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Title Plug bayonet, silver mounted with ivory grip
Nationality English
Period c 1715
Sold
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This is an officer's plug bayonet from the early years of George I. In extremis, the weapon could be mounted in the barrel of a musket, but would have been carried perhaps more as a symbol of rank. The quillons are in the form of David (of Old Testament fame!) with a sword in one hand and Goliath's head in the other.

The blade (nearly 13.5" long x 1.5" at the forte) is probably a cut down sword blade and is engraved with GR and a crown at the forte, the 'R' being largely polished out. There are no hallmarks on the mounts.

There are some minor age splits to the ivory and some yellow staining near the guard. There are some old pit marks on one side of the blade which have been cleaned out. There is no scabbard.

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


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : English : 18th Century]

testimonials

[From a vendor, rather than a buyer]

I'm delighted that you are happy with the badge and I hope you can sell it to someone who will value owning it.

I tried to sell it on eBay but they won't accept Nazi items. I then contacted several dealers via a Google search who mostly offered me 40-50 after some haggling. Most of the other dealers tried to conceal its true value in their replies and also lacked manners which doesn't inspire confidence.

Ultimately it's about trust. I should think that most prospective sellers have done their own research and therefore know roughly what their item is worth. You were the only dealer who had the integrity to concede that my valuation was approximately correct and I respect your comment that you can't offer this as you need to make a profit. Your honest approach is greatly appreciated and I felt comfortable taking the risk in sending it to you.

Thank you for a smooth transaction

C D, UK, 01.07.2015

Thank you for your excellent service, I'm very pleased with both the items.

R L, UK, 26.02.2010

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