French M1892 Mannlicher Berthier 2nd Pattern Bayonet
Single-fullered straight blade, wood grips (meaning that this is the 2nd pattern, the 1st having composite grips) secured with two rivets. The blade has notches near the hilt which engage with a mechanism locking the blade into the scabbard. Steel scabbard, brown leather frog. Hilt with muzzle ring and quillon. The quillon has been reduced in size, a modification carried out during WW1.
The quillon of the bayonet and the scabbard are both stamped with the serial number ‘8279’, indicating an original matching pair.
Some light patination to the blade, hilt and pommel. The wood grips are undamaged. The scabbard has numerous small dents to its lower section. The leather frog is in good condition, with all stitching intact.