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Appears to be made from a left over/cut down bayonet.

 

I have one that is shorter but still exibits the fuller/groove from the bayonet.Mine came from a WW2 Marine who was stationed state side during the war.

 

Never figured out if it was issue or something private purchase the company made from parts

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It is called a "Pal double edged dagger" in the price guide, page 33. Supposidly made from Model 1905 bayonets.

I don't think it was an issue knife either.

It comes in several blade lengths.

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I have never seen one in person, but everything I have read says they are very rare and worth a lot of much more than a standard knife. The seller had it with a buy it now price and it was a lot but I could not find the listing to see what he wanted. I guess now we will find out how much it is worth. I had not heard they were made with a bayonet blade. It seems like at least one picture had the R36 on the blade.

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wouldn't it take from 9 to 12 inches of bayonet material to form these blanks? I suppose a tang could be welded or brazed to a shorter blade to form a tang, but that doesn't seem like a good practice.

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Based upon what I see I agree that there is a really good chance these could have been made by PAL from left over blades, leather for handles, pommels, and guards from their wartime knife & bayonet production. Have never seen one before this thread. SKIP

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