USA  M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE USA  M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE USA  M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE USA  M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE USA  M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE

USA M1 BAYONET CONVERTED TO KNIFE

A WW2 production M1 bayonet which has been period converted converted to a fighting knife. Blade shortened to 6 inches and muzzle catch system removed along with the retaining hooks at the top of the scabbard. In a shortened scabbard , unusually with USN Mk1 marking to the throat. These knives were made at the end of WW2 and into the Korean War period due to a shortage of fighting knives. They were converted from surplus or sub standard bayonets. I have had these over the years in variations of scabbards - from the M8 knife scabbard to the standard but short M1 scabbards. This is in a USN marked example but doubt it has anything to do this the Maraines !! Grade 8

Code: 51385

145.00 GBP