I knew they banned the cruciform variant of the Mk4 ....thus making them a rare item to find ...
Didn't realise they also banned the standard Mk4 !
[QUOTE=WoodyUK;76840]Another bit of interesting info in case you didn't know.
Spike bayonets were banned by Geneva after the war! Reason being is, when the victim was speared, and the attacker withdrew his bayonet, the suction closed the wound, and the victim would take hours to die in horrorendous pain!
It only struck me yesterday that Uncle Joe's pig sticker could be a rare Sten version!
He was the gunner in the Sherman tanks, so obviously he wouldn't of carried a rifle! In actual fact, he didn't even use a Sten, instead he used an American Thompson M1A1. But why did he have a spike bayonet? One can only presume it was a Sten pig sticker!
I'm afraid it'll remain a mystery until I find it!
This is my Great Uncle Joe.
Gunner J. Woodward 1135851
now iam laughing sten eah? intresting keep us posted mate
looks a little like Rhett Butler.
"Frankly Scarlet dear, I buried the pigsticker in the garden, but I dont give a damn"