M1843 knife bayonet for the 8 mm Mauser M1943 Short Rifle, was a replacement for the M1907 Artillery Bolo and the Machete Bayoneta Modelo 1941. It keeps the same blade’s profile and heavy crossguard as M1907 Artillery Bolo's. Short bolo knives such as this were horribly inefficient cutting implements and were universally hated by those who had to use them. These bayonets were produced at Fábrica de Armas de Toledo (Toledo Arms Factory).
Origin: Spain, after 1943.
Length 36,7 cm.
Blade: Straight single-edged blade with one fuller, double-edged near the tip. Sharp side is bent-in. Stamps near the hilt: “4800” and “V” on the one side and “NF” under the crown and “TOLEDO” on the other side. Length of the blade 24,5 cm, width 36,5 mm.
Hilt: Iron guard and pommel with carved wooden grip plates, fixed with two screws. Iron mechanism of fixing to the barrel. Stamps “O” and “33” on the guard.
Condition report: blade cleaned, with slight pitting from corrosion, some scratches and small dents. Iron parts of the grip with traces of corrosion, cleaned, numerous scratches. Grip plates worn down, with scratches and dents.