1897 Dated, Enfield 1888 Pattern MK II Sword Bayonet For Lee Metford Rifles To 1st Battalion, Lanarkshire Yeomanry Regiment, Scabbard & Frog. ED 2096.
The Lanarkshire Yeomanry Regiment was first raised in 1819. The Regiment sponsored two companies of Yeomanry in 1900, for service in the South African War. The Regiment served as a dismounted Infantry Regiment in WW1 and provided two Field Artillery Regiments in the Second World War, before being amalgamated into The Queen's Own Lowland Yeomanry in 1956. This is a nice 1897 Dated, Enfield made, 1888 Pattern MK II Sword bayonet for Lee Metford rifles which were used by British troops during The Boer Wars & into WW1. It has a clean 12" blade with medial ridge. The blade is stamped at the ricasso with the ‘Flat top’ Crown & VR (Victoria Regina) together with date ‘10 97’ (October 1897). The reverse is stamped with War Dept WD & arrow together with Enfield inspection mark. The back of the blade also has an inspection mark. The pommel is Regimentally marked '1 Y LNK' to the 1st Battalion, Lanarkshire Yeomanry, together with number '422'. It’s grips are excellent and undamaged. The bayonet is complete with original black leather scabbard with steel locket and chape. The throat mount is stamped '298'. Also included is it's webbing frog with single belt loop. All leather & stitching of the scabbard and frog are in tact. Price for this Yeomanry marked piece includes UK delivery. ED 2096.
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