British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1915 by J. A. Chapman. Chapman produced 300,000 1907 pattern bayonets.
The 430mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in great condition with some small, cleaned spots of shallow pitting.
The ricasso retains its original blueing and is marked with the pattern date 1907 and the date of manufacture 08 ’15 below which is stamped Chapmans’ JAC makers’ mark.
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, War Department arrow and three Enfield inspection and re-issue stamps along with an additional date stamp for 1924.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel retain their blued finish. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order. The pommel and crosspiece have some mild pitting. The grip scales are in good used condition.
The bayonet is complete with its brown leather scabbard with a teardrop rog stud. The scabbard is in good condition. The steel locket and chape retain their blueing with some shallow pitting. The leather is strong, and the stitching is intact. The bayonet sheathes smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a very nice example of an early, Great War, Chapman made P1907 bayonet.