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.
Early type 30 bayonets usually sported a hooked quillion guard which gave it a distinct look, but later models had a straight hand guard.
Type 30 Bayonet in Days of Infamy series|Days of InfamyEdit
As the US Marines and Army landed on Hawaii in 1943, they discovered that the Japanese soldiers made good use of their bayonet's. Because they had a hooked hand guard, the Japanese soldiers were able to grab a US bayonet, and with a quick twist, send the rifle flying, leaving the American defenceless.
Several men died before somebody figured out a counter to this weapon.