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The Type 30 bayonet was designed to be used with the Japanese Type 30 Rifle and later used on the Type 38 Rifle and Type 99 rifle. The weapon was a sword bayonet with a 400 mm (15.75 inch) long blade and an overall length of 514 mm (20.25 inches). The weapon was manufactured from 1897 to 1945 by the Matsushita National, the Kokura-Tokyo Arsenal, and the Toyoda-Jodoshoki Seisakusho Arsenal. The type 30 bayonet is also known as pattern 1897. Early type 30 bayonets usually sported a hooked quillion guard which gave it a distinct look, but later models had a straight hand guard.

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