Japanese WWII Transitional Mid-War Bayonet

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

Hikari Seiki Seisakusho Arsenal (Tokyo Hourglass) mark. 20 inches overall, 15 1/2 inch blade

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.