Object Title

Knife bayonet - M1

Knife bayonet - M1

Date

1944

Object Number

XXII.10

Physical Description

All steel,one piece hilt and blade with black,plastic grips. The grips are attached by a single screw bolt. Each grip is 'chequered'by a series of narrow horizontal grooves. The pommel has a shallow 'T' section groove and an internal spring which operates on a catch in the base of the groove. The blade is single edged with a fuller on each face. The release catch of the bayonet is positioned at the base of the hilt above the forward quillon. A scabbard of olive drab plastic survives by, Victory Plastics Company. With PR.11077.

Dimensions

OverallLength14.5in
BladeLength9.8in

Inscriptions and Marks

Pommel,H. Outer Ricasso, U.C.,U.S.(the two letters of this abbreviation are separated by a flaming grenade. Scabbard with U.S. contained by flaming grenade on locket. Inner face of scabbard VP,14 _ _ _ _

Associations

Notes

A.Carter&J.Walter 'The Bayonet'p.121