I have one of these repro bayonets. It was relatively inexpensive on eBay. I bought it knowing it was made in China and imported and distributed by someone in the US. The scabbard is functional, but not an attempt at a repro of the original AK47 bayonet scabbard. The bayonet blade is clearly mark "CHINA". The blade is very well made and is not like any other ComBloc AK47 blade, either European or Asian. It is not configured/shaped or finished the same as any other original one. It has a false edge and is finished in black. The cast machined cross guard, muzzle ring and latch assemble are either very close copies or the same as the originals. The same goes for the pommel. These could indeed be left over original parts or made on the same machinery. The Chinese "Chu" wood grips are also virtually the same as the originals and may well interchange with other AK 47 bayonet grips either wood or plastic. The one I received mounted on an imported AK47 rifle clone, but was a little tight fitting. Maybe because of both being new. I am not sure what the finish is on the metal surfaces. It may well be paint, but it is nicely done. Overall a very nicely made and substantial bayonet, but not a very true replica. Also not very usable as any thing except as a bayonet or wall hanger as the shape of the hilt makes it difficult to use as a knife. M.