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Title Mannlicher NCO bayonet
Nationality Austrian
Period c 1914
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This is the classic Austro-Hungarian NCO bayonet, carried by NCOs as a mark of rank when off duty, but during WW1 were sometimes carried in lieu of swords by officers in front line areas. They were also worn in the Austrian republic.

This example will actually fit on a weapon, having a mobile locking device at the pommel. The ring was devised so that a bayonet knot could be threaded through it.

It has a nickel silver finish throughout and a fruitwood grip. There is a small crease on both sides of the scabbard, which fortunately has not affected the nickel silver finish and there is some minor rust speckling at the pommel. Otherwise it is in good shape. There are no issue ordnance stamps anywhere on the piece, as it is a private purchase item.

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

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Austrian : 20th Century]


Hanger arrived safe and sound 11.30ish today. Very pleased, it's as expected. Your excellent pics make all the difference in terms of confident buying over the net. As a matter of interest, the frog, which as you said is very a/f, is, as you thought, 'spot on'. On closer inspection it is a mk.1 Naval Frog, designated 'for cutlasses'. Date seems around 1860ish give or take.

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C W, UK, 20.04.2006

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C B, UK, 05.01.2006