Siamese Type 30 Arisaka Bayonet
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This Siamese type 30 bayonet is not the common type normally encountered. Normally the blade would be marked with the Japanese factory mark with a Siamese number marked on the back of the pommel. Also the scabbard would be the standard Japanese pattern.This bayonet is the early pattern type 30 bayonet with quillion. It has no Japanese factory markings and is marked in Thai on the ricasso and has no markings on the back of the pommel. The scabbard has also been made with the Mauser style frog stud.
Introduced in 1897 for use with the Type 30 rifle, although no official designation for these bayonets has been found, they are commonly referred to as the Type 30. The Type 30 bayonet had a 394mm polished blade, a crossguard with hooked quillion, contoured wood grips held by screws, and a contoured birdshead pommel. Production of the bayonet remained virtually unchanged until the outbreak of the Second World War, throughout which variations, of which over 100 have been catalogued, were made to the design to facilitate production. The Type 30 bayonet was used on all Japanese rifles and carbines, with the exception of the Type 44 carbine (which utilized a folding bayonet), until the end of the Second World War.