Original U.S. WWII M4 Bayonet by Kinfolks for the M1 Carbine with M8A1 Scabbard

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very good condition genuine WWII U.S. Army M4 Carbine bayonet fighting knife, with an original M8A1 scabbard. Nicely marked U.S. M4 / K.I. on the blade side of hand guard for Kinfolks, underneath on the blade side is the U.S. Ordnance "Flaming Bomb". This is an original WWII example and not a “Korean Industries” bayonet. When Kinfolks produced these bayonets during the war, the “Flaming Bomb” was located on the underside of the crossguard, the Korean made ones are usually located on the top of the guard next to the K.I. stamp. The guard is the narrow version and not the post war wide version. The blade is in excellent condition, showing barely any use, and no sharpening after arsenal. The crossguard, handle, and pommel are all tight to the blade.

The bayonet still has the original WWII issue leather washer grip, with a bit of discoloration towards the pommel. These have not been changed out, and the leather in the grip shows some wear and light cracking. The pommel is held on by the correct "starburst" peened over tang, which with the flaming bomb proves this is definitely a WWII example, and not a later reissue.

This lovely knife comes with an OD green scabbard marked U.S. M8A1 / B.M. Co, also in offered in very good condition. This design features a thermoplastic impregnated duck canvas body, metal throat, and canvas frog and securing strap with a steel pistol belt hook. There is some wear to the scabbard, but it still has almost all of the original green paint. The throat shows only slight wear to the finish, as shown. The canvas is in very good condition, and the snap still functions, with light finish wear. The scabbard was manufactured by Beckwith Mfg Co., a division of Victory Plastics, who manufactured many scabbards during the war.

Ready to display with your WWII issue M1 Carbine!

Blade length: 6 3/4”
Blade Style: Spear Point Bayonet
Overall length: 11 5/8”
Crossguard: 2 5/8”
Scabbard length: 7 1/4"

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