Rare M1 bayonet for US Garand manufactured in Japan in the early 1950th by NIPPON PRODUCTS (NP) under a contract for the US military – ricasso is stamped NP / US “flaming bomb” / J. The common knowledge is that the “J type” M1s were issued to the USMC stationed in Okinawa; some of these also found their way into the Korean War. In the past, most of the “NPJ” M1s have been de-milled prior to import to the US by cutting the blade in half. This specimen is in practically unused condition with the blade intact – rare as such.
A high-quality manufacture M1 with crisp lines and a well-defined edge. The bayonet is in practically unused condition with most of the original parkerized blade finish remaining. No nicks/contact marks on the edge, spine, or the pommel; the tip is intact. Black plastic handle grips are great with no cracks or chips; all handle parts are tight. The scabbard/bayonet release mechanism is excellent and 100% functional. This M1 is about 14-5/8″ / 37 cm overall; the blade is about 10″ / 25.3 cm. Original WW2 era M7 composition scabbard is marked with US “flaming-bomb” ordinance mark on the throat. Very good condition overall, considering the age; one thin rib crack near the throat is noted for accuracy – see photos.
Overall, this rare Japan NJP M1 bayonet is in excellent condition. A desirable and highly collectible type; VERY rare this nice. Not cleaned or tampered with in any way, 100% original condition; these are the actual photos. I have a few more American bayonets and fighting knives, as well as some scarce European WW2 and WW1 fighting knives, daggers, trench knives and bayonets available for sale – please take a look in our Militaria section.
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