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Title Enfield artillery bayonet, model 1858
Nationality British
Period c 1860
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This is the second pattern Enfield sword bayonet, which initially was issued to artillery units for the small carbine, but could also be mounted on the short two-band rifle. This particular model is a volunteer example with no markings whatsoever, other than a very faint maker's mark on the back of the blade at the forte.

The scabbard has suffered some damage at the base and has been repaired quite competently. However, there is still a one-and-a-half inch split on the brazing seam of the bottom mount. There is some old pitting to both surfaces of the blade at the point, largely polished off now. The chequered leather grips are superb, quite the nicest I have seen on one of these for some time. Approximately three-quarters of the scabbard seam has opened up, due to the stitching rotting over time or whatever.

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

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


Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Just wanted to thank you very much for finding the sword - you have made C's day and therefore mine!

A J, UK, 04.05.2006