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Title Enfield cutlass bayonet, model 1859, 2nd pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1860
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This was introduced in 1859 for the Royal Navy to supply a need for a cutlass and a bayonet in one weapon for the naval rifle of the era, a .577 Enfield cap and ball weapon. This is a Weyersberg & Kirschbaum example, ie a Solingen blade. It has all the usual British inspector's marks of the Solingen office, both on the pommel and blade.

This is an unmodified example, ie it has not been converted for Martini-Henry use, and is quite a hard piece to source with a scabbard.

The blade (26.75" long) has a very lightly pitted surface throughout, with signs of sharpening from service use. The leather grips are in good shape, with a little wear, and appear to have been lacquered. Although the leather of the scabbard is essentially in good shape, the seam has gone for some three-quarters of its length, but with only minor shrinkage resulting. Most of the original nap of the leather has gone.

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

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


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