Bayonet, Pattern:1907 third type; Wilkinson Sword Company; July 1918; 2017.003

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Name/Title

Bayonet, Pattern:1907 third type

About this object

One of two sword bayonets that belonged to the Messenger family. Both of these sword bayonets are for Short Magazine Lee Enfield (SMLE) rifles.

There is a clearance hole drilled through the pommel, wooden grips are attached either side of the steel tang.

The scabbard is made of black leather with raised stitching down the spine and steel locket and chape. It appears to have been made or refurbished in 1943 and so may not be the original scabbard.

Maker

Wilkinson Sword Company

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

July 1918

Place Made

United Kingdom

Medium and Materials

Steel, wood, leather

Inscription and Marks

On left ricasso: Large crown over GR / 1907 / 7 18 / WILKINSON
On right ricasso: Broad arrow / X and three Enfield Inspection marks
Pommel: NZ

Scabbard
Along stitch line: ?(CLIFF)WALSALL 1943 followed by a broad arrow.
On chape and locket: M/44

Measurements

583H x 70W x 35D mm

Object Type

Bayonets

Object number

2017.003

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