sword bayonet for Mark 1* Lee-Enfield rifle & Pattern 1888 Mark II
Pommel form: kidney-shaped with flat end housing a broad and very deep T-shaped attachment slot which, contrary to all previous practice, runs along the underside. Raised end of the pommel's back is recessed to form a shallow groove designed to fit alongside the rifle's barrel. A small slotted press stud, high on left side, operates locking catch via an internal coiled spring. A small circular cleaning hole runs transversely through centre of pommel. Pommel meets grips vertically.
Grips form: two-piece wood retained by two flush-ground brass rivets with washers. Convex grips with both back and underside rounded and straight.
Crossguard form: short straight crosspiece, lower guard extends approximately 19 mm below blade and terminates in small flat disc finial swept towards blade. Upper guard formed into broad full muzzle ring, the rear of which is slightly stepped as it meets hilt back.
Blade form: double-edged, tapering slightly to narrow spear point. A wide medial rib extends the full length of the blade.
Bayonet (all metal parts) finish: bright finished.
crowned 1 over M (stamped on tang, underside)
crowned 94 over R (stamped on grips)
broad arrow / EFD / crown over G6 and E / X (stamped on blade, right ricasso)
large crown over E R / 3 '02 (stamped on blade, left ricasso)