Archive for the Edged Weapons Category

Type 30 Bayonet Frog

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , , on April 22, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgI have a couple of Jap Type 30 bayonets, one here and a last ditch one here. Japanese leather is rubbish so it doesn’t tend to survive. Neither of the bayonets I have had a frog so when this one showed up I thought why not?

Italian Folding M38 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on April 14, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)This is a cool, totally impractical and typically Italian bit of kit. It is the short folding bayonet intended for the Carcano M38 Carbine. I really don’t understand what they were trying to achieve here, avoiding inventory that may be lost, making their troops faster to get stabby. Either way it was a failure, soon discarded. The Italian troops were universally poorly equipped, led and supplied. I do not fault them for surrendering at the first opportunity.

G33/40 Brno Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , , on February 2, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svg800px-Flag_of_CzechoslovakiaThis bayonet is the correct one for any German G33/40 Mauser. The bayonet superficially looks similar to the one for the K98 however the blade edge is reversed and the ring has been machined off. These bayonets were manufactured by Brno between 1940 and 1942. This one is marked dot on the bayonet and dot42 on the sheath.

Carcano M1891 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , on January 15, 2017 by The Dude

Flag_of_Italy_(1861-1946)When I put a rifle back together I do my best to put the correct sling and bayonet with it, for completeness and to feed my OCD. A couple of months back I added a Carcano M91/41 rifle to the box and after a bit of searching, here’s the correct M1891 bayonet for it. A bit of a scrubber but I didn’t want to pay through the nose. This one is made by Terni.

Early Pattern Arisaka Type 30 Bayonet

Posted in Bayonets with tags , , , on October 22, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_Japan.svgI have a habit of putting the appropriate bayonet on my WW2 rifles. My grandson calls them knife-guns. This Type-30 bayonet fits on my Type 99 rifle. This is the same pattern bayonet as this one here but it is much earlier as evidenced by its curved quillon, blood gutter and finished surface. The frog is here.

RAD Leaders Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , on October 16, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgAgain, I do not collect daggers, now at 16 they appear to collect me. This is a RAD Leaders dagger, manufactured by Eichhorn between 1935 and 1941 based on the etched logo design. This one came with a bonus, an original makers tag, a little worn but tough to find as they were generally discarded. I have the RAD Subordinate hewer here.

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German NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot Dagger

Posted in Daggers with tags , , , , , on July 23, 2016 by The Dude

Flag_of_the_NSDAP_(1920–1945).svgFrom the same place as the RAD hewer below is this NSFK/DLV Glider Pilot dagger. Manufactured by Paul Weyersberg & Co, Solingen, it’s a pretty sweet example. These daggers were issued to members of the National Socialist Flyer Corps which was a feeder organisation intended to teach basic flight skills to party members. Graduates were then pushed into the rapidly growing Luftwaffe.

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The subject in the middle here is NSFK-Obergruppenführer Karl Sauke, SA bully boy and all around shit. He was eventually convicted in 1950 of assault and illegal detention but the British War Crimes Tribunal did not confirm his 6 year sentence and he was released.