Rare pre-World War One Hooked Quillon bayonet made at the Royal Small Arms Factory, Enfield in September 1909 and issued to the South Staffordshire Regiment.
The 432mm, single edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The blade retains its factory sharpened edge and is bright and clean. Overall, the blade is in very good condition.
The ricasso retains its original blueing and is marked with the crowned cypher of Edward VII over the pattern date 1907 and the date of manufacture 9 ‘09 below which is stamped EFD. The obverse ricasso bears the War Department broad arrow, bend test stamp and three Enfield inspection and acceptance stamps.
The hooked quilloned crosspiece retains its original blueing with very shallow pitting. The steel pommel has very shallow pitting and is stamped with S. STF over 343. The wooden grip scales are in good condition with age and use-related marks and colouration. The scales and are held firmly in place by the two original screws. The push button locking mechanism is in good condition and the action is crisp.
The bayonet is complete with its black leather scabbard with a teardrop stud. The scabbard is in good condition. The leather and stitching are strong. The bayonet sheathes and draws smoothly and is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a good example of the iconic and rare British hooked quillon P1907 bayonet complete with unit markings.
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