Posted 5 years ago
A bayonet with a 15" blade made by the Kokura Arsenal. These were for the Arisaka rifle which was the standard rifle used by the Japanese in WWII.
The makers mark can be seen in the 2nd photo which represents a stack of cannon balls. This the mark of the Kokura Arsenal.
The last photo shows the serial number which seems to be 106181> I am not quite sure about the serial number.
It could have been made by the Tokyo rsenal as they had a very similar makers mark.
This was yet another Rose Bowl find and at $50 seemed to be decent buy. All the other bayonets were in the $100 range.