Extremely rare, British East India Company Sapper and Miner’s sword bayonet made by Heighington. Designed to fit a British Sapper’s and Miner’s P1841 Carbine, it also fits all the East India Company pattern muskets with a .75 bore and the straight style F pattern bayonet spring catch.
This bayonet has a 565mm single edged blade with a flat spine and deep single fuller on both sides. The last 12cm of the top edge is sharpened and the blade terminates in a spear point. The blade is in good condition and free of rust, with only mild age related tarnish and some small areas of very shallow pitting. This bayonet was manufactured between 1847 and 1853, when John Heightington traded from Broadsley Mills in Birmingham. The spine is stamped with the maker’s name and the ricasso bears a stamp of the number “2” over the number “4.”
This very hard to find bayonet has a total length of 698mm and is in overall great condition with a nice grey age patina.
Guaranteed original, this is a “must have” bayonet for many collectors.