Item #: BB18 -- A U.S. M1908 Ross Bayonet Fighting Knife Conversion -- $125.00
A U.S. Ross bayonet as imported from Canada, later converted to a fighting knife by grinding away the muzzle ring and forward quillon and welding the pommel to remove the groove and accommodations for the release button, etc. The obverse grip scale stamped with flaming bomb and "U.S." and the tang stamped at the back with crowned '4'. Interestingly, the blade and obverse grip scale have been cut with three notches -- kills in the trenches of the First World War, perhaps? Overall GC; blade very sharp. An interesting example, lacking the sheath.