Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

about 1858

Object Number

X.761

Physical Description

Beaked steel pommel, slotted to the rear for the rifle-bar, and fitted with a leaf-spring catch attached to the grip by a screw, and operated by a button on the inside. Domed A-based reinforce around the tang above the knuckle-guard. Dished steel knuckle-guard, pierced to a rectangular slot for the sword-knot towards the pommel, broadening to form symmetrical bowl in front of the hand; almond shaped reinforce around the blade above and below the guard.

Inscriptions and Marks

Pommel struck on inside: 35. Blade struck on outside: E over 1 (B?); on back: B over I over crown over 18.

Associations

Places Britain