Is it still in the scabbard? If it had gone through a fire, then cooled slowly, being run over like Edokko said would allow it to bend like that without breaking. If it's still in the scabbard, the blade could be in two or three pieces inside there and only the untempered scabbard showing the bend.
I wonder what effect a mortar round or grenade blowing up right beside a bayonet would have?
Definately a Japanese bayonet still in the scabbard! Bayonets are not uncommon finds on Peleliu but this speciman "grabbed" by attention because it is curved. Found at the mouth of a cave. Maybe the owner customized it?? Strange.
Very possible. It could have been inside and cooked for a while as the cave and ammo inside burned. It looks too perfect though?? Man, here I thought this was the rarest bayonet ever! Sorry about the bad pic. It's difficult to get good, clear shots in the Peleliu jungle due to dark condtions. I had to retake the shot of this print with my digital too.
Hi Edokko! Winter is on its way to Anchorage, snow is about a third of the way down the mountains, and we will likely have some in town in another two weeks or so! I have not been posting much lately, no new treasures added to the collection recently. When I check the board it is usually in the wee hours and there is not much for me to add.
I think I have heard there has been some aurora activity, but I have not seen any myself yet. I just stepped out on the deck to check for you but it is very cloudy tonight! Back when I used to have a cabin up in Talkeetna, it was most impressive!