Object Title

Knife and scabbard

Knife and scabbard

Date

1900-1999

Object Number

XXII.297

Provenance

West Yorkshire Police (property office), Bradford, 24 November 2000; formerly the property of Mr Gale.

Physical Description

An Indian manufacture Model 1907 bayonet that has been cut down, either as a more practical bayonet for use in jungle fighting or as a dagger. The blade has been very neatly ground down, and the fullers removed, and a false edge had been ground onto the tip of the blade. A deep notch has also been cut into the blade about an inch from the crossguard. The Muzzle rind, two piece wooden grips and pommel with press-stud and locking ring, have all been left unaltered. They are blued. The scabbard comprises the original chape and locket, but on a much shortened leather body. These are retained by the usual steel staples.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall: 297 mm (11.75 in) (297 mm), blade: 175 mm (7 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

On blade, at shoulder: Crowned G.R.I/MK.II/4 42/RFI. On other side; IS over 28/IS over 63/ 202.

Associations

Places India

Notes

The father of Mr Gale served in India during the Second World War.