Rare British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1918 by Vickers ltd. Vickers began production of the P1907 in mid 1917, with a total production of only 10,000 bayonets.
The 432mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in very good condition with a few tiny nicks along the edge. The ricasso retains its original blueing and is marked with George V crowned royal cypher over the pattern date 1907 and the date of manufacture 4 ’18 below which is stamped the Vickers logo and the Vickers name.
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, War Department arrow and three Enfield inspection and acceptance stamps.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel retain their original blued finish and are in very good condition. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order. The grip scales are in very good condition and are both bear crowned inspection stamps.
The bayonet is complete with its brown leather scabbard with a teardrop frog stud. The scabbard is in very good condition. The steel locket and chape retain their original blueing with some minor wear. The stitching is intact and strong and the bayonet sheathes smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a very good example of a hard to find, Vickers made P1907 bayonet.