knife bayonet for Model 1894 Krag-Jorgensen rifle & Model 1894
Bayonet construction: single forged unit.
Pommel form: beaked with rounded end housing T-shaped attachment slot. The locking catch, operated by a press stud positioned just behind the crossguard, is located at the base of the slot. A 4 mm diameter hole runs transversely through the pommel's beak.
Grips form: two-piece wood secured by single screw bolt with washers. The grips sit within recesses in the cast hilt. Underside rounded and well-shaped to hand, broad steel hilt back concave ground for its entire length.
Crossguard form: straight lower guard extending 16.5 mm below blade edge, with rectangular slot housing scabbard securing catch. The press stud operating the locking catch in attachment slot and scabbard securing catch is located just behind the guard. Upper section of guard comprises a 'step' where blade meets concave ground hilt back.
Blade form: narrow, unfullered, single-edged, spear point, with short false edge and flat blade back.
References: J Watts and P White, 1975, 'The Bayonet Book', Watts & White, pp 229 and 235, ref 526; C Yust, Feb 1954, 'Norwegian Bayonet, Model 1894, Gun and Cartridge Record, line drawings.
Crowned Gothic script K / BC overlaid monogram (Kongsberg, place of production, controller's initials - Bjarne Cranner?)