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Title Socket bayonet
Nationality Danish
Period 1855
Price £120.00
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I think, from the style of the marks, that this must date from the mid-19th century. There are two small Danish arsenal marks (initial under crown), one on the shank and one on the muzzle ring. It has Kyhl's leaf-spring system (unique to Denmark) for securing it to the musket, instead of the conventional locking ring.

It has a 19.5" triangular, fullered blade, with 20% trace of what looks like an old browning finish. The internal muzzle ring diameter is 20mm.

I am not familiar with Danish muskets, but can only guess that this must have been for a percussion muzzle loader. This sort of bayonet may well have been used in the Danish war of 1864 against Prussia and Austria.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : Danish : 19th Century]


Thanks very much for the bayonet. I am very happy, I think your photos of your items are great because nothing is hidden and you can clearly see them. (Unlike some other dealers.) Everything was as you describe, I will be keeping a eye on your site for any further bayonets for my collection.

S W, UK, 10.01.2013

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D C, Canada, 16.02.2009