Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1858-1899

Object Number

X.744

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 crown over S over 14, 22. Guard stamped crown over S over 1 (?). Blade struck crown over S;T over 1 (5?).

Associations

Places Britain