10/11/17 - This is an original M1917 bayonet for a trench shotgun made during the Vietnam war. The bayonet hand guard is stamped "U.S. M1917" and "GEN CUT" for General Cutlery (the maker). The bayonet is in excellent condition and comes with an original scabbard. No signs of sharpening on alteration on the blade. Overall length is 22.5inches.