This British WWII, No.4 Mk II Bayonet was christened “The pig sticker” by the troops to which it was issued. It was an unpopular bayonet because unlike other bayonets it could not be used as a utility knife. It had only one function.
This bayonet is in excellent condition and made by the Singer factory in Scotland as indicated by their war time dispersal code “N67.” The dispersal code is stamped on the socket block and the catch mechanism. The socket block also bears the pattern designation, No.4 Mk II and the War Department arrow.
The spike bayonet is complete with its blackened steel scabbard.