Only this very short model M1938 could be truly called "knife bayonet" since it is indeed a knife, short dagger, or a great fruit peeler. Patterned after the fascist daggers (Pugnali) it was a popular war souvenir with US soldiers, so small especially when folded it fits nicely into a ladies' handbag... Even today these mini bayonets are highly sought after, especially in its first folding variant.
This is an extremely unusual bayonet and would be a great addition and conversation piece for any of the more serious collectors. This has a short vestigially beaked pommel with a rounded end housing a narrow T-shaped attachment slot. The pommel meets grips diagonally with an internal spring release button. The underside of the tang and pommel is deeply recessed to allow stowage of the blade when folded. The grip has two-piece dark wood, secured by four small screw bolts, two either side, with washers.
Underside rounded and straight, with a straight back flat. Unconventional broad crosspiece with a vestigial lower guard. The central section houses a complex blade locking and pivoting mechanism operated by the slotted press stud. The blade is single-edged, spear point, fullered on both sides.
Back/spine is flat, fuller stops squared. Bayonet finish is blued (all metal parts). This has an all Metal scabbard with a refurbished blackened finish. The opening is flared to meet with the bevelling on the cross-guard.
The belt loop is a straight-edged metal piece held in place by a rivet and a screw set on an angle. #The makers and inspection marks are. #If this is not for you I also have other unusual Militaria Finds in my shop. Please go to my store to see the full range. This bayonet is WW2 Vintage, used, and in very good condition for its age and use in warfare.The 2 piece wood grips fit tightly to the tang, the wood is complete with slight scuff and indents, but no missing pieces, both of the folding release/lock buttons are in good working order. The blade has a significantly worn blued finish with some scattered light stain. The edge is worn and has not been sharpened and has no dings. The remaining metal on the cross-guards and pommel has a worn dark blue finish with some scuff, wear, and normal marks. Fitted in the correct all steel scabbard, which is missing the throat/mouthpiece. The scabbard has a teardrop frog stud, with a grey metal that has no rust, and a tiny dent, it fits loosely (as it is missing the throat that locks it) with the bayonet. # Please note: The Photographs form part of the description; Super-sized photos can show up the finer details and condition. Photos do not show the actual size so please read the description page to get the exact measurements. Colors may display differently, depending on your computer and settings.
Highly reflective shiny items, such as metals, silver, gold, jewels, and glass reflect everything including us! The item featured in the photos is the exact one that you will receive.The lead photo has had the background removed with Photoshop, all the original untouched photos are also included to view. Any errors will be accidental and not intentional or purposely misleading. Item is measured in both centimeters and inches that are rounded to the nearest quarter inch. LENGTH: 28.9 cm / 11¼" (when extended fully) 22 cm / 8½" (when folded). WIDTH: 4.5 cm / 1¾ (at the crosspiece). DEPTH: 2.2 cm at the pommel including the button.
BLADE: 17.5 cm / 6¾ Length (not including handle). SCABBARD: 19.4 cm / 7¾ Length. All measurements are approximate only. 100% AUTHENTIC ITEMS unless otherwise stated. Well wrapped and as described.I highly recommend knightsgold to one and all. As advertised, well packaged and arrived on time. Item was packed very well and exactly as described. We love Art, Antiques, Militaria Vintage Collectables and Handcrafted Items and are avid collectors of unusual art crafted from Natural Materials. We restore some of our antique pieces, where we can, any restoration work will be noted in the description.
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I try to photograph my items from every angle. Photos also form part of the description. Please note that the colors may appear different on different computer screens.As New - An item that looks like it has just had its shrink-wrap removed. No visible wear, the item is flawless and intact. Excellent - Minor wear consistent with age and history. Very Good - Minor to moderate wear and tear.
Good - Moderate wear and tear, but still has good years left. Fair - Has lived a "full life" and has a distressed look with noticeable wear. Work Needed - Great bones, but will need some work or restoration. If there are any questions about the item, please don't hesitate to contact me. Please contact me with any further questions.
I consider that my commitment to my customers is not finished until the item is safely in your hands and you are happy with it. I will then be able to help you and know what I should do to sort out your disappointment. This way I will learn how and where I need to improve my service to my customers.
Again please contact me if you are unhappy in any way and I will do my very best to fix the problem whatever it may be. Txzj pxzj371 txzj-11 txzj32 txzj115. The item "WW2 Folding Knife M1938 Italian Carcano Bayonet Scabbard Rare Pugnale Baionetta" is in sale since Saturday, October 17, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectables\Militaria\1939 - 1945 (WWII)".
The seller is "knightsgold" and is located in Hervey Bay, Queensland. This item can be shipped worldwide.