This fearsome and rare sword bayonet was made for use with the Austrian Lorenz Jaeger Carbine. Lorenz rifles and carbines were used extensively during the American Civil War. The Lorenz M1854 sword bayonet was one of the rarer bayonets used.
The 590mm single-edged blade has a flat spine with a broad ¾ length fuller and tapers to a spear point. The blade was service sharpened and retains a fighting edge. It measures 34 mm wide at the ricasso with a gradual taper and is double-edged for the last 150 mm.
The spine is 9 mm at the shoulder and bears two armoury stamps. The bayonet has a 108 mm socket with a helical mortice slot and a muzzle ring diameter of 23 mm. The locking ring moves freely and is in good working order.
The bayonet is in good condition with a mild salt & pepper patina. The elbow is stamped with an X above the number 3961 which is over-stamped with 841. The obverse of the elbow bears armoury stamps.
The bayonet is complete with its original leather covered wooden scabbard with steel mounts. The scabbard is in good condition. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly from the scabbard.
This is a rarely encountered Austro-Hungarian bayonet. One of the rarer bayonets used during the American Civil War.