Rare British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1918 by Vickers ltd. Vickers only produced 10,000 1907 pattern bayonets.
The 432mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was service sharpened. The blade is in good condition with some tiny nicks along the edge. The ricasso is marked with a George V crowned royal cypher over the pattern date 1907 and the date of manufacture 9 ’18 beside which is stamped the Vickers logo above the Vickers name. The stamps on the ricasso have been over polished and are faint.
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp, War Department arrow and three Enfield inspection and acceptance stamps.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel are in good condition but have been over polished and so have lost their original blued finish. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order and the pommel is stamped with the issue number 3238. Only faint traces of the regimental marking remain. The grip scales are in good condition with use and age-related dings and wear.
The bayonet is complete with its scabbard with a teardrop frog stud. The scabbard is in good condition. The stitching is intact and strong and the bayonet sheathes smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a rare, Vickers made P1907 bayonet with wear commensurate with issued service.
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