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  1. This is a commemorative that was made and sold by Ontario.
  2. 1902 dated Krag bayonets were finished bright. Only the very first bayonets which were dated 1894 were blued. So what you're seeing on you bayonet is discoloration, not remnants of bluing.
  3. The Chilean bayonets have a very distinctive scabbard.
  4. When the third contract for 25,000 bayonets was issued it was split between Lan-Cay and Ontario. Lan-Cay didn't want Ontario to have the advantage of using the same latch plates that they were having manufactured by an outside source so they started having Lan-Cay marked on the parts. All contract bayonets from this point forward have marked latch plates.
  5. #7 is a Chinese knock off. You can spot them from ten feet away by the blade stop on the cutter plate. Looks substantial but is held in place by a hollow rivet. I suspect it would shear off the first time it was used. The orange EOD has the standard tool pac that Lan-Cay used on their military and commercial knives. There were two earlier variations but they were made in very limited number. They made the M10 in every color that they made the bayonets in, including the camo patterns.
  6. The Lan-Cay marked pommels were used on military contract bayonets
  7. Here's one of my better finds for 2017. Two variations of the Pritchard Greener pistol bayonet and a Webley Mk VI revolver.
  8. Rock Island Auctions, Cowans, James Julia, Poulin are a few that come to mind. But as others have stated, they aren't interested in a bunch of "stuff". Most will only be interested in the higher end items and if there is a bunch of misc, lower value items they will likely throw 10-15 pieces into a lot if they take them at all. They also don't seem to have an in-depth knowledge of knives or bayonets and items can be misidentified and sold for way less that they're worth. Good example of this is the Krag Cadet bayonet that was simply labeled as Krag bayonet that I picked up for $400, or $12,
  9. I've seen this happen before, especially with German 1944 dated 84/98 bayonets. Forums such as this highlight specific models and everyone has to show off their examples. And those who don't have one start searching for one to add to their collection. And it snowballs from there and there is a demand on the market and prices escalate to an artificially high level. Then the bubble bursts and prices drop to a reasonable level, leaving a bunch of guys sitting on pieces that they paid way too much money for.
  10. I'll take credit for the photo; it's from the usmilitaryknives,com site. I believe the guards became loose during the blade grinding and they tightened them with a punch. Some pictures of the bayonet you're asking about would be helpful.
  11. The Chilean is a nice piece. Don't see many of them around.
  12. The prices of certain items seems to fluctuate with time, fueled mostly by collectors' need to be able to say "I have one of those" and post it on Facebook or a forum. While nice, uncut WT bayonets are not all that common, they are not rare. WT made 60,000 bayonets. Collectors have no one but themselves to blame for the artificial inflation of prices. Ten years ago the price of German 84/98 bayonets made in 1944 skyrocketed when the Bayonet Collectors Network (BCN) was flourishing and everyone had to be able to say that they had all of the makers. People were paying crazy prices and I thi
  13. I believe the scabbards were made in Korea to compliment the M5A1 bayonets that were also made there.
  14. You can always ask. What I dislike about this practice is that people who have a same or similar item immediately believe that this is what their knife is worth.
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