Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1855-1899

Object Number

X.6857

Provenance

Found in stores.

Physical Description

Pipe backed.

Dimensions

BladeLength23.8in
OverallLength28.7in

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

P J Lankester, ''Land Transort Corps swords' in the Royal Armouries: and interim summary', Royal Armouries Yearbook, 6, 2001, pp. 55-71, at p. 70, n. 17.

Notes

For the pattern generally see I D Skennerton and R Richardson, British and Commonwealth Bayonets, Margate, Australia, 1984, pp. 121-24 (no. B160). Skennerton and Richardson, in part following Watts and White, distinguish and early version of the pattern, probably dating to before 1858 and probably corresponding with X.136, on which the leaf spring is slightly shorter and attached by a rivet rather than a screw and where the grip is more faintly checkered than on the later version. X.135 appears to correspond but the grip is somewhat less faintly checkewred than on the example illustrated by Skennerton and Richardson.
For other examples of this probably early version so far noted in the Royal Armouries, see entry for X.136, under Notes.