Original U.S. WWII M4 Bayonet for the M1 Carbine by IMPERIAL with M8 Scabbard by B.M. Co
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a very nice genuine WWII U.S. Army M4 Carbine bayonet fighting knife, with an original M8 scabbard. Nicely marked U.S. M4 / IMPERIAL on the blade side of hand guard for the desirable maker, Imperial Knife Co. of Rhode Island. To the left of this is the U.S. Ordnance "Flaming Bomb". The blade is in good condition, showing light wear and sharpening, with much of the original finish still intact. There are no major dents or dings that we can see, and the crossguard, handle, and pommel are all tight to the blade.
The bayonet still has the original WWII issue leather washer grip, which is in very good condition. These have not been changed out, and the leather in the grip shows only light wear, and just a bit of rounding and scuffing. The pommel is held on by the correct "Starburst" peening pattern used by many makers during WWII. With the flaming bomb proves this is definitely a WWII example, and not a later reissue.
It comes in a nice WWII issue OD green thermoplastic impregnated cotton fabric scabbard marked U.S. M8 / B.M. CO., also in offered in very good condition. This early production scabbard was updated to the M8A1 standard by replacing the canvas frog with one that had a belt loop, as almost all were. 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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