Japanese Bayonet Captured on Iwo Jima by a U.S. Marine in 1945 - The original scabbard is hand-painted by a Japanese with their Imperial Naval "Rising Sun" flag
Lot 158
Iwo Jima. A captured Japanese bayonet
circa 1945 3
Sold for US$ 5,625 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Iwo Jima. A captured Japanese bayonet
circa 1945
Said to have been captured on Iwo Jima, the scabbard painted with the rising sun naval flag, length 21 in. ; together with a crude theater-made steel knife with a brass handle, and a bullet hole through the handle. length 11in.; and a wooden blade-like mounting with two bullets attached, the wooden mounting carved 'Iwo Jima'. length 9in.
(3)

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  • Exhibited:
    The Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, New York, 1995-2007

    Provenance:
    The War Museum
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