Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1858-1899

Object Number

X.765

Physical Description

German manufacture. 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 outside: crown over S over 1; D; on inside: 17.Guard stamped: crown over S over 18.Blade struck on back: C; crown over S over 18; on outside: makrer's mark of crowned profile head, T.

Associations

Places Britain