Italian M1891 Carcano Bayonet by Terni
Straight single-fullered knife blade, double-edged for last 7cm. Straight steel hilt with muzzle ring and rounded finial, steel pommel, wood scale grips attached with rivets. Scabbard of smooth steel with blackened finish, with frog hook. Overall length 41cm (16 inches), blade length 29cm (11.5 inches).
Maker’s marked ‘Terni ‘ (Fabbrica D'Armi Di Terni) on ricasso. Unreadable oval stamp on the other side, probably an inspection mark. Serial number ‘AB 4725’ on the hilt.
This model fits the 6.5mm M1891 Mannlicher-Carcano rifle used in WW1 and WW2, the M1891/24 conversions used in WW2, and some late production versions of the M1891 TS carbine. They had nearly a 50 year service life alongside these rifles, from 1891 through to 1938.
Blade is bright with a few small pits around the front end of the fuller. Some nicks to the edge. A few small dings to the wooden grips consistent with use. Dents to butt end of pommel. Scabbard is the less common plain steel tube, and retains almost all of its original finish with minimal denting.