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JAPANESE ARISAKA BAYONET FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ's) -
The Arisaka bayonet was the standard edge weapon of the Japanese Imperial armed forces during WWII.
This section of the website aims to answer the most commonly asked questions about the Japanese bayonet.
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I have come into possession of an Arisaka bayonet. how much is it worth?
This is a very good question and one that can be difficult to answer. There are several factors that contribute
to the value of a sword. The most important one is the condition of the blade. Rust, fingerprints, nicks to the
edge of the blade, imperfections. They all contribute to bringing down the worth of the Samurai sword.
We have over 30 Samurai items displayed in our sword collection .
Each sword has multiple detailed photographs and a price guide. There is a goo dchance you'll find something similar
to what you have there. Check back often. We add new swords to the collection regularly.
The blade of my bayonet is rusty and/or dirty. how can I clean it?
We recomend that you do not clean the sword. The blade can be damaged further if it is cleaned improperly. It
takes a person with many years of experience to clean and polish a blade properly. You are better off leaving
What do the markings on the blade mean?
The signature of the blade is found on the tang. The handle has to be removed to see it. If you do not know
how to take the sword apart visit our
Understanding Samurai swords section.
Note that not
all the swords were signed. It is possible to find WWII era swords or older, without a signature on the
What are the numbers found on the bayonet?
There were times when the manufacturer of the sword would stamp a serial
number on each of the different parts of the sword during the manufacturing process. This number
would be exclusive to the particular sword. For example;
the number 123 may be found on the Tsuba, on the spacers and the scabbard. This is known as
As time passes, parts go missing and are replaced. The matching aspect of the numbers is lost.
How do I measure the length of the blade?
The length of the blade of a Samurai sword is important because it helps determine
the type of sword you have. The length is measure by drawing a straight line between the tip of the blade and
the back blade notch. You can see a graphical illustration of
how to measure the blade by visiting our site
dedicated to that topic.
How can I tell how old is my bayonet?
The age of the sword can be determined in a variaty of ways. Swords from certain periods
are easier to date than ohers. Visit our section dedicated to
Reading Samurai sword dates .
WE BUY JAPANESE BAYONETS - All types of Japanese edge weapons. Whether it is a WWII era Samurai sword or a bayonet.
The process gets started by you sending us an
We will respond to your inquiry normally within 24 hours and in many cases much faster.
We can tell you what you have, what it is worth and how much we can pay you.