2N Bayonet Collection

M/1962

Knife bayonet for finnish Valmet Rk-62 Assault rifle. Blades were first clipped short, later clipped long(er). Maker names were not used in handles before 70's. M62 pattern is used also in combat and presentation knives.

1962->1988

 BLADE BLANKS

Totally unfinished m62 blade. Judging from thickness, an early pattern blade.

Half-finished m62 blade. Thinner and better cast than previous blank, so I guess this is late pattern.

 1ST PATTERN (62->65 EARLY 70'S)

1st pattern m62, short clipped and very uncommoon blued, not phosphate finished, blade. Note to long edge on upper part of blade.

1st pattern m62, short clipped blade. Note to long edge on upper part of blade.

 2ND PATTERN (65 -> EARLY 70'S)

Early pattern m62, long clipped blade, unmarked handle.

Honor Guard (Kaartin pataljoona)

2nd pattern m62, long clipped blade. White honor guard scabbard.

 3RD PATTERN (70'S-88)

In 70's Fiskars and Hackman started to mark their bayonets on handle. Three variations: Hackman, narrow font Fiskars and broad font Fiskars.

Fiskars

Fiskars marked M62, broad font.

Fiskars

Export

Fiskars manufactured M62, broad font. Scabbard is civilian version #1 (crinkled leather, same as in milspec scabbards).

Hackman

Export

Hackman manufactured M62. Scabbard is export/civilian version #2 (smooth leather).

M76 RESERVIST BAYONET

Fiskars manufactured M62 (narrow font) with M76 scabbard. These bayonets were sold with reservist Valmet M76 Semi-automatic assault rifle.

M76

Fiskars manufactured M62, narrow font. Parade or gift version. Marked with Finnish Army Tower, blade and scabbard. Blade also marked ”SUOMI III (FINLAND III)”

Possibly trophy? Third place?

 

Fiskars

Parade