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British 1888 MK I Type 2 Lee Metford Sword Bayonet and Leather Scabbard, Wilkinson, London
Enfield Lee Metford 1888 Mark 1, Type 2 Bayonet made by Wilkinson, London, issued to British and allied forces during the Boer War and WW1. The pommel is stamped '3.EX' and 143 underneath that. Blade is in excellent condition, double edged with medial ridge running from the ricasso to the blade tip, ricasso of the blade is marked 8 91 below the V.R. and Crown identifying the bayonet as being manufactured in August 1891, there are considerable other markings too indicating its long life of issue, inspection and re-issue. The reverse of the ricasso is stamped with inspection marks and 'WD' and War Department broad arrow. Bayonet comes complete with its black leather scabbard which is marked 3019 on the throat, tear drop frog stud, which is also marked under the retaining clip with the crown and date along with the broad arrow and crown on the rear leather. The scabbard is in excellent condition, a very nice presentable bayonet.

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