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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]


My order arrived this morning, thanks for the prompt delivery.

Two excellent original pieces, I must say.

Buckle is in minty condition retaining so much detail esp plummage on eagle's neck and chest, like to see those 'creases' on the legs also... a beautiful example of an early O&C buckle.

Belt is very interesting, rather thin, CROUPON stamped and also behind the tongue...maybe Allegmeine but no SS markings as you state. Beautiful piece none the less.

Thanks for a speedy transaction Chris, I am very happy with my purchase :)

B M, United Kingdom, 26.10.2018

Just a quick line to advise that the badges have arrived in good condition and I am very pleased with them.

Thanks again for your prompt and kind attention.

P M, Australia, 03.10.2012