This badge was privately made on the orders of Lord Beresford to distinguish his police for the city of Alexandria when he had to maintain peace on the streets there after the landing of the British forces in 1882.
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My Arisaka arrived at 9.00am. Very prompt delivery and excellent packaging! The blade is superb.. and just what I was after, its in very fine condition and just as you described.. I've referenced it in my copy of Raymond La Bar's book "Bayonets of Japan".
Many thanks, Chris, once again its been a pleasure doing business!
S A, UK, 14.08.2012
The bayonet arrived at 8.00 this morning! It's excellent, just what I was after and I'm well pleased with it!