Object Title

Naval boarding knife - Naval boarding knife bayonet, Pattern 1833, with scabbard

Naval boarding knife - Naval boarding knife bayonet, Pattern 1833, with scabbard

Date

about 1833

Object Number

PR.12071

Provenance

SUSSEX POLICE HQ

Physical Description

A scarce example with its leather sheath. The blade is made from obsolete socket bayonet stock. The guard is of brass, the hilt of wood with a steel lanyard ring. It is believed that a steel scabbard also can be found with some of these knives. (From R.E. Flook, 'A Photographic Primer of Military Knives').

Dimensions

BayonetWeight155g
BayonetWeight0.34lb
Bayonet, with scabbardWeight220g
Bayonet, with scabbardWeight0.5lb
Bladelength6.7in.
Bladelength170mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number NVN

Inscriptions and Marks

Initial
B
blade
stamped
guard
stamped

Associations

Places France