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19th century socket bayonet with turned hardwood handlel

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19th century socket bayonet with a hollowground tri-sectional blade that tapers and bends down to the tip. Downwards turn-type towards the tip. Various arsenal marks stamped on the ricasso and the nr 360. The side of the stem is also stamped between the socket and the blade with a 5 point star and a crown over the letters GH. The socket has been mounted onto a beautifully turned hardwood handle which has nice age patina and woodgrain. These bayonets can be used for hand to hand combat (for naval boarding). Blade length is 17 inches / 44 cm. The mouth of the socket is approx. 2 cm. The overall length of the bayonet including the handle is 26 inches / 66 cm. Dark age patina overall and in good condition. Only some slight peppering in the middle and towards the tip of the blade

This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 18 September, 2012.