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WWII CRUCIFORM SPIKE BAYONET No 4 MK 1
The original spike bayonet for the No 4 rifle, the cruciform shape was banned by the Geneva Convention and the Mk2 was introduced in 1940 with a plain round spike. Made by Singer Manufacturing 'SM'. Complete with Scabbard.
Only 7500 units were made. Adopted 1939
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- From what I've researched, the Singer Manufacturing Co. in Clydebank, Scotland produced 75,000 of the No.4 MK. I spike bayonet with cruciform blade.
.......... Bob Drury, Yorktown, VA, 26th of January 2013
- I don't know about Geneva Convention. For example, France had cruciform blades. It was a complex shape to machine, so the series of Mark II, II* and III were evolved to ever simpler manufacturing standards.
.......... R.J.Dennis, Cheltenham, U.K., 3rd of March 2012