Japanese WWII Transitional Mid-War Bayonet

Straight crosspiece, contoured wraparound grips, fastened with rivets; and, flat birds-head pommel, fuller.

These bayonets were produced along with mid war Type 99 Short Rifles as manufacturing standards were relaxed cue to wartime pressures. Will fit other Japanese infantry rifles as well.

Made by Matsushita Kinzoku KK (Matsushita Metalworking Corp.), under Kokura Army Arsenal supervision. Matsushita Kinzoku was a subsidiary of Matshusita National Denki (Matsushita National Electric Co.). Founded in 1918 to make consumer household electric appliances they are a progenitor of the Panasonic Corporation.