Object Title

Cutlass Bayonet - Pattern No.3 1859 Naval Model, Verney's catch

Cutlass Bayonet - Pattern No.3 1859 Naval Model, Verney's catch

Date

about 1861

Object Number

PR.6795

Provenance

Gifted with the Pattern Room by the Ministry of Defence, August 2005

Physical Description

Heavy steel bowl guard with fixing for the bayonet bar and slot for Verney's scabbard catch. The grip is formed of two scales of pressed chequered leather secured by four pins. The blade is slightly curved and is unfullered. The tip is sharpened on both sides, the back being 12.5 in (318mm) long.
The lether scabbard has polished steel chape and scabbard mouth. Verney's spring catch is fixed to the left side of the scabard. On the right side is the frog stud.

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength26.75inches
BladeLength680mm
BladeWidth1.5inches
BladeWidth38mm
ScabbardLength28.75inches
ScabbardLength730mm
ScabbardWeight0.34kg
OverallLength32.5inches
OverallLength825mm
BayonetWeight1.095kg
CombinedWeight1.43kg

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 486A

Inscriptions and Marks

Inspectors mark?
crown over S over 14
right side of blade
stamp
Maker's mark
crowned head in profile
left side of blade
stamp

Associations

Notes

The catch design was proposed by Lieut. Verney, RN and approved for fitting in the List of Changes (para. 369) on 19 September 1861. This example is likely to be the sealed pattern version.
The blade was made in Solingen and accepted as such, the likely maker was Weyersberg Bros.