Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

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Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by rankfilm » 21 Nov 2017 09:58

Hello

I've just inherited this bayonet from my uncle and was wondering if someone could give me more information about it.

I thought it might be WW2, but I've been told it's not in another post. My great uncle died in Egypt and it was in with a number of WW2 items (some of which were his).

Could it be an Egyptian Bayonet?

Thanks in advance.
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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by Waleed Y. Majeed » 21 Nov 2017 10:34

Any other pictures that would
make us believe it's a bayonet.

More likely a traditional arab dagger.
Could be WW1 or earlier, could be older.
Could be used/worn during WW2.
Could have been an honourary gift
to your relative.
So have to agree with posters in
other post. Not as such WW2.

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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by Richie B » 21 Nov 2017 14:38

It isn't a bayonet. Looks like a cheap tourist item to me.

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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by John G. » 21 Nov 2017 15:42

Richie B wrote:It isn't a bayonet. Looks like a cheap tourist item to me.
I agree.... looks like "Pier 1 imports" from the 1960s/70s.... could have been local Egyptian tourist item but certainly nothing of military issue from any country and not a bayonet... they go on the end of a rifle (or), this is a belt knife. Better pictures might help separate the "junk modern tourist" from the period Egyptian Bizarre types. Would be of some interest if it is the Egyptian-version.
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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by Knouterer » 22 Nov 2017 08:42

At a stretch, it might have been used as a letter opener by some staff officer in WWII ... but I agree that it seems to be of more recent manufacture.
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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by rankfilm » 22 Nov 2017 18:28

:-) Thanks - sounds like it's junk then. I've taken some more photos - I can't find any identifying marks on the blade or handle.

The blade is not fixed to the guard and the scabbard is wooden covered in material.

I thought it was a bayonet (mainly because my uncle called it one) but also the groove at the back of the handle and hole in the guard which I assumed was to fix it to the gun - however, when I've googled it looks like this might just be decorative.
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Re: Can anyone help me with the origins of this bayonet?

Post by John G. » 22 Nov 2017 22:11

Pretty much commercial tourist type "junk" but still a conversation piece and the price was right... worth holding on to.
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