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Title Socket bayonet
Nationality Danish
Period 1855
Price £120.00
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I think, from the style of the marks, that this must date from the mid-19th century. There are two small Danish arsenal marks (initial under crown), one on the shank and one on the muzzle ring. It has Kyhl's leaf-spring system (unique to Denmark) for securing it to the musket, instead of the conventional locking ring.

It has a 19.5" triangular, fullered blade, with 20% trace of what looks like an old browning finish. The internal muzzle ring diameter is 20mm.

I am not familiar with Danish muskets, but can only guess that this must have been for a percussion muzzle loader. This sort of bayonet may well have been used in the Danish war of 1864 against Prussia and Austria.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Danish : 19th Century]


The parcel has arrived - at the time you indicated.

The sword lives up to expectations and looks even better than on the website. The detail and etching is superb.

Thanks so much for your help and the extra information.

R P, UK, 27.02.2016

I recieved the medal today and I am very pleased with the quality. It is in excellent condition, both the medal and the ribbon, for an original.

M T, UK, 30.11.2006