British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1912 by the Wilkinson Sword Company, London. The bayonet was re-issued to the Australian 2nd Military District during WW2.
The 436mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in excellent condition. The ricasso retains its blued finish.
The ricasso is marked with a crown and E.R. (Edward VII), the pattern date 1907 above the date of manufacture 3 ’12 (March 1912). This indicates that the blade was an earlier made blank that was finished after the death of Kind Edward VII in 1910. The manufacturer’s name, “Wilkinson” is stamped at the base of the ricasso.
The obverse ricasso bears a Broad Arrow, bend test stamp and three factory inspection stamps.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel retain their original blued finish and are in excellent condition. The crosspiece is stamped with 2 MD 22967. The pommel is stamped with the Australian Defence Department ownership mark. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order and the grip scales are in good used condition.
The bayonet is complete with its black leather scabbard with a teardrop frog stud. The steel locket and chape retain their original finish. The stitching is intact and strong and the bayonet is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a great example of a Wilkinson made WW1 P1907 bayonet with an interesting history. Re-issued to the Australian 2nd Military District for WW2.
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