French M1886 Lebel Bayonet with Shortened Blade
Cruciform spike blade, shortened to 8.5 inches from the original 20.5. Cast white metal (alloy) grip, hilt with hooked quillon and notched muzzle ring. Round locking button with cross-hatching. No scabbard.
The locking button works and the bayonet looks like it will still mount to a rifle, but it has been shortened so far that it may well have been used as a fighting knife. Dark patina to hilt and blade, some pitting towards tip of blade. Hilt has inspection marks and is numbered ‘67576’. Two inspection marks to blade just above hilt.