Object Title

Socket bayonet - Long Land pattern

Socket bayonet - Long Land pattern

Date

1800-1830

Object Number

X.966

Provenance

Old Tower Collection

Physical Description

The blade of triangular section, hollow ground on the two lower faces.

Techniques

Manufactured

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength17.25 in.
BladeLength438 mm
OverallLength22 in.
OverallLength559 mm
OverallWeight484 g
OverallWeight1.1 lbs oz.

Inscriptions and Marks

Blade stamped 'Crown' over '27', 'JOHN GILL' over '6'. The base of the lower ring is crudely marked 'V'.

Associations

Notes

John Gill is listed as being active between 1803-1817 in Birmingham. See WE May & Annis PGW, ' Swords for the Sea Service', London: HMSO, 1970, Vol. II, p.317.