Object Title

Bayonet (sangin)

Bayonet (sangin)



Object Number



Acquired before 1859. Probably from Seringapatam, 1799.

Physical Description

The socket is in the form of a tiger's head. The underside of the neck is slotted for a bayonet stud, and a swivel retaining ring runs in a groove at the base. The head is decorated with tiger stripes. The blade is made in the form of a tiger stripe (bubri).


Internal socketDiameter20 mm
OverallLength144 mm
SocketLength28 mm


Bibliographic References

J. Hewitt, Official catalogue of the Tower Armouries, London, 1859, no. xv.408.

W. Egerton, An illustrated handbook of Indian arms London, 1880, no. 586T, p. 124.

Viscount Dillon, Illustrated guide to the Armouries, London, 1910, no. 513, p. 31.

Thom Richardson, An introduction to Indian arms and armour, Leeds, Royal Armouries, 2007: 37

T Capwell Knives, daggers and bayonets, London, 2009: 232


Acquired with the musket barrel XXVIF.46.