Category: bayonet

British Samurai Bayonets – 1907 Pattern &amp…

British Samurai Bayonets – 1907 Pattern & Arisaka

There is a connection between WW1 era British bayonets and Japanese samurai swords and knives that most people don’t know about. Here we look at the 1907 pattern British bayonet and its inspiration the Type 30 Arisaka.

victoriansword: British Pattern 1856 Yataghan…

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British Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonets

EIGHT 1856 PATTERN ENFIELD BAYONETS each in its scabbard; one with its leather frog (two missing their press studs) the first: 57.5 cm; 22 ¾ in blade

A Set of Fireplace Tools and Andirons Made fro…

A Set of Fireplace Tools and Andirons Made from French Mle. 1874 Bayonets for the Gras Rifle

victoriansword: A Bayonet for the Jacobs Rifle…

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A Bayonet for the Jacobs Rifle

Jacob’s Rifle sword bayonet, 73.5cm double fullered blade, characteristic half basket hilt pierced with scroll work, two-piece chequered leather grips, contained in its steel mounted leather scabbard.

victoriansword: Sword Bayonet Made in Germany …

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Sword Bayonet Made in Germany for the Brazilian Light Minie Rifle, c.1860s

This bayonet was made in Germany by Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) to fit a minie rifle that was being made in Liege for Brazil. They were redirected to the U.S. during the American Civil War. This bayonet could have been used in the U.S. or Brazil, and is often misidentified as a Sea Service Enfield. Brass grip, iron crossguard, steel blade.

victoriansword: A theory about the swords sho…

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A theory about the swords shown in the Angelo lessons poster, and Roworth manual. Check out this sword that was sold last year, attributed to the London and Westminster volunteers (who Roworth and Angelo are most certainly linked)

Notice that both the Angelo poster and first edition Roworth show what looks like a fairly short, straight, simple stirrup hilted sword, and also that on the Angelo lessons poster most of the troops are carrying carbines. Now go back to the sword I linked to. 30.5" blade, straight and stirrup hilted sword bayonet to be used with a carbine, and attributed to the same Volunteer unit.

Clearly the system is intended for all swords when on foot, but is this the sword (sword bayonet) that is being displayed? Lastly, if it is, are they referring to it as a broadsword? Which would be logical.

–Nick Thomas, Academy of Historical Fencing

Ornate Italian hunting bayonet, 18th century.

Ornate Italian hunting bayonet, 18th century.

from Hermann Historica

victoriansword: British Chest of Arms, c.1830 …

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British Chest of Arms, c.1830

Made by Woolley, Sargant and Fairfax. Pine Chest containing twelve flintlock musketoons, pistols, bayonets and cutlasses

Photo from the Butterfield & Butterfield auction catalog for the Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson bequest to the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in October of 1996, and now in the collection of the Royal Armouries in Leeds.

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Sabre vs. bayonet, British, 1860.

Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver with folding …

Lefaucheux type pinfire revolver with folding bayonet, Belgium, mid 19th century.

from Helios Auctions