British WW2 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1942 by the Wilkinson Sword Company. Wilkinson was the only producer of P1907 bayonets during WW2.
The 435mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in near mint condition and retains its factory edge, blued ricasso and sand blasted finish.
The ricasso is marked with a faint (sand blasted) crown and G.R., the pattern date 1907 above WSC and the date of manufacture 7 ’42 (July 1942).
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, War Department arrow and an Enfield inspection stamp.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel retain their original blued finish and are in excellent condition. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order and the grip scales are in good condition.
The bayonet is complete with its waxed black leather scabbard with a teardrop frog stud suggesting that this scabbard was made utilising refurbished WW1 stocks of lockets and chapes. The steel locket and chape retain their original black finish. The leather is stamped with a W which indicates that the leather was impregnated with hot paraffin and then polished. The hot waxing of scabbards was not done until 1923, The stitching is intact and strong and the bayonet sheathes smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a great example of a Wilkinson made WW2 P1907 bayonet.