WW2 Utica M4 bayonet for M1 carabine, original M8A1 BM Co. composition scabbard; used but in better than average condition for the type.
Original WW2 era M4 bayonet for M1 carbine; this M4 was manufactured by UTICA CUTLERY in Utica, NY; comes with original-issue M8A1 composition scabbard . The scabbard is in rare practically unused condition; the bayonet shows whar an idiot with a grinder can do to a fine blade. Other than the harshly-sharpened tip and some surface rust spots at ricasso the bayonet is in great shape; all parts are tight and clean.
The M4 was intended to be used as a bayonet on a M1 carbine but it was mostly utilized as a fighting and utility knife, just like its “big brother” M3 Trench knife. Both edged weapons were quite popular with the troops; see the WW2 era photo of similar M4 bayonets on US 17th Airborne Division troops firing the M18 recoilless rifle at German positions somewhere around Essen, Germany (the photo is used as a reference only and will not be included with the lot).
This M4 is about 11-5/8” / 29.5 cm overall; the blade is about 6-5/8″ / 17 cm long. Blued blade has been harshly re-sharpened at the tip; the edge is razor-sharp still; one edge nick in the middle is noted for accuracy. The handle is stacked and grooved leather washers with steel muzzle ring and pommel. The muzzle ring is marked with the “flaming bomb” US ordinance mark and U.S. M4 / UTICA stamp on the top. The pommel is unmarked; bayonet lock/release is tight and 100% functional; all parts are solid with no play. Original M8A1 scabbard looks unused; no dings on the steel throat or cracks/chips on the composite plastic. The scabbard is in excellent shape overall, considering the age – the webbing is intact; all original stitching; the keeper is nice and tight.
This original WW2 Utica M4 bayonet and M8A1 composition scabbard are in excellent overall shape and in 100% serviceable condition still. These are the actual photos; spent brass is not included with the knife I have a few more WW2 US-made bayonets, as well as some scarce WW1 and WW2 era fighting daggers and trench knives made in the US, Great Britain, France, Germany, and other countries available for sale – please take a look in the Militaria section.
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