Spanish M1941 Mauser Bolo Bayonet
Single-fullered bolo blade, narrow at the belly and broadening toward the tip, cross hilt with muzzle ring and lobe, chequered wooden grips, hooked pommel. Steel scabbard with frog stud. Hilt, pommel and scabbard heavily blued.
Ricasso of the blade is stamped on one side with crown and maker’s mark ‘Toledo’, indicating the national arsenal at Toledo, and on the other side with ‘5847 X’. This same number is also found on the scabbard, indicating an original pairing. The hilt is stamped with an inspection mark and ‘38’ below the muzzle ring.
The Machete Bayoneta Modelo 1941 was the standard bayonet issued by the Spanish to fit the 8mm Mauser M1943 rifle. Early versions had wooden grips, later phased out for plastic.
Blade has been polished quite heavily, leaving the markings a little worn, but is undamaged. The wood grips are whole with only a little bumping and the chequering all intact.