Object Title

Bayonet

Bayonet

Date

1858-1899

Object Number

X.747

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 82, 39, crowned S over 2. Guard stamped crowned S over 18. Blade stamped L, crowned S over 14 and remains of maker's mark, crowned head in profile (Weyersberg), B.3, crowned S over 18.

Associations

Places Britain