Re: Japanese Dirk identification
It should have the Imperial Chrysanthamum on it. I brought back a Japanese bayonet with a "sawtooth" back also with Imperial markings. The sawtooth is no good for sawing and might make withdrawal difficult. Nasty looking piece anyway. During the occupation, we had a Japanese, a former N.C.O. give us a demonstration of their bayonet tactics. Using that hooked bayonet guard, he flipped an M-1 right out of my hands. Their longer barreled rifle was an advantage in that circumstance.