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This rare pattern 1856/58 British sword bayonet was made for the Model 1853, .577 calibre Enfield (2-band) rifled infantry short-musket.
These bayonets were both issued to British units and exported in large numbers to both the Union and Confederate armies during the American Civil War.
This bayonet is a typical export example, as it does not bear British military issue or War Department ownership stamps.
The 577mm yataghan blade has a flat spine and broad single fuller on both sides. The recurved blade is double-edged for the last 120mm. The blade was service sharpened and retains its fighting edge.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade is 22 inches (56 cm) long and the overall length of the piece is 27 ½ inches (70 cm).
It weigh 800 grams.
~ Condition ~
The blade developed a nice patina and remains free of damage.
The grip has some combat usage but its overall condition is fine. Please see the pictures.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £18, international at cost and it can be viewed in our shop.