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Title Plug bayonet with scabbard
Nationality English
Period c 1685
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This is a private purchase officer's weapon for use with a fusil, a lighter form of musket than that of the other ranks' issue weapon. This represents the first use of the bayonet in warfare.

The grip would appear to be fruitwood with brass mounts (the quillons being in the shape of the top half of a naked woman). The number '12' is inked onto the grip (possibly an armoury number). The blade (15.5" long) is a re-formed smallsword blade and has extensive brass inlay on the flat surface of the forte. The rare part, of course, is the scabbard. These do not normally survive from this era. It also has a small leather frog.

The condition throughout is excellent for the age. The blade has some grey age patina. The scabbard leather has some age wrinkles, but is otherwise in a good state.

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

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : English : 17th Century]


Very pleased with the cavalry sword, a very unusual piece.

S G, UK, 17.08.2018

Chris, got the buckle thanks and what a beauty, posted it on the forum already (war relics forum) I mod the buckle forum I have put a thanks to you on there with your site title so might drum up a bit of business for you :)

B E, UK, 13.12.2011