Bayonet Pattern 1875 Sword Bayonet Mk1
Bayonet Pattern 1875 Sword Bayonet Mk1

Bayonet Pattern 1875 Sword Bayonet Mk1

Weapon Specification
Date of Approval 7th June 1875
Length 25.63" (652mm)
Weight 1lb 9.5oz
Weapon Overview

During 1875 the RSAF extensively trailled a proposed pattern sword bayonet for issue to other ranks.  Duing the 1869 trials a similar weapon was included in the excercises, and the desirability for a bayonet which  served the men not only as a stabbing tool, but also a wood cutting saw.

In 1875 the new pattern was sealed and appeared in § 2954 as Bayonet, Sword Saw backed Mk1. The 20.25" (514mm) blade spine contained 33 agressive cutting teeth and a fullered blade. 962 were made in the 1875 production year, and a further 108 in 1880, however the bayonet was never adopted.

These bayonets were made at Enfield and also manufactured under contract at Solingen under contract. (see detailed image)

The bayonet pattern was issued for the Alexander Henry long rifle and the Swinburn rifle with a larger muzzle diameter notably with J.K.L marked on the blade

Beware of C20th copies by Alex Coppel with the weighing scales trade mark, or with the trade mark obliterated.