Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1992

Object Number

XXI.89

Provenance

Purchased 19 February 1992.

Physical Description

A very good copy of an 18th century plug bayonet. It comprises a broad steel blade with a full length true edge and short false edge. The barbell crosspiece is of brass, as is the pommel which has a brass finial which is on this example, purely decorative. The grip is of turned, light close grained wood, tapering down towards the pommel.

Dimensions

OverallLength14.25 in
BladeLength9 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade: Moon with face.

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

Manufactured for historical re-enactment by M Hinchcliffe.
The register records that this bayonet was purchased from Mr R Lee and XXI.88 from Mr Tenniswood but there are reasons for thinking that the vendors names may have been transposed - see note of 26/06/02 by PJL on inventory file.