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Posted 2 years ago

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lostone777
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The overall size of this knife or bayonet is 11 inches, with the blade at roughly 7.5 inches. It looks like a wooden handle with brass fittings in the wood. There are various markings, such as a crown, WD, and the numerals 97. Even with these markings, I have not been able to find an example that looks like this one and is the same size.

Can someone help me identify its origins and value? Thanks!

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  1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 2 years ago
    This appears to be a cut down and drastically altered British Pattern 1888 bayonet. The WD is the British War Department acceptance mark, and the crown over a VR indicates manufacture in the reign of Queen Victoria (Victoria Regina) under that is the issue date.
  2. lostone777, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the response. I was wondering if it had been "field altered" to be a combat knife...

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