British 1907 Pattern WW1 Bayonet. Sanderson 1918

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Iconic British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1918 by Sanderson of Sheffield.

The 434mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was service sharpened. The blade is in good condition, bright and with only small patches of pale tarnish and very shallow pitting.

The ricasso retains its original blueing and is marked with a crown and GR (Georgius Rex) for King George V, over the pattern date 1907 and the date of manufacture 9 ’18 below which is stamped “Sanderson.”

The obverse ricasso bears the War Department broad arrow, bend test stamp and three Enfield inspection and acceptance stamps.

The crosspiece and muzzle ring retain their original blueing, as does the steel pommel. The wooden grip scales are in good condition with some marks and age related colouration. The scales are held firmly in place by the two original screws. The push button locking mechanism is in good condition and works well.

The bayonet is complete with its late war black leather scabbard with a round frog stud. The scabbard is in excellent condition. The leather is stamped with the War Department broad arrow, the letters W and BH over the date ’18. The stitching is intact and strong. The steel locket and chape retain their original blueing.

This is a better than average iconic British World War One Enfield bayonet.