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Hello, a recent very fortunate find. I love these old shipping crates. An excellent bayonet, parade sword,a somewhat rusted out dirk and an unidentified bayonet at the bottom. The sword is a short katana and appears quite old and is in great condition. These were sent home to the Vets. mother's home in Nov. 1945. Includes 3 QM documents for Souvenirs. Best, Bill Bourque

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Here is a pic of the tang. Im having a tough time figuring this one out. Any help appreciated. Best, Bill

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Great find. I love those old shipping boxes.

The bayonet at the bottom is the Danish Model 1867 Sword Bayonet for the M1867 Rolling Block Rifle.


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Jerry, bayonet looks like an Enfield P1856. Some of these were used by the Japanese & will be found with a mum & Japanese numbers.

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I opened up a U S Army footlocker in a garage one time and ended up with a skull staring back at me! Eek After I got over the initial shock I discovered the trunk belonged to an Army doctor and the skull was real but a display item. Roll Eyes
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Hello, thanks for the help. I feel fortunate to aquire this grouping. I find the shipping crates to be collectable and the lids will look good as a backdrop. Ive looked closely and cant find any Japanese markings. Here is a pic of stamps on the blade. Im still struggling on the ***. sword tang inscription. Can anyone translate for me? Best, Bill

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Documents. All 3 say the same except for the date. Bill

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