|General Historical Information|
|Place of origin||USA|
|General Ingame Information|
|Used on Weapons|| Springfield 1903|
The United States decided in 1943 to start producing the M1 bayonet after a successful test with the M1905 E1, the longer version (521mm) then the produced one. It was the same handle and its derivates whereas the blade has the same length of the M1905 E1 but with a different fuller. As the M1905 E1 is a cut-down, the fuller continues to the tip where only about ¾ of the blade of the M1 is fullered. Other than the M1905 (and its derivates) the blued or parkerized blade of the M1 is only stamped with the manufacturers initials, “US” and the so-called “flaming onion” (ordnance mark). The bayonet featured a handle made of black composite and came with a fiberglass scabbard.