has been lightly hand sharpened/polished at some stage. The scabbard canvas has a tear near the hook and a spare piece of canvas has been jammed in to hold the hook in place. I know there are a lot of reproduction scabbards so I would like some opinions on whether this is original and also if anyone knows what the painted on markings refer to.