British WW1 Pattern 1907 bayonet made in 1915 by the Wilkinson Sword Company, London. The bayonet was later sold for service in the Middle East. The pommel is stamped with script that could be Farsi, Arabic or Persian.
The 435mm single-edged blade has a long narrow fuller and rounded spine. The edge was factory sharpened. The blade is in very good condition and retains its fighting edge. The ricasso retains its blued finish.
The ricasso is marked with a crown and G.R. (George V), the pattern date 1907 above the date of manufacture 9 ’15 (September 1915). The manufacturer’s name, “Wilkinson” is stamped at the base of the ricasso.
The obverse ricasso bears a bend test stamp and three Enfield inspection stamps. The stamps on both sides of the ricasso are worn. This was probably done when the bayonet was sold out of UK service and refurbished by its new owners.
The crosspiece, muzzle ring and pommel retain their blued finish and are in excellent condition. The press-stud catch is in perfect working order and the grip scales are in good used condition.
The pommel bears what I believe to be Farsi or Persian script although I am unable to translate it. The obverse of the pommel bears a British sold out of service stamp.
The bayonet is complete with its black leather scabbard with a teardrop frog stud. The steel locket and chape retain their original black finish. The stitching is intact and strong and the bayonet is held firmly within the scabbard.
This is a great example of a Wilkinson made WW1 P1907 bayonet that was sold for service in the Middle East.
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